Where The Action Is verb: conveys action, occurrence, or  state of being

All Verb 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Verb 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Things Considered noun: any of a class of people, places, or things

All Noun 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All Noun 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Arrow

Combination unLock  – unlock bingos from common 2 & 3-letter combos

2-letter:     BL7s          BL8s          CH7s          CH8s          CK7s          CK8s

CL          CT          DG          DL          DR          FL          FR          FT

GH          GL          GN          GR          KL          KN          LD

LF          LG           LK          LM          LP          LS7s          LS8s          LT

LV          MB          MP          NC          ND7s          ND8s          NG7s

NG8s          NK          NS7s          NS8s          NT7s          NT8s          PH

PL          PR7s          PR8s          PS          PT          RB          RC          RD

RF          RG          RK          RL          RM          RN          RP          RS7s

  RS8s          RT          RV          SC          SH7s          SH8s          SL

SM          SN          SP          ST7s          ST8s          SW          TH7s

TH8s          TR7s          TR8s          TW          WH          WL          WN

WR          3-letter:     CHR          CKL          GHT          LCH          LTH

NCH          NDL          NGL          NKL          NTH          RCH

RDL          RGL          RST          RTH          SCH          SCR          SHR

SPL          SPR          STR          TCH          THR

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Compound Interest most common compound words

AIR-          BACK-          BED-          BLOW-          BLUE-          BULL-

CAT-          COW-          CUT-          DAY-          DOG-

DOWN-          EAR-          EYE-          FIRE-          FISH-          FLY-

FOOT-          HAND-          HARD-          HEAD-          HIGH-

HOME-          HOT-          LAND-          LONG-          MOON-          NEW-

PIN-          PLAY-          RED-          SAND-          SEA-          SIDE-

SKY-          SUN-          WIND-          WORK-

–   –   –   –  –   –   –

-BACK          -BALL          -BIRD          -BOAT          -BOOK          -BOX

-BOY          -DOWN          -EYE          -FISH          -FLY

-FOLD          -HEAD          -HOUSE          -LAND          -LINE          -LOCK

-MAN          -MATE          -OFF          -OUT          -ROOM

-SIDE          -SKIN          -TAIL          -TIME          -UP          -WARE

-WAY          -WEED          -WOOD          -WORK          -WORM

-YARD

Compound

All's Well That Ends Well – most common suffixes

suffixes are appended after a base word or word stem to add information – prefixsuffix.com

-ABLE          -ACY          -AGE          -AL          -AN          -ANCE

-ANCY          -ANT          -AR          -ARD          -ARY  

-ATE          -ATION          -CIDE          -DOM          -ED[adj]          -EE

-EN          -ER[adj]          -ER[v]          -ERY          -ESS

-EST          -FUL          -FY          -HOOD          -IA          -IC          -IES[n]

-IES[v]          -ILE          -INE          -ING[adj]          -ING[n]

-ION          -ISE          -ISH          -ISM          -IST          -ITE          -ITIS

-ITY          -IUM          -IVE          -IZE          -LESS          -LIKE

-LOGY          -LY          -MATA          -MENT          -NESS          -OID

-ORY          -OUS          -OVER          -SHIP          -SOME

-STER          -TH          -TY          -TYPE          -URE          -WARD

-WISE          -Y

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Put Down Roots – most common word roots

most basic form of a word that is able to convey particular description, thought, or meaning – prefixsuffix.com

A          AB          ACT          AD        AER          ANTI          APO

AQUA          ARCH         AUD          AUTO          BE          BI          BIO

CEDE          CEPT          CISE          CIT          CLAIM          CO

CYCL          DENT         DIC          DIS          DUC          FIC          FIX

FLEX          FLU          FORC          FORM          GAM          GRAD

    GRAPH          HEX          HYDR          IN          INTER          JECT  

JOIN          JUR          LAV          LOC          LOG          LUC          LUD

MAL          MAN          MEGA          MER          MIS          MISS          MOB

MONO          NEG          NEO          NEUR          NOM          NON

OB          OCT          OVER          PAN          PARA          PED          PEL

PEND          PER          PERI          PHAN          PHON          PLY

POLY          PON          PORT          POST          PRE          PRIN          PRO

PUT          QUAD          QUINT          QUIR          SALV          SECT

SED          SEMI          SEN          SENT          SERV          SIGN          SIST

SOLV          SPEC          SPIR          SUB          SUPER          SYN

TACT          TAIN          TELE          TECT          TEND          TERR

TEST          TOR          TRACT          TRI          TYP          UNI          VAC

VALE          VEN          VER          VERT          VICT          VID          VIV

VOC          VOLV          ZO

Roots
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Get Off to a Flying Start – most common prefixes

prefixes are appended before a base word or word stem to add information –  prefixsuffix.com

DE-          DI-         EC-          EM-          EN-          END-

EPI-          EU-          EX-          FORE-          HYPO-

ISO-          MID-          MILLI-          MINI-         OUT-          RE-

SUR-          UN-          UNDER-          UP-

Presto

P-REST-O Bingo! back / front hooks magically increase scores

All BACK Hooks

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

All FRONT Hooks

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Adverbs

No Offense, but...   ...offensive words allowed in Scrabble. Just sayin'...!

