In , Scrabble was turned into a daytime game show on NBC. Scrabble ran from July to March , [14] with a second run from January to June The show was hosted by Chuck Woolery.

Its tagline in promotional broadcasts was "Every man dies; not every man truly Scrabbles. Scrabble was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in The "box rules" included in each copy of the North American edition have been edited four times: in , , , and The editorial changes made in did not affect gameplay.

In the notation system common in tournament play, columns are labeled with the letters "A—O" and rows with the numbers "1—15". On Scrabble boards manufactured by Mattel as well as on the Internet Scrabble Club , rows are lettered while columns are numbered instead.

A play is usually identified in the format xy WORD score or WORD xy score , where x denotes the column or row on which the play's main word extends, y denotes the second coordinate of the main word's first letter, and WORD is the main word.

Although it is unnecessary, additional words formed by the play are sometimes listed after the main word and a slash.

When the play of a single tile forms words in each direction, one of the words is arbitrarily chosen to serve as the main word for purposes of notation.

When a blank tile is employed in the main word, the letter it has been chosen to represent is indicated with a lower case letter, or, in handwritten notation, with a square around the letter.

When annotating a play, previously existing letters on the board are usually enclosed in parentheses. The image at right gives examples of valid plays and how they would typically be annotated using the notation system.

Additionally, a number of symbols have been employed to indicate the validity of words in different lexica:. Before the game, a resource, either a word list or a dictionary, is selected for the purpose of adjudicating any challenges during the game.

The tiles are either put in an opaque bag or placed face down on a flat surface. Opaque cloth bags and customized tiles are staples of clubs and tournaments, where games are rarely played without both.

Next, players decide the order in which they play. The normal approach is for players to each draw one tile: The player who picks the letter closest to the beginning of the alphabet goes first, with blank tiles taking precedence over the letter A.

In most North American tournaments, the rules of the US-based North American Scrabble Players Association NASPA stipulate instead that players who have gone first in the fewest number of previous games in the tournament go first, and when that rule yields a tie, those who have gone second the most go first.

If there is still a tie, tiles are drawn as in the standard rules. At the beginning of the game, each player draws seven tiles from the bag and places them on his or her rack, concealed from the other player s.

The first played word must be at least two letters long, and cover H8 the center square. Thereafter, any move is made by using one or more tiles to place a word on the board.

This word may use one or more tiles already on the board and must join with the cluster of tiles already on the board. A proper play uses one or more of the player's tiles to form a continuous string of letters that make a word the play's "main word" on the board, reading either left-to-right or top-to-bottom.

The main word must either use the letters of one or more previously played words or else have at least one of its tiles horizontally or vertically adjacent to an already played word. If any words other than the main word are formed by the play, they are scored as well and are subject to the same criteria of acceptability.

See Scoring for more details. A blank tile may represent any letter, and scores zero points, regardless of its placement or what letter it represents.

Its placement on a double-word or triple-word square causes the corresponding premium to be applied to the word s in which it is used. Once a blank tile is placed, it remains that particular letter for the remainder of the game.

After making a play, the player announces the score for that play, and then, if the game is being played with a clock , starts the opponent's clock.

The player can change his or her play as long as the player's clock is running, but commits to the play when he or she starts the opponent's clock.

The player then draws tiles from the bag to replenish his or her rack to seven tiles. If there are not enough tiles in the bag to do so, the player takes all the remaining tiles.

If a player has made a play and has not yet drawn a tile, the opponent may choose to challenge any or all words formed by the play.

The player challenged must then look up the words in question using a specified word source such as OTCWL , the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary , or CSW and if any one of them is found to be unacceptable, the play is removed from the board, the player returns the newly played tiles to his or her rack and the turn is forfeited.

In tournament play, a challenge may be to the entire play or any one or more words, and judges human or computer are used, so players are not entitled to know which word s are invalid.

Penalties for unsuccessfully challenging an acceptable play vary in club and tournament play and are described in greater detail below.

When the game ends, each player's score is reduced by the sum of his or her unplayed letters. In addition, if a player has used all of his or her letters known as "going out" or "playing out" , the sum of the other player's unplayed letters is added to that player's score; in tournament play, a player who goes out adds twice that sum, and his or her opponent is not penalized.

