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  1. How To Score High Points In Scrabble Catch the Scrabble VirusSeptember 18, 2001 Facilitator: Mong Sai

  2. Agenda • Overview of the game • Common misconceptions • Strategies on how to play • Q & A

  3. Overview of Scrabble • Word game • 7 tiles in a hand • 2-4 players • Compete to score the highest points

  4. Common Mispercetions Answer True/False. The purposes of the game of Scrabble is to make the longest word possible with your tiles.

  5. Common Misperceptions (cont.) Answer True or False. You should always try to form a word when it's not your turn and subsequently place the word on the gameboard, when your turn approaches.

  6. Common Misperceptions (cont.) Answer True or False. You have to be really smart to play Scrabble effectively.

  7. Strategy #1: Use of S, R, D, Y • Extend existing words (Camel Camels) • Hook to form new words (Trade Rice at end of trade) • Also known as power tiles • What new words can be made from “bake” with these letters? • What new words can be made from “cream” with these letters?

  8. Strategy #2: Use of J, Q, X, Z • Possess high point values • Place on premium letter square • Place on premium word square

  9. Strategy # 3: Use of the Blank • Two in the pool • No value • Use as a power tile

  10. Strategy # 4: Adapt to the Gameboard • Safety word first • Look for patterns like CR, GHT, STR, SCR, KLE, ENT.

  11. Strategy #5: Playing the Q • Make a word and get it into play • Save that U

  12. Strategy #6: Look out for BINGO • Automatic 50 points • Keep in mind common letter combinations

  13. Strategy #7: Value of 2 or 3 Letter Words • Less is more • Keep a few in your back pocket like AX, OX, UP, HE, BE, JAM and ZIT.

  14. Questions and Answers • Raise your hand or text chat if you have a question.