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The Rules Committee recognizes that many players may habitually though innocently or accidentally do any one or more of the above behaviors. We ask that Directors please be firm but unprejudiced while teaching the players the correct habits.

These updated year 2008 rules were compiled, reviewed and agreed upon by the National SCRABBLE® Association Rules Committee, formed by John D. Williams Jr. in 1987. The committee members in 2004 were as follows: Jan Dixon (DE), Joe Edley (NY), Paul Epstein (MI), Larry Gradus (FL), Sam Kantimathi (CA), Jim Kramer (MN), Rod MacNeil (NH), Paul Sidorsky (CAN), Charlie Southwell (VA) and Ron Tiekert (GA).