Blabrecs, an un-word game

Tags:games,linguistics

Image: A finished game of blabrecs

blabrecs is a word game similar to scrabble and played with scrabble tiles, but instead of having to play real words the words the players play have to be fake words that an AI deems to be englishy-enough.

The blabrecs site

I played a game of blabrecs with my sister. That's where the image at the tpo of this page comes from. As part of the game you also invent definitions for your non-words, here are some of my favorites:

The thing that surprises me most about this game is how fun it is, when you spend most of your time looking words up in the anti-dictionary. There's something inherently funny about nonsense words.

So yeah, give it a go if you have a scrabble set!