Oxyphenbutazone.

According to the website https://bestlifeonline.com/highest-scoring-scrabble-move/, this is theoretically the highest-scoring possible Scrabble word, discovered by Dan Stock. The word is a non-inflammatory prescription drug that was taken off the market in the mid-1980s.

Two chances to play Scrabble and use that obscure word or others will be presented by the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th.

Relaxed rules Scrabble will be played on Saturday. Library Director Kristen Herr said the games will be “laid back” and that players “can help each other and use dictionaries.” Herr added, “It is an opportunity to brush up on Scrabble for the (Jan.) 25th tournament.”

Bring your highest-scoring words, obscure or not, and your best Scrabble strategies for a follow the rules tournament. There will be four sessions: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., according to Denise Flusche, Scrabble coordinator. Players need to arrive at each game 15 minutes ahead of time. Each game is limited to 50 players.

A small prize will be awarded for the winner of each game. A grand prize will be won for the player who has the most cumulative points, so to compete for the grand prize, it is best to play in all four sessions, according to Flusche.

“We have had players from 10 to 86 and beginners to pro. They have a love for the game and enjoy the friendship and camaraderie that form during the competition,” Flusche said. For the Jan. 25 tournament, players must be able to play independently, Flusche added.

For both Scrabble events, there is no cost. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Denise Flusche at 580-581-3450.

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