Why It’s Crazy to Play Scrabble in German | 22 Words

Why It’s Crazy to Play Scrabble in German

By Abraham Piper

There’s one simple reason that Scrabble translates poorly into German: Long words. Actually their words are just fine. The board is the problem. It’s too small for the likes of these words seen around Berlin

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Of course, this isn’t true at all. German Scrabble is definitely a thing.

All they need is an adapted board.

German Scrabble

That should fit Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz…which is, indeed, a real word.

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