Scrabblegrams ad

A new puzzle syndicated in newspapers picking up from popular board game, Scrabble.

I picked up the look from the Deluxe Scrabble box. However, I didn’t have the source files from that, so I recreated the aged look using an old painting of mine and some photoshop magic.

Having the dark background helps make the puzzle pop out. But the slight coloring on the puzzle brings it back within the layout, so it doesn’t look to stuck on and forced. The Scrabble branding so essential to selling this feature, so the Scrabble logo is featured prominently at the top screened back behind the headline.

I’m glad I didn’t make all the text white or all of it black. The variety between black and white text keeps variety on the page.

Client:
Tribune Media Services: News & Features department

Fonts:
Bellevue and ITC Garamond (two classic fonts that go nicely for the classic board game)

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donna
donna
16 years ago

how do i score on these scrabble grams? I don’t seem to be matching what the solutions says!

Tom Bourdeaux
Tom Bourdeaux
16 years ago

Re: ScrabbleGram in Washington Post, 8/11/06: It looks like the best score should be 284 instead of your published best score of 233, if the word “wrought” is used instead of “growth”. The last time I looked, “wrought” was still a part of the language, even though one form of its use is considered archaic. If this isn’t in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, then somebody should fix the dictionary. Physical violence at the Scrabble table just won’t do. Also, the published best score totals of two other ScrabbleGrams have been added up incorrectly in the last few months. Last but not least, it’s the best puzzle on the page. Please don’t discontinue it because of nasty, picky letters like this.

glen
glen
14 years ago

add points as you would normally when playin scrabble the bonus square is listed at the right add all points from words then see if you beat the pro’s average score thats listed at the bottom

glen
glen
14 years ago

wrought the letters were not given in this diagram

glen
glen
14 years ago

in;ayler is a bingo fir the first word which is 50 point bonus plus the total of that word with the bonus tile added

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