Wiktionary:Random Competition 2018

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WT:FUN competition[edit]

For this competition, we will be playing a variety of a board game. The board is identical to a board in another board game, and the tiles used are identical to the ones used in the English version of said game. The rules are based upon it too, but modified to allow more "words". I'm assuming that everyone knows the basic rules of the board game, if not - look at this.

Modifications to the rules[edit]

  1. Acceptable words
    1. Any word in any language that uses Roman script and that passes WT:CFI is accepted. Spaces, capital letters, hyphens, punctuation, diacritical marks etc. are allowed, but for the sake of gameplay, are ignored when being put on the board. So, the word alitayttaa will be accepted as alitäyttää is a word. The words lookupto, YMCA, top-heavy are, therefore, valid too. Letters such as œ may be used as either o or e.
    2. Words not using the Roman alphabet are also valid, provided they are properly transliterated according to the general rules of the language. Hence, bystreje is allowed, as быстрее is a Russian word.
  2. Scoring: As multiple players will play with the same letters at the same time, the scoring system must be modified.
    1. Every round lasts for a day, or at least until the time when the Gamesmaster is next online after a period of 24 hours.
    2. With the seven tiles, players must make the word with the most points. Points are awarded in exactly the same way as in normal English-language Scrabble. Players should email their words to the Gamesmaster in such a way to show the starting place and the direction, e.g. [H7 across: bystreje]. Every player gets a corresponding score which will be placed in the points section.
    3. The highest-scoring word will be placed onto the board, and then new letters will be taken out of a virtual bag for the next round. In the result of a tie, the first player to submit gets their word on the table.
    4. Play continues thus until all the letters have been used up. The player with the highest total score is the winner.
  3. Contesting words
    1. Anybody is free to contest the validity of any words. Any words played which are later deleted from Wiktionary will incur a penalty of receiving nil points.

Board[edit]

  • Gold - Triple word
  • Pink - Double word
  • Purple - Triple letter
  • Cyan - Double letter
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O
1 F4 T1 R1 E1 M3 B3 L1 O1
2 R1 O1 D2 I1 A1 C3 E1 Q10 A1 P3 P3 S1
3 E1 L*0 U1 E1 N1 T1 S1 E1 I1 E1
4 G2 R1 A1 B3 O1 W4 E1 K5
5 O1 O1 T1 X8 V4 A1 C*0 H4 U1
6 Z10 M3 I1
7 E1 A1 F4 N1
8 S1 N1 O1 H4 T1 O1 I1 L1 E1 T1 N1 Y4
9 G2 G2 E1 V4 J8 R1
10 L1 N1 A1 I1 A1
11 E1 A1 U1 R1 D2
12 S1 N1 I1 A1 I1 W4
13 O1 E1 L1 T1 U1
14 D2 E1 I1 D2
15 R1 C3 Y4

Points[edit]

Example[edit]

On a blank board, with letters R - 1 J - 8 F - 4 A - 1 G - 2 S - 1 M -3

  • Bob - H6 down - ARMS - 12 points
  • Dave- E8 across - JAMS - 26 points
  • Ladylove988 - H6 down JARGS - 42 points
  • Sockpuppet9923 - H4 down - JMARsFG - 0 points (invalid word)
  • Maddog44 - H4 down - FARMS - 28 points

In this case, Ladylove988's word JARGS is placed onto the board, after she adds the word jargs to the dictionary.

April 16[edit]

  • Wikitiki: H4 down: KVINTR (Old Norse kvintr) - 36 pts (yours on board as it was the first received)
  • MK: thrink [G8 across] - 36 pts
  • SB: H8 across KNIV - 22 pts
  • WF: think [H8 down] - 34 pts

April 18[edit]

  • Wikitiki: E5 across: OTXVACHU (a possible transliteration of Russian отхвачу), 130 pts
  • MK: Theux F10 across by kvintre, 47 pts
  • SB: F6 across XOI (= xoi), 26 pts
  • WF: THORAUX, I3 DOWN, 113 pts

April 19[edit]

  • MK: 4A across: Grabówek 106 pts
  • SB: G3 down BOX (& G4 across OK), 21 pts
  • Wikitiki: B7 across: Oberwang, 70 pts
  • WF: G7 DOWN - BREGOVA брегова - 80 pts

April 21[edit]

  • SB: D1 down STUB, 7 pts
  • Wikitiki: A3 across: ELUENTS, also spells EG, LR, UA, EB, NOO, TWT, SEX -- 96 points
  • MK: 3A across: NEUSTEN (with first N being the blank) 96
  • WF: 1A Down: Tungenes, 131 pts

