Scrabble Letter Values List

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Scrabble is beautifully simple: 100 tiles, worth a combined 187 total points, come together to form every word in the English language. That even includes “oxyphenbutazone,” which is, by the power of math, the highest-scoring legal Scrabble word (1,778 points after bonuses).

This quick checklist of Scrabble letter values may not land you 1,778 points worth of oxyphenbutazone, but at least we can give you the number of letter tiles available and their point values to help you spell it yourself. Every Scrabble player should learn the game’s tile distribution and letter values. It’s the best way to queue up your next play and know what letters you’re going to get before you get them, keeping you one step ahead of the competition.

If you get stuck on a turn, WordFinder® offers tips, tricks and Scrabble cheats for situations such as too many vowels or too many consonants, and other times the tiles don’t cooperate. To improve your word power check out the many, many word lists we’ve assembled on the website to help word-game lovers like you.

Letter Distribution and Tile Value

Here is our handy Scrabble tile values list, which easily lets you see how many tiles there are for each letter and which letters are the highest-scoring — you’ll want to keep track of those:

0 Points

  • Blank - 2 tiles

1 Point

  • E - 12 tiles

  • A - 9 tiles

  • I - 9 tiles

  • O - 8 tiles

  • N - 6 tiles

  • R - 6 tiles

  • T - 6 tiles

  • L - 4 tiles

  • S - 4 tiles

  • U - 4 tiles

2 Points

  • D - 4 tiles

  • G - 3 tiles

3 Points

  • B - 2 tiles

  • C - 2 tiles

  • M - 2 tiles

  • P - 2 tiles

4 Points

  • F - 2 tiles

  • H - 2 tiles

  • V - 2 tiles

  • W - 2 tiles

  • Y - 2 tiles

5 Points

  • K - 1 tile

8 Points

  • J - 1 tile

  • X - 1 tile

10 Points

  • Q - 1 tile

  • Z - 1 tile

A Numbers Game

Strangely for the world’s most iconic word game, Scrabble is fundamentally a game of numbers: 100 tiles, 187 points, 61 bonus squares. That’s the game, period. There’s quite literally nothing else to it. Keeping track of the math is a massive advantage in any game.

If you track the letters played, you know how many more points you can count on. If you watch the bonuses, you know how many high-value plays are available to you. Above all, if you track letter value, you know exactly what you, your opponent and the ever-mysterious bag all have in store. Keeping track of that is what separates the casuals from the masters.

Matt Salter has been a professional writer for over 10 years. He is a gaming and technology expert, and world-class word nerd.


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