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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 ...
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 ...
You've misunderstood the scoring principle. White is, as you explained, diving the board. But that has no impact on scoring by itself. We often say, misleadingly, "divide the board in areas", but we should really say "stake out territory by surrounding it with walls". Only then can you count the score. It is a bit tricky at first, but once you grasp it, ...
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.
From my experience of playing the game I think they may have got something wrong in the camping down/press on phase of Dangers. That or they made a mistake when you fail a danger to do with cliffhangers. The full rulebook is published on Flying Frog's website if you want to check while watching the episode.
NemeStats (http://nemestats.com) is a new site that is purpose-built to be able to record the results of any game to get interesting statistics like win/loss percentage, list of players you beat the most, players you lose to the most, games you play the most, your average rank in games, etc. It is mostly geared toward players that play in a stable gaming ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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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