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 Post subject: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:47 am 
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Inspired by this topic I decided to do something with Scrabble tiles on a 3x3x3. Unfortunately, the ones I had were just too big to fit onto a standard 57mm cube, and I couldn't be bothered to sand them all down. So, I got Oliver to make some stickers instead:
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Each face consists of six different three letter words, three across and three down, for a total of 36 words. When scrambled, not only do you have to solve the cube (including centre orientation), but also work out the 3x3 word squares as well. This is a very difficult puzzle to solve if you do not know the original order for the words.

Oliver says he is going to offer the stickers for sale on his website.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:02 am 
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Nice cube, nice stickers.
The algorithm is similar to SCRUBLE 4x4 Cube GAME SET .
Would you tell me that how many words can be assembled ?

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:28 am 
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Yes, I will offer it, but befor that, I'll need to make some modifications on the cutting template.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:34 am 
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excalvin wrote:
Would you tell me that how many words can be assembled ?
Sorry, I have no idea. I don't know if the solved state in the pictures is the only one, but I suspect due to the difficulty of constructing 3x3 word squares, that it is unique. As to how many different words can be made, there are about 1,000 three letter English words - see here - this is the list I used to make the 3x3 word squares, using Excel and some trial and error.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:37 am 
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Olivér Nagy wrote:
Yes, I will offer it, but befor that, I'll need to make some modifications on the cutting template.
Yes, I noticed that the cutting on the OLD/WOE/EON face was slightly off, and I had to trim these pieces. I suppose they would have been OK on a white cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Nice idea. I would advise caution though, the makers of Scrabble are notoriously tight on copy right issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice idea. I would advise caution though, the makers of Scrabble are notoriously tight on copy right issues.

Tony, the copyright of letters ?
What is the detail content of the copyright of Scrabble ?

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice idea. I would advise caution though, the makers of Scrabble are notoriously tight on copy right issues.
excalvin wrote:
Tony, the copyright of letters ? What is the detail content of the copyright of Scrabble ?
I suppose the design of the tile and the allocation of the number value to each letter would be their copyright. So, as I've used the same number values, and rounded corner "tiles", I expect to be writing my next post from a jail cell :(

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
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excalvin wrote:
Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice idea. I would advise caution though, the makers of Scrabble are notoriously tight on copy right issues.

Tony, the copyright of letters ?
What is the detail content of the copyright of Scrabble ?


I was meaning the name. If for example you advertise 'Scrabble stickers for Rubik's Cubes' or 'Scrabble Rubik's Cube for sale' that might be an issue. Unlikely to even get noticed but just something to bear in mind.

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Tony Fisher wrote:
I was meaning the name. If for example you advertise 'Scrabble stickers for Rubik's Cubes' or 'Scrabble Rubik's Cube for sale' that might be an issue. Unlikely to even get noticed but just something to bear in mind.
Fair point Tony, Scrabble (R) is a world-wide recognised game and they will likely be very protective of the name. Perhaps it should be called "Rabble Cube" or something?

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 Post subject: Re: Scrabble Cube (sticker mod)
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Gus wrote:
Tony Fisher wrote:
I was meaning the name. If for example you advertise 'Scrabble stickers for Rubik's Cubes' or 'Scrabble Rubik's Cube for sale' that might be an issue. Unlikely to even get noticed but just something to bear in mind.
Fair point Tony, Scrabble (R) is a world-wide recognised game and they will likely be very protective of the name. Perhaps it should be called "Rabble Cube" or something?

Or just simply "Word Cube" or "Letter Cube" or "Caracters Cube" or something like this

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