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How did they decide the point value of Scrabble letters?


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Randal Bernhard
2020-05-20 18:54:50
2020-05-20 18:54:50
The creator of Scrabble, an architect named Alfred Mosher Butts, is said to have tallied the frequency of each letter on the front page of The New York Times to determine how many tiles there would be per letter and how much each letter would be worth. Letters that occurred most often, like E or T, would be worth only 1 point, and harder to use letters, like Z and Q, would be worth 10.

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Anonymous
2020-06-02 00:25:08
2020-06-02 00:25:08

infrequency of use in a word, got a higher score

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