Is it time to adjust the value of Scrabble tiles? One researcher says it is. Joshua Lewis, who has designed a program to allocate up-to-date values to Scrabble tiles, says that changes to the Scrabble dictionary mean some tiles are now significantly over-valued, especially the Z, which he proposes to reduce from 10 points to 6 points.
According to a BBC News article, Lewis "looked at increasing the value of Q to 12, but decided against putting too much power in a single tile."
The man who designed Scrabble, Alfred Butts, used the front page of The New York Times to calculate the value of the letter tiles in the game.
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