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SCRABBLE

The FREE ONLINE SCRABBLE game offers multiple ways to play and skill levels for everyone. Play with family and friends or take on another tile-jockey matched to your skill level. Play Free online SCRABBLE where every word's a WINNER!


SCRABBLE Match
Play alone or challenge up to 3 opponents in this classic word game.

Word Power
5 skill levels including Beginner and Expert.

Play It Your Way
The only free online SCRABBLE Game with Traditional, House or A La Carte rules.

Opponent Matching
Unique feature will match you with a live opponent at your skill level.

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The object of this word game is to score more points than your opponent! In SCRABBLE, players take turns creating words out of their seven letters. Each player places a word on the board on his or her turn. Words must connect to other words already on the board, either horizontally or vertically.

Each letter has a number that shows its point value. Your score is based on the point value of each letter in your word, multiplied by the premium squares on the board.

On your first turn, drag a word from your rack to the center of the board. Drag or type each letter separately, then click on a square to drop the letter.

Words you can play include:
  • Two letters or more
  • NO proper names or other capitalized words
  • NO abbreviations

Your word can read across or down.
  • Words must be readable from left to right (across) or from top to bottom (down).
  • Words cannot be played from bottom to top, or from right to left.
  • Words cannot be played diagonally.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed in SCRABBLE - everyone's favorite word game!

Each game includes 2 Blank tiles. These tiles can be used for any letter you want! In the Game Options, you can choose whether the blanks can be played once per game only, or you can choose to "recycle" the blanks after they have been played by replacing a blank with a matching letter from your rack!

Use the Premium Squares. Where you play is often more important than what you play. The 8 triple word score squares are often the most important areas of the board. Use them first, or your opponents will! When you have a high-scoring letter such as J, Q, X, or Z, try to place it on a triple letter or double letter score square!

Use the S and Blank tiles wisely! The S is the most valuable letter in the game, since it can be used to double your score. Instead of using the S or blank tile as part of only one word, make the S your link between a new word and an old word! This way, you will get points for two words for the "price of one"! For example, you could play the word "cat" alone. On your next turn, you can play the word "dogs" by using the S to make the word "cats" AND the word "dogs" at the same time! Sometimes you can also use letters such as Y, R, and D in the same way.

Look for word beginnings and endings! Look in your rack for certain letters that can become beginnings and endings for lots of different words. Examples of prefixes include: RE, UN, OVER, etc
Examples of suffixes include: -ED, -ING, -ER, etc.

Length doesn't matter! A long word is not always a high-scoring word. The point values of the individual letters and the premium squares usually have a bigger impact on your score than the length of the word. The word ZA, for example, often gives you more points than a longer word like ANTLER, since the Z alone is worth 10 points!

Learn the special words! In SCRABBLE, there are certain words that are not common in everyday language but extremely useful in the game. These words include:
CWM - a geographical feature also known as a CIRQUE
QAT - a kind of shrub
QI - vital force, also spelled CHI
XI - a Greek letter
ZA - short for PIZZA

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SCRABBLE Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our SCRABBLE Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By nella55_ » July 28th, 2016, 1:07 pm

I get the main scrabble window but cannot get the room to open. I get the error message from pogo saying it may be their server.
Happens with dominoes and crossword also.

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Scrabble • Re: pausing a game

By smoseywales » July 27th, 2016, 12:33 pm

I recall from previous posts that you can't pause a scrabble game against a robot. There's something about "standing up" but I don't understand it.

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Scrabble • Re: How to report a cheater?

By Seska42 » July 27th, 2016, 11:29 am

You can't know that they were cheating so you don't.

If you don't want to play them again, remember their username and avoid sitting at a table with them in the future.

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Scrabble • How to report a cheater?

By Anagrahamn » July 27th, 2016, 7:39 am

He left the game as I was filling the form and it didn't work.

