Calvin and Hobbes were seen playing Scrabble in two strips (12/14 1986 and 2/28 1990)

12/14 1986


In this strip, Calvin asked Hobbes how many points he got from the word "be" (2 points). Calvin then yelled, "2 points?! Is that ***** all??" , where Hobbes remarked, "My, this game does teach new words!". He then went on to spell "zygomorphic" on a triple word score box (150 points). Calvin took the "i" from Hobbes' word to spell "in" (3 points). Then, Hobbes took the "n" to spell "nucleoplasm" (40 points), at which point Calvin kicked the board over and played poker.

2/28 1990


In this strip, Calvin spelt the word "Zqfmgb" on a double word score box. Hobbes said that "Zqfmgb" wasn't a word, but he asked "What's your score for 'Zqfmgb'?". Calvin replied "957."


  • The 1986 strip was the only time Calvin was seen swearing.
  • Calvin said he would look up a 12-letter word Hobbes played with all the x's and j's.
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