ScrabbleTM - source code

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There are many web sites on the net which allow you to play Scrabble interactively. If that's what you're looking for, go use Alta Vista or any of the search engines to find them on your own. There are no downloadable executables here and no interactive web games. What we have on our archive are only the sources of computer programs for academic study.

(Here are the official licensed sites for on-line Scrabble in the US and the UK. The US one is managed by Microsoft - and guess what, you can't access it with a Netscape browser. How surprising.) Also for the US: MPlayer, MSN & MSN Scrabble 2.0; and Macsoft Scrabble for the Macintosh

Studying the algorithms for scrabble play will also let you write programs for many many dice games and card games, as well as many scrabble-like games, some of which such as Wordy precede Scrabble by many years.

People working on Scrabble in languages other than English may find this section of the word games FAQ helpful.

Some of the foreign language Scrabble games referred to below are also listed in the foreign language Scrabble section of the main wordgames archive: Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Finally, here are pointers to other Scrabble implementations for which we have not yet located source code, and some generically interesting links. None of the links below refer to files on our site.