The ABC's on Scrabble: Easy Tips to Win the Game
Scrabble. You either love it, or you hate it.
Sometimes you're in a position where you just don't have the right words to win or to explain why you dislike it so much.
But this National Scrabble Day — April 13 on the calendar — we're here to help you.
After reading this article, any Scrabble player will have the tools to win the game or make it look like you have some sort of intelligence.
Even if we have to spell it out for you.
Words without vowels
The worst is when all you have in your hand are consonants.
What are you supposed to do with those? Quit? No, you play on with these words:
Words without consonants
Maybe just as bad as being stuck with all consonants is being stuck with all vowels, but do not fret! There are words that consist of only vowels.
Easy 7 letter words
The stars have finally aligned and you are possession of the right combination of seven letters to use all of them in a word. The words below are the most common seven letter words to appear in a game of Scrabble (that you can remember).
OK, so you're stuck with either a Q (but no U), a Z, or an X, and it's not like you're going to remember "qabalistic" so here are some easy (and short) words to remember for these letters.
- Qat and Qats
- Qi and Qis
- Xi and Xis
As an added bonus, here are some easy strategies you can use to rack up points.
Don't intersect your letters, overlap them. The more words you create, the more points.
Always use the hot spots. Some may think that this is an offensive strategy, but even if you play a two letter word and only get 10 points, what matters is that your opponent doesn't get those points.
Don't be afraid to swap your letters. If you're not confident in the words you can play, swap them out, but never your S!
Also, to avoid any fights. Plug your word into Scrabble's dictionary to see if the word you're playing is real.