Scrabble Tile Points System Challenged

The days when "za" was the killer double-letter threat in a Scrabble game may be over if Joshua Lewis' new computer code gains traction. Lewis, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a system that would change the value of certain letters and up-end the strategy of players devoted to the 65-year-old word game. It's a suggestion that would be even less popular than when they changed the colors of the bonus squares on the board in 2008. "There are...Full Story
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