The Scrabble Word-Building Book

Updated Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416571964

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 736

View: 7182

Want to outsmart, outwit, and outplay your Scrabble® opponents? Using the completely revised and updated The Scrabble® Word-Building Book, you can! This essential strategy guide shows you how to build on your opponents' words and become a master of this classic game. For novice players and expert wordsmiths alike, this helpful reference includes: A handy list of the 94 two-letter words sure to pile on the points Over 800 three-letter words -- 550 of which can be formed from two-letter words All eight-letter words that can be formed from seven-letter words Every word up to seven letters you can play! To increase your word-building power and achieve the highest score, keep The Scrabble® Word-Building Book at your fingertips -- and beat your opponent every time!
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Everything Scrabble

Third Edition

Author: Joe Edley,John D. Williams, Jr.,John Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416561757

Category: Games

Page: 416

View: 3698

A guide for improving Scrabble skills discusses how to maximize scores with bonus squares, make more seven-letter plays, and increase scoring average using two-letter words, and includes a step-by-step guide to board strategy.
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The Official Scrabble Word-Finder

Author: Robert W. Schachner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780028621326

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 7044

This all-new second edition of The Official Scrabble Brand Word-Finder is unique in its organization of officially accepted words, allowing the player to find the highest-scoring word in the shortest time. It reflects additions and deletions from the last three editions of The Official Scrabble Dictionary, and includes a complete list of two-letter words and three-letter words formed from two-letter words, as well as an invaluable and completely new section, "Ten Tips for a Better Game." There are even newly minted words, such as ab, yo, and ed, and a directory of prefixes, suffixes, and plurals. The Official Scrabble Brand Word-Finder is faster than a dictionary and will help you become a Scrabble champion. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the United States and Canada. 2001 Hasbro. All rights reserved.
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How to Play Scrabble Like a Champion

Author: Joel Wapnick

Publisher: Puzzlewright

ISBN: 9781402770777

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 1632

A guide for improving Scrabble skills discusses how to maximize scores with bonus squares, more seven-letter plays, tile exchanges, word extensions, and well-planned endgames.
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Is That a Word?

From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE

Author: David Bukszpan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452108242

Category: Games

Page: 176

View: 1943

Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.
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The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Sixth Edition

Author: Merriam-Webster

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877795964

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 752

View: 4742

The book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource. Features more than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words including many newly added entries. Updated to include new vocabulary such as facepalm, listicle, yowza, and hivemind. Includes variant spellings with expanded coverage of Canadian and British words. Main entries include a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms for fast, easy word validation. Endorsed by the North American SCRABBLE Players Association for recreational and school use.
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Scrabble Wordbook

Author: Mike Baron,Brian Cappelletto

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750861

Category: Games

Page: 335

View: 2436

Provides lists of officially approved words to be used in the game of Scrabble, from two- to eight-letter words, and includes a "cheat sheet" for identifying frequency used letter combinations and hooks to extend words already on the board.
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Word Freak

Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players

Author: Stefan Fatsis

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524315

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

View: 9916

This “marvelously absorbing” book is “a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect” (San Jose Mercury News). A former Wall Street Journal reporter and NPR regular, Stefan Fatsis recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game’s strange, potent hold over them—and him. At least thirty million American homes have a Scrabble set—but the game’s most talented competitors inhabit a sphere far removed from the masses of “living room players.” Theirs is a surprisingly diverse subculture whose stars include a vitamin-popping standup comic; a former bank teller whose intestinal troubles earned him the nickname “G.I. Joel”; a burly, unemployed African American from Baltimore’s inner city; the three-time national champion who plays according to Zen principles; and the author himself, who over the course of the book is transformed from a curious reporter to a confirmed Scrabble nut. Fatsis begins by haunting the gritty corner of a Greenwich Village park where pickup Scrabble games can be found whenever weather permits. His curiosity soon morphs into compulsion, as he sets about memorizing thousands of obscure words and fills his evenings with solo Scrabble played on his living room floor. Before long he finds himself at tournaments, socializing—and competing—with Scrabble’s elite. But this book is about more than hardcore Scrabblers, for the game yields insights into realms as disparate as linguistics, psychology, and mathematics. Word Freak extends its reach even farther, pondering the light Scrabble throws on such notions as brilliance, memory, competition, failure, and hope. It is a geography of obsession that celebrates the uncanny powers locked in all of us, “a can’t-put-it-down narrative that dances between memoir and reportage” (Los Angeles Times). “Funny, thoughtful, character-rich, unchallengeably winning writing.” —The Atlantic Monthly This edition includes a new afterword by the author.
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Scrabble Puzzles

Author: Joe Edley

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402755260

Category: Games

Page: 128

View: 2235

To play SCRABBLE™ better takes practice—and volumes 3 & 4 in the popular puzzle series give players a chance to improve even when they’re without an opponent to challenge them. Every page features an entire Scrabble board covered by the letters of a game in progress. Below the board are three sets of seven tiles as well as the highest possible score for each of these “racks.” The object of the game: to figure out how to place those three groups of letters on the board to achieve those winning scores. (They’re all designed to use the most up-to-date Scrabble dictionary, too.) Created by three-time national Scrabble champion Joe Edley, who knows the game better than almost anyone, these collections are sure to be a hit! Scrabble champion Joe Edley was featured in the documentaryWord Wars.
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Learn All the 2-Letter Scrabble Words

