Kate Spanos – Scrabble Score Calculator

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*note: if you are scoring for Words With Friends, be sure to select “Words With Friends” as your language in the drop-down menu above

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 triple word score

 Bingo: 50 point bonus for words using all 7 tiles


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182 thoughts on “Kate Spanos – Scrabble Score Calculator”

  1. may says:

    i love this

  2. Captain Jack Harkness says:

    Raxacoricofallapatorius isn’t worth nearly enough points. I usually get 6000 just for pronouncing it.

  3. Aubree says:

    well this is retrarded.. I dont even know what it’s supposed to do. All i need is a website to tell my how much i would score for my name on scrabble… goodness

  4. Mike Vaughn says:

    You have “M” being worth 4 points, but it is only worth 3.

  5. Kate says:

    Hi Mike! Thanks for your comment. If you switch the language to “English” then the “M” is indeed worth only 3 points. You may have had “Words with Friends” selected as the language, in which case the “M” is worth 4 points.

  6. Jeff says:

    How about having the word calc option for the iphone? Or is it there and i missed it?

  7. Kate says:

    Hi Jeff! There is no iPhone app for the calculator yet. I started working on one but it is not yet finished. Stay tuned!

  8. David says:

    I am making a scrabble game as part of a college project using java. I love the site and was using it for refining my own scoring function when I noticed that your tiles are given different values than is given on say wikipedia, eg you list L as being worth 2 whilst other sources say its worth 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble_letter_distributions

    Is there a more common score or a correct score as I would like to adopt the most appropriate system.
    Thanks 🙂

  9. Kate says:

    Hi David! You may have the “Words with Friends” language selected. Words with Friends is a Scrabble-like iPhone app that actually has different letter values than regular Scrabble. If you choose “English” from the language drop-down menu you can get the regular distributions (I also got them from the Wikipedia page). I hope this helps!

  10. David says:

    Ah so there is, thanks and apologies I was working on it late last night and wasn’t firing on all cylinders

  11. Jason says:

    Very slick, and beautifully done. The only other comment I have is that you make it possible to apply an impossible number of double and tripple word scores, no matter how long the word is.

  12. Kate says:

    Thanks, Jason! I try to leave it as flexible as possible, even though it’s impossible in Scrabble to get that many double/triple word scores. Sometimes it’s fun to see how high it can go 🙂

  13. Matt says:

    Works Great!
    Could you make a “words with friends” verision, pretty pleaseeee

  14. Kate says:

    Thanks, Matt! If you want to get a Words with Friends score, just select “Words with Friends” from the language drop-down menu next to the word. I hope that helps!

  15. Diane says:

    This is a wonderful tool! Is there any way to use it without internet access though?

  16. Kate says:

    Thanks Diane! I do have a Mac OS X widget, but it is not out for public release. Are you interested in one? This summer I also plan to build an iPhone/Droid app for the calculator.

  17. Diane says:

    I’m not sure how useful that would be, since I’m a Windows user with no fancy phone currently XD

    But thanks for the quick reply.

    Would it be alright if I saved the files locally and see if that works? I definitely won’t distribute them anywhere or anything, it would just be for personal use when I don’t have net access.

  18. Kate says:

    Sure, that is fine! The dictionary validation won’t work (because it requires internet access), but the rest of it is just JavaScript, so it will work without internet access. Have fun!

  19. Diane says:

    Thanks so much! I’ve saved the web page (complete) and it worked great. 😀 I really appreciate the work you’ve put into this tool, it’s awesome.

  20. Kate says:

    Wonderful! I’m so glad you find it useful! 🙂

  21. : ) says:

    Wow.. I love this ! Thanks sooo much for making this website it’s exactly what I needed! I’ve been searching for about 10 minutes hehehe 😛 I use this to check my scrabble letters at school bcuz we do a thing called spelling menus, and one of them is scrabble letters, you have to make letters into numbers, just like this !
    Graceful 2+1+1+3+1+4+1+1 = 14

    Thank you !!

  22. Kate says:

    Wonderful! I’m so glad you are finding it useful!

  23. I like the way the tiles appear as you typ in the letters.

  24. Sandra Bardocz says:

    Hey this is great but it doesn’t five a definitive answer as to whether the word entered will be accept for play with Words With Friends. Any way you can add that, x-ref with the Words With Friends word list??

  25. Kate says:

    What a great idea! I will look into adding this functionality, and hopefully have it working soon! Thanks for the suggestion.

  26. Kate says:

    Sandra, I have added a validator for Words With Friends to the calculator. Check it out and let me know whether or not it works! I hope this helps!

