Inflationary Language

  • Board Size: 17 x 17
  • Total Letters: 127
  • Letters In Rack: 8
  • 8 letters need to be used to receive bingo bonus
  • Bingo Bonus : 51 points
  • Start Point Value : 3x word score


    Inflationary Language was invented by the late comedic pianist Victor Borge to recognize the hidden numbers within common words--words like wonderful, create, and lieutenant. In this language, the hidden numbers within these words are inflated by 1. For example, the words would translate to twoderful, crenine, lieuelevenant and so fifth.

    This variation is based off the concept of this famous language by Borge. It is similar to the traditional Scrabble game, except the following changes were made:

    1) The board is inflated from 15x15 to 17x17.

    2) Every space on the board is inflated.
    ~ The starter space is triple word score instead of double.
    ~ The double letter/word score spaces are now triple.
    ~ The triple letter/word score spaces are now quad.
    ~ Every regular space is a double letter score.

    3) The letter tiles are inflated by 1, in quantity and in value. Examples:
    ~ There are now 13 Es, each worth 2 points.
    ~ There are now 2 Qs, each worth 11 points.
    ~ There are now 3 blanks, each worth 1 point!

    4) Your letter rack will have up to 8 tiles. 8 tiles are required for the bingo bonus of 51.

    So get ready for scoring some big points! :)