The Letter X is Another High-Point Words Scrabble Game Tile

Why ‘other’? Because I have dealt with the 10-point Q in two previous hubs. The other high point tiles are J, X, and Z. These three are usually easier to play, and if you land them on bonus squares you are likely to earn large scores, up to 80 scrabble game points in one play.

Of the three I find the 8-point X the easiest to play, and I usually look to place the X on a triple letter score parallel play with a letter already on the board. My favourite is XI but it so happens that the X takes all the vowels hence AX, EX, XI, OX, and XU. Wow!

You would no doubt see that EX-  is also a common prefix of the English language; as in EXCHANGE and EXHALE.  Words like these will come to mind readily.  What you need to learn are the three and four letter word with X.

AXE

BOX

COX

DEX

FAX

FIX

FOX

GOX

HEX

KEX

LAX

LEX

LOX

LUX

MIX

NIX

OXO

OXY

PAX

PYX

RAX

REX

SEX

SIX

SOX

TAX

TUX

VEX

VOX

WAX

XIS

ZAX

APEX

AXAL

AXED

AXEL

AXIL

AXIS

AXLE

AXON

BOXY

CALX

COAX

CRUX

DEXY

DOUX

DOXY

EAUX

EXAM

EXEC

EXES

EXIT

EXON

EXPO

FALX

FAUX

FIXT

FLAX

FLEX

FLUX

FOXY

HOAX

IBEX

ILEX

IXIA

JEUX

JINX

LUXE

LYNX

MAXI

MINX

MIXT

MOXA

NEXT

NIXE

NIXY

ONYX

ORYX

OXEN

OXES

OXID

OXIM

PIXY

PREX

ROUX

SEXT

SEXY

TAXA

TAXI

TEXT

VEXT

WAXY

XYST

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images99 6 years ago

I am lost


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

I love Scrabble! There's a new game out with tiles with no points and I think, what fun is that? I never knew there were so many four letter words with X! Now I need a game, who wants to play? Oh, I am alone, we need to set up an internet scrabble tournament!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Interesting, I love scrabble so I guess it is safe to always remember that 'X" marks the spot!


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

We rarely play scrabble, but when we do I will have my "x" strategy in mind!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

That's a great 'X' list! Love Scrabble too!


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland

You obviuosly love scrabble yourself to get so many words with x in them. I used to play years ago and I too would get engrossed in the game.


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glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse Author

@images 99: Just enjoy it one game at a time.

@Faybe Bay: There's always Facebook Scrabble.

@Wavegirl22: Let's try to memorise the words. And scrabble one game at a time.

@Dobson: Not much time to play with 60dc2 to write for right now.

@Shalini: Thanks. Trust me, the scrabble word lists in my hubs are from research and not from memory. Now if only I could memorise more words.

@viking305: Yes. I don't get to play enough.


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

I have never heard of half of those "x" words. Great hub.

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