WOW is worth 9 points

This past weekend was the National Scrabble Championship. I watched some of the games live on the Web — it’s hypnotically fascinating to watch these word geniuses play things like UNWISHED across two triple-word scores, netting 176 points in one go. (Not that I saw that one happen, but it’s a good example of how impressive these players are.)

But the most mind-boggling thing to come out of the tournament may be this board created by Dan Stock. All the words are legit, and it uses all 100 Scrabble tiles.

Hat tip to Trip Payne. Photo credit: Patricia Hocker of the National Scrabble Association.

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