Synopses & Reviews
For both the beginner and the seasoned pro, this how-to book from the National Scrabble Association offers all the keys to better play:
- Basic board strategies for surefire results
- Turn the enemy -- Q -- into your best friend: a winner's list of Q words with and without U
- Master the terrific "twos" -- a complete list of two-letter words that can boost your scoring average by thirty to forty points
- Maximize your score with bonus squares and parallel play -- including triple triples, the pinnacle of SCRABBLE scoring success
- Make more seven-letter plays -- and earn a fifty-point bonus
- Secrets to getting better tiles
- How to get your words' worth with high-point tiles J, X, and Z
- Words with no vowels
- How the world's greatest players win -- twenty-eight examples of outstanding SCRABBLE play
Featuring a rare interview with the SCRABBLE game inventor, the late Alfred Mosher Butts, this extensively illustrated guidebook covers all facets of the game and worldwide SCRABBLE culture, including the clubs, tournaments, champions and rules, and playing SCRABBLE with children, plus a complete history of the game.
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Newly revised with updated new strategies and words, the classic how-to guide to one of the most popular board games of all time.
First introduced to the public in the mid 1950s, Scrabble has gone on to be one of the biggest selling board games in history—and is currently gaining legions of new fans in the online world. Offering relevant game tips for both the beginner and the seasoned pro, Everything Scrabble includes basic board strategies, tips for utilizing the letter "Q" (with and without the letter "U"), the latest in high scoring words, a complete list of two-letter words that can to increase players’ scoring averages by thirty to forty points—and much more. Featuring a complete history of the game, this extensively illustrated guidebook covers all facets of the game and worldwide Scrabble culture—including tournaments, champions, and rules—and is a must have for every serious fan.
About the Author
Joe Edley is the 1980 National Scrabble Champion and is widely considered one of the foremost experts on the game today. He lives on Long Island.