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The author competing at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo, New York.

After playing thousands of games, I’m convinced Scrabble blows Words With Friends out of the water for 3 clear reasons

Words With Friends is one of the most popular mobile games ever, and is very similar to the game that inspired it, Scrabble.
The author competing in the North American Scrabble Championship in 2017.

I’m a nationally-ranked Scrabble player, and these are the 7 biggest mistakes I see inexperienced players make

Inexperienced Scrabble players tend to make the same basic mistakes. Here's how you can stop making them.
The author at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship.

I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and my go-to tip for my friends can elevate anyone’s game

Although memorizing words is important for Scrabble, there's also an important strategic element of the game that many casual players overlook.
The author competing at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo, New York.

I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and I have a simple trick that can take your game to new heights

There's a huge difference between how experts play Scrabble compared to casual players.

13 classic games you can download for your iPhone or Android for free

Instead of focusing on smartphone games that cost money or are trendy now — looking at you, "Fortnite" — take a moment to go through the classics.
The letter Q isn't always followed by a U — just look at these words.

Some of the most valuable words in Scrabble use a Q without a U, and there are many more than your English teacher led you to believe

The letter Q is almost always followed by a U in English, but that isn't always the case. In fact, one of the exceptions is a word you see on your computer keyboard every day — and it's a great one to remember for Scrabble.
Scrabble players can now play the word OK.

‘OK’ was just added to the Scrabble dictionary, and experts are saying it could change how Scrabble is played

Scrabble players can now play the word "OK," according to the latest update to the Scrabble dictionary released on Monday. Not everyone agrees with the decision, but there's no question it will change Scrabble strategy for expert players.
The author at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship.

I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and I’ve noticed the best players use a strategy most people are afraid to try

I'm a tournament Scrabble player, and people often ask me how they can improve their Scrabble skills. I've noticed that beginner players are often afraid of using one of the most useful tactics in the game: exchanging your tiles.

Mark Zuckerberg was so keen to beat a high school girl at Scrabble that he wrote a computer program to show him word combinations

Mark Zuckerberg once coded a program to help him beat a schoolchild at Scrabble, the New Yorker reports. Zuckerberg wrote the code after the daughter of friend beat him in their first game aboard a private jet, but the game was cut short when the plane landed.
The author competing at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo, New York.

I’m a tournament Scrabble player — here’s a list of the words that will raise your score by 50 points

Any Scrabble expert will tell you that learning the two-letter words is a surefire way to increase your average score by 50 points a game. We compiled a list of the 105 valid two-letter words, including yo, ow, qi, xu, and za.