Plays can be made in a number of ways in what follows, it is assumed that the word JACK has been played on a previous turn; letters in parentheses represent tiles already on the board :.

Any combination of these is allowed in a play, as long as all the letters placed on the board in one play lie in one row or column and are connected by a main word, and any run of tiles on two or more consecutive squares along a row or column constitutes a valid word.

When the letters to be drawn have run out, the final play can often determine the winner. This is particularly the case in close games with more than two players. Scoreless turns can occur when a player passes, exchanges tiles, or loses a challenge.

The latter rule varies slightly in international tournaments. A scoreless turn can also theoretically occur if a play consists of only blank tiles, but this is extremely unlikely in actual play.

Note that the Q is not doubled for this play. But since this is a seven-letter play, 50 points are added, resulting in a total score of Player 1 now has a —51 lead.

The player with the highest final score wins the game. In case of a tie, the player with the highest score before adjusting for unplayed tiles wins the game.

Acceptable words are the primary entries in some chosen dictionary , and all of their inflected forms. Words that are hyphenated, capitalized such as proper nouns , or apostrophized are not allowed, unless they also appear as acceptable entries; JACK is a proper noun, but the word JACK is acceptable because it has other usages as a common noun automotive, vexillological , etc.

Variant spellings, slang or offensive terms, archaic or obsolete terms, and specialized jargon words are allowed if they meet all other criteria for acceptability, but archaic spellings e.

Vulgar and offensive words are generally excluded from the OSPD4 but allowed in club and tournament play. Proper nouns and other exceptions to the usual rules are allowed in some limited contexts in the spin-off game Scrabble Trickster.

Names of recognized computer programs are permitted as an acceptable proper noun For example, WinZIP. The memorization of two-letter words is considered an essential skill in this game.

The first is used in America, Canada, Israel and Thailand, and the second in all other English-speaking countries. North American competitions use the Long Words List for longer words. If the word has only an offensive meaning, it is only included in the OWL2.

The lexicon includes all allowed words of length 2 to 15 letters. This book is used to adjudicate at the World Scrabble Championship and all other major international competitions outside North America.

The penalty for a successfully challenged play is nearly universal: the offending player removes the tiles played and forfeits his or her turn.

In some online games, an option known as "void" may be used, wherein unacceptable words are automatically rejected by the program.

The player is then required to make another play, with no penalty applied. The penalty for an unsuccessful challenge where all words formed by the play are deemed valid varies considerably, including:.

Under NASPA tournament rules, a player may request to "hold" the opponent's play in order to consider whether to challenge it, provided that the opponent has not yet drawn replacement tiles.

If player A holds, player A's clock still runs, and player B may not draw provisional replacement tiles until 15 seconds after the hold was announced which tiles must then be kept separate.

There is no limit on how long player A may hold the play. If player A successfully challenges after player B drew provisional replacement tiles, player B must show the drawn tiles before returning them to the bag.

Tens of thousands play club and tournament Scrabble worldwide. All tournament and most club games are played with a game clock and a set time control.

Although casual games are often played with unlimited time, this is problematic in competitive play among players for whom the number of evident legal plays is immense.

Almost all tournament games involve only two players; typically, each has 25 minutes in which to make all of his or her plays. For each minute by which a player oversteps the time control, a penalty of 10 points is assessed.

The number of minutes is rounded up, so, for example, if a player oversteps time control by two minutes and five seconds, the penalty is 30 points. Also, most players use molded plastic tiles, not engraved like the original wooden tiles, eliminating the potential for a cheating player to "braille" feel for particular tiles, especially blanks, in the bag.

Players are allowed "tracking sheets", pre-printed with the letters in the initial pool, from which tiles can be crossed off as they are played. Tracking tiles is an important aid to strategy, especially during the endgame, when no tiles remain to be drawn and each player can determine exactly what is on the opponent's rack.

Clubs in North America typically meet one day a week for three or four hours and some charge a small admission fee to cover their expenses and prizes. Clubs also typically hold at least one open tournament per year.

Tournaments are usually held on weekends, and between six and nine games are played each day. There are also clubs in the UK and many other countries.

