Highest Scoring Move From Playing A Single "G" In Scrabble

United States Samyie

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States / November 3, 2014

Sam W. scored 120 points from placing a letter "G" in a game of Scrabble.

- must be standard Scrabble board
- may only place one letter G; no other tiles may be placed
- must follow same form as current world record holder
- must provide video evidence

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  • United States Logan Skelton

    Logan Skelton

    If you played YO using the Y in OXY it would be legit.

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    This should be denied as should my 117 from May 2013.

    • United States Grant Fikes

      Grant Fikes

      As mentioned before, it's trivial to fix the connectivity thing by adding, say, ERR 2G.

    • United States Tai Star

      Tai Star

      Without the connectivity thing it's not a real turn in the game of Scrabble.

  • United States Tai Star

    Tai Star

    In my opinion, any attempt with floating words should be denied. It changes the possibilities subtly.

    • United States Grant Fikes

      Grant Fikes

      As mentioned before, it's trivial to fix the connectivity thing by adding, say, ERR 2G.

  • United States Tai Star

    Tai Star

    this is not a legitimate turn in Scrabble, and i don't think "enating" is a word.

    • United States Samyie

      Samyie

      1. In Alex Cunningham's latest attempt, he does the same floating words on his board, and as the rules state I ''must follow same form as current world record holder" I am within the rules.

      2. ENATING- growing out or outwards

  • United States smeggo

    smeggo

    OXY can't be played floating disconnected from any other word. That move is not a valid play.

    • United States Samyie

      Samyie

      If my attempt does not count, neither does the one made by Alex Cunningham. And he is the one who started the record thread, so I am within the rules.

    • United States smeggo

      smeggo

      Alex Cunningham started from a valid board: there are no floating words disconnected from any others. Your attempt is invalid; it does not follow the standard rules of Scrabble moves.

    • United States Samyie

      Samyie

      Alex Cunningham's LATEST, RECORD-BREAKING attempt.

    • United States Samyie

      Samyie

      The one worth 117 points.

    • United States Grant Fikes

      Grant Fikes

      It is trivial to make the words connected by playing ERE 2G, for example.

    • United States Grant Fikes

      Grant Fikes

      It seemed I mistyped the word; it should be ERR (YE/ER). Other words will probably work, as well.

  • United States Stuart Klimek

    Stuart Klimek

    OXY is in both the official North American and World English Scrabble dictionaries, as well as in the ENABLE lexicon. Though usually found in most dictionaries solely defining the combining form, it can be found in some dictionaries as a separate word, an adjective for "containing oxygen or additional oxygen", such as in Merriam-Webster's 11th-edition. And considering each of the three letters O, X, and Y are available in the English Scrabble letter distribution, the word is definitely playable.

  • United States Stephen de

    Stephen de

    This is stupid, the word OXY is an unplayable word. Shouldn't count.

  • United States Stephen de

    Stephen de

    This is stupid, the word OXY is an unplayable word. Shouldn't count.

  • United States Stuart Klimek

    Stuart Klimek

    1.Begin with the bingo ABSCISIN [a plant hormone] with a 'A' on the initial double word score. 2.Play DOR [a European dung beetle] alongside the initial word forming ID and NO. 3.On the other side of the first word, play LOO [a lavatory] forming LID and ONO [a Hawaiin fish] 4. Play HIPP(O) along the squares on the board's edge 5.(R)IFFS along the squares on the board's edge 6.Play the single 'G' on the triple-word-square. (HIPPO)G(RIFFS) + (ABSCISIN)G = 117 points

  • United States Stuart Klimek

    Stuart Klimek

    Sorry, no video.

    1.Begin with the bingo HOSTING with a 'G' on the initial double word score. 2.S(H)E played to form a tee with 'HOSTING' 3.HIPPO, O(S) with 'HIPPO' along the squares on the board's edge 4.RIFFS, R(E) with 'RIFFS' on the squares on the board's edge 5.Play the single 'G' on the triple-word-square. HIPPO(G)RIFFS + (G)HOSTING = 114 points

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    Just got 117. Uploading in a bit

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