Free expert Scrabble book spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S

18 February 2013

A 162-page ebook on how to play Scrabble, written by 12 competitors from past World Scrabble Championships, is available now for free! "The Scrabble Player's Handbook" covers every aspect of the game's strategy, from dedicated word learning to the tactics used by the game's most dedicated tournament players. The book is being distributed for free as part of an effort to encourage people to play Scrabble face-to-face as a competitive activity, following on from the recent resurgence in popularity for the 65-year old board game classic as one of the most popular games played online by the younger generation.

The editor of The Scrabble Player's Handbook, Stewart Holden, said, "Tens of millions of people around the world are playing Scrabble and other word games on their smartphones and on Facebook every day. We're finding that with events like the UK Open Championships taking place in Coventry this week and offering prizemoney of over £10,000, people are pouring into clubs and tournaments like never before looking to pit their wits against others across the board. The Scrabble Player's Handbook is written by a dozen players from around the world who have all represented their country at the biennial World Scrabble Championships. It teaches everyone from beginner level upwards how to maximise their scoring potential on every turn and how to turn an online distraction into a serious competitive mind sport. The popularity of the book has shown there is a huge public appetite for Scrabble as more than a game to play with granny at Christmas. It's much more fun than that!"

The Scrabble Player's Handbook uses Scrabulizer software throughout and can be downloaded for free at


gerald at 16:45 on 19 February 2013

VERY INTERESTING and useful!! thanks

darshin145 at 01:22 on 7 March 2013

Hi, im new to this and i bought the app and downloaded it and when i take a snap shot of the board zoomed out all the way it says it cannot be detected or something like that, and i tried different ways such as cropping and stuff. do i need the pro version of words by post?

i use it on the iphone
the game is words by post

and im on the lastest update by apple ios and the apps.

Adminphilr at 13:22 on 7 March 2013

I'm afraid that the Lexalizer app only supports manual entry for Words By Post at the moment, so this is why you can't load the screenshots.

To enter a game manually, tap on the settings (cog) button and then select Words By Post as the Board Design. You'll then be able to tap on the board and rack to enter your tiles.

We have to 'train' the Lexalizer app to recognize different types of game. This process requires a large number of screenshots. We haven't yet had enough Words By Post screenshots submitted so we haven't been able to train the app to recognize them.

We may add Words By Post screenshot recognition in a future (free) update, but we can't make any promises at the moment regarding when this would be.

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