During off hours at tournaments, many players socialize by playing consultation team Scrabble , Clabbers , Anagrams , Boggle , Words with Friends, Scramble with Friends and other games.

Maven is a computer opponent for the game, created by Brian Sheppard. The official Scrabble computer game in North America uses a version of Maven as its artificial intelligence and is published by Atari.

Outside North America, the official Scrabble computer game is published by Ubisoft. Quackle is an open-source alternative to Maven of comparable strength, created by a five-person team led by Jason Katz-Brown.

The Nintendo DS version of Scrabble Edition made news when parents became angry over the game's AI using potentially offensive language during gameplay.

A number of websites offer the possibility to play Scrabble online against other users, such as the Internet Scrabble Club and www. Facebook initially offered a variation of Scrabble called Scrabulous as a third-party application add-on.

On July 24, , Hasbro filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of Scrabulous. By December 20, Hasbro had withdrawn its lawsuit.

Mattel launched its official version of online Scrabble , Scrabble by Mattel , on Facebook in late March When Gamehouse ceased support for its application, Mattel replaced it with the Electronic Arts version in May This decision was met with criticism from its user base.

Electronic Arts has also released mobile apps for Android and iOS, allowing players to continue the same game on more than one platform.

As well as facilities to play occasional games online, there are many options to play in leagues. The biggest of these [34] is the Facebook Scrabble League.

Billed as the "Official Home Version" of the game show or officially as the "TV Scrabble Home Game" , game play bears more resemblance to the game show than it does to a traditional Scrabble game, although it does utilize a traditional Scrabble gameboard in play.

A new licensed product, Super Scrabble , was launched in North America by Winning Moves Games in under license from Hasbro, with the deluxe version with turntable and lock-in grid released in February A Mattel-licensed product for the rest of the world was released by Tinderbox Games in The following records were achieved during competitive club or tournament play, according to authoritative sources, including the book Everything Scrabble by Joe Edley and John D.

Williams, Jr. Two other records are believed [ citation needed ] to have been achieved under a British format known as the "high score rule", in which a player's tournament result is determined only by the player's own scores, and not by the differentials between that player's scores and the opponents'.

Play in this system "encourages elaborate setups often independently mined by the two players", [40] and is significantly different from the standard game in which defensive considerations play a major role.

While the "high score" rule has led to impressively high records, it is currently out of favor. Hypothetical scores in possible and legal but highly unlikely plays and games are far higher, primarily through the use of words that cover three triple-word-score squares.

Anselm's College , Birkenhead, Merseyside, setting a new duration record. A longer record was never recorded by Guinness Book of Records , as the publishers decided that duration records of this nature were becoming too dangerous and stopped accepting them.

The game was called Alfapet when it was introduced in Sweden in , but since the mids, the game has also been known as Scrabble in Sweden.

Alfapet is now another crossword game, created by the owners of the name Alfapet. A Russian version is called Erudit. For languages with digraphs counted as single letters, such as Welsh and Hungarian , the game features separate tiles for those digraphs.

The previous year the same organisation published the Junior version of the game and two years later it republished Junior Scrabble using a two-sided and two skill level board.

There are numerous variations of the game. While they are similar to the original Scrabble game, they include minor variations. For example, Literati draws random tiles instead of providing a finite number of tiles for the game, assigns different point levels to each letter and has a slightly different board layout, whereas Lexulous assigns eight letters to each player instead of seven.

Words with Friends uses a different board layout and different letter values, as does Words of Gold. Duplicate Scrabble is a popular variant in French speaking countries.

Every player has the same letters on the same board and the players must submit a paper slip at the end of the allotted time usually 3 minutes with the highest scoring word they have found.

There is no limit to the number of players that can be involved in one game, and at Vichy in there were players, a record for French Scrabble tournaments.

Scarabeo is a variant that is much more popular in Italy than the original game. In one variation of Scrabble , blanks score points corresponding to the letters the blanks are used to represent.

For example, if one played blank to represent a Z, it would get ten; a blank to represent a V or an H would get four; a blank to represent a D would get 2 and blank to represent a T, N, L, S or R or any of the vowels would get one.

Popular among tournament Scrabble players is Clabbers. In Clabbers, any move that consists of anagrams of allowable words is allowed. A junior version, called Junior Scrabble , has been marketed.

