Here are three secrets for scoring big at the Literacy Council tournament
- Knowing the list of two-letter words is essential, especially right at the end, when the timer is ready to buzz and you still have a handful of miscellaneous letters to play. Placing the letter O under a J that’s next to an X going horizontally, earns your team at least 18 points. If you happen to get that O on a premium square, it can really add up.
- There are eight squares you must use. How ever you can, stretch your words out to the Triple Word Score squares in the corners and along the edge. It’s the only way you’ll have a chance of racking up more points than the other teams.
- For each round, designate a score keeper. The score in Team Scrabble is kept as you go, not at the end. This person will be the one to stay organized, while the others on the team are feverishly thinking up words and placing them on the board. The score keeper can also watch the time.
I’m encouraging the Scrabble Goddess in everyone to register to play this year at the 13th Annual Scrabble Tournament. It’s for a good cause, there are some wonderful prizes thanks to local businesses, great food thanks to the local Altrusa group, and it’s just plain fun to play board games in the middle of winter. Call or go online to register. 419-223-0252 https://www.limaliteracy.net/scrabble.html