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The minimum score for a seven letter word if you can place the word anywhere is 55. e.g. RETiNAs C2 across. (lower case indicate blanks) The score is 5 for RETNA, 0 for the blanks, and 50 bonus for using all 7 letters. The word would lie on a TL square, but since this is covered by a blank, it gives no bonus since 3x0 = 0. This could be beaten by a ...


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There's a huge amount of information out there about Scrabble end-games - far more than I can summarise here - but most of it concerns two-player games. In those situations, it becomes possible to plan out the last few moves with a great deal of accuracy, since once the tiles are gone from the bag you can work out exactly what is on your opponent's rack. The ...


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In general, this is a real strategy in many board games, especially those with multiple rounds. Sometimes you need to play in a way that is purely for your immediate benefit (get rid of as many tiles as possible and gain as many points as possible along the way). Other times a way to (indirectly) come out ahead is to cause another player harm (ie. don't ...



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