How to Play Scrabble?

Scrabble is a common board game in which players score points by placing tiles each of which consist of a single alphabetical letter onto a Scrabble board which is divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. Up to Four Players can play Scrabble while the minimum requires at least two people.


The goal of Scrabble is to get the most points by creating words. You build these words by placing lettered tiles on a grid. Each tile is assigned some points, and you gather points by trying to get the most points out of your word.

Players build off of at least one tile in each other’s words until no one can build any more words. The player with the highest points wins the game.

Anywhere from two to four people may play the game at one time, although tournament play is always one-on-one.

The game has four basic pieces:

  1. The Board is a grid with a star in the middle, where gameplay starts, and bonus squares scattered around it.
  2. The Tiles are the pieces used in play. The game comes with 100 tiles, each with a different letter and point value assigned to it. Common letters, like E, have more tiles, but fewer points. Uncommon letters, like Q and Z, have only one tile each. Tiles range in point values from zero to 10. The two tiles that aren’t worth any points are both blank.
  3. The Letter Bag has all the unused tiles. During gameplay, players draw tiles from this bag.
  4. Each player gets a Rack for his or her tiles. The rack allows a player to prepare for the next move without anyone else seeing what tiles he or she has.

Games may also have a timer, in case the players would like to set a time limit on the length of a player’s turn.


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