TACTICS AND OVERALL STRATEGY

 

  

1. Generally conserve Multicards for suited and sequenced word formation...and for difficult plays.

2. Avoid using a Multicard or a high value card at the end of a word.

3. Consider not showing all of your consonants or vowels or any of your Multicards.

4. If the scores are similar consider doing a word using more letters to deprive your opponent of the letters that you then pick up...depending on 'house rules'...until they might be eventually recycled.

5. Maintain appropriate proportions of consonants and vowels when using and replacing used cards.

6. Generally avoid holding two or more of the same letter.

7. Consider using the 'link' letter inside the word if it gets a higher score after bonuses and penalties, eg. for a suited sequence.

8. Note the potential of link letters that facilitate the use of all letters in a play, eg. 'S', 'D', 'R', etc. 

9. Memorise some words that will use the full number of  letters/cards held(depending on 'house rules').

10. Memorise some words that appear on the playing cards...especially high scoring words.

11. Remember to refer to your cards for words beginning with particular letters if you need such help.

12. Memorise a range of high scoring words ...especially from the larger groups (A to F in the forward sequences and S, W, U, R and P in the reverse sequences). "Glory" is a glorious scorer!

13. If you can only form a low scoring word then consider passing and getting five additional cards.

14. Consider retaining a Z for a surprise finish (if that variant is agreed) provided that you will be the highest scorer after playing the word containing the Z.

15. Keep trying to better your "personal best" ... as in all parts of life.

16. Get a pocket dictionary and learn and use one new word and its meaning every day. This will increase vocabulary, spelling, writing, reading, comprehension, speaking and your overall confidence! 


  YOUR MIND AND THE WELL MANAGED MOVEMENT (OR NOT) OF YOUR MOUTH ARE YOUR BEST ASSETS!