Going into a game of Scrabble with no strategy can spell trouble. David Martyn Hunt/Flickr

In 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, an out-of-work architect named Alfred Mosher Butts invented a game that would bring joy to millions of Americans.

Fast forward to today, and Scrabble continues to delight millions of people all over the world.

We compiled a list of tips and tricks players of all skill levels can use the next time they play this iconic game. So call up your friends and schedule a game night because you’ll want to put these 12 Scrabble hacks into action.

Place letters around bonus tiles.