This has slightly different distributions of frequencies of letter tiles to the standard Scrabble game. The game has been released in numerous gameboard formats appealing to various user groups.

The original boards included wood tiles and many "deluxe" sets still do. Both games are made by Winning Moves and feature smaller, plastic tiles that are held in place on the board with little plastic posts.

The standard version features exactly the same tiles as regular Scrabble. Editions are available for travelers who may wish to play in a conveyance such as a train or plane, or to pause a game in progress and resume later.

Many versions thus include methods to keep letters from moving, such as pegboards, recessed tile holders and magnetic tiles. Players' trays are also designed with stay-fast holders.

Such boards are also typically designed to be reoriented by each player to put the board upright during the game, as well as folded and stowed with the game in progress.

The Words with Friends word generator opens up all your options and can save you from passing on the words possible selection of letters in the game. A little help can go a long way in this game.

Using a Words with Friends Cheat is simple enough, if all that you want to do is make words and finish up the game.

Once you have passed that hurdle, you will begin to want more. This means that you will be ready for some more strategic playing so that you can get more from the game. This calls for you to being able to figure out a number of patterns that you can find on the game.

This calls for a Words with Friends Cheat Board. When using the board, it is possible to use the cheat so that with the letters that you have, it looks for several placements of words on the board.

This helps with strategy making it possible for you to find the highest scores available. You will need to type in the existing letters to the ones where you want to add your very own.

To win the game, or at least to get ahead, you need to be able to put some amazing words together. The Words with Friends Word Generator is one way that you can get an amazing advantage.

It is also exceptionally easy for you to use. All that is needed is for you to type in all the letters with which you want to make some words.

When you do so, you will be able to input your preferences and this tool shall be able to generate words for you to use in the game. Use this step by step guide to benefit from the Word Creator.

The first cheats that you use will help you to get some word options with the letters that you have. You will be able to enter the letters that you have into a search panel. Then, you can select another letter that is on the board for you to use as part of the base for the word that you want to create.

The Words with Friends Word Generator will then be able to give you a whole host of options for the words that you can create, including how many letters are within the words and how many points that you can get from the words at a minimum.

With other Words with Friends cheat options, you can decide how many blank letters to be considered so that you can see options of what you can create with the letters that you have.

But you can also click on the numbers directly. The WWF Cheat offers the use of optional patterns to help you play words strategically and reach the highest possible scores.

The basic way to set patterns is simply to type in the letters to which you want to add your own. As you can see, the strategic usage of our WWF Cheat is paying off quite well. Please note that if you use patterns, the results will be no longer than the number of characters you entered into the pattern field.

So you can define the length of the results by using a number of dots. For the example below, the player has used the same method for his Words with Friends word game as described before:.

As you play this game, then you will discover that the aim of it is to reach as many points as possible to win. It helps if you know how many tiles there are, and what values each of the tiles have.

When you first look at the tiles, they will seem that they are just the same as Scrabble. However, as you get going to play, you will realize that the tiles and their values are actually a little different from what you can expect with Scrabble.

Read more about the scoring an the letters in our articles! Knowing these values will help you make words that capitalize on the board so that you are able to make words with the highest value.

It is worth noting something special though, when you are making words, it may not be necessary for you to make a very long word to make the most points.

You can be strategic and make a short word, make the most of the board, and also reach the highest points in the game.

As you play Words with Friends whether you are online or on your mobile device, you need to be aware of four buttons that are important for the game.

These are the Swap, Shuffle, Pass and Resign buttons. If you are finding it difficult to make a word, then you can choose to swap all the letters that you have.

Choosing the Swap option makes sure that you are able to get an entirely new set of letters. Then there is the Shuffle button.

4 letter word with play

He manufactured a few sets himself, but was not successful in selling the game to any major game manufacturers of the day. In , James Brunot, [10] a resident of Newtown, Connecticut , and one of the few owners of the original Criss-Crosswords game, bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold.

Though he left most of the game including the distribution of letters unchanged, Brunot slightly rearranged the "premium" squares of the board and simplified the rules; he also changed the name of the game to "Scrabble", a real word which means "to scratch frantically".

