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The Pixie Pit
Everyone knows Scrabble. But did you know that you can play Scrabble online? At the Pixie Pit, two to four players can match crossword wits using a unique web-and-email system. The site offers all the usual Scrabble fun -- triple word scores, 7-letter bingos, getting stuck with the Q. One of the best features is asynchronous play -- competitors don't have to be online at the same time, allowing everyone to move as quickly (or slowly) as they like. Plus you'll find a built-in Scrabble dictionary, which is a blessing, since you know you'd just end up bookmarking dictionary.com anyway. The site is an awesome feat of programming, it's free, and -- fair warning -- it's completely addictive. If you do play, and get hooked, think about donating some cash to keep the site going.