Spanning two triple word squares
by Adrian Marcial
Is it possible to start on a triple word square and end on a triple word square? If so, how do you score it?Hi Adrian - it certainly IS possible to play a word that spans two triple word squares.
Naturally enough such a move is called a 'triple-triple' and scores nine times the face value of the word played.
It is not uncommon to see triple-triples played among experts, who will often use up all seven tiles, along with a letter in between two triple word squares, to make an eight letter bingo.
Not only do they get nine times the value of the play, but if they use up all their tiles they also get 50 bonus points.
This is why you will occasionally hear of huge scores (200+ points) for a single play in Scrabble.