What Are the Rules for Playing a Blank Tile?

Scrabble game
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Scrabble is the most popular word game ever published. This is part of our Scrabble FAQ.

Although some players use house rules to govern the blank tiles, the official rules of Scrabble do not allow you (1) to replace a blank tile with the letter it represents so you can use the blank in another word, or (2) to change the letter a blank tile represents.

At official tournaments, this is strictly enforced.

In order to avoid any confusion, the National Scrabble Association recommends that both players make a note of what letter a blank tile represents when it is played.