Offensive 7s                              Offensive 8s+

Offense

Get on Board –  transportation & travel to run on your board

Transport 7s                                   Transport 8s

Motion

No Holds Barred – wrestle alphagrams on objects that hold something

Hold 7s                                        Hold 8s

Believe it or Not –  get the game spirit with belief, religion, philosophy

Belief 7s                                 Belief 8s

Believe

Silence is Golden – Consonants usually pronounced. These, tho, silent!

Silent 7s                                  Silent 8s

Silence

Plant a Seed...   ...in your mind about the Plant Kingdom:

Conifers 7s                                        Conifers 8s

Flowers 7s                                Flowers 8s

Mosses / Worts           Ferns

Consonants

XCSSV CNSNNTS? – RaCK WiTH eXCeSSiVe CoNSoNaNTS? HMMM...

CoNSoNaNTS 7s                              CoNSoNaNTS 8s

thrOw In thE vOwEl – don't throw in the towel with vOwEl-hEAvy racks

vOwEl 7s                                       vOwEl 8s

Fun, Funner, Funnest comparative -ER superlative -EST adjectives

All Comparative 7s                                  All Superlative 7s

All Comparative 8s                                  All Superlative 8s

Beyond Comparison adjectives that don't compare with -ER & -EST

All Incomparable 7s   A ~ E        F ~ J        K ~ O        P ~ T        U ~ Z

All Incomparable 8s   A ~ E        F ~ J        K ~ O        P ~ T        U ~ Z

For something a little different, try our

Bingo Lingo Quiz

Test your word knowledge of

patterns of the most bingo-friendly letters

(mnemonic: C-A-T-N-I-P  H-O-L-D-E-R-S)


High-Probability Bingoes

Mnemonic Stems–Phrases (credit J. Chew, M. Baron, B. Gillis, N. Ballard, K. Matsumoto, et. al.)

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Revised & updated (NASPA Word List 2018) weekly slide shows by Bill Snoddy

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Thematic – Surprising – Tricky

compiled by Jacob Cohen, Asheville Scrabble Club

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Quick Links – click for theme details / browse ALL themes farther below

Surprise!          Vowels          Consonants          SSSSticky

Frankenword          Capitals          -S          Archaic          Spelling

Double          Plurals         CAUTION          Silent          Holds          Beliefs

Workers          Plants          Animals          Life          Body          Science

Feelings         sgnileeF          Money          Foreign          Geography

UN-          Clothing          Food          Fighting          Direction          Time

Learning          Measure          Color          Movement          Buildings

Sound          Words          People          Sport          Tools          Law

Transport          Shape          Soft          Cleanliness          Offense

-YS          Missing?          Matched          Switchable          Matter          -X-

Duplicate          Humor          Etymology          Prefixes          Roots

Suffixes          Compounds          Combo          Hooks          Adjectives

Incomparable          Adverbs          Speech          Nouns          Verbs

ALL

Foreign Intelligence acceptable foreign words

unusual letter / sound patterns =  tricky alphagrams to anagram

French 7s                                        French 8s

Latin 7s                              Latin 8s

Greek                     Italian                    Spanish                   Yiddish

Other Languages 7s          A ~ E       F ~ J       K ~ O       P ~ T       U ~ Z

Other Languages 8s          A ~ E       F ~ J       K ~ O       P ~ T       U ~ Z

CAUTION! – beware of invalid parts of speech + "Do You Speak -ING-less?"  

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Mountain
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Double Letter Score – tricky pairs (AA, HH, II, KK, UU, VV, WW, YY)

Double Letter 7s                              Double Letters 8s

Lay Your Life on the (Scrabble) Line with other Kingdoms of Life:

Bacteria                         Fungi                         Protists

Down to a Science lay bingos down about natural science

Physics 7s                                   Physics 8s

Earth Science 7s                              Earth Science 8s

Chemistry 7s                         Chemistry 8s

Life Science 7s         Life Science 8s

Body Language wide body of info on the body, conditions, diseases

Body 7s                                      Body 8s

SSSSSSSticky Bingos can't drop last letters (-S, -D, -R, -E, -N, -X)

Sticky 7s                                   Sticky 8s

To BE- or not to BE- – Meseems, archaic words couldst bethump!

