Scrabble is played by two to four players where they compete in forming words spelled out by letters on a 225 square board with lettered tiles on the interlock like those in a crossword puzzle. Each letter has a different point value and only one can fit in a grid space of the 100 letter tiles.
To play the board game, players are required to draw seven tiles from a pool at the beginning and fill their supply after each turn with tiles in the pool and those of other players kept secret so that a player can only see their tiles and those on the board.
For words to score, point values of their letters are added, then multiplied by any of 61 premium squares that may be covered such as double letter, triple letter, double word, and triple word.
You can improve your games by learning a few useful entries other than memorizing long lists of unusual words to win bragging rights as a casual player.
Always remember to make use of the double and triple squares to influence your score on almost every word as well as looking for the 50 extra points you get for using all your tiles on one play also referred to as ‘bingo’.
These are the ten best scrabble words you should know as a player.
The word clears most of your letters and rids of letter q earning you at least 14 points in the process. A rack containing these letters, two “a’s” and no “u” to go with the “q” can be maddening but worth it if you do not despair.
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When you put “z” for an opening bingo on the double letter square, you will brew up a score of 120. It is a high-octane word for scrabble and can be a terrific way to score points when you are short of vowels.
You will need to use a blank because there are only two “y” tiles in scrabble to score at least 21 points for the word.
You can also score 93 points if you bring the word into alignment with one of the corners, hit the double letter square with the “z” and end on a triple word square.
You can as well use it when you are short of vowels.
When you fit the word into either the upper right or lower right corner going across, that puts “z” on the double letter square giving you an initial of 37 points. You can actually score 27 points anywhere on the board with chutzpah.
You can as well wind up with 383 points if you hit two triple word squares which triple your score by 9 and add 50 for bingo
When you use this word as an opening bingo, you score 85 points and 27 points as a common word consecutively.
The word Bezique in Scrabble Word Finder can be a winner. When you play it anywhere on the board you will score 27 points whereas when you use it as an opening bingo “q” on a double letter square, you will score 124 points.
It is a high-scoring and melding contest that employs a deck of 64 cards and pinochle is its most popular offspring.
When you use the word to open the play, you score 78 points added to the 50 for bingo and gives you a total score of 128 points. It also gives you 39 points when you put the “z” on the double letter square.
It is a clever way to dump a pesky letter “y” and may score you five points and even more in a tight one. This is also a valid word for Words with Friends board game.
The letter earns you 17 points on scrabble and “q” can be used if you do not have “u”.
When you open a bingo with the word, hit the double letter square with the “j”, you earn an initial score of 23.it is doubled to 46 then added to the 50 points for bingo and you score 106 points.