A proper noun, Boise, like all other proper nouns, are classified as banned Scrabble words.

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And while we understand that rules exist for a reason, we find such content in breaking them.

Before we get into how you can sleight-of-hand your Scrabble strategy, you're invited to browse my gallery of game night childhood trauma. My father, a Marine and firefighter in one of the busiest cities in the nation, had the habitual habit of flipping the Risk board every time he felt his alliances were failing and the walls were closing in on his demise. Smooth move, Dad.

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My cousin, who I loved dearly and recently lost, used to hide Monopoly money in the bathroom! She was like the Iron Bank of Braavos...any Game of Thrones junkies?

Last, and possibly the most traumatizing...

My sister and her now-husband, who both happen to be educators of today's youth, would dominate Monopoly with their circa 2008 low-prime mortgage lending practices,  annihilating anyone who had challenged them head-on. All efforts to own Boardwalk against those two were in vain.

Next up, check out a couple helpful tips on how to work Boise into Scrabble on the up and up. And If you have a childhood game night trauma you want to share, hit us up!

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Prep yourself for your next rousing game night with Scrabble by checking out the three ways "Boise" can be incorporated in to the game—legally!

Highest-Scoring Scrabble Words

  • Framboise - 17 points
    • Meaning: a raspberry
  • Boiserie - 10 points
    • Meaning: wooden paneling

"Framboise" is the highest-scoring word with "Boise" in it, followed by "boiserie."

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10-Letter Words with Boise

  • Framboises  - 17 points
    • Always pluralize for extra points!
  • Boiserie - 10 points
  • Boiseries - 11 points
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