How to Make Your Own Arabic/English Scrabble Set in 5 Steps

Last January I proposed rules for Arabic/English Scrabble. In one of my last weeks of summer, I finally made a prototype. Here’s my process:

DIY Arabic scrabble set
First: Take a Regular Scrabble Set and a Sharpie.
DIY Arabic scrabble set
Second: Copy the Letter Point Values from Wikipedia (click here)
DIY Arabic scrabble set
Third: begin to copy the Arabic letters onto the backs of the English tiles.
DIY Arabic scrabble set
Fourth: Admire your handiwork.
Finished Bilingual Arabic/English Scrabble
Fifth: Find someone to play with you.


Here’s my Scrabble set in action. The first commenter who identifies the error on the board will get a care-package courtesy of me.
Bilingual Scrabble

Inspirational Quote:

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.”–Oliver Wendell Holmes


  1. I’d like to know what is the most productive root, i.e. using the most possible forms and meanings by using the most حركات, giving rise to the most verbal forms, different مصدر, the most homographs etc.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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