What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

The 33rd BRAND’S Crossword Game Championship Kings Cup - Day 4

Nigel has won yet another tournament in 2018. Here are some game boards from day 4 of the Kings Cup scrabble tournament in Thailand courtesy Austin Shin:

Here is also the link to all annotated games as posted on Poslfit.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

WESPA World Championships 2019 head to India

The WESPA world championship is headed to India and lovely Goa is the venue. Indian scrabble is on a major upswing thanks to phenomenal performance of Indian players in the last edition of the world championships in Kenya in 2017. Akshay won it on a Bahrain ticket. Sherwin, Ranga and Goutham all finished in the top 20 and Udayan absolutely dominated division 1. Loads of young talent emerging in India in Samrath, Yash, Aditya, Mehul, Vraj, Vedika etc and we are absolutely thrilled to host the greatest show in Scrabble and welcome the greats of the game to India. The countdown is on for sure. Here's more on the venue from WESPA

WESPA World scrabble championship 2019

Monday, 28 May 2018

Nakul Wins Bayer National Scrabble Championship 2018

A terrific finish from Nakul saw him winning 17 games and the 2018 edition of the Bayer National Scrabble Championship. Eeshan in second and Mohan finished third. Yash finished 9th. Here are his game boards from the 3 days of intense scrabble:

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Goa Scrabble Tourney - 2018

Here are some game boards from the recently concluded Goa Scrabble tourney courtesy Yash, Shankar and Eeshan:

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Easter Matchplay Championship 2018

Here are some game boards and insight from the Easter Matchplay Championship that concluded this week courtesy Austin Shin:























Monday, 2 April 2018

Australian Scrabble Championship 2018

Here are some recordings of games of the 2018 edition of the Australian Scrabble Championship as broadcasted on Facebook:



Sunday, 18 February 2018

World Scrabble Championship 2019 Bids

India, Malaysia and Trinidad and Tobago have expressed interest in hosting next years world scrabble championships. Here is the announcement from WESPA:

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Crescent City Cup Scrabble Championship New Orleans

Here are some game boards from the recently held Crescent city cup scrabble championship in New Orleans, USA, courtesy Austin Shin:

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2018 Day 4 - Nigel Wins

Nigel has won the Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament for the eighth time in row. In an amazing field some terrific performances from the ever consistent Hubert Wee, Sherwin, Mark Nyman and Jayaska were features at the event. The Singapore and Thai contingent also played admirably well. Great performances from the kids Janul and Vraj. Not to forget my good friend Irfan's terrific show as well. I am also 1000% sure that Udayan bounces back in a big way. Here are the final standings from the Scrabble Association of India. Here are some game boards from day 4:

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Different Words Same Meaning

Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier


Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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