What is the lowest-scoring Scrabble game? If players refuse to trade in tiles, the answer to this question is simple: consider the game in which one player draws QZXJKWW and the other YYVVFFH. Since neither player can form a word, each player passes three times and the game ends. Each then subtracts the total value of his tiles, resulting in a final score of -28 to -49.
"Low-Scoring Scrabble Games,"
Word Ways: Vol. 14
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol14/iss3/17