Fifth Play
Adjacent strings of tiles on the
board may form numbers or numerical expressions, as well
as true equations; however, no score is earned for
numbers or numerical expressions formed. This makes it
possible for a player to make an equation using only
tiles from the player's own hand. For example, the fifth player creates the horizontal equation = + 1
and connects this equation to the previously played tiles
by positioning the number 1 above the number 2, forming
the number 12 vertically. This is a valid play because at
least one of the tiles in the equation is adjacent to a
previously played tile and the adjacent string that is
not in the equation forms the number 12.
In the equation = +1,
the number is located on a 3S premium board position
that yields 3 times the symbol score and the addition
symbol is positioned on a 2S premium board position that
awards 2 times the symbol score. The player receives no
score for forming the number 12. The score for the fifth
play is 30 points (21 + 0 + 6 + 2 + 1 = 30). The player
draws four new tiles to replace those played.
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