How to Memorize 105 Words to Improve Your Score

Author: Tyler Indiana

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518631931

Category:

Page: 24

View: 7406

This book will help you learn all 105 acceptable 2-letter words so you can improve your word game. The list is broken down into several manageable pieces. Easily memorize all the 2-letter words! Improve your score and beat your friends!
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101 Two-Letter Words

Author: Stephin Merritt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244245

Category: Humor

Page: 216

View: 2024

A one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble. Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as “the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.” Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts—and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language. With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu). And every one of the 101 poems is accompanied by a full-color illustration by the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast. 101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!).
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Scrabble Score & Tile Tracker

Author: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402750991

Category: Games

Page: 144

View: 3034

Includes 2- and 4-player scoresheets, advanced tile-tracking grids, and players' pocket word lists.
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The Official Scrabble Puzzle Book

Author: Joe Edley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671569007

Category: Games

Page: 272

View: 3919

Calling all players, beginners and experts alike! Here are the plays you can't afford to miss: 800 puzzles to sharpen your thinking and hone your crossword skills, specially designed and selected by SCRABBLE superstar Joe Edley, the only two-time winner of the National SCRABBLE® Championship and coauthor of Everything SCRABBLE®. Learn how to: "Read the board" and see where you can score the most points -- and where you can't. Increase your word game skills with 97 must-know two-letter words Build knockout numbers with bonus squares, two-letter words and parallel plays Score with the high-point tiles: J, Q, X, and Z Balance your rack by playing off weak three-, four-, and five-tile combinations Find the key to success with bingos and seven-letter plays Find the Ideal Play -- eight questions to ask yourself, plus the Ideal Play on computer Win at SCRABBLE -- six key factors Find the best play in real game action -- fifty actual games re-created in this book, complete with the author's analysis and computer simulation results. National champion Joe Edley aims to enhance your SCRABBLE-playing skills. Discover tips, shortcuts, and special plays in actual game situations, and a battery of increasingly complex puzzles as you learn to play with the pros.
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Into The River

Author: Ted Dawe

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3322

Winner of the Margaret Mahy Award "Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets that can never be told." Te Arepa is an adventurous Maori boy, bound to the history, customs and rituals of his people. Yet when he comes upon a giant eel while fishing, he is convinced the creature is a taniwha, or water demon, and follows it. Yet what Te Arepa finds in the river is far different, far more sinister. And it will change his life forever. Te Arepa has always been curious about experiencing life beyond his tribe. His wishes seem granted when he is awarded a scholarship at a prestigious boarding school, far away from the Maori. Leaving behind his family and their traditions, Te Arepa sets out to discover a strange new world with customs of its own...as well as new enemies. When he arrives at school, Te Arepa finds the freedom and everything it offers intoxicating. But to fit in, he realizes that he must shed his identity, culture, and even his name. And he comes to realize that what the water demon showed him in the darkness of the river that day changed him, and that freedom comes with a heavy price.
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Scrabble Word Puzzles

Author: Ltd Publications International

Publisher: Publications International, Limited

ISBN: 9781680221008

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 8836

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The Word Museum

The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten

Author: Jeffrey Kacirk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743214940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3311

ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. Now from the author of Forgotten English comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, The Word Museum offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.
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Collins Official Scrabble Words

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007537976

Category: English language

Page: 1184

View: 6175

Every word counts! Nearly every Scrabble player has been involved in a dispute over which words are acceptable on a Scrabble board. Now you can settle all those squabbles with the latest official wordlist from Collins - the authority on Scrabble.
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Word Nerd

Author: Susin Nielsen

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770490758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4685

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described “friendless nerd,” he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich — even though they know he has a deathly allergy — Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled. Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose’s Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There’s only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to. In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who’s searching for acceptance and for a place to call home. From the Hardcover edition.
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Liar & Spy

Author: Rebecca Stead

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375850872

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9265

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: what is a lie, and what is a game? How far is too far to go for your only friend? Like the dazzling When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for Liar & Spy • A Junior Library Guild Selection • A New York Times Bestseller • An Indie Bestseller • Kirkus Reviews starred review • Publishers Weekly starred review • The Horn Book starred review • School Library Journal starred review • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books starred review • Autumn 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List • Nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013 • Kirkus Reviews Best of Children’s Books 2012 List • Publishers Weekly Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 • School Library Journal Best of Children’s Fiction 2012 List • The Horn Book’s Best of 2012 List • Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2012 for Kids List • Amazon’s Best of the Year, Middle Grade (#3) • A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2012 • Holiday gift guides: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times • NPR Outstanding “Backseat” Reads for Ages 9-14, NPR’s Backseat Book Club • One of The Atlantic Wire’s 25 favorite middle grade and young adult book covers of 2012 • The Wall Street Journal’s Best Children’s Books of 2012 • The Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 • The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2012 Blue Ribbons List
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