FAQ

Who can play?

Game in progress Everyone is welcome.  Most sessions draw between 8-16 players, and club members range widely in age and skill level.  Simply put, if you like to play Scrabble® and are looking for a challenge, this is the place for you!  Visit our Meetings page for meeting times and location.

How is Scrabble® at clubs different than what I'm used to?

We play the same basic game you know and love, but you may notice a few differences from the way you play at home or online.  For example, all games are played one-on-one, and both players keep score.  All games are timed, with each player being allotted twenty-five minutes per game.  Players are
 not permitted to refer to dictionaries or word lists while playing (with the exception that newcomers are allowed to refer to a "Cheat Sheet" of shorter words during play).  Most players pick up these basic conventions after a few games at Club.  After a while, you won't want to play Scrabble® any other way!

Notepad and pen

Do I  need to bring anything?


Just bring something to write with — and your thinking cap, of course!  We generally have enough playing equipment, but feel free to bring your "deluxe" Scrabble® set (the kind with a turntable and grids for the letters), if you have one.   


Will you provide me with anything?


We can provide you with some basic score sheets and a Cheat Sheet to get you started.  The Cheat Sheet lists a bunch of short words that are useful in Scrabble® game play, some of which may be unfamiliar to you at first.  You can download the Cheat Sheet beforehand, if you like.


How many games do you play each session?

We play a total of four rounds.  Most players stay for three or four rounds, but you are welcome to play one, two, three, or all four rounds.  The first round starts at 7:00.  If you arrive after 7:00, we will work you into the next round.


Is there any cost?

There is no membership fee to join the Club.  Established players pay $1 each session that they attend the Club; newcomers are exempted from paying for their first few sessions.  The nominal $1 fee helps us pay for renting the playing facility. 


Which dictionary do you use?

Book

Scrabble
® clubs use the Official Tournament and Club Word List.  This word list is very similar to, but differs slightly from the Official Scrabble® Players Dictionary that you may have seen in stores or played with at home.  We can fill you in on the differences and explain how to acquire the official list in print or electronic form.  Rest assured that all of the words are legitimate English words found in published collegiate dictionaries.


How can I start improving my game or find out more about the competitive Scrabble® scene?


Coming to some club meetings is a good start!  Our club is the best place for meeting other Scrabble® players in the Orlando, Casselberry, or central Florida areas.  Also check out our Links page, with links to major Scrabble® associations, study and game playing programs, equipment vendors, and more.


What if I have other questions?


Feel free to Contact Us with any other questions or concerns.  

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