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Where do you place your first Scrabble move?

Asked by elbanditoroso (22222points) July 2nd, 2014

This was a matter of MUCH discussion over the weekend.

You’re starting a new scrabble game – blank board. Obviously you have to cover the pink star in the middle.

I have always felt that playing the first word vertically with the last letter sitting on the star is the best placement and leaves the most flexibility for future moves in the game. (Note: If I have a high value letter that sits on the double letter above, I’ll adjust downwards)

The other person felt that horizontally to the left (with the last letter on the star) was the better way to start.

Of course, neither of us was willing to concede to the other. However, I tend to beat her 5 games out of every six.

Where do you place your first word?

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