Scrabble Question

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Scrabble Question

Post by Tom Palven » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:06 am

Please pardon my reposting this here in an effort to get an answer:

I have not been able to find any opinions as to whether total scores in a scrabble match are affected by whether the first word is centered horizontally, centered vertically, or pushed to the right, left, up, or down.

Except where there is a double points square involved, I would want to place the first word where it would be easiest to build future words.

It would seem unlikely that the placement of the first word makes no difference at all.


I tend to think that putting the word as far north or west as possible is better than east or south, but have no proof.

Anybody have an opinion?
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Re: Scrabble Question

Post by TJrandom » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:22 am

I don`t play, but I found this site which was interesting. You may be ahead of it.

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Re: Scrabble Question

Post by Poodle » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 am

IT'S STILL A TRICK!!!

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Re: Scrabble Question

Post by Monster » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:19 pm

Tom Palven wrote:Please pardon my reposting this here in an effort to get an answer:

I have not been able to find any opinions as to whether total scores in a scrabble match are affected by whether the first word is centered horizontally, centered vertically, or pushed to the right, left, up, or down.

Except where there is a double points square involved, I would want to place the first word where it would be easiest to build future words.

It would seem unlikely that the placement of the first word makes no difference at all.


I tend to think that putting the word as far north or west as possible is better than east or south, but have no proof.

Anybody have an opinion?
I thought that your must start in the center. Meaning, you don't have a lot of choice for where you place the first word.
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Re: Scrabble Question

Post by Gord » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Monster wrote:
Tom Palven wrote:Please pardon my reposting this here in an effort to get an answer:

I have not been able to find any opinions as to whether total scores in a scrabble match are affected by whether the first word is centered horizontally, centered vertically, or pushed to the right, left, up, or down.

Except where there is a double points square involved, I would want to place the first word where it would be easiest to build future words.

It would seem unlikely that the placement of the first word makes no difference at all.


I tend to think that putting the word as far north or west as possible is better than east or south, but have no proof.

Anybody have an opinion?
I thought that your must start in the center. Meaning, you don't have a lot of choice for where you place the first word.
The word has to be on the centre square, but it doesn't have to start on the centre square. The first word merely has to cover the centre square with one of its letters. The first word can be horizontal or vertical. It's also a double-score square.
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