Never Lose A Game Of Scrabble Again With This Surefire Way To Dominate The Scrabble Board
Learn these words and you’ll be an instant Scrabble champion
The holidays are coming up in the next few months and it’s time to prep for the family Scrabble games. On average, using two letter words can increase a players score by 50 points - add that in with the longer words and there’s no way to lose.
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary has compiled a list of 105 two letter words that are accepted in a game of Scrabble.
Additionally, there are also some words that are nearly impossible to play (and very few people know), but if a player can use them they could score up to 1,778 points.
Oxyphenbutazone is the highest possible scoring word, according to Dan Stock, and worth up to 1,778 points. Oxyphenbutazone is an anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis and bursitis.
The word quizzify means literally 'to quiz.' The word is worth up to 419 points in Scrabble.
Oxazepam is an anti-anxiety drug. The word is worth up to 392 points.
Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala and, made plural in Scrabble, its worth up to 374 points.
A quixotry is a romantic idea or action worth up to 365 points.
Gherkins is a small pickle (because we need a weird word for that) and worth up to 180 points.
Quartzy refers to anything that resembles a quartz. The word is worth up to 164 points.
A muzjik is Russian peasant and worth up to 126 points.
Syzygy is an alignment of three celestial bodies and worth up to 93 points. Try saying it 3 times fast though and you might win a prize.
The odds of playing any of these words is pretty slim, since the player would need to have an amalgamation of Scrabble’s rarest letters, prime double/triple word/letter squares, and the space for long words such as oxyphenbutazone or oxazepam.
A player's best bet is to use the two letter word to their advantage, but of course to always keep their eyes open for an opportunity to use one of the bigger words.
Do you think you’ll be able to use any of these words in your next Scrabble game? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more board game news and other entertaining reads.