How do you Play Scrabble GO Game Android Rules

Scrabble GO is a word game for ages 8 and up. This is a game for 2-4 players. It requires a specialized game board, 100 letter tiles, and tile racks.

Scrabble GO is a word game for ages 8 and up. This is a game for 2-4 players. It requires a specialized game board, 100 letter tiles, and tile racks.

Game Play Scrabble GO

According to Scrabble rules, all tiles should be placed in a letter pouch or placed face down on the table beside the board. Ensure that letters are well mixed, and that players do not know which letter is in what spot. To determine who goes first, each player draws a letter – the player with the letter closest to “A” goes first. The ‘blank’ tile automatically goes first. Ensure you thoroughly remix the tiles before drawing letters. Each player draws 7 letters and places them on his or her letter rack.

According to scrabble rules, there are three main steps to a turn:

1) Play a Word
2) Total the Score for that Word
3) Draw Tiles to Replace the Tiles Played

The first player must play his or her first word on the center square of the board, the spot that has a ‘star’ on it. All words must be two or more letters long. Words are played either vertically or horizontally. Diagonal word play is not permitted.

Play always moves clockwise (to the left). Each player must play off of words already present on the board. This may involve changing existing words (for example, making the word ‘play’ into ‘player’) or by incorporating a letter into the word you are playing. You may only place letters in a straight line horizontally or vertically. You can place letters in both directions on a single turn. The letters placed must form complete words. Anytime two or more letters touch, they must form valid, legal words. For example, if you add an ‘s’ to an existing word to make it a plural and then build a separate word from that ‘s’ in the opposite direction, you would get full credit for both words. No tile can be moved or shifted once it is played (baring a successful challenge).

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How to Play Scrabble Go?

Scrabble GO Players opt

According to Scrabble rules, players should agree before the game begins on the dictionary they will use. The only words present in a dictionary that are not legal are as follows: abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, words that require a hyphen or apostrophe, and words requiring capitalization. Many Scrabble players opt to buy an Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary. There is also a free online Scrabble dictionary available for use.

The dictionary should only be consulted if a word is actually challenged, and should never be used before a word is played for verification purposes.

Score Keeping

One player should be elected as the score keeper. The scorekeeper should double-check the tally for each word. Each letter tile has the value of that letter. Unless the tile is on a Premium Letter Square, these should be counted at face value and totaled for the word.

According to scrabble rules, there are two types of premium squares: Premium Letter and Premium Word Squares.  For example, if you create ‘jobs’ and ‘cakes’ by adding the ‘S’ tile to the end of the existing word ‘job’, and the ‘K’ tile is on a red square, you would count ‘jobs’ for it’s face value (13) but you would triple the value of ‘cakes’ (30) and your total for the turn would be 43 points.

Winning the Game

When one player plays his or her last tile, and no more tiles are available to draw, the game is over per scrabble rules. Any remaining tiles should be subtracted from that player’s score. The player with the highest score wins the game. You may opt to allow each player one turn to attempt to play as many of his or her remaining tiles as possible.

Extra Point Values

When looking at the board, players will see that some squares offer multipliers. Should a tile be placed on these squares, the value of the tile will be multiplied by 2x or 3x. Some squares will also multiply the total value of the word and not just the single point value of one tile.

Double Letter Scores – The light blue cells in the board are isolated and when these are used, they will double the value of the tile placed on that square.

Triple Letter Score – The dark blue cell in the board will be worth triple the amount, so any tile placed here will earn more points.

Double Word Score – When a cell is light red in color, it is a double word cell and these run diagonally on the board, towards the four corners. When a word is placed on these squares, the entire value of the word will be doubled.

Triple Word Score – The dark red square is where the high points can be earned as this will triple the word score. Placing any word on these squares will boos points drastically. These are found on all four sides of the board and are equidistant from the corners.

One Single Use – When using the extra point squares on the board, they can only be used one time. If a player places a word here, it cannot be used as a multiplier by placing another word on the same square.

Accepted Scrabble Words

Any word that is found in a standard English dictionary can be used in the game of Scrabble. There are also Official Scrabble Dictionaries that can be purchased for more word options.

There are some words that are not allowed to be played and these include suffixes, prefixes and abbreviations. Any word that requires the use of a hyphen or apostrophe cannot be played in the game. Any word that required the use of a capital letter is not allowed.

When playing an English version of the game, foreign words are not allowed to be placed on the board. However, if the foreign word does appear in a standard English dictionary, it is allowed. The reason for this is due to the fact that the word is spoken enough and is considered part of the English language.

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