During these sessions, we learnt new words and their meanings. We built a good rapport and grudging respect. We argued and our friendships only got better. It was a time when we played with words. We thought about words, juggled them, pulled them out from our memory banks and hoped no one caught us if we spelt a word wrongly. In desperation, especially with a Double or Triple Word Score beckoning, we even tried inventing new ones! And then, it was of course, back to God.
I do not know how many households encourage their children to play this wonderful board game. I do not know how many of the present generation know about this game. How many know, but simply do not care? And even if people do play this game, I am glad we did not have to go online, join some session of scrabble, and play with a stranger.
The author is co-founder and Director, Content Development at Steta