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Scrabble

A word game in which two to four players take turns forming words on a game board with individual lettered tiles. Each word grants a certain number of points to the player. The value of the words or letters can be doubled or tripled if the player places a tile on a premium square, such as "triple-word" or "double-letter". The game ends when one player plays all of his/her tiles and there are no more remaining tiles in the bag. When the game ends, each player's score is reduced by the sum of his/her unplayed letters. The sum of all the player's unplayed letters is added to the score of the player who ended the game. The player with the most points wins.

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