Kate Spanos – Scrabble Score Calculator

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182 thoughts on “Kate Spanos – Scrabble Score Calculator”

  1. Deo says:

    Sometimes we uses blank don’t we. When I’m checking T(Blank)SS on the validate button dictionary, it doesn’t show result since the dictionary shows
    T_SS is not a valid word.
    Can we setting that the blank shows the O without changing the tile.

    I hope it helps.


    (PS: Can I use your picture (The KAS ones) for my website, its very great!)

  2. Kate says:

    Ah, I think see what you’re saying. But why would you want to validate a word in the dictionary if it has a blank in it? I still don’t know what you mean by “setting that the blank shows the O without changing the tile.” Sorry I’m not understanding!

    Which pictures in particular are you interested in using for your website?

  3. Deo says:

    Te set of letter of the kas. I found that you upload the whole set of letter (a-z)

  4. Kate says:

    Oh yes, that is fine! Go ahead.

  5. Kate says:

    Thanks for the info, Gillian!

  6. Kimberly says:

    I don’t see how you use the calculator. Is there a button I”m missing?

  7. Kate says:

    Hi Kimberly! You should be able to just type the word into the input box and the score will be calculated for you. You must have Javascript enabled in your browser in order for the calculator to work. Let me know if that doesn’t fix it!

  8. Roman says:

    Wow! Many thanks on the brilliant effort for such a wonderful tool. Alas, I am well aware of the space bar insertion for blanks, which is great, but if I may suggest that an extra button along with the x2 and x3 could be added as a “blank” option. Reason being, you could still look up the word for validation without an actual space in the spelling, which the dictionaries seem to frown upon unfortunately. Thank you for providing such an amazing aid that facilitates our family game night.

  9. Kate says:

    Hi Roman! I’m so glad you find the calculator useful. I’m not sure I understand what you mean about the “blank” option. Is it so that you can validate the word in the dictionary? It might be possible to validate multiple words at a time, if they are separated by spaces/blanks. Is that what you mean?

  10. Roman says:

    I apologize for the general framing of the suggestion. What I meant was: along with the option to make a letter (x2) or (x3), as it is now, would it be possible to add a third option to completely make the letters’ score invalid, i.e. (blank). Thus, making it equal zero for blank tiles in play. Validating a word requires all letters to be typed in. At present, validating a word with a space in it, for example SP CE (score=8) is not possible when trying to incorporate a blank tile for a score. What I’m suggesting is, since the letter A is a blank tile in play and after typing the word SPACE, we mark under the letter A as (blank), the score would still show 8. As it stands now, validating the word SPACE shows a score of 9, but that is not reflecting what is on the board. By having the option to blank a letter, the word could still be validated because the whole word is spelled out and the score would reflect a blank tile that is in play. I hope that made sense and the confusion is somewhat clarified.

  11. Kate says:

    Ah! I think I see what you mean. I’ve made a change to the calculator, so check it out and let me know if that’s what you meant. It’s a great idea! Thanks so much for the feedback.

  12. Roman says:

    Kate, that was exactly the change I was talking about. This calculator is perfect! Now a droid app would add the icing on this delicious cake. Thank you for your time and effort.

  13. Kate says:

    Oh, good! A droid app is definitely something I want to develop at some point; I just need to find the time!

  14. Richard says:

    Outstanding tool! I was wondering if you happened to have a list that contains all the scrabble words and their point values that you could share? The group I play scrabble with doesnt allow anything but paper lists or books. Something like this would be very beneficial to me… Thanks!

  15. Kate says:

    Hi Richard! Thanks for the feedback! I don’t have a list of all the Scrabble words with point values. I’m not sure how useful it would be since it doesn’t take into account double/triple letter/word tiles, though I suppose it would give you a “base” point value for the word. You might also use the enable1.txt file, which is the official word list for Words with Friends. I hope this is helpful!

  16. faolan says:

    (if in the right place!)

  17. Leslie says:

    Hi there – I’m playing Words with Friends. There was an existing “O” on the board and I had a blank tile. Directly beneath the “O” was a triple letter space so I placed the blank tile there with the designation of “X” which, I’m sure you know, is 8 points. WwF gave me 1 point for the word “OX”. Can you explain why? I obviously don’t know the rule for this scenario.

  18. Kate says:

    Hi Leslie! A blank tile can be used as any letter you want, but it has no point value. So this means you just got the one point from the ‘O’. From the Words with Friends website:

    “Blank tiles carry no point value but can become any letter you wish, making them useful for completing words that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Even blank tiles placed on a double or triple-letter square are zero.”

    For more about blank tile scoring, check out Words with Friends’ scoring rules.

    I hope this helps!

  19. Karlie says:

    What is a base score? Why don’t some of my games start at 0-0?

  20. Kate says:

    Hi Karlie! The scores should always start at 0-0, as far as I know. Are you playing Words with Friends, or another Scrabble game? I have no idea why some games wouldn’t start at 0!

