Games like Scrabble

Daily Jumble

First unscramble the words at the top, then use the circled letters to solve a riddle. Hint: use the cartoon on the right to help!

Play Scrabble Online.

Scrabble the World’s favourite word game. The rules that govern the board game and the online game are not that different. Depending on where you are, the rules have been bent and disregarded accordingly and that does add a twist to the game.

About Online Scrabble

All the players are given 7 tiles each at random.

One thing that is unique to this is that slang, archaic, obsolete and foreign words are permitted.

The first player lays out his/her word beginning from the centre of the board. Diagonal words are not allowed.

As soon as a word is accepted the player has to make sure that they add more tiles to make 7; a player must always have 7 tiles at any one time.

When playing online scrabble there are 5 ways that words can be formed:

1. Adding one or more tiles to the beginning or end of a word already on the board, or to both the beginning and the end of that word.
E.g. Trainer can become Strainers if you have two tiles with the letter S.
2. Placing a word at  the beginning and the end of a word already on the board. The new word must use one of the letters of the word already on the board.
3. Placing a complete word parallel to a word already played so that adjoining tiles also form complete words is allowed. Remember that this is not allowed on the board version.
4. A new word added at right angles can also add a letter to an existing word.
5. The last variation is to bridge two or more letters. (This can only be done after the fourth move or later in the game).

  • No tile may be shifted or replaced after it has been scored.

A player may only play onto, across or adjacent to existing words on the game board.

Words cannot be read backwards e.g. COW as WOC


Thankfully, all scoring is done automatically and it shown to you after your turn. Your opponents get the updated scores via email.

Just as in the board game there are extra points for placing tiles on particular spots, so there is on the online version. 

There are what is called the Premium Letter Squares.

A light blue square doubles the score of a letter placed on it; a dark blue square triples the letter score.

Premium Word Squares

The score for an entire word is doubled when one of its letters is placed on a pink square: it is tripled when one of its letters is placed on a red square. Include premiums for double or triple letter values, if any, before doubling or tripling the word score.

If a word is formed that covers two double word premium squares, the score is doubled and then re-doubled (4 times the letter count), or tripled and then re-tripled (9 times the letter count), if a word covers two triple word premium squares.

  • Letter and word premiums count only on the turn in which they are played. On later turns, letters already played on premium squares count at face value.

Bingo this is when all the tiles have been played at a go. As always the player with the highest score wins. In a tie, the player with the highest score before adding or deducting wins.