April 23[edit]

April 25[edit]

April 26[edit]

  • SB: O5 down FOZY, 19 * 3 = 57
  • MK: A1 down: Fregozes 189
  • Wikitiki: A1 across: BOMZ (bomž, transliteration of бомж), also spells BREG, OOLR (OOLR = Overall Objective Loudness Rating), MDUA (mdua), ZIEB (zięb, genitive plural of zięba) -- 137 points
  • WF: G1 Across BOMZ (бомж), also making BESEX (besex is probably valid too) , 63 pts

April 28[edit]

  • SB: G9 across BREMO (+ OE, IM, OL) = 13 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 19
  • MK: O1 down: Trombley 104
  • Wikitiki: TREMBLO (tremblo, 3.sg.pres. of Occitan tremblar), also spells TIEB (tiʿēḇ, a possible transliteration of תיעב), RANOO (Ranoo, given name originating in India), ECTWT (ECTWT Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism), MESEX (possible transliteration of месех, 1.sg. imperfect of Bulgarian меся) -- 122 points
  • Nloveladyallen: O1 down Trombley 104
  • WF: Tremboly O1 down - 104 pts

April 30[edit]

  • MK: B6 down: MANGLES 91
  • Wikitiki: L7 down: MELANGES. 72 points.
  • Nlove: O7 down gymsalen, 65 PTS
  • WF: B6 down: MANGLES 91 (srsly, I didn't copy you)

May 2[edit]

  • SB: A8 across SNOOF 7*3 = 21
  • Wikitiki: C7 down: FOGNANO, fognano, also spells EAF, SNO, GG, LN, EA, SN. 109 points.
  • MK: 7C down: FANGONO, fangono 106
  • Nlove: O7 down nyafog, 15

* WF: C7 down FANOGON (fanogon-, making EAF, sna, GN, lo, eg, so 106 not valid term

May 4[edit]

May 5[edit]

  • Wikitiki: J2 across: QAPPS (QAPPs, plural of QAPP = quality assurance project plan), also spells OQ (oq). 107 points
  • WF: J2 across: QAPPS (QAPPs, plural of QAPP = quality assurance project plan), also spells OQ (oq). 107 points (didn't copy)
  • MK: 12A down: JAQS (JAQs) AND JSNI 103

May 8[edit]

  • SB: O5 down jacy 14x3=42 16
  • MK: 9G down: JADITIC (jaditic) 93 pts
  • Nlove: L7 down: DEJICIAT (dejiciat) 36
  • Wikitiki: L1 across: JACI (jaci), also spells JP, AP, CS. 86 points
  • WF: L1 across: JACI (jaci), also spells JP, AP, CS. 86 points (didn't copy either)

May 11[edit]

  • MK: L1 across: WUDY 65
  • Wikitiki: H12 down: WUDY (Wudy, a surname), also spells IW (iw), TU (tu), ID (id), CY (cy). 80 points.
  • Nlove: G15 across CRWYDR (crwydr) 45
  • WF: H12 down: Wudy. 80 pts

May 12[edit]

  • Wikitiki: E8 down: RIVALER (rivaler), also spells: SNOHR (šnōhr, transliteration of šnwhl Snohr, a surname), GGEI (Global Green Economy Index), LNAV (lateral navigation), EAUA (eaua, "earth" in Tacana), SNIL (snil), OEE (overall equipment effectiveness), DR (Dr.). 114 points.

(talk) 13:13, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

May 14[edit]

  • WF: I13 down, EEI (translit of ἔῃ), also making tue, ide, CyI, 20 pts
  • Wikitiki: J3 across: EIE (eie), also spells OQE (oqe), AI (ai), PE (pe). 21 points.

That's all, folks[edit]

The winner is the user with the most points. Please put your score down here

Apr 16 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 21 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 28 Apr 30 May 2 May 4 May 5 May 8 May 11 May 12 May 14 Total
Metaknowledge 36 47 106 96 128 86 189 104 91 106 43 103 93 65 101 - 1394
Wikitiki89 36 130 70 96 - 78 137 122 72 109 110 107 86 80 114 21 1368
SemperBlotto 22 26 21 7 18 31 57 19 - 21 29 - 16 - - - 267
Nloveladyallen - - - - - - - 104 65 15 - - 36 45 - - 265
Wonderfool 34 113 80 131 167 95 63 104 91 0 56 107 86 80 106 20 1333