Is That a Word

Is That a Word Author David Bukszpan
ISBN-10 9781452116105
Year 2012-07-13
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.

Word Freak

Word Freak Author Stefan Fatsis
ISBN-10 9780547524313
Year 2001-07-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Stefan Fatsis, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and National Public Radio regular, recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game's strange, potent hold over them—and him. Scrabble might truly be called America's game. More than two million sets are sold every year and at least thirty million American homes have one. But the game's most talented competitors inhabit a sphere far removed from the masses of "living room players." Theirs is a surprisingly diverse subculture whose stars include a vitamin-popping standup comic; a former bank teller whose intestinal troubles earn him the nickname "G.I. Joel"; a burly, unemployed African American from Baltimore's inner city; the three-time national champion who plays according to Zen principles; and Fatsis himself, who we see transformed from a curious reporter to a confirmed Scrabble nut. He begins by haunting the gritty corner of a Greenwich Village park where pickup Scrabble games can be found whenever weather permits. His curiosity soon morphs into compulsion, as he sets about memorizing thousands of obscure words and fills his evenings with solo Scrabble played on his living room floor. Before long he finds himself at tournaments socializing—and competing—with Scrabble's elite. But this book is about more than hardcore Scrabblers, for the game yields insights into realms as disparate as linguistics, psychology, and mathematics. Word Freak extends its reach even further, pondering the light Scrabble throws on such notions as brilliance, memory, competition, failure, and hope. It is a geography of obsession that celebrates the uncanny powers locked in all of us. This edition includes a new 2013 afterword by the author.

The Scrabble Word Building Book

The Scrabble Word Building Book Author
ISBN-10 1416571965
Year 2007-09-25
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Want to outsmart, outwit, and outplay your Scrabble® opponents? Using the completely revised and updated The Scrabble® Word-Building Book, you can! This essential strategy guide shows you how to build on your opponents' words and become a master of this classic game. For novice players and expert wordsmiths alike, this helpful reference includes: A handy list of the 94 two-letter words sure to pile on the points Over 800 three-letter words -- 550 of which can be formed from two-letter words All eight-letter words that can be formed from seven-letter words Every word up to seven letters you can play! To increase your word-building power and achieve the highest score, keep The Scrabble® Word-Building Book at your fingertips -- and beat your opponent every time!

Collins Official Scrabble Words

Collins Official Scrabble Words Author Collins Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0007589085
Year 2016-05-05
Pages 1216
Language en
Publisher Collins
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Endorsed by WESPA for use in Tournament & Club play from 1st September 2015, the latest official wordlist contains all 276,663 words. Nearly every Scrabble player has been involved in a dispute over which words are acceptable. Now you can settle all those squabbles with this wordlist from Collins - the authority on Scrabble. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble wordlist ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list.With over 276,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for anyone playing Scrabble.Collins Official Scrabble Words is endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) and is the essential reference for all Scrabble players.SCRABBLE™ is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. © 2015 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Everything Scrabble

Everything Scrabble Author Joe Edley
ISBN-10 9781416561750
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A guide for improving Scrabble skills discusses how to maximize scores with bonus squares, make more seven-letter plays, and increase scoring average using two-letter words, and includes a step-by-step guide to board strategy.

Scrabble Puzzles

Scrabble Puzzles Author Joe Edley
ISBN-10 9781402755255
Year 2008-11-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company
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For the millions of SCRABBLE™ fans out there: Here are TWO MORE puzzle books that will keep them at the top of their game! To play SCRABBLE™ better takes practice—and volumes 3 & 4 in the popular puzzle series give players a chance to improve even when they’re without an opponent to challenge them. Every page features an entire Scrabble board covered by the letters of a game in progress. Below the board are three sets of seven tiles as well as the highest possible score for each of these “racks.” The object of the game: to figure out how to place those three groups of letters on the board to achieve those winning scores. (They’re all designed to use the most up-to-date Scrabble dictionary, too.) Created by three-time national Scrabble champion Joe Edley, who knows the game better than almost anyone, these collections are sure to be a hit! Scrabble champion Joe Edley was featured in the documentaryWord Wars.

The Backwords Dictionary

The Backwords Dictionary Author Richard Ekstrom
ISBN-10 0983375917
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher
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A word ending dictionary for Scrabble(c), crossword puzzles and other wordgames. Contains words sorted by last lette

Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist

Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist Author Collins Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0007589093
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 1024
Language en
Publisher Collins
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The 'Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist' includes a comprehensive dictionary with short definitions of all playable words of two to nine letters in length, as well as a full list of playable words of 10 to 15 letters in length.

Scrabble Wordbook

Scrabble Wordbook Author Mike Baron
ISBN-10 1402750862
Year 2007
Pages 335
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company
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Provides lists of officially approved words to be used in the game of Scrabble, from two- to eight-letter words, and includes a "cheat sheet" for identifying frequency used letter combinations and hooks to extend words already on the board.

Collins Official Scrabble Words

Collins Official Scrabble Words Author Collins Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0007589166
Year 2015-05-21
Pages 1216
Language en
Publisher Collins
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Endorsed by WESPA for use in Tournament & Club play from January 1st 2016, the latest official wordlist contains all 276613 words. Nearly every Scrabble(TM) player has been involved in a dispute over which words are acceptable. Now you can settle all those squabbles with this wordlist from Collins - the authority on Scrabble.

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change Author David Crichton
ISBN-10 9781136444555
Year 2009-10-26
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges. Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs. Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions. Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.