What is Scrabble®
So simple... and mind blowing at the same time!!!
In 1938, American architect Alfred Mosher Butts created the game as a variation on an earlier word game he invented. The game is played by two
to four players on a square board with a 15×15 grid of cells (individually known as 'squares'), each of which accommodates a single letter tile.
The board is marked with "premium" squares, which multiply the number of points awarded: eight dark red "triple-word" squares, 17 pink "double-word"
squares, of which one, the center square (H8), is marked with a star or other symbol; 12 dark blue "triple-letter" squares, and 24 light blue
"double-letter" squares. In an English-language set, the game contains 100 tiles, 98 of which are marked with a letter and a point value ranging from
1 to 10. The number of points of each lettered tile is based on the letter's frequency in standard English writing; commonly used letters such as vowels
are worth one point, while less common letters score higher, with Q and Z each worth 10 points. The object of the game is to score more points than one's
opponent. A player collects points by placing words on the game board. Each letter has a different point value, so the strategy becomes to play words with
high scoring letter combinations. Players may place any word which can be found in a standard English language dictionary - for example:
english-dictionary.online. Sounds familiar? Yes, it is Scrabble®...