Originally Posted by IcyHotMonkey
You should almost never swap tiles!
And I typically use a strategy of immediately using my blank tiles...
this is not good. swapping tiles is not a bad thing if its going to take multiple turns to get something decent. blank tiles should be saved for using all your tiles or another very big play.
very basic strategy advice would be
-try to keep a balanced rack of vowels and consonants even if it means sacrificing a few points in the short term
-look to building racks of common letters (a,e,i,o,d,l,n,t,r,s) that you can use all your tiles
-learn obscure two and three letter words for purposes of hooking
-use blanks and s's wisely. these are very valuable to make seven letter words and being able to play them
i really wish i didnt have a palm after seeing the world playing all these scrabble clones