Quick, list all the words you can think of that start with “Thr” and have at least four letters in them.
Thrift – thanks, Macklemore!
OK, that last one wasn’t a word. But I’m TRYING.
And specifically what I’m trying to do is be better at games like Scrabble, doing a little of the old mental workout, but there’s an easier way that sitting around making up words.
(threntiamatnioal: the state of being ready to discuss 18th century politics when a train interrupts your speech.)
That easier way is to use the site BoLS Board Games. With its Scrabble Word Finder and lists upon lists of anagrams of words, synonyms of words, antonyms of words, anagrams of antonyms, PROBABLY, it’s about the most helpful site you’ll find for people who love words and the games you play with them. Words With Friends? You’ll dominate those friends into the ground. (That’s what friendship is all about, right? I don’t have any actual friends, so help me out here.)
Board games has page after page of helpful tips for Scrabble lovers and for anyone who just likes words. Their word of the day, their Scrabble strategy guide, Scrabble Dictionary, even the Boggle solver pages are fascinating. (Remember Boggle? I loved it. Still do. Except I don’t have it anymore. I wonder if I can get a Boggle on eBay?)
Final recommendation: If you are a person who uses words, or who knows someone who uses words, BOOKMARK THIS SITE!