Scrabble Game Rules

Scrabble Game only has two players. Each match has two games, one with each player playing first.

Players initially draw 7 tiles each and place them on their rack.

The first player combines two or more of his or her letters to form a word and places it on the board to read either across or down with one letter on the center square. Diagonal words are not allowed. After playing a word, the player receives replacement letters, one for each letter played.

Following the first turn, players change. Each plays a series of tiles forming a word and then draws new tiles. Always keep 7 tiles on each rack, unless there are not enough tiles left.

The letters placed in a single turn must all be in a single horizontal row or in a single vertical column, and the letters placed must form a single word from the dictionary, with no gaps.

Each new word must connect to the existing words, in one of the following ways:

  1. Adding one or more letters to a word or letters already on the board.
  2. Placing a word at right angles to a word already on the board. The new word must use one of the letters already on the board or must add a letter to one of the words on the board.
  3. Placing a complete word parallel to a word already played so that adjacent letters also form complete words.

Any new words formed by these connections must also be in the dictionary.

Each of the two blank tiles may be used as any letter. When playing a blank, you must state which letter it represents. It remains that letter for the rest of the game.

You may use a turn to exchange all, some, or none of the letters. To do this, place your discarded letter(s) face down. Draw the same number of letters from the pool of remaining letters, and then mix your discarded letter(s) into the pool.

This ends your turn. You may not exchange more tiles from your rack that are in the pool, but there is no other limit on how many tiles you may exchange.

The game ends when these terms are met:

  1. All of the letters are either in the player’s racks or on the board, and one player uses his or her last letter or
  2. Both players exchange some number of tiles twice in a row.


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