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It’s all in the Mind

What’s inside the head of a World Scrabble Champion? Craig Beevers sheds some light. What mental preparation is involved for playing in a World Scrabble Championship?It’s no different to any other tournament really. Ideally you would skim through the most useful words, ie short words and bonuses… Read More
Scrabble tiles, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Tips from the Champions – Barry Grossman

Barry Grossman, author of Play like a Scrabble Champion, tells us his top tips. 1. There are several places on the board to play a 5-letter word where you can double the score of the first or last letter, and also double the whole word. So learning some… Read More
Scrabble tiles, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Tips from the Champions – Allan Simmons

Allan Simmons, four-time British Champion and winner of other national titles, tells us his top tips. 1. Make yourself look for seven-letter words (or eight-letter words using a letter on the board) no matter how unlikely your rack is. Even very unlikely-looking racks may be hiding a common… Read More
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New Three-Letter Scrabble Words

Get to grips with some of the new three-letter words in the Collins Official Scrabble Wordlist, out now. GRR an interjection used to express anger or annoyance (4 points) RYU (Japanese) a school of martial arts (6… Read More
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Language be the Food of Love

New scrabblicious words that can really give your game some bite… AFFOGATO (Italian) a dessert made by pouring espresso coffee over ice cream ROASTIES roast potatoes GUMMI a rubbery, flavoured candy… Read More
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Author vs. Author

They can write but can they Scrabble? On Tuesday 26th at 4PM, we’re combining your love of words and books. Women’s Fiction writers Fanny Blake and Judy Astley will go head to head in a much-anticipated game of Scrabble. Both of their books have storylines littered… Read More
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Delightfully Odd-Looking Scrabble Words

Although they look like they’ve been made up for Scrabble, these new strange-looking words are all supported by current usage away from the Scrabble board… DHIKR Sufi religious ceremony (13 points) PACZKI Round filled doughnut (23 points)… Read More
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Tips from the Champions – Craig Beevers

Craig Beevers, the current World Scrabble Champion, tells us his top tips. 1. Know your short wordsTwo and three letter words can enable you to score 20-30 points move after move without any big plays. Once they’re second nature you’ll have lots of parallel play opportunities at… Read More