Released January, 1948
The Pros:Enriches your word power. Educational while being fun. Many competitive tournaments.
The Cons:Can be slow moving. Leads to many arguments between friends/family.
Scrabble has been (arguably) America's favorite word game for the last 50 years. It's a game in which 2-4 players take turns placing letters on a 15x15 game board. The goal is to form horizontal and vertical words that are connected to other already played word.
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Each letter has an associated score value that determines the value of each played word. There are special cells on the board that double and triple both letter and word values. Play continues until all of each players pieces have been played and/or they cannot play anymore.
The highest score for any single play was 392 with the word "CAZIQUES" by Karl Khoshnaw. Before you play, learn the accepted two letter words like ox, qi, xu, and za.
English letter values:
- 2 blank tiles (scoring 0 points)
- 1 point: E ×12, A ×9, I ×9, O ×8, N ×6, R ×6, T ×6, L ×4, S ×4, U ×4
- 2 points: D ×4, G ×3
- 3 points: B ×2, C ×2, M ×2, P ×2
- 4 points: F ×2, H ×2, V ×2, W ×2, Y ×2
- 5 points: K ×1
- 8 points: J ×1, X ×1
- 10 points: Q ×1, Z ×1
User Reviews (9)
Educational while being fun
Many competitive tournaments
Leads to many arguments between friends/family
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