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Play Speed Scrabble in Spanish

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Spain¡Juego de velocidad scrabble en espanol!

Supernifty se complace en anunciar que ahora es compatible con la velocidad de Scrabble en español.

Si tu eres un nativo hablante de español, o si quiere practicar el idioma español, juega con velocidad Scrabble en españole!

Guessing words on the Spanish Speed Scrabble

To play Speed Scrabble using the Spanish dictionary:

  • Visit Speed Scrabble
  • Login
  • Click “Play”
  • Click the pencil next to “English”, to change it to “Spanish”
  • Click “Start game”
  • Make words in Spanish! ¡Excelente!

This is a new feature so if you encounter any problems, please
contact us.

Thanks Brunina for the Spanish translation 🙂

Speed Scrabble Notifier for Firefox

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Firefox
If you’re a Speed Scrabble player and running Firefox, then you might be interested in trying the new Speed Scrabble Extension.

The add-on helps you keep track of who is currently online so you can easily drop in for a game. Try it out!.

Speed Scrabble is a fast, fun and free online multiplayer word game. If you’ve not played it before then check it out!

If you aren’t a Firefoxer, there are similar extensions for Safari and Chrome.

If you’re a software developer interested in seeing how the extension works, the source code is freely available and can be used for any purpose.

If you have any thoughts on the new extension, feel free to get in touch!

Speed Scrabble – most popular words

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

We did some analysis on our Speed Scrabble players to find out the 80 most popular words used in games:

Speed Scrabble popular words

QI is easily the number 1 word, with AI and IN second and third. I guess most people know that trick when you get stuck with a Q without a U.

2-letter words dominate the list, taking the top 11 spots, and 66% of the top 80.

3-letter words round out the list, with the first 4-letter word, RAIN, coming in at 112th.

It’s a little surprising, but understandable given that Speed Scrabble focusses on speed.

Some users have commented on the unlikely sounding 2-letter words, doubting whether they are really words, so with the help of Wordnik, we have compiled a list of definitions of some of the more obscure words:

  • qi: The fundamental life-force or energy.
  • ai: See sloth.
  • en: The letter n.
  • aa: Lava having a rough surface.
  • ae: Chiefly Scots One.
  • un: One.
  • er: Used to express hesitation or uncertainty.
  • id: In Freudian theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious.
  • oi: Said to get someone’s attention.
  • qat: khat
  • ye: Archaic “The”.
  • ad: An advertisement.
  • lo: Used to attract attention or to show surprise.
  • re: Music – The second tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • et: and
  • jo: Scots Sweetheart; dear.
  • oe: A small island.
  • el: The letter l.
  • za: Slang – Pizza.
  • ar: The letter r.
  • la: Music – The sixth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • ti: Music – The seventh tone in the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • li: A traditional Chinese measure of distance, today standardized at 500 meters (547 yards).
  • pi: The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.
  • bi: A bisexual person.
  • yo: Slang – Used as a greeting or to attract someone’s attention.
  • joe: Informal – Brewed coffee.
  • ain: Scots Own.
  • yen: A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
  • fa: Music – The fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • ne: Not.

So now you know: yes, they really are words.

If you’ve not played Speed Scrabble, try it out. It’s fun, fast and challenging. And occasionally educational.

Play Speed Scrabble on your iPad

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Exciting news! Speed Scrabble is now compatible with the iPad. Yeeha!

Speed Scrabble iPad

To play Speed Scrabble on the iPad, just drag the letters around with your fingers to form words. Too easy!

Your iPad might just give you the competitive advantage over your mouse-based opponents… or simply a more enjoyable way to brush up on your word skills.

If you have an iPad, please try out the updated Speed Scrabble game.

As always, feedback is welcome… we are aware that the background grid can get a little messed up during play on the iPad, this shouldn’t interfere with the game play.

We hope to tweak the iPad experience in future releases – and potentially release an iPad app.

Now, go try it out! Happiness is word games

Jouez à Speed Scrabble (scrabble rapide) en français

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

FranceSupernifty a le plaisir d’annoncer que Speed Scrabble est maintenant accessible en français.

Si votre langue maternelle est le français, ou si vous voulez travailler vos réflexes en français, alors essayez French Speed Scrabble!

To play in French:

  • Visit Speed Scrabble
  • Click “Refresh” on your browser to get the latest version of the game
  • Login
  • Click “Play”
  • Click the pencil next to “English”, to change to “French”
  • Click “Start game”
  • Make words in French!

Feedback on the French incarnation is welcomed.

Thanks Sylviane for the French translationHappy

Server Upgrade

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Server upgrade
Supernifty’s servers have recently been upgraded.

Our old server was barely coping with the load, particularly that generated by Speed Scrabble, so Supernifty is now on a faster, more powerful server.

This means a zippy, more reliable experience for everyone. If you do encounter problems, please get in touch. You may have encountered a few timeouts during the migration, but now everything appears to be great.

Finally, if you’re interested in the technical details, main components of the Supernifty architecture include:

New game options for Speed Scrabble

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Some interesting game options have been added to Speed Scrabble.

Same Letters
An often requested feature has been for all players to receive the same letters, thus allowing a competition of pure skill. Well, it’s here. Find out for sure who is the best Speed Scrabble player!

Private
If you don’t feel like playing against anyone else, be it so you can pursue that ridiculously long word, or are just learning the game, select the Private option, and nobody else can join your game. No more stressing about some guru coming in and ending your game.

3-letters+
Feel like a challenge? This option disallows 2-letter words, which makes for a surprisingly difficult game requiring planning and forethought.

If you’re tired of ultra fast Speed Scrabble, this will slow you down, and as a reward, winning with this option scores you many more points.

Further details about the new game options are at Speed Scrabble Help.

To access the new options, you will probably need to hit “Reload” on your browser, while on the Speed Scrabble page.

We’re hoping these will make for some interesting variations on the game. Feedback, problems or ideas regarding these new options (or anything else) are welcomed – do not hesitate to contact us with your thoughts.

Why not try out the new game options right now?