Everything Scrabble

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Simon and Schuster, 2001 - Games - 342 pages
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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.

Visit the Naiton Scrabble Association Web site: www.scrabble-assoc.com

 

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User Review  - chb41 - Overstock.com

I am playing Scrabble at the senior center weekly. Since I have not played the game since my teen years I needed lots of refreshment on the rules word building etc. I would consider this book a manual and will be referring back to it for strategy tips as I continue playing Scrabble. Read full review

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Cool book, I read it. I also use http://www.wordmakerscrabble.com

Contents

The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary Third Edition
3
It Takes Twos to Tangle
14
Rearranging Your Tiles Makes Words Appear
21
You Can Have
56
Introduction
73
Bag It When to Exchange Your Tiles
89
Your Two Best Friendsthe Blank and the S
103
Building a Better Vocabulary
117
John Williams Remembers Alfred Mosher Butts
219
So You Think You Want to Be a Tournament Expert? A Word to the Wise
231
Examples of Outstanding SCRABBLE Game Play
242
SCRABBLE for Children
279
Tales from SCRABBLE News
285
PART 5
305
Facts and Figures of the Worlds Favorite Crossword Game
313
Important Word Lists
319

Is It a South American Shrub or a Phoney Word?
147
Learning Can Be Fun
155
Finding Plays OvertheBoard
170
Toughies Puzzles That Are Seriously Fun
193
Flashcards The Champions Way
328
Does Your Opponent Have the S?
334
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About the author (2001)

Joe Edley is the editor of the Scrabble News and the only three-time winner of The National Scrabble Championship.

John D. Williams, Jr. is the executive director of the National Scrabble Association and Scrabble's national spokesman.

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