Deluxe Super Scrabble® Rules

Deluxe Super Scrabble® Rules
Deluxe Super Scrabble® Rules
Gameboard, 200 letter tiles, letter bag, 4 racks
In the Super SCRABBLE game, players form interlocking words, crossword fashion, on the board using letter tiles of different values. Each player competes for high score by taking advantage of the letter tiles, as well as the premium squares. In addition, the Super SCRABBLE game contains premium squares for quadruple word and letter scoring. The Super SCRABBLE
game has a bigger board with more spaces and double the amount of tiles found in standard SCRABBLE. The unique letter
tile distribution allows players to create words that could not have been created in SCRABBLE before.
Place all letter tiles in the pouch, or facedown beside the board, and mix them up. Draw for first play. The player with the
letter closest to “A” plays first. A blank tile beats any letter. Return the letters to the pool and remix. All players draw seven
new letters each and place them in their racks.
Game Play
1. The first player combines two or more of his or her letters to form a word, and places the word
on the board to read either across or down with one letter on the center H square.
words are not allowed.
2.Complete your turn by counting and announcing the score for that turn.
Then draw as many new
letters as you played, always keeping seven letters on your rack, as long as there are enough left in
the bag.
3. Play passes to the left. The second player, and then each in turn, adds one or more letters to those
already played to form new words.
All letters played on a turn must be placed in one row across or
down the board to form at least one complete word.
If, at the same time, they touch other letters
in adjacent rows, those must form complete
words, crossword fashion, with all such letters. The
player gets credit for all words formed or modified on his or her turn.
4. New words may be formed by:
a. Adding one or more letters to a word or letters already on the board.
b.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 it. (See Turn 2, 3 and 4 below.)
c.Placing a complete word parallel to a word already played so the adjacent letters also form
complete words. (See Turn 5 below.)
5. No tile may be shifted or replaced after it has been played and scored. 6. Blanks: The four blank tiles may be used as any letters.
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 your letters. To do this, place your
discarded letter(s) facedown.
Draw the same number of letters from the pool, then mix your
discarded letter(s) into the pool.
This ends your turn.
Tiles cannot be exchanged if there are
fewer than seven tiles left in the bag.
8. Before the game begins, players should agree which dictionary they will use, in case of a
All words labeled as a part of speech (including those listed of foreign origin, and as
archaic, obsolete, colloquial, slang, etc.) are permitted with the exception of the following:
words always capitalized, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, words requiring a
hyphen or an apostrophe.
Any play may be challenged before the next player starts a turn.
If the play challenged is unacceptable, the challenged player takes back his or her tiles and loses
that turn.
If the play challenged is acceptable, the challenger loses his or her next turn.
All words
(not just
one) made in one play are challenged simultaneously.
If any word is unacceptable, the
entire play is unacceptable.
Only one turn is lost on any challenge.
Consult the dictionary for
challenges only.
9. Ending the Game: The game ends when all letters have been drawn and one player uses his or her last letter, or when
all possible plays have been made.
1. The scorekeeper tallies each player’s score, entering it after each turn.
The score value of each
letter is indicated by a number at the bottom of the tile. The score value of a blank is zero.
2. The score for each turn is the sum of the letter values in each word(s) formed or modified on
that turn, plus the additional points obtained from placing letters on premium squares.
3. Premium Letter Squares: A dark blue square doubles the score of a letter placed on it; a green
square triples the letterscore, a purple square quadruples the letter score.
4. Premium Word Squares: The score for an entire word is doubled when one of its letters
is placed on a red square; it is tripled when one of its letters is placed on a orange square,
it is quadrupled when one of its letters is placed on a yellow square.
Include premiums for
double, triple, or quadruple letter values, if any, before doubling, tripling or quadrupling the
word score. If a word covers two premium word squares, the score is doubled and then
redoubled (4 times the letter count), or tripled and then re-tripled (9 times the letter count), etc.
NOTE: The center H square is a red square, which doubles the score for the first word.
5. Letter and word premiums count only on the turn in which they are played.
letters already played on premium squares count at face value.
On later turns,
6. When a blank tile is played on a red, orange, or yellow square, the value of the word is doubled,
tripled or quadrupled, even though the blank itself has no score value.
7. When two or more words are formed in the same play, each is scored.
counted (with full premium value, if any) for each word. (See Turns 3, 4 and 5 below.)
8. BINGO! If you play seven tiles on a turn, it’s a Bingo.
totaling your score for the turn.
The common letter is
You score a premium of 50 points after
9. Unplayed Letters: When the game ends, each player’s score is reduced by the sum of his or her
unplayed letters.
In addition, if a player used all his or her letters, the sum of the other players’
unplayed letters is added to that player’s score.
How To Win
The player with the highest final score wins the game. In case of a tie, the player with the highest score before adding or
deducting unplayed letters wins.
Examples Of Word Formation and Scoring
In the following, the words or letters added on five successive turns are shown in bold type. The scores shown reflect
the Letter R being on the center H square.
In Turn 1, count HORN: in Turn 2, FARM; in Turn 3, PASTE and FARMS; in Turn 4, MOB, NOT and BE; in Turn 5, BIT, PI
and AT.
Turn 1: Score 14
Turn 2: Score 9
Turn 3: Score 25
Turn 4: Score 16
Turn 5: Score 16
10 Ways to Become an Instant Scrabble Game Expert
1. Two And Three Letter Words
Learn the 2-letter and 3-Letter words. They are the building blocks of expert play and can boost your average score by
as much as 50 points per game.
2. Secret of “S”
Use an S to form two words at once. Pluralize one word by forming another at the same time. Hint: Use your S wisely.
Don’t add it unless you can earn at least 8 points by doing so.
3. Shuffle Tiles
Shuffle the tiles on your rack frequently. Look for some common ways that letters go together. Some of these are BR,
IVE, and OUS. As you form these combinations, it may surprise you how words will often appear on your rack when
you least expect them.
4. Bonus Squares
Always look for a way to play across premium squares. Check especially for premium squares next to vowels.
5. Consider Your next Play
Make your play with an eye toward your next play. You can do so simply by saving some good tiles on your rack. Your
best odds of having a great next rack is to save some combination of the letters “AEILNRST” (hint: Think “starline”),
ideally saving either the same number of vowels and consonants, or just one extra consonant.
6. Bingos
Always look for bingos (using all 7 tiles at once). Optimism and know-how will mean more 50-point bonuses. Learn
common word beginnings and endings and know how to place them on your rack.
7. Q Without U
Learn the Q-without-U words. 3rd Edition for The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary lists these: QAT(s), QAID(s),
8. Look for Hooks
“Hooks” are single letters that you can add to existing words that form other words.
We’ve already mentioned that “S hook,” but also look for words you could end with Y, E, R and D.
Example: HAND(Y), PLAN(E), TAME(D, R).
9. Choice of Plays
After you find a good play, if you have time, look for a better one. Always try to give yourself a choice of plays. By exercising your decision-making abilities, you’ll likely develop keener strategic skills.
10. Attitude
Keep in mind that anyone can beat anyone else with a certain amount of luck. Also remember that everyone draws poor
combinations of tiles at times, so when you do, take pleasure in making the best play you can. Finally, don’t dwell on your
mistakes. Everyone makes them, so go easy on yourself and enjoy playing!
All tips courtesy of The National SCRABBLE Association,
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