How to Play Scrabble


How to Play Scrabble. In Scrabble, players earn points by constructing
words with letter tiles and placing them on a grid. Each letter has a different point value, there
are 100 letter tiles, and only one letter tile can fit in a grid space. You will need 2 to 4 players Bag of Scrabble
tiles Scrabble board and pen and paper. Step 1. Have each player remove one tile out of the
tile bag. The player that gets the letter closest to
the letter “A” goes first. Each player then draws seven tiles from the
tile bag. The first player begins the game by placing
a word on the star square at the center of the board, either horizontally or vertically. This star acts as a double-word score. Step 2. Tally each word score by adding point values
for each letter in the word. Point values range from 0 points for a blank
tile to 10 points for the letters “Q” and “Z.” Use a paper and a pen to keep track of the
word scores for each player. Some squares on the board allow you to multiply
the tile’s value by two or three. Step 3. Continue playing in a counterclockwise direction
around the board. During each turn, a player can decide to place
a word on the board, exchange tiles, or pass. If a player decides to exchange tiles, replace
them with an equivalent number from the tile bag. If they choose this option, they cannot do
anything else on that turn. Step 4. After placing a word on the board, draw an
equal number of new tiles from the tile bag so that each player always has seven tiles. Step 5. Continue playing. All letters played must touch at least one
letter that is already on the board to form at least one complete word. When one player has used all of their tiles
or no one can make any more words, the game ends. If a player uses all seven of their tiles
in one turn, they add a 50-point bonus to their word score. Step 6. Consult a dictionary only if you’re challenging
another player’s word. If the word isn’t in the dictionary, the player
loses their turn. If the word is allowed, the challenger loses
their turn. Step 7. Calculate each player’s final score by adding
up the points from all of their word scores. Then, subtract the sum of their unplayed letters. If one player has used up all of their letters,
add the sum of everyone else’s unplayed letters to their score. The player with the highest score wins. Did you know Invented in the 1930s, Scrabble
did not achieve widespread popularity until the early 1950s when, according to legend,
the president of Macy’s played the game on vacation, and then ordered it for his store.

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