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# What are the point values for the various letters?

The point values for the various letters are as follows:

 Letter Points Letter Points A 1 N 1 B 3 O 1 C 3 P 3 D 2 Qu 2 E 1 R 1 F 4 S 1 G 2 T 1 H 4 U 1 I 1 V 4 J 7 W 4 K 5 X 7 L 1 Y 4 M 3 Z 9

Note that if a letter tile has a multiplier bonus (e.g., '2X' or '3X') then the value of that letter will be 1 rather than the value listed in the table. For example, you can see in the table that the letter P is usually worth 3 points and the letters I and E are usually worth 1 point each; thus the word "PIE" is usually worth 3+1+1 = 5 points. However, if the P is on a 3X tile then the P is only worth one point and the word "PIE" is worth 3 x (1+1+1) = 9 points.

Note also that if a letter tile has +10 bonus, then the value of the letter is not increased by 10; it simply is 10. For example, the letter P is usually worth 3 points. However, if the P is on a +10 tile then the P is worth 10 points (not 3+10 = 13 points as you might possibly expect).