It`s Scrabble® Your Way!

It`s Scrabble® Your Way!
For 2-4 players
AGES 8-Adult
It’s Scrabble® Your Way!
EQUIPMENT
Prize Tile Podium, 4 Scrabble® player boards,
100 Scrabble® letter tiles, tile bag, 4 player racks.
Tile Bag
OBJECT
To have the highest score at game’s end
—when all 100 tiles have been used.
SET UP
Player Rack
Prize Tile Podium
Place the Prize Tile Podium in the middle
Player Board
of the table. Give each player a player board and
a tile rack, and place these as shown in the diagram.
Put all 100 tiles inside the tile bag. Each player selects 7 tiles (unseen) from the
bag, and places them on his rack. Next, one player selects tiles from the bag
and places them FACE UP on the Prize Tile Podium. How many? Three per
player. For a four-player game select 12 tiles, for a three-player game select
9, two-player game select 6. Place the bag aside, in a handy location. Choose
a player to act as the scorekeeper. Using a blank sheet of paper and a pencil,
set up a score sheet with each player’s name
at the top of a column.
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HOW TO PLAY
1. On each round, and at the same time, each player builds a word on their own player board
using tiles from his rack. The first word must be placed, horizontally or vertically, so that one
of its tiles covers the center pink star square. Succeeding words must include at least one tile
of a word already on the player board. All tiles played must form complete words as found in
a reference dictionary. (Before the game begins, players should agree which dictionary they
will use in case of a challenge.) All words labeled as a part of speech (including those listed of
foreign origin, 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
apostrophe. Any word may be challenged before the next round
starts. If the word challenged is unacceptable, the challenged
player takes his tiles from his board and does not score
for that round. If the word challenged is acceptable, the
challenger loses his next turn (and is not allowed to build a
word on his board). Consult the dictionary for challenges only.
2. Scoring is exactly the same as in regular Scrabble. 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. The score for each turn is the sum of the letter
values in each word formed or modified on that turn, plus the
additional points obtained from placing letter tiles on premium
squares. Premium Letter Squares: A light blue square doubles the
score of the letter placed on it and a blue square triples the letter
score. Premium Word Squares: The score for an entire word is
doubled when one of its letters is placed on a pink square and
it is tripled when one of its letters is placed on a red square.
Include premiums for double and triple letter values, if any, before doubling or tripling 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 square is a pink square, which doubles the score for the first word.
When all four players have completed their word, the scorekeeper records the value
of each word.
NOTE: If any player has used a blank (“wild”) tile, see special board swapping rule on page 4.
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3. Players now refill their racks in a special way. Beginning with
the player who earned the LOWEST score on this round,
then the player on his left, etc., players take turns picking
one tile at a time to refill their racks.
(In case of a tie for lowest score, the player whose
word contains the letter closest to “A” picks first).
Players continue picking replacement
letters until each has refilled his rack.
NOTE: Unlike regular Scrabble, where all
replacement tiles are drawn unseen, in Scrabble Me you have a
choice. Whenever you select a tile, take one either from the tile bag
(unseen) or from the Prize Tile Podium.
If you see a letter you like on Prize Tile Podium, it is a good idea to pick it
before an opponent nabs it. Selecting a tile from the tile bag is a bit of a gamble
(since you don’t know what tile you’re picking), but you could get lucky and pick a great one.
4. Once each player has rebuilt his rack to 7 tiles, refill the Prize Tile Podium by drawing tiles
out of the bag and placing them face up on the podium. At the start of each round, the
podium should have the same number of tiles as at game’s start (i.e. twelve for a 4-player
game, nine for a 3-player game, etc.)
5. The next round is now played. Play continues in this manner until there are no tiles
remaining in the tile bag (when tiles run short, refill the Podium to whatever extent you
can). Players will refill their racks only from the Podium after the bag is expended.
One last round will now be played.
6. On this “last” round, the player who played the word with the lowest score earns ONE
MORE TURN. This player, and only this player, is permitted to form a bonus word
(if possible) on his board. Game play now stops.
NOTE: The game ends earlier if no player can form a word during a round.
7. The scorekeeper tallies everyone’s scores. The player with the highest score wins.
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BLANK TILES -Special Swapping Rule
A special SWAP rule affects play whenever a blank tile is played.
After a player uses a blank (“wild”) tile in a word, and the round
is scored, he must exchange his board for the board of an
opponent (his choice). It is best to swap for a board that has a
lot of open area to build upon.
If, in the very rare case, two players play blank tiles during
the same round, both will make a swap. But, the player who
scores lower during that round gets to swap LAST. That player
could even get his original board back if it was taken in the
first swap.
A great board to
choose in a swap!
HELPFUL HINTS
1. Rounds are not timed, but the game plays better when it moves along at a steady pace. If one
player is consistently taking longer to build than the other players, encourage him to speed
it up!
2. Don’t neglect to study your opponents’ boards! The player next to you might be building his
words towards the all-important Triple Word space in one of the corners. If you have a blank
tile, you may want to save it and play it at the most opportune time to swap for your neighbor’s
board and deny him that bonanza. (After all wouldn’t you rather build on that Triple Word
space yourself?)
3. Sometimes you might select a tile from the Prize Tile Podium just to prevent your opponent from
getting it, even if you can’t immediately use it. This is a good defensive strategy—especially
when high point letter tiles are up for grabs.
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