Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary.

The game is played by two to four players on a square board with a 15×15 grid of cells or square, each of which has a single letter tile. In official club and tournament games, the play is between two players or, occasionally, between two teams each of which collaborates on a single rack.

Scrabble requires 2 main skills.

  1. You have to know the Scrabble dictionary. The meaning of these words is irrelevant, and top Scrabble players don’t know them.
  2. You have to be able to fit those words on the board, preferably seven at a time on triple word scores.

Competitive Scrabble players are very good at it. They go through a number of possible plays on any Scrabble board. And they don’t really control it consciously. They just have to make a look at the board and wait for their brains to shout out an answer.

The thing which is different about Top Scrabble players is that they always memorize the dictionary when they have are free and they carry mini scrabble games everywhere. They practice a lot. It is always hard compare the contributions of talent versus practice. But practice appears to be the main contributor. Because practice makes a man perfect.

It not merely the result of practice. According to a research, competitive Scrabblers see the world differently from matched control participants.

The research showed that Scrabble players were better than controls at reading words shown in vertical form, which is quite difficult for many people.

Most people also slow down when reading abstract words as compared to concrete words. The Scrabble players, who are used to ignoring the meaning of words, did not slow down as much.

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