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5 coins to view the Tile Bag?

linkshighlightslinkshighlights Posts: 1,327Registered User, Facebook Connect User Cream Corn Champion
edited June 23 in Game Discussion

The Official Rules page was updated yesterday (June 22, 2018). The very last line on the page it says...
"Tile bag shows the letters that have not been distributed yet, including those in your opponent’s rack at the moment. It costs 5 coins and you can use it as many times as you want, but only during one turn."

Seriously? They are going to start charging us to view the tile bag? What is next???

Comments

  • CbadlandCbadland Not a Title, but a Star Posts: 179Registered User Investigator
    edited June 24
    That’s absurd. Zynga’s quest to monetize every feature of WWF knows no bounds. There will be a tipping point where people will leave WWF and join other scrabble clone game whose developers are not so consumed with nickel&diming their user base.
  • Injured_cowboyInjured_cowboy Posts: 3Registered User, Facebook Connect User Not a Title, but a Star

    They don't have this feature on Facebook words with friends, but it seems unfair to be able to see what your opponent has for tiles in his rack. You wouldn't be able to do that in real Scrabble.

  • linkshighlightslinkshighlights Posts: 1,327Registered User, Facebook Connect User Cream Corn Champion

    @Injured_cowboy That would be unfair however the tiles in your opponents rack are not highlighted or anything, they are just included in the count. For example there is only one Q so if you don't see it on the board and it's not in your rack, then you know it's either in the tile bag OR in your opponents rack. Therefore when you view the list of letters in the Tile Bag, it would say there was 1Q. You can figure that out in real Scrabble also just by looking at the board and knowing how many of each letter the game starts with.

  • PaulStevensPaulStevens Posts: 76Registered User, Facebook Connect User Black Sheep of ze Internet
    edited July 23

    @Injured_cowboy said:
    You wouldn't be able to do that in real Scrabble.

    @Injured_cowboy, Not strictly true; in the board game, if you are using the genuine score pads, then the letters, and number of each are laid out. You can cross off used letters, and so see the remaining letters in your opponent's rack and the bag. Admittedly, I've never used this, or seen anyone else use it, but it remains a legal option for anyone that wants to use it:

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