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By breadfruit199 » July 27th, 2016, 12:27 am

What is wrong with Pogo
Scrabble - every game is interrupted with the question mark and then you see 'webpage is not responding'.
This has been going on for about a month - very, very frustrating - PLEASE FIX IT

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Scrabble • pausing a game

By babanana21 » July 26th, 2016, 11:24 pm

Is there a way to pause the game ie scrabble when you are playing the robot; so that the game is not lost when you have to leave it. Tried just leaving it on; but it timed out.

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By Mod_Jada » July 26th, 2016, 2:52 pm

moco2586 wrote:
i installed adblock & it worked....also got rid of friends list


Adblock also blocks flash content in addition to blocking ads, and that could cause problems with the games.
If you run into problems with the other games, disable or pause Adblock.

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Scrabble • Re: rack clearer badge

By CAGal1950 » July 26th, 2016, 1:38 pm

Queen2bee wrote:
I am not getting any credit for the word bingo or bingos have played the word both ways and never any kind of credit the the word.I am trying for the rack cleared badge. I have used all the letters to spell the word bingo in 1 move on my rack have also use a blank tile to spell the word. But still no credit.

You are not understanding what a "bingo" is. It is not about "spelling" the word Bingo.
From the How to Play Scrabble:

Quick Tip:
Bingo!
You'll score 50 Bonus Points if you can use ALL 7 of your letters on a single turn.

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Scrabble • Re: rack clearer badge

By SusyQ151 » July 26th, 2016, 9:54 am

Queen2bee wrote:
I am not getting any credit for the word bingo or bingos have played the word both ways and never any kind of credit the the word.I am trying for the rack cleared badge.


A bingo in Scrabble means to use all the letter tiles in your rack in one move. When you do that you get a bonus.

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Scrabble • rack clearer badge

By Queen2bee » July 26th, 2016, 9:50 am

I am not getting any credit for the word bingo or bingos have played the word both ways and never any kind of credit the the word.I am trying for the rack cleared badge. I have used all the letters to spell the word bingo in 1 move on my rack have also use a blank tile to spell the word. But still no credit.

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Scrabble • Re: Scrabble Words

By smoseywales » July 26th, 2016, 4:42 am

not that it's a very good source, but Urban Dictionary's top definition is "Really obnoxious word for pizza, that no self-respecting person uses."

You are correct about clipping but it is a wide gray line between slang and acceptable words, especially those from clipping. I see a big difference between allowing "gas" or "phone" and allowing "za".

Likewise, although it's in the scrabble dictionary and allowed by pogo, I don't buy "zine" as a valid clipped word for "magazine."

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By moco2586 » July 26th, 2016, 2:15 am

i installed adblock & it worked....also got rid of friends list

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By Mod_Jada » July 25th, 2016, 5:34 pm

ziggy5856 wrote:
I've had the same problem for weeks. I've sent 3 messages to 'PogoNettie', but haven't had a response - maybe she's on holidays? Still you'd think she'd have a back-up. This problem with the game is BEYOND ANNOYING!!!!!


Nettie retired several years ago and her column was an etiquette column, not a technical help column.

Please try the suggestion given by Mod_Aby up above.

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Scrabble • Re: is Scrabble ever going to be fixed?

By ziggy5856 » July 25th, 2016, 5:26 pm

I've had the same problem for weeks. I've sent 3 messages to 'PogoNettie', but haven't had a response - maybe she's on holidays? Still you'd think she'd have a back-up. This problem with the game is BEYOND ANNOYING!!!!!

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Scrabble • Re: Scrabble Words

By Mod_Aby » July 25th, 2016, 1:29 pm

Interesting language fact from an old language teacher. The word za for pizza came about by a language process known as clipping. Nobody sets down and makes an agenda for clipping words, it just happens. We have many clipped words that we use in our everyday language. Most often the unstressed syllable or syllables are clipped. Words such as gas for gasoline, phone for telephone, vibe for vibration are just a few examples of clipped words.

I remember seeing the word za used as an example in a linguistics text book back in my college days in the early 60's. I have never heard the word used in "real life" ! I doubt that I would have remembered it had I run across those letters in a Scrabble game.

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