And once they did, many—including me—rooted for a word that actually would make a difference in how the game is played. According to NASPA co-president John Chew, the probability of drawing GEOCACHE from a full bag of 100 tiles (98 letters and two blanks) is about 1 in 563,033.
“This places it between LITTLEST and STATUTES (1/562,961) and IODOFORM/IODOPHOR/OILPROOF/OOSPORIC (1/563,275) in the 76th percentile of eight-letter words,” Chew wrote.
If a player were to open a game with CACHE, with the first C on the double-letter score square, a G-E-O front-extension to the triple-word score square would net 48 points.
Earlier this week, an expert named David Koenig was playing a game on Facebook when he held the letters A, C, E, G, O, and both blanks.
I also think GEOCACHE was a weak choice for the contest because the nouns GEOCACHING and GEOCACHERS were already slated to join the Scrabble list this summer (they were added to in 2012).
But I’m willing to extend a hand to the verb GEOCACHE, along with its -CACHES, -CACHED, and -CACHING forms, and invite geocachers to use their GPS devices to find a Scrabble tournament.
“But on the other hand, I'm glad that a word which will have pretty much zero impact on the game was chosen, given the way that Hasbro is forcing the acceptability of this one word at Nationals on us.” NASPA’s other copresident, Chris Cree, was concerned about the short turnaround time for ; more short words equals more dynamic play.
Need a username for geocaching, normally I use my first initial last name for usernames but I don't want to for this because personal reasons.
Want a username that sounds cool, maybe something to do with bacon, out my name Reagan (can also use Reag, Ray, etc.) My last name starts with o by the way, but Reagano was taken and anything like that.
We all woke up at 6am and it was the easiest early get up ever because I wanted to be up and out!
By 7am we were all ready and in the car ready to go to Hessle where the bus was picking us up.