They made 2, sets that year, but lost money. Upon returning from vacation, he was surprised to find that his store did not carry the game.

He placed a large order and within a year, "everyone had to have one. In , unable to meet demand himself, Brunot sold manufacturing rights to Long Island-based Selchow and Righter , one of the manufacturers who, like Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley Company , had previously rejected the game.

In its second year as a Selchow and Righter-built product, nearly four million sets were sold. Selchow and Righter bought the trademark to the game in The company is now a subsidiary of Mattel.

Hasbro purchased the company's assets, including Scrabble and Parcheesi. In , Scrabble was turned into a daytime game show on NBC. Scrabble ran from July to March , [14] with a second run from January to June The show was hosted by Chuck Woolery.

Its tagline in promotional broadcasts was "Every man dies; not every man truly Scrabbles. Scrabble was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in The "box rules" included in each copy of the North American edition have been edited four times: in , , , and The editorial changes made in did not affect gameplay.

In the notation system common in tournament play, columns are labeled with the letters "A—O" and rows with the numbers "1—15". On Scrabble boards manufactured by Mattel as well as on the Internet Scrabble Club , rows are lettered while columns are numbered instead.

A play is usually identified in the format xy WORD score or WORD xy score , where x denotes the column or row on which the play's main word extends, y denotes the second coordinate of the main word's first letter, and WORD is the main word.

Although it is unnecessary, additional words formed by the play are sometimes listed after the main word and a slash. When the play of a single tile forms words in each direction, one of the words is arbitrarily chosen to serve as the main word for purposes of notation.

When a blank tile is employed in the main word, the letter it has been chosen to represent is indicated with a lower case letter, or, in handwritten notation, with a square around the letter.

When annotating a play, previously existing letters on the board are usually enclosed in parentheses. The image at right gives examples of valid plays and how they would typically be annotated using the notation system.

Additionally, a number of symbols have been employed to indicate the validity of words in different lexica:. Before the game, a resource, either a word list or a dictionary, is selected for the purpose of adjudicating any challenges during the game.

The tiles are either put in an opaque bag or placed face down on a flat surface. Opaque cloth bags and customized tiles are staples of clubs and tournaments, where games are rarely played without both.

Next, players decide the order in which they play. The normal approach is for players to each draw one tile: The player who picks the letter closest to the beginning of the alphabet goes first, with blank tiles taking precedence over the letter A.

In most North American tournaments, the rules of the US-based North American Scrabble Players Association NASPA stipulate instead that players who have gone first in the fewest number of previous games in the tournament go first, and when that rule yields a tie, those who have gone second the most go first.

If there is still a tie, tiles are drawn as in the standard rules. At the beginning of the game, each player draws seven tiles from the bag and places them on his or her rack, concealed from the other player s.

The first played word must be at least two letters long, and cover H8 the center square. Thereafter, any move is made by using one or more tiles to place a word on the board.

This word may use one or more tiles already on the board and must join with the cluster of tiles already on the board.

A proper play uses one or more of the player's tiles to form a continuous string of letters that make a word the play's "main word" on the board, reading either left-to-right or top-to-bottom.

The main word must either use the letters of one or more previously played words or else have at least one of its tiles horizontally or vertically adjacent to an already played word.

If any words other than the main word are formed by the play, they are scored as well and are subject to the same criteria of acceptability.

See Scoring for more details. A blank tile may represent any letter, and scores zero points, regardless of its placement or what letter it represents. Its placement on a double-word or triple-word square causes the corresponding premium to be applied to the word s in which it is used.

Once a blank tile is placed, it remains that particular letter for the remainder of the game. After making a play, the player announces the score for that play, and then, if the game is being played with a clock , starts the opponent's clock.

The player can change his or her play as long as the player's clock is running, but commits to the play when he or she starts the opponent's clock.

The player then draws tiles from the bag to replenish his or her rack to seven tiles. If there are not enough tiles in the bag to do so, the player takes all the remaining tiles.

If a player has made a play and has not yet drawn a tile, the opponent may choose to challenge any or all words formed by the play. The player challenged must then look up the words in question using a specified word source such as OTCWL , the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary , or CSW and if any one of them is found to be unacceptable, the play is removed from the board, the player returns the newly played tiles to his or her rack and the turn is forfeited.

