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How to Score 1830 in a Single Turn!
Admittedly this Scrabble example is highly contrived. Such a situation it very unlikely to occur in a real game, and if it were to do so your chances of spotting the winning move are slim to say the least. Nonetheless, it explains how high scores of several hundred are possible.
In making the word BENZOXYCAMPHORS, six other words are also created. These each score as shown below:
The total score, then, is 54 + 29 + 13 + 27 + 16 + 48 + 1593 + 50 = 1830.
This high-scoring Scrabble puzzle solution was created by Scrabble fanatics Matthew Westcott, Gary Woodward and others.
Can you do better?This example can undoubtedly be bettered. We challenge you to come up with a situation in which a higher-scoring turn is possible.
Editor's Note: Since the publication of this page, we have been informed of a higher-scoring solution in which 1962 points are achieved. Click here for details.
Remember, you are restricted by the number of tiles of each letter available, and by the size of the Scrabble board. You must also bare in mind that to be a valid Scrabble game, the words must be connected to the central (starting) square of the board in such a way that the point can be reached by legal play. Some of the techniques used to increase the score are discussed below:
Good luck! If you do find a higher-scoring example, we'd love to hear from you.
Unfortunately, not all of the words used in the 1830-point solution above, or the 1962-point solution, are in the Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary. The record for the most number of points won in a single turn using only words from Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary is 1682. Click here for details.
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