How Many Scrabble Tile Placecards Do You Need?

by Elizabeth Hollingsworth February 08, 2018 2 min read

Are you having a literary, games or retro-themed special event?

Looking for a fun alternative to placecards?

Why not order Scrabble place cards for your guests?

Hopefully you a) have your confirmed RSVPs to hand and b) you're good at maths because you need to do some counting!

Here's a few things to keep in mind when you want to use Scrabble tiles as placecards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. You can fit only 7 letters on a rack
This means you will need create a placecard for certain guests using their nickname or a shortened version of their name, for example, "Kate" instead of "Katherine". If you have multiple Jessicas you might need to have Jess M, Jess D and Jess T etc.

2. There are 100 tiles in a pack of Scrabble
Even if you could use every letter provided in the pack, with up to 7 letters for every guest, at best you would have enough tiles for 14 guests (100 tiles / 7 letters  for guest names = 14.2 guest names).

If you have 100 guests, you may need up to 7 x sets. 

3. First check the number of consonants you will need
The largest number of consonants provided per letter per set of 100 Scrabble tiles are 6 x Rs, 6 x Ns and 6 x Ts.

But there's only 1 x K.

Even if you have only 10 guests, but a Nick and a Kate, you'll need at least 2 x sets to get the 2 x Ks. 

In another example, there are 4 x Ss per 100 tiles. Jessica is a very popular name so you would use all 4 x "S" tiles for just two Jessicas attending your event.

4. You need a lot more vowels than you think
There are, for example, 9 x As in a pack of 100 tiles. But if you have a guest name like Nathan, this immediately uses up 2 x As.

Enjoyed this? Check our post about how you can work out the number of balloons you need for your venue ceiling.

 



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