Word scoring when two new words are on a triple word square
by Shirley Parker
(Market Harborough, uk)
How do you score in a situation where two words join over a triple word square? Such as HEAR becomes HEAR-D with the D being the first letter of DEAF and the D is on a triple word score!Hi there Shirley - Premium squares (i.e. the colored squares that attract extra points) always count TWICE in this situation.
Do both words get triple or just one?
That is, whenever you place a letter on a colored square such that it forms two words (one in each direction), the premium counts twice.
This is how you can really leverage the power tiles (i.e. the X, Z, J, and Q.
If you 'double-cross' one of these letters on a triple letter square, for example, you can get over fifty points!
Hope that helps,
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