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Alfapet is a Swedish Scrabble-like game. Being a Scrabble enthusiast, when I saw Alfapet cheap at Ă–verskottsbolaget (kind of like Big Lots in the US), I had to buy it. I also figured I could persuade Kostia to play it with me, since it’s a bit different from Scrabble and we could start from scratch with the rules. The one and only time we played Scrabble in English, we got into a huge fight because the Russian version of Scrabble, Erudit, has very different rules, and Kostia didn’t like it when I insisted on the English Scrabble rules.

We decided we were allowed to use dictionaries to help us find and verify words before playing them. We only got about halfway through a game last night, because Kostia’s other issue with Scrabble is that he finds games terribly boring. Still, I’m determined we’ll finish this game…

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I'm an American who started blogging when I moved to Russia in 2004. Eventually I moved to Sweden, where life is pleasant but uneventful, and stopped blogging for lack of interesting things to say. And then I joined Facebook, which further destroyed any motivation for blogging. Maybe someday I'll start blogging again, but for now, this blog is dormant, an archive of The Russia Years: 2004-2008.

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