  21. Karlie says:

    Hi Kate…I have had 2 games start as something other than 0-0. One was 8-0, one was 12-0, and I hadn’t made a move yet as first player. It was WWF, too. Maybe it was just a glitch. But since they were both in my favor, I didn’t mind.

  22. Kate says:

    Hm, that’s very strange! I’ve played a lot of WWF and never had that happen. You might ask the people who make WWF?

  23. David says:

    what is going on at the end of games? I made a 6 pt word and my opponet is holding 2 single value tiles and gets a -2 and i get a +14??

    this has happened twice to me, but didn’t affect the outcome and the week before someone should have beat me by a point but got credited with +35 at the end?

    Has this happened to anyone else?

  24. Kate says:

    This hasn’t happened to me! You might want to submit the bug to Words with Friends. (I’m assuming that’s the game you’re playing; am I right?)

  25. Mark says:

    Ya David this has happend twice at the end of scrabble games once in my favor and once against. For some reason I was awarded 29 points for a 3 point word at the very end and my opponent had 3 points in tiles he was left holding. I have no idea where these extra points are coming from.

  26. Alan says:

    If I play a tile on a double word space that forms a word horizontally and at the same time forms another word vertically, do I get to count each word as double words? Some people say that the premium space can only be counted once. This was played on one turn and with a single string of letters. They just happened to be tightly bunched together forming several words. Thx!

  27. Kate says:

    The way I have always played, the premium space would count twice. Others may have other rules, but that’s how I play Scrabble and it’s also how the scoring works in Words with Friends. I hope this helps!

  28. Michael says:

    Wow this works perfect Kate thanks! 🙂

  29. chess says:

    Hi, I found some mistakes on here when i did point totals. I spelt the word kiosk and it came back with thirteen points. This is wrong as there is only one k in Scrabble and I would have to use a blank tile to complete the word, hence kiosk is actually 8 points.

  30. Kate says:

    That’s a good point, but this calculator assumes that you are entering a word that can actually be played. KIOSK would not actually be 8 points, because, as you say, you can’t play the word in Scrabble. The calculator is just adding up the letter totals, assuming that you are playing by the rules or within the realm of possibility in the game.

    Thanks for bringing this up though!

  31. Ah, its an online calculator for people who play scrabble. So easy to use and besides its free..

  32. Alex says:

    hey I just played word “telial” in words with friends and used 2x triple word score and the calculator predicted a score of 90 but apparently words with friends doesn’t accept that kind of situation and only accepted one of th triple word score. just to let you guys know to be on the lookout. other than that this calculator is great 😀

  33. Kate says:

    Okay, thanks for the heads up, Alex! And thanks for the feedback!

  34. Jim says:

    Mark and David, The same thing has happened to me twice. At the end of the game the points going to one person should equal the points lost by the other!! Where did these extra points come from??

  35. Jeanette Rompel says:

    I have had several people suggest words with friends to me. Can I play on my computer? I do scrabble on Facebook, it’s fun but moves rather slow for a person used to one on one, face to face games.
    I will check back later fr possible ideas!
    Happy tiles to you. Jean

  36. Kate says:

    Jean, I don’t know of a way to play Words with Friends on the computer, besides Facebook. You might want to check their official website. Good luck!

  37. Susan says:

    Kate – great resource. Do you have any idea how the stats are calculated for the scrabble player profile? I notice that when I win games my stats go up much slower than when I lose – the drops are incredible.

  38. Kate says:

    Hi Susan! I’m not familiar with how the scrabble player profile stats are calculated. You’d have to ask whoever manages it.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  39. Alicia says:

    how do u play scrabble??????? 🙂

  40. Quizmeister says:

    The K value, or sometimes called the Multiplier, is usually 20. However players with fewer games will have a higher K value, the idea being this helps accelerate them to their “proper” rating. Also, once a player’s rating goes above 1800 or 2000, their K value drops to 16 or 10, respectively.

  41. Nancy Weber says:

    Am so looking forward to using this tool.

  42. Kate says:

    Here is a Scrabble related website to help with finding words given a certain set of letters: http://www.scrabblehelp.net/.

    – Kate

  43. Kristine Coe says:

    I want to know why you take 22 points off if someone beats you by 11 points, and if you beat someone over a 100 points you only give the person who won very little points. This is screwed up and a rip off. I’m not wanting to play your scrabble game anymore. You screw people big time.

  44. Aiden says:

    I LOVE this! In my class, we have spelling contracts and have to find the scrabble scour for each word. You help me do it sooooo much faster!

  45. Kate says:

    Thanks, Aiden! I’m so glad it’s helpful!

  46. Kate says:

    Hi Kristine,

    I’m sorry, but I don’t make the rules for Scrabble or for Words with Friends. I just provide a calculator!

    – Kate

  47. Elijah says:

    I know Aiden! We go to same school and same class! I LOVE this website!

  48. diana says:

    This new web site is not working. I have used it to validate words but the feature is not woring

  49. Kate says:

    Hi Diana,

    Thanks for letting me know! I’ve been testing it, and the calculator is working for me. Could you tell me what browser and operating system you’re using? Is there a particular feature that isn’t working, or is the whole thing broken?


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