Internet Scrabble Club
Internet Scrabble Club is by far the biggest online scrabble community, bringing together players of all ages, nationality and skill.
To play, you need to register yourself on the site, download their program and you're ready to play. The program is available for Windows, Linux and Mac users. It runs on Java Virtual Machine which needs to be installed first.
There are innumerable features incorporated into the program which allow you to play, chat and compare statistics with other users. You can also observe others' games currently underway, examine previous games or send out match requests to all others who are online. There are a numberof options that you can set to customise the type of game you want to play (duration of game, dictionary, etc.) It keeps track of your statistics and there is a rating system where each player is rated among others depeding on performance.
The interface is mainly command line and takes some getting used to, but once you get familiar with it, you will realise the advantages. There are many in built features that provide you essential information and let you execute common tasks smoothly.
There is a good amount of support for the program. There is extensive documentation on their website and help topics can be accessed from within the game program. There are also a number of helpers who answer questions live and are very helpful.
For aficionados of one of the most popular board games in the world, it is a great way to meet fellow enthusiasts worldwide and enjoy s game, it's as close as you can get to the real thing.
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