Scrabble Hooks

In Scrabble, a hook refers to a letter that is added to a word to make a new word. If it is added to the left side of the word, then it is called a front hook. If it is added to the right, then it is a back hook. These hooks especially the unusual ones can help you in connecting your words to the ones placed on the game board. It can also help open up a tight board. Below are some hooks that I commonly use: (Note: The small letter S means that you can add an S to the main word to change it to its plural form)

ALIFs - CALIFs - KALIFs
OYSTERs - ROYSTERs
VINEs - OVINEs - BOVINEs
VULVAs - VULVAE - VULVAR

Hooks with power tiles:

BEAUs - BEAUX - BEAUTs - BEAUTY
BIJOUs - BIJOUX
HAJ - HAJIs
HADJ -HADJIs
HAJJ - HAJJIs
HAIKs - HAIKA - HAIKUs
HAMZAs - HAMZAHs
HOOKs - HOOKAs - HOOKY - CHOOKs - SHOOKs
JEU - JEUX
JINs - JINNs - JINNIs - DJINs - DJINNs - DJINNI
JOCKs - JOCKOs
JUGA - AJUGAs - JUGAL
QABALAs - QABALAHs
QUINs - QUINTs - QUINTEs - QUINTAs - QUINTALs
QUIPs - EQUIPs - QUIPUs
XYSTs - XYSTI
ZOEAs - ZOEAE - ZOEAL
ZOIC - AZOIC
ZORIs - ZORILs

Got more unusual hooks? Contribute by commenting to this post. Thanks!

3 comments:

donadzku said...

hmmm...master of scrabble

Petula said...

I love Scrabble. I need to come back here and learn more.

Sannydrops said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll add more tips as often as I can. Ciao!