  27. Jen says:

    This is great! Didn’t see this mentioned, but a way to separate out the DW and TW when you are playing parallel or adding on on the other direction? Example:
    Have Vertical: FEEL
    Add Horizonal: STAND by placing the S at the end of FEEL.
    There is a DW under the “a” in STAND

    As I understand it, the DW score applies only to STAND, but you still get regular points for FEELS.

    I know that on your tool I can type in both separately and do the math. But just adding a suggestion.

  28. Kate says:

    This is a great suggestion! Who wants to do the math? I will try to figure out a way to add this functionality to the calculator. Stay tuned! Thanks for the feedback!

  29. Kate says:


    I have added your suggestion to the calculator. Now when you enter a word, a button appears that says “add to cache.” Click this to add it to a cache of saved words; you can add as many words as you like to this cache, and it will calculate the running total. Click the ‘x’ to remove a word from the cache, and again, your total will be updated.

    I hope this works the way you want it to. I welcome your feedback!

  30. Linda says:

    Can you add a percentage of total tiles used?

  31. Kate says:

    Hi Linda,

    I’m not sure what you mean by “percentage of total tiles.” Could you explain? Thanks for the feedback!

  32. Bob says:

    Hey Kate-

    Howzit going? I enjoy your site and posts!…I’m a long-time Scrabbler, and I just launched a new website for teaching how to play all word games-it’s called http://www.scrabbleguy.com and I use short fun and easy to understand videos-a lot of fun! I’d love to get your feedback! Please lemme know what you think! Thanks -take care…Bob

  33. Kate says:

    Hi Bob! Thanks! Your website is a lot of fun; nice work. It’s great to see fellow word game lovers out there 🙂

  34. Bob says:

    Hi Kate….ooops-I just now saw your response below….somehow it never came into my inbox…sorry about that! Thanks for the kind words….do you play online? If so, lemme know! I’ll look for a response in my inbox-if it doesn’t come in, I’ll let you know just in case there’s an issue technically…..take care!

  35. Kate says:

    I don’t play online; really just Words with Friends at this point.

  36. anna rose says:

    Don’t make the tiles look to much like the official Scrabble tiles or they may get on your cast about it.
    My site , http://scrabblecheat.com is all text based, no pictures. I never thought of the calculator look. Such a well done one, wow.
    If you ever want to sell it let me know.

  37. Deo says:

    Hey Kate. Have you ever add blank square feautre? Thanks

  38. Kate says:

    Hi Deo! To add a blank square, just type the space bar. It counts for nothing, but it will show up in the results as a blank tile. I hope that helps!

  39. Deo says:

    Yes it helps. Thanks a bunch. Have a nice day

  40. sandi says:

    why doesn’t words with friends show you how many points a word will be when you place them? like scrabble?

  41. Kate says:

    Hi Sandi! I’m not sure I understand your question. Is this a question about the calculator, or about Words with Friends and Scrabble games themselves?

  42. Henry says:

    Your dictionary uses Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary BUT Words with friends uses the ENABLE wordlist (available as a free download) Note* WWF does take out certain words that they say are offensive like NAZI.

    So surely you should use the ENABLE wordlist for WWF as those 2 on-line dictionaries will give many false results.

  43. Kate says:

    Thank you, Henry! This is a great idea. I’ll implement an ENABLE word check as soon as I have the chance.

  44. Kate says:

    Henry, I have added an ENABLE word check to the calculator. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any problems using it.

  45. renee says:

    I don’t understand words for friends scoring. I get the dw tw dl tl but I have played a few words like “xi” for example. It was dw so it should have been 18pnts 8 for the x and 1 for the I and ya double it. But guess what. I got like 50pnts. Once I did the word jello where there was tw and I somehow got 108pnts from it. So how do I figure out which words do that? Very confusing its happened a lot to me.

  46. Kate says:

    Hi Renee! You can get double-double or double-triple word scores if you make two words, one horizontal and one vertical, and the double word or triple word tile is on the corner where those two words meet. Does that make sense?

  47. Kate says:

    Hi Roger! I think it would be (24 x 3 x 3) + 50 = 266. I’m not sure how you got 26 for the base score for QUACKING; it shouldn’t matter where you cross the word (A, I, or N) because you get the points for the letters you cross as well. Does that make sense?

  48. Deo says:

    Hi. It’s me, Deo again. And again, blank title trouble again. How do you edit those blank
    (Example:T(BLANK)SS) so I can check it without changing the balnk
    (Example: I can check the word T(BLANK)SS with the blank had been setting with O , so I can do this without making as a regular TOSS) I wish you get it. Thanks

  49. Kate says:

    Hi Deo, I’m sorry, but I don’t understand the question! Can you clarify?

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