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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2013
Being a scrabble junkie I read it from cover to cover and learnt a lot. . More copies were then bought as stocking fillers
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2013
Easy to read and full of hints to perfect your scrabble game. Like the layout and the one page chapters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2014
There doesn't seem to be any combination of letters that aren't covered. When you are down to your last 1 to 3 letters, or just think you are stuck on a round, this little gem of a book will get you unstuck or out.
Use with caution if you don't wish to be a social outcast at the scrabble table!
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on 20 June 2015
This is an excellent little book with tremendous value and is very suited to anyone who plays SCRABBLE. Whether you are completely new to the game or a seasoned SCRABBLE player, Barry Grossman has written this book very well to make playing SCRABBLE a lot more interesting and a lot more competitive than you have ever imagined. Now all my family are eager to learn.

Grossman, a champion of Channel 4's Countdown, has written all 101 tips very concisely and it's only a matter of a minute to absorb all the information. The first tip encourages you to think positive! From then on, it all gets very interesting. It explains how to use every letter of the alphabet effectively, what to do if you have a nasty rack or a closed board and all those bonus plays. You'll be yielding 50-point bonuses for using all 7 tiles in your rack before you know... that is, if you know all the seven, eight and nine letter words.

Word power is extremely vital, so if you don't already have a wordlist or dictionary, all the key words are listed including the all-important anagrams, ones containing any of the four power tiles (J, Q, X and Z) and those handy prefixes and suffixes. It even provides concise definitions to some of the most bizzare words known to the human world. It's interesting to know that there are playable words from all over the world and that there are some spelling variants to some words. FIQH looks very unusual and that initially would make no sense to be, but apparently it's an Islamic jurisprudence. WAQF is an Islamic charity. Let's also not forget the Welsh word CWM, a Welsh valley. Very interesting indeed!

In addition, the book concludes with a list of 124 two-letter words and 1310 three-letter words. They're all key to making parallel moves, so learn them!

A very well-written little book and extremely useful and inspiring. I'd recommend it to every SCRABBLE player.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2013
a great little book if you are serious at getting better in scrabble. easy to read and gives little gems of inspiration
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2014
A handy book to have if you are a scrabble enthusiast, but not all the words are recognised in Words with Friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2014
This book has greatly improved my scoring at Scrabble. It takes you through the 101 ways at a steady pace.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2014
well set out & full of very good ideas to help win at scrabble.lots of suggestions & well worth having.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2014
Does what it says on the tin! It's the little words that win the games and this book gives them.
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on 30 January 2014
Really helpful in coming up with good words and ideas for winning at scrabble. Helped me prompt my word memory.
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