You have not played any game recently!

Remove ?

You are removing the game from your account and My Games . Depending on the developer, your game progress may be permanently deleted.

Note: may still retain some data you shared with them directly or during game play. Please visit () privacy policy for details about having your data deleted.

Plugged In

Ain’t Nothing But a “G” Tile, Baby

Plugged In

By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! Buzz Log

View photo

The event: The World Scrabble Championships.

The place: Warsaw, Poland.

The alleged crime: The theft of a "G" tile during a game.

The proposed solution: Strip-search the accused.

Seriously?: Yes, seriously.

We all know people who take the game of Scrabble a little too seriously. But even your ultra-competitive Aunt Frances has nothing on the maniacs who compete in the World Scrabble Championships.

The U.K.'s Independent reports that during a particularly heated contest, one player accused another of taking and hiding a "G" tile during their game. The accusing player demanded that the alleged cheater (Ed Martin of England) be taken into the bathroom and strip-searched for the missing tile.

Fortunately for all involved, cooler heads prevailed. The Independent writes, "the judges ruled in Mr. Martin's favor, sparing him the indignity of a search and seeing a tight defeat turned into victory by a single buttock-clenching point."

Tile-gate ultimately had nothing to do with the tournament's ultimate champion. That honor (and a $20,000 prize) went to Nigel Richards of New Zealand. He helped secure his victory over the runner-up by playing the word "omnified." He earned a whopping 95 points in the process. No "G" necessary.

Join us on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!
View Comments