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The Scrabble Word-Building Book: Updated Edition Mass Market Paperback – September 25, 2007
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Meanwhile, SCRABBLE Wordbook and Bob's Bible: Words, Anagrams and Hooks offer a lot more to the beginning, serious and expert players. The Wordbook has been a staple of Scrabble tournament players since the late 1980s. It's chockful of lists and ideas for studying. It's only two drawbacks are the tiny print (for some) and the removal of words like FATSO that are legal in tournaments (it's the school edition). The author does offer free bookmarks with the missing words.
Bob's Bible is my favorite tournament study book. The latest edition includes lists of the 2s, 3s, 4s and even 5s. The main section is a full (offical) list of 2-8 letter words. Next to each word are the front hooks and the back hooks to make words one letter longer... like STAMPED e (makes stampede!) Below each word are all the anagrams. So underneath SENATOR it lists atoners, santero and treason. There are even Jumble quizzes for thousands of words you need to know. The special Q-word section has words like QI QAT QANAT QABALAH TRANQ etc and also BUQSHA, OBLOQUY, EXEQUY and COLLOQUY (not to mention MBAQANGA).
The coolest 2 sections in the book are lists of all, and only, the words that have front hooks, and a section for back hooks that change the meaning of the word or are non-standard plurals like AE.Read more ›
[Note: this review was originally written several years ago... Amazon won't let me change my star rating.. but I'd rate this book ZERO stars now]
While a little dated (since words have been removed from legal play) it still is the most complete list for building words.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love to play Scrabble and this replaces my older version. It has lots of new words and has an easy to use format.Published 2 months ago by Ruth, C
Nice reference and use often. Good for the serious scrabble player trying to complete partial words. Recommend its use.Published 6 months ago by V. Zelenka