Archaic 7s                                   Archaic 8s

Frankenword – frightening creations concocted from parts of words

Frankenword 7s                              Frankenword 8s

Super -S – unusual back -S hooks (-INGS nouns & others)

Super -S 7s                                   Super -S 8s

Capital Offense – though usually capitalized, other meanings = okay

Capital 7s                                   Capital 8s

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-ingoes  alternate spellings = challenge-safe plays

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

A Person Who people or things that workending -ER, -OR, -R, -EUR, -OUR

Person 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Person 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Freedom of Speech – enjoy freedom to play surprising parts of speech

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Living with Irregularity...   ...thrive in the way irregular plurals formed

A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

The Whys? & Wherefores? – play adverbs expertly and evermore

All Adverb 7s                                   All Adverb 8s

Creature Comforts get a comfortable lead from the Animal Kingdom:

Birds 7s                                                                 Birds 8s

Fish 7s                                                  Fish 8s

Mammals 7s                                   Mammals 8s

Invertebrates 7s                    Invertebrates 8s

Amphibians     Reptiles

UN-aware – be aware, learn UN- bingos – UNLEARN = UNWISDOM

UN- 7s                                        UN- 8s

I've Got a Good Feeling – good plays from good feelings & behavior

Good 7s                                        Good 8s

I've Got a Bad Feeling – more good plays from bad feelings & behavior

Bad 7s                                        Bad 8s

Right on the Money – cash in with currency, finance, business bingos

Money 7s                                        Money 8s

Food for Thought – Aah!, think of playing worldwide Food & Drink

Food 7s               Food 8s                    Drink 7s               Drink 8s

Mountain of Knowledge scrabble around the geographic world

Geography 7s                              Geography 8s

Fitting Words fit these in your game: clothes, wearables, accessories

Clothing 7s                                        Clothing 8s

Fighting Words – battle opponents with war, weapons, armor

Fighting 7s                                        Fighting 8s

Body

What's Up, Doc?documenting direction & position in space

Direction 7s                                   Direction 8s

It's About Time! – take time to learn about time

Time 7s                                        Time 8s

Learn the Lingo for Your Bingo – learn about education & knowledge

Learning 7s                                   Learning 8s

Measure Your Words find value in measurement, math, quantity

Measure 7s     A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Measure 8s     A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Science

With Flying Colors – fly to victory with color, light, tone

Color 7s                                        Color 8s

A Moveable Feast – feast on movement, idleness, stoppage

Movement 7s                              Movement 8s

Like a Ton of Bricks – construct wins with buildings & structures

Buildings 7s                              Buildings 8s

A Good Sport – play good with sports, games, recreation

Sports 7s                                   Sports 8s

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People Power real, mythic, artificial people power your game

People 7s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

People 8s          A ~ E          F ~ J          K ~ O          P ~ T          U ~ Z

Click this 7-letter stem for 8-letter bingos

A Sound Education – educate yourself on sound, music, noise, quiet

Sound 7s                                  Sound 8s

A Play on Words –  word plays on language, grammar, writing

Words 7s                                   Words 8s

Right Tool for the Job – get the job done with tools & machines

Tools 7s                                   Tools 8s

Word Judge decisive plays with law, government, civics, politics

Law 7s                                   Law 8s

Vowel
SSSSSSSticky
Frankenword
CapitalC
CapitalO
Super
BE
ForeignIntelligence
Spelling
Irregularity
Plant
Animal
Unaware
GoodFeeling
BadFeeling
Fitting
Food
Time
Learn
Color
Brick
Sound
People
Sport
Law
Transport

Any Way, Shape, or Form – any shape fits on your board

Shape 7s                                   Shape 8s

Shape
Life
Money
Worker
Tools
Size

Soft in the Head soft C & G sounds = tricky anagrams if thinking hard C & G

Soft C 7s                                   Soft C 8s

Soft G 7s                    Soft G 8s

Letter C
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Is Something Missing?...   ...no, just unusual letter patterns to learn

Something Missing? 7s                    Something Missing? 8s

Missing
Caution

Mix & Match – mix alphagram letters for memorable definition pairs+

Memorable 7s                             Memorable 8s

Look Both Ways – part of the bingo is switchable to front or back

Switchable 7s                         Switchable 8s

Mix&Match
LookBothWays

Why Yes – bingos that end in the eminently curious combo -YS

-YS 7s                                             -YS 8s

Why Yes

X Marks the Spot – spot bingos that start, contain, end with power tile X

-X- 7s                                             -X- 8s

LetterX

What's the Matter? –  bingos with solid, liquid, gas in their definitions

What's the Matter? 7s                      What's the Matter? 8s

Solid

Dirty Words & Not So Dirty Words – all the dirt about cleanliness

Dirty 7s                                          Dirty 8s

Clean 7s                   Clean 8s

DirtyClean
CleanDirty
Gas
Liquid

Play Something for Laughs – play humor, fun, joy for something big

Humor 7s                                          Humor 8s

Have One Too Many? Duplicate+ letters? Can't bingo? Wrong! Many ways!

Many 7s                                          Many 8s

HowMany

A Part to Play all uncommon parts of speech (see types in pic)

Uncommon Parts of Speech 7s           Uncommon Parts of Speech 8s

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That's All Folks!  – that's right, folks – ALL bingos starting with each letter

ALL Bingo 7s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

ALL Bingo 8s

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

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Work

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Go Down in History – bingos with interesting histories go down on board

Word Histories 7s                                  Word Histories 8s

Origin
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Wordplay
Fighting