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Scrabble letter values

2013-01-16 14:31:31.647982-08 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Scrabble needs new scoring system, researcher says.

BBC: Scrabble: should letter values change?:

"The dictionary of legal words in Scrabble has changed," says Joshua Lewis, researcher and creator of a software program which allocates new, up-to-date values to Scrabble tiles.

"Among the notable additions are all of these short words which make it easier to play Z, Q and X, so even though Q and Z are the highest value letters in Scrabble, they are now much easier to play."

The researcher appears to be Joshua Lewis / jmlewis and his platform looks like valett - Data-driven letter valuation for word games.

And I kind of agree with him. With ZA, XI and QI added to the dictionary, Q is no longer a terrifying letter to draw in the end game, and the opportunities to triple or better Z and X are really high.

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