Improve your game!

There are many resources on the internet to help you improve your game. Here are a few to start you off.

NZ Scrabble on Slack

Scrabble players in NZ use Slack to communicate with each other, ask questions, receive notifications and pass on tips and tricks. If you’d like to join us on Slack, send an email to the administrator, Steven Brown at

Playing tips and word lists

The Scrabble Player’s Handbook – A free e-book written by some of the world’s top players
Scrabble Hints – Some Tips for Improving Your Game (Jeff Grant)
John Holgate’s Koala’s Coaching Clinic
2 and 3 letter word lists with definitions (CSW 15)
2, 3 and 4 letter word list – Learn as many as you can! (Note: The new words added in the 2015 update of Collins are in bold)
Numerous word lists on the excellent Scrabble Australia website
Collins 2015 Scrabble complete word list

Game playing and word judging software

Quackle (plays games and provides game analysis)
Zyzzyva (word study and judging software – does not play a game) Scroll down to ‘Collins Zyzzyva’, then select the download version for your operating system.
ULU (free word checking and judging program for mobile devices only – instructions to download and set up with CSW word list)