In Scrabble, if you can add an "s" to the end of an existing word, do you get points for the entire word?
- L. E. GantLv 71 month ago
The simple answer is yes. But you only get the bonus (triple or double the points) if the "s" goes on a square that lets you get the bonus.
That said, house rules can be so that the play is not valid (except when you are entering the word with an "s" in the first setting of the word (so you can put in "pencils" as the complete word, but not add the "s" as your complete move). So, you might add the "s" to "pencil" if you are using the "s" as part of a new word (like adding "sport" to "pencil" to get "pencils" and "sport"
- 1 month ago
Yes, and if you place it on a DW or TW tile, you get double/triple the total points for the word.
A tip to remember: Save atleast one S for the end, so that even when u don't have much combinations left, the plural can get you some extra points.
- The_Doc_ManLv 72 months ago
Definitely yes. And if you make that plural by covering a double-word or triple-word square, you get the bonus points against the whole word.
- Barry KLv 52 months ago
Yes. So never forget to look for plurals whilst you're waiting for your turn.
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- Spiny NormanLv 72 months ago
I think so, yes.
- 2 months ago
Youre allowed to pluralize anything. So the points work the same and dont change from the rules.
- TStoddenLv 72 months ago
While it's a weak play, it's a totally legitimate to add an 'S' to form the plural form of a noun to create a new word on the board.
Please be aware that you only get the base points value of the world plus any modifiers the 'S' occupies, as all points modifiers on the board are a ONE-TIME USE deal that is awarded to the player that reaches said space on their turn with a valid word.
The makers of Scrabble were aware of the abuse potential of this & made two safeguards against this in order to discourage such actions & encourage more creatively wordplay. There's only 2 S's in the tile pool for a standard game of Scrabble & they're only worth a single point. You could also utilize the 2 blank titles in this manner as well, but they're not worth any points. In Super Scrabble, the tile pool is doubled (4 S's & 4 Blank Tiles)
FOR EXAMPLE, if Player A played the word "Pencil" on a Triple Word Score would net a score of 30 points (= 10 points base x 3 modifier). If Player B adds an 's' to create the world "Pencils", they would only score 11 points as the Triple Word Score has been exhausted.
- 2 months ago
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- skeptikLv 72 months ago
Yes, but only the face values. If some of those existing letters are on bonus letter or word squares, you don't get the bonus.
Of course, in most versions of the rules, placing a single "s" on the end of a word is an invalid play.
- choko_canyonLv 72 months ago
Yes, you sure do. But you DON'T get extra points for pre-existing tiles on a special square.