In tournament play, a challenge may be to the entire play or any one or more words, and judges human or computer are used, so players are not entitled to know which word s are invalid.

Penalties for unsuccessfully challenging an acceptable play vary in club and tournament play and are described in greater detail below. When the game ends, each player's score is reduced by the sum of his or her unplayed letters.

In addition, if a player has used all of his or her letters known as "going out" or "playing out" , the sum of the other player's unplayed letters is added to that player's score; in tournament play, a player who goes out adds twice that sum, and his or her opponent is not penalized.

Plays can be made in a number of ways in what follows, it is assumed that the word JACK has been played on a previous turn; letters in parentheses represent tiles already on the board :. Any combination of these is allowed in a play, as long as all the letters placed on the board in one play lie in one row or column and are connected by a main word, and any run of tiles on two or more consecutive squares along a row or column constitutes a valid word.

When the letters to be drawn have run out, the final play can often determine the winner. This is particularly the case in close games with more than two players.

Scoreless turns can occur when a player passes, exchanges tiles, or loses a challenge. The latter rule varies slightly in international tournaments.

A scoreless turn can also theoretically occur if a play consists of only blank tiles, but this is extremely unlikely in actual play. Note that the Q is not doubled for this play.

But since this is a seven-letter play, 50 points are added, resulting in a total score of Player 1 now has a —51 lead. The player with the highest final score wins the game.

In case of a tie, the player with the highest score before adjusting for unplayed tiles wins the game. Acceptable words are the primary entries in some chosen dictionary , and all of their inflected forms.

Words that are hyphenated, capitalized such as proper nouns , or apostrophized are not allowed, unless they also appear as acceptable entries; JACK is a proper noun, but the word JACK is acceptable because it has other usages as a common noun automotive, vexillological , etc.

Variant spellings, slang or offensive terms, archaic or obsolete terms, and specialized jargon words are allowed if they meet all other criteria for acceptability, but archaic spellings e.

Vulgar and offensive words are generally excluded from the OSPD4 but allowed in club and tournament play. Proper nouns and other exceptions to the usual rules are allowed in some limited contexts in the spin-off game Scrabble Trickster.

Names of recognized computer programs are permitted as an acceptable proper noun For example, WinZIP. The memorization of two-letter words is considered an essential skill in this game.

The first is used in America, Canada, Israel and Thailand, and the second in all other English-speaking countries. North American competitions use the Long Words List for longer words. If the word has only an offensive meaning, it is only included in the OWL2.

The lexicon includes all allowed words of length 2 to 15 letters. This book is used to adjudicate at the World Scrabble Championship and all other major international competitions outside North America.

The penalty for a successfully challenged play is nearly universal: the offending player removes the tiles played and forfeits his or her turn. In some online games, an option known as "void" may be used, wherein unacceptable words are automatically rejected by the program.

The player is then required to make another play, with no penalty applied. The penalty for an unsuccessful challenge where all words formed by the play are deemed valid varies considerably, including:.

Under NASPA tournament rules, a player may request to "hold" the opponent's play in order to consider whether to challenge it, provided that the opponent has not yet drawn replacement tiles.

If player A holds, player A's clock still runs, and player B may not draw provisional replacement tiles until 15 seconds after the hold was announced which tiles must then be kept separate.

There is no limit on how long player A may hold the play. If player A successfully challenges after player B drew provisional replacement tiles, player B must show the drawn tiles before returning them to the bag.

Tens of thousands play club and tournament Scrabble worldwide. All tournament and most club games are played with a game clock and a set time control. Although casual games are often played with unlimited time, this is problematic in competitive play among players for whom the number of evident legal plays is immense.

Almost all tournament games involve only two players; typically, each has 25 minutes in which to make all of his or her plays.

For each minute by which a player oversteps the time control, a penalty of 10 points is assessed. The number of minutes is rounded up, so, for example, if a player oversteps time control by two minutes and five seconds, the penalty is 30 points.

Also, most players use molded plastic tiles, not engraved like the original wooden tiles, eliminating the potential for a cheating player to "braille" feel for particular tiles, especially blanks, in the bag.

