Everything Scrabble: Third Edition

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 22, 2009 - Games - 416 pages
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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.
 

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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

Contents

The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary Fourth Edition
3
It Takes Twos to Tangle
14
Rearranging Your Tiles Makes Words Appear
21
You Can Have
56
Introduction
73
Graduating to the Next Level
79
Points vs Leave
81
Bag It When to Exchange Your Tiles
89
Hook Words Anagrams Fillins and Front Extensions
157
Finding Plays OvertheBoard
170
Toughies Puzzles That Are Seriously Fun
193
John Williams Remembers Alfred Mosher Butts
231
So You Think You Want to Be a Tournament Expert? A Word to the Wise
243
Examples of Outstanding SCRABBLE Game Play
254
SCRABBLE for Children
315
Tales from SCRABBLE News
321

Your Two Best Friendsthe Blank and the S
103
Building a Better Vocabulary
117
The Heavy ArtilleryJ X and Z
130
When the Board Is Open or Closed
137
Is It a South American Shrub or a Phoney Word?
147
PART 3
153
Learning Can Be Fun
155
Finding the Best Play
346
PART 5
373
Facts and Figures of the Worlds Favorite Crossword Game
381
The National SCRABBLE Association
387
Flashcards The Champions Way
401
Does Your Opponent Have the S?
407
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About the author (2009)


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.

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