Scrabble FAQ

What this FAQ covers

The trademark Scrabble

Organized Scrabble activity

North American Scrabble Players Association and Association of British Scrabble Players

Clubs

Tournaments

North American, UK and world championships

Winners of the North American championships
Winners of the Canadian (English language) championships
Winners of the World (English language; SOWPODS) championships

How club and tournament Scrabble differs from the rules in the box

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and Official Scrabble Words

Why are all those stupid/non-English/indecent words allowed?
Words removed from OSPD 1st ed. in 2nd ed.
Current corrections to the OSPD 2nd ed.
9-letter root words in OSPD
Final corrections to the Franklin Electronic OSPD2
Corrections to the OWL2
Expurgