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The Official Scrabble Puzzle Book Paperback – November 1, 1997
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For example, question number one is, "Do I have a bingo?" (A good first question!) Question number two is the obvious, Which bonus squares are available, but question number three really gets to the nitty-gritty of good play: "Can you 'hook' any words? Look at every word already on the board and ask yourself if any single letter can be added to the front or back to form another word." Also important is question number four: "What will my 'leave' be after I've made my play?"
Too often the beginning player does not pay enough attention to the tiles he or she is going to be stuck with after a play. Sometimes, Edley advises, it is better to make a lower-scoring play in order to leave oneself with tiles likely (with a little help) to form a bingo.
The bulk of the book is devoted to Scrabble puzzles on various themes, e.g., "Placing your letters on hot spots"; using the J, Q, X and Z; two-, three-, four- and five-tile plays, etc. There is a diagram of the Scrabble grid with some plays already made. Underneath the diagram are the letters in several different racks. You are asked to find the best play. Edley recommends that you do the puzzles by setting them up on your own Scrabble board. I think that is the best way as well since the diagrams in the book are in black and white and so the bonus squares are not colored, and are highlighted only by the letters "DWS," "DLS" ("Double Word Score," "Double Letter Score"), etc.Read more ›
1. What is the value of each letter?
2. How many tiles of each letter are there?
Yes, I could look at the board, but wouldn't it be nice to have it right there in this book? Maybe it's there and I just haven't found it???????
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This book is an older edition and does not have some of the modern words, but is indeed a challenge for word builders! Read morePublished 23 months ago by R W Elrod
This is very useful for those of us who like playing word games, especially the page of two letter words.Published on April 12, 2005 by Dwayne Barclay