Scrabble Tile Distribution

How Scrabble tiles are distributed in the English versions of the word game

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One of the first things that beginner Scrabble players should learn is the game's tile distribution. It's vital to know that, for example, only one J, K, Q, X and Z are in the bag -- and that they provide the best opportunities for high scores.

You might also want to learn Scrabble's legal words with no vowels, two-letter words and words with a Q but no U, and other ways to improve your Scrabble play.

Scrabble Tiles Listed by Point Values

0 points: blank/wild (2)
1 point: E (12), A (9), I (9), O (8), N (6), R (6), T (6), L (4), S (4), U (4)
2 points: D (4), G (3)
3 points: B (2), C (2), M (2), P (2)
4 points: F (2), H (2), V (2), W (2), Y (2)
5 points: K (1)
8 points: J (1), X (1)
10 points: Q (1), Z (1)

Scrabble Tiles Listed Alphabetically

Blank/Wild: 2 tiles, 0 points
A: 9 tiles, 1 point
B: 2 tiles, 3 points
C: 2 tiles, 3 points
D: 4 tiles, 2 points
E: 12 tiles, 1 point
F: 2 tiles, 4 points
G: 3 tiles, 2 points
H: 2 tiles, 4 points
I: 9 tiles, 1 point
J: 1 tile, 8 points
K: 1 tile, 5 points
L: 4 tiles, 1 point
M: 2 tiles, 3 points
N: 6 tiles, 1 point
O: 8 tiles, 1 point
P: 2 tiles, 3 points
Q: 1 tile, 10 points
R: 6 tiles, 1 point
S: 4 tiles, 1 point
T: 6 tiles, 1 point
U: 4 tiles, 1 point
V: 2 tiles, 4 points
W: 2 tiles, 4 points
X: 1 tile, 8 points
Y: 2 tiles, 4 points
Z: 1 tile, 10 points