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    http://www.palmgear.com/software/sho...8&prodID=29002

    Looks pretty cool, though it takes up 350k, and is $29.99(!). Plus it has a built in Scrabble dictionary.
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    Sheesh - I was about to post a link to 'Niggle', which was an excellent (and free) Scrabble clone by Steve Bennet (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~msteveb/niggle/). A quick google search turned up his page explaining that he sold Niggle to the company that has now turned it into the official version.

    Developers and software companies are definitely entitled to money for all of their work, but in this case the jump from free to $29.95 is a little bit irksome. That being said, if the official version of Scrabble for PalmOS is indeed based on Niggle, I would say that it's worth the price they're asking - it's an excellent way to pass the time in waiting rooms, long lines, etc. Not sure how they handle the dictionary in the new version, or if they toned down the AI at all; even with Niggle's 'simple' dictionary and the AI opponent in 'Dummy' mode, the game routinely kicks my behind.

    Do with this information what you will:

    http://www.palmblvd.com/software/pc/...6-palm-pc.html
    http://www.palmblvd.com/software/pc/...9-palm-pc.html

    -Andy
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    I had trouble with the Palmgear download and had to go to the official site of handmark to get one that worked...looks very cool!
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    I got nibble and will continue to use that until the updated official version is good enough to warrant purchasing it.
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    Niggle is a great program. It's unfortunate that it isn't free anymore, but the author certainly deserves rewards for their efforts.

    Hopefully this wasn't one of those 'let us buy your product or else we'll sue you' type of things...
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
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    So, let me get this streight. This new Scrabble IS the same program as Niggle? OR is this Scrabble game better, but 30 bucks? Thank you.
    -Bernie

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
    -Dan Quayle
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    Probably the same. Except the dictionary isn't integrated and there probably had to be a few modifications for the "Official" version.
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    I may not have the last version of Niggle, but compared to the one I have, the official game has a fancier color scheme, and supports IR beaming for multiplayer games (Although, that's not much help when your IR port is on the side).

    The multiplayer thing is neat but I can't imagine when I'd be sitting at a table with four other people with two, three, four other PalmOS devices with $29.95 licenses, just to play Scrabble. (chances are there would be an actual board on the table!)

    Nevertheless, I'll probably give the 15 day trial a go... the colors are pretty.
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    Originally posted by usonian2001
    Sheesh - I was about to post a link to 'Niggle', which was an excellent (and free) Scrabble clone by Steve Bennet (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~msteveb/niggle/). A quick google search turned up his page explaining that he sold Niggle to the company that has now turned it into the official version.

    I thought that game looked an awful lot like the Niggle interface!!! I'll be sticking with the free version for the time being. I haven't even spent thirty bucks for a regular scrabble game!
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    Originally posted by purplemd


    I thought that game looked an awful lot like the Niggle interface!!! I'll be sticking with the free version for the time being. I haven't even spent thirty bucks for a regular scrabble game!
    Funny you should mention... I was at a Target store on Friday, and regular old analog Scrabble in the box with the classic wooden tiles and trays is only about $11.00. Then the next day I was at a Kay-Bee store and they had 'Deluxe Scrabble', which comes with a nice wooden game board and stained letter tiles, for $34.99 - a very classy game set, and (to a board game enthusiast geek like me) a lot more for your money.
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    I hate it when I don't listen to my inner self. I know that if I can't afford a program I shouldn't try it out. Now that I have tried it I think I may have to spend the $30. Where can I get the extra bucks? Maybe my child will give up his lunches for a couple weeks.

    I wish I had known about Niggle before it was removed from the web site. Free is good...

    Teri
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    If Niggle was free before, then how about sending me a copy or posting a copy???
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    would someone with the old freeware version consider emailing a copy to me?


    thanks

    matt
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    I think i might have nigggle let me check..

    ahh i do have it

    it says niggle-131 on the zipped folder....
    ya want it?
    Hey baby before we start do you mind if we use my M505?
    No not for that!!!!!!!!!!
    Use it to reffer to PalmaSutra, silly???????
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    Niggle v 1.3.1 is still available here:

    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,7724,00.asp

    Hurry and get it before it's gone!
    Only in a Jeep.
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    got it. thanks everyone for your replies

    Matt

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