The so-called “word masters” are not entirely invincible as we tend to think. If you are one of those players to whom scrabble is a matter of life and death, you are probably dedicated to overcoming even the toughest barriers to challenge the game’s best.
Here is how to beat the game’s best:
Part 1: The SCRABBLE Strategy
A lot of players falsely think strategy is all about big words. Pompous words do work, but not always. There is more to it than simply getting rid of your often used letters, and you must not memorize the whole dictionary (just a small part of it would be great) to be good at it. Very much like chess, you have some degree of strategy to win. If you want to be one of the SCRABBLE’s greats, you must learn defense, tactics, and most importantly, patience. To unscramble a word.
Part 2: The Word Tricks
Mastering the 2-Letter Words
You stand a higher chance of winning a game if you use these 2-letter words. They help you avoid those excess vowels, help you break out of jam, and provide foundation upon which you can build your blocks for the next move. We have one hundred and one of them! (In descending order for exercise your brain):
ZA, YO, YE, YA, XU, XI, WO, WE, UT, US, UP, UN, MU, HU, TO, TI, TA, SO, IS, HS, RE, QI, PI, PE, PA, OY, OX, OW, OS, OR, OP, ON, OM, OI, OH, OF, OE, OD, NU, NO, NE, NA, MY, MU, MO, MM, MI, ME, MA, LO, LI, LA, KI, KA, OJ, IT, IS, IN, IF, ID, HO, HM, HI, HE, HA, GO, FE, FA, EX, ET, ES, ER, EN, EM, EL, EH, EF, ED, DO, DE, BY, BO, BI, BE, BA, AX, AW, AT, AS, RA, AN, MA, LA, AI, AH, AG, AE, AD, AB, AA
There are 3-letter words and QU-Less words you need to master but I would be great if you mastered the 2-letter words first. Stay tuned.
Tips for building words
Search for common suffixes and conveniently push them to the left of the rack. Such prefixes as UN-, RE-, and IN- make it on the rack than anything else you can ever imagine, so use them to your advantage. Don’t just limit yourself to these examples, search for as many prefixes you can get, like EX-, NON-, TRI-, MIS-, PRE- and so on.
If you want to earn the coveted 50-point bonus, you need to learn the best strategies for managing your rack. There is a long list of words that ends in –ING, -ER, -ED, and -S. These are words you are searching for when you glance at the rack. When you spot them, move them to the rack’s right side and search for the remaining words. Unless all you are remaining with are consonants and vowels, you stand a chance of clinching a Bingo. Don’t limit yourself within the above suffixes, cast your net wider to include the likes of –ITE, -TION, -AL, -CY, -NESS, -ITY, -FUL, -IEST, -ENT, and –LY.
And that’s how to beat the so-called “word masters.” Watch this space for more tricks.