What an interesting challenge! Habit. I admit to being a little uncomfortable revealing that I am scrabble player … indeed for about three years or longer I have been playing online with my scrabble friends. Some are newer, but several have been around all the time, and we have gotten to know each other through the ups and downs of life. We know about each others new grandchildren, and holidays, and life events. One woman who I still play with met me online the day after her husband died. At present I am also playing with a very funny man from Chicago, and a younger man from who knows where, but mostly I find myself playing with women.
There was a big furore earlier this year when FB scrabble changed from the old format which we all knew and loved. I was tempted to drop out in protest as other did, but I could not leave my old friends, so I had to learn the new way. It is still an unfriendly format by comparison, but I am used to it now. It is much more difficult to chat with each other, and there are many other drawbacks, but it does work on other devices, such as my iPad … which may be a good or a bad thing! If you also have a scrabble habit let me know!