For the Scrabble lovers out there...

Rob Williams

Staff member
... it looks like your game is in need of a dire scoring update.

An American researcher is calling for an overhaul of Scrabble's scoring system, arguing that the classic board game has become outdated.

Joshua Lewis says that certain letters are now overvalued in the context of the modern English language.

"The dictionary of legal words in Scrabble has changed," he told British media.

"Among the notable additions are all of these short words which make it easier to play Z, Q and X, so even though Q and Z are the highest value letters in Scrabble, they are now much easier to play."