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5 Tips & Tricks to Win a Game of Scrabble

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Scrabble is a game that requires the best of your memory, vocabulary, strategy, and board gamers skills. Scoring good points and winning a game of Scrabble doesn’t come easily unless you’re playing with beginners or newbies because the game is complex and requires a good amount of experience before one can become good at it.

However, some tips and tricks can still help you become better at it, and here are 5 tips that will help you win a Scrabble game.

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Learn some two and three-letter words and use them:

Most people don’t really take two-letter and three-letter words into consideration when they are playing scrabble and they would rather miss their turn and exchange the tiles than play a two or three-letter word.

You should learn some two and three-letter words because they can have a huge impact on the outcome of the game and if played properly, at the right time then two-letter and three-letter words can boost your score and even help you win a game. Sites like Unscrambled Words have lists of 2 letter and 3 letter words that are especially useful in games like Scrabble. Try studying them to expand your vocabulary.

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Learn the use of the letter “S”:

The tile “S” is one of those tiles in the game that can turn the game around in just a single move. The reason why the S tile is one of the most crucial tiles in the game is that you can add an “s” to the end of an already existing word on the board to pluralize it and in this way not only create a new word by addition of just a single tile but also gain additional points including the points of the already created word.

But beware that there are only 4 “S” tiles so, you should only use it when you can score 15+ points, otherwise, it is basically just throwing away the tile.

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Take advantage of bonus squares:

There are four bonus squares available on the board of Scrabble: Double Letter Score, Triple Letter Score, Double Word Score, and Triple Word Score. You can take advantage of these and score double/triple points. Right at the beginning of the game, you should plan your game towards bonus squares so that you can earn more points.

A well-executed triple word square gives you three times the normal score and can even send your score into triple digits, just for a single move.

Learn some Q-without-U words:

The Q tile is the highest scoring tile in Scrabble along with the tile Z and most of the words that contain Q also contain U and the game contains only four U tiles that will most likely be used in other words. Due to this reason, most people consider the Q tile as a liability but you can turn this to your advantage by learning Q-without-U words.

The Q tile is worth 11 points and you can pair it up with other letters and earn good points. There are different Q-without-U words available in the Scrabble Official Dictionary such as qabala, qadi, qat, qaid, qi, qoph, faqir, and several others. You can learn all these words and surprise your opponents.

Use Scrabble tools to find new words:

There are different Scrabble tools available such as Scrabble Word Finder, Scrabble Word Unscrambler. These tools are available for free over the internet and you can take advantage of these tools and easily win a game of scrabble.

These tools unscramble and generate valid words from the Official Scrabble Dictionary. So, when you have a combination of letter tiles at hand and you cannot create a word out of it then simply put the letters that you have at hand in either Scrabble Word Finder or Scrabble Word Unscrambler and they will create all the possible combinations of words out of those letters from the Official Scrabble Dictionary.

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Milcah Lukhanyu
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