My word! Scrabble researcher wants to change tile values1/15/2013
First Monopoly decides to dump a game piece, now this? An American researcher says the high value of certain Scrabble tiles (especially the 10-point Z and the eight-point X) should be changed to reflect today's language use. Joshua Lewis has come up with a software program to recalculate the tiles' point values, established in the 1930s, based on ease of play. Under his game-changing system, Q would stay the same, but Z would be worth only six points; X five; and M, now three points, only two. However, U would go up from one point to two, and G moves up from two to three. Not sure what that means for "MUZJIKS" "MEZQUIT" and "CAZIQUE." [Source]
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