Players are allowed "tracking sheets", pre-printed with the letters in the initial pool, from which tiles can be crossed off as they are played. Tracking tiles is an important aid to strategy, especially during the endgame, when no tiles remain to be drawn and each player can determine exactly what is on the opponent's rack.

Clubs in North America typically meet one day a week for three or four hours and some charge a small admission fee to cover their expenses and prizes.

Clubs also typically hold at least one open tournament per year. Tournaments are usually held on weekends, and between six and nine games are played each day.

There are also clubs in the UK and many other countries. During off hours at tournaments, many players socialize by playing consultation team Scrabble , Clabbers , Anagrams , Boggle , Words with Friends, Scramble with Friends and other games.

Maven is a computer opponent for the game, created by Brian Sheppard. The official Scrabble computer game in North America uses a version of Maven as its artificial intelligence and is published by Atari.

Outside North America, the official Scrabble computer game is published by Ubisoft. Quackle is an open-source alternative to Maven of comparable strength, created by a five-person team led by Jason Katz-Brown.

The Nintendo DS version of Scrabble Edition made news when parents became angry over the game's AI using potentially offensive language during gameplay. A number of websites offer the possibility to play Scrabble online against other users, such as the Internet Scrabble Club and www.

Facebook initially offered a variation of Scrabble called Scrabulous as a third-party application add-on. On July 24, , Hasbro filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of Scrabulous.

By December 20, Hasbro had withdrawn its lawsuit. Mattel launched its official version of online Scrabble , Scrabble by Mattel , on Facebook in late March When Gamehouse ceased support for its application, Mattel replaced it with the Electronic Arts version in May This decision was met with criticism from its user base.

Electronic Arts has also released mobile apps for Android and iOS, allowing players to continue the same game on more than one platform.

As well as facilities to play occasional games online, there are many options to play in leagues. The biggest of these [34] is the Facebook Scrabble League. Billed as the "Official Home Version" of the game show or officially as the "TV Scrabble Home Game" , game play bears more resemblance to the game show than it does to a traditional Scrabble game, although it does utilize a traditional Scrabble gameboard in play.

A new licensed product, Super Scrabble , was launched in North America by Winning Moves Games in under license from Hasbro, with the deluxe version with turntable and lock-in grid released in February A Mattel-licensed product for the rest of the world was released by Tinderbox Games in The following records were achieved during competitive club or tournament play, according to authoritative sources, including the book Everything Scrabble by Joe Edley and John D.

Williams, Jr. Two other records are believed [ citation needed ] to have been achieved under a British format known as the "high score rule", in which a player's tournament result is determined only by the player's own scores, and not by the differentials between that player's scores and the opponents'.

Play in this system "encourages elaborate setups often independently mined by the two players", [40] and is significantly different from the standard game in which defensive considerations play a major role.

While the "high score" rule has led to impressively high records, it is currently out of favor. Hypothetical scores in possible and legal but highly unlikely plays and games are far higher, primarily through the use of words that cover three triple-word-score squares.

Anselm's College , Birkenhead, Merseyside, setting a new duration record. A longer record was never recorded by Guinness Book of Records , as the publishers decided that duration records of this nature were becoming too dangerous and stopped accepting them.

The game was called Alfapet when it was introduced in Sweden in , but since the mids, the game has also been known as Scrabble in Sweden. Alfapet is now another crossword game, created by the owners of the name Alfapet.

A Russian version is called Erudit. For languages with digraphs counted as single letters, such as Welsh and Hungarian , the game features separate tiles for those digraphs.

The previous year the same organisation published the Junior version of the game and two years later it republished Junior Scrabble using a two-sided and two skill level board.

There are numerous variations of the game. While they are similar to the original Scrabble game, they include minor variations. For example, Literati draws random tiles instead of providing a finite number of tiles for the game, assigns different point levels to each letter and has a slightly different board layout, whereas Lexulous assigns eight letters to each player instead of seven.

Words with Friends uses a different board layout and different letter values, as does Words of Gold. Duplicate Scrabble is a popular variant in French speaking countries.

Every player has the same letters on the same board and the players must submit a paper slip at the end of the allotted time usually 3 minutes with the highest scoring word they have found.

