Scrabble Board Game

How To Play Scrabble

Scrabble Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
45 MIN
Scrabble LettersScrabble is a fun and educational board game where players need to use their creativity to come up with and spell correctly different words to strategically fit onto the Scrabble board. Points are assigned to each letter and depending on the square the letter is placed, these points can double or triple in value. In a 2-player game, a good player scores in the 300-400 point range.

Players take turns placing letter tiles on the game board to form words. Words must be at least two letters long and must connect to existing words on the board. Points are scored based on the length and complexity of the words, with premium squares on the board worth extra points. If a player cannot form a word, they must pass their turn. The game ends when all of the tiles have been placed on the board and one player uses all of their tiles. The player with the highest score wins.

Scrabble Board Game BagThe higher vocabulary you have and the better speller you are, will increase your advantage against those you play with. In the game of Scrabble, any dictionary word goes; the only catch is, your word needs to use one of the letters in someone else's word.
The game Scrabble should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Includes The Scrabble Game Board
  • 100 Letter Tiles
  • Letter Pouch
  • 4 Tile Racks
  • Official Scrabble Rules And Instructions
How to Win
In the Scrabble game, players form interlocking words on the Scrabble board using letter tiles of different values. Each player competes for high score by taking advantage of the latter tiles as well as the premium squares on the board.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Scrabble rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Scrabble. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Julie Cooper says:

can a player add to the bottom as well as the top of an existing word during one play. Example: the word EMIT is on the board and the next player wants to make it REMITTING.
Rex says:

In playing scrabble, how many times can we used a certain word?
Spencer says:

I have played Scrabble a few time but never by the official rules. We just put words down. As a family we just tried to play like the instructions say and it was much more strategic. We'll have to play like this next time. Go figure that playing by the rules is more fun...
Mel says:

I'm not much of a word guy or that great at spelling but I played with game with my daughter and it was surprisingly entertaining. Not sure I get all the rules for scoring but it was fun trying to come up with words based on what I had in my tray.
barbara says:

is it cheating to look up a word, while playing.? are you allowed to use dictionary? How about of having a list of letters, on the table ?
John Wood says:

Scrabble is the best board game
Michelle says:

how do you count the letters
KikiLB says:

Scrable is a perfect game for family get togethers.
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