What is the bonus for going out?

by Ali

When a player has used all their tiles what is the bonus? I used to think it was 50 but nothing in the rules.

Hi Ali - There is no 'bonus' as such, but there is a reward for going out first. Namely, you get the total of your opponent's unplayed letter scores added to you score, and subtracted from theirs.

So if your opponent has a 9 point rack after you go out, they must subtract 9 points from their score while you add 9 points to yours.

That makes a 'bonus', if you want to call it that, of 18 points.

Trying to be the first to go out in a game of Scrabble can be a game changer!

I hope that helps,

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