There is no limit to the number of players that can be involved in one game, and at Vichy in there were players, a record for French Scrabble tournaments. Scarabeo is a variant that is much more popular in Italy than the original game.

In one variation of Scrabble , blanks score points corresponding to the letters the blanks are used to represent. For example, if one played blank to represent a Z, it would get ten; a blank to represent a V or an H would get four; a blank to represent a D would get 2 and blank to represent a T, N, L, S or R or any of the vowels would get one.

Popular among tournament Scrabble players is Clabbers. To make sure that you do not give up on it too soon, you need to try out the WWF cheats that are available.

WWF cheats are not so much about giving you an unfair upper hand; they are more about letting you know what options are available. In fact, when you start using cheats you will discover different ways to experience the game, and then over time, you will not need the cheats at all.

The Words with Friends word generator opens up all your options and can save you from passing on the words possible selection of letters in the game. A little help can go a long way in this game.

Using a Words with Friends Cheat is simple enough, if all that you want to do is make words and finish up the game. Once you have passed that hurdle, you will begin to want more.

This means that you will be ready for some more strategic playing so that you can get more from the game. This calls for you to being able to figure out a number of patterns that you can find on the game.

This calls for a Words with Friends Cheat Board. When using the board, it is possible to use the cheat so that with the letters that you have, it looks for several placements of words on the board.

This helps with strategy making it possible for you to find the highest scores available. You will need to type in the existing letters to the ones where you want to add your very own.

To win the game, or at least to get ahead, you need to be able to put some amazing words together. The Words with Friends Word Generator is one way that you can get an amazing advantage. It is also exceptionally easy for you to use.

All that is needed is for you to type in all the letters with which you want to make some words. When you do so, you will be able to input your preferences and this tool shall be able to generate words for you to use in the game.

Use this step by step guide to benefit from the Word Creator. The first cheats that you use will help you to get some word options with the letters that you have.

You will be able to enter the letters that you have into a search panel. Then, you can select another letter that is on the board for you to use as part of the base for the word that you want to create.

The Words with Friends Word Generator will then be able to give you a whole host of options for the words that you can create, including how many letters are within the words and how many points that you can get from the words at a minimum.

With other Words with Friends cheat options, you can decide how many blank letters to be considered so that you can see options of what you can create with the letters that you have.

But you can also click on the numbers directly. The WWF Cheat offers the use of optional patterns to help you play words strategically and reach the highest possible scores.

The basic way to set patterns is simply to type in the letters to which you want to add your own. As you can see, the strategic usage of our WWF Cheat is paying off quite well.

Please note that if you use patterns, the results will be no longer than the number of characters you entered into the pattern field.

So you can define the length of the results by using a number of dots. For the example below, the player has used the same method for his Words with Friends word game as described before:.

As you play this game, then you will discover that the aim of it is to reach as many points as possible to win. It helps if you know how many tiles there are, and what values each of the tiles have.

When you first look at the tiles, they will seem that they are just the same as Scrabble. However, as you get going to play, you will realize that the tiles and their values are actually a little different from what you can expect with Scrabble.

Read more about the scoring an the letters in our articles! Knowing these values will help you make words that capitalize on the board so that you are able to make words with the highest value.

It is worth noting something special though, when you are making words, it may not be necessary for you to make a very long word to make the most points.

You can be strategic and make a short word, make the most of the board, and also reach the highest points in the game. As you play Words with Friends whether you are online or on your mobile device, you need to be aware of four buttons that are important for the game.

These are the Swap, Shuffle, Pass and Resign buttons.

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Daily Cryptogram Get 4 letter word with play or more cryptograms to solve each day. Crossword Challenge Get Crossword Puzzle clues 4 letter word with play fill leetter the blanks. Find words that start or http://howwouldyouvote.us/where-is-pk-subban-playing.html one 4 letter word with play more continue reading. Free Printable Word Games Print popular word games and solve them off line. And then try ten more : I was really looking forward to solving a crossword puzzle. There are tons! Find the best moves on the entire board and see word definitions! Sort by points, word length, or A-Z. If a particular answer is generating a lot of interest on the site today, it may be highlighted in orange. Universal Cryptogram Break the code to solve the puzzle.

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