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That is touched upon in the official History of Scrabble by Hasbro, the owner of Scrabble. Legend has it Butts studied the front page of “The New York Times” to make his calculations for the letter distribution in the game. This skilled, cryptographic analysis of our language formed the basis of the original tile distribution, which has remained constant ...


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The scrabble tile frequencies were almost certainly tweaked based on playtesting as well as letter frequency. The fact that there are only 4 's' tiles was probably intended to decrease the probability of getting the most useful letter to make the game less about simply pluralizing things. Words with Friends tweaked the frequencies further- they added an ...


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Another measure of a good Scrabble game, used amongst serious tournament players: equity points loss. Let me explain. As another commenter highlighted, sometimes strategy determines that you should play defensively and get lower score instead, in which case high-score may not measure how well the player plays (if that's your definition of good/quality, as ...


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My friends and I use rankade, which has an app both for iOS and Android (but I prefer the webapp, personally, as it has the graphs). You can use it for every game, and the thing I like the most is the fact that it gives you the whole history (and rankings) for both the group (collective matches) and for each single boardgame. I don't think it can track every ...


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The rules of Nanuk(you should specify the game you mean somewhere) says Inukshuk cards may be used to "fill any pair or set"(singular) and that only double cards may be used twice. It does not say the inukshuk can BECOME a copy of another card. I'd say no, they cannot be used in this way.


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As per the rules (may need a BoardGameGeek.com account to access): The player who has successfully delivered the most and the second most of each type of Legal Good is declared the “King” and “Queen”, respectively, of that Good. I would interpret this to mean each player can either be the King or Queen (or split the points in a tie), but not both. ...


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I also got a canonical answer elsewhere from Tony Gullotti, Sales Director at the publishers (Arcane Wonders). You only get the King bonus.


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During play you don't count 15s for card combinations, only for the total count. So the third person got two points for making the total count 15, but the dealer only gets the 12 points for the four of a kind. In the same way, if the lead was a three, followed by a king, followed by a 5, the person playing the 5 would not score any points for the play.


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According to one resource (http://sloperama.com/hanafuda/koikoi.htm), if the last card does not complete a meld, no score is awarded to either player; and the deal remains with the same player.


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Here is another interesting thing Nigel Richards perhaps the best Scrabble ever, has at the time or writing played 2549 internationally rated games. He has scored more than 300 in all but 10 of them. It's more than likely that in those 10 games he had sequences of incredibly bad racks. His average per game is 461.37 and average against him is 390.26 which ...


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It seems that Rankade.com suits your needs. My friends and I use it to keep score and rankings from over 100 games, and with over 600 matches. You can see the public page of our group here. It's free, with apps for mobile and webapp. I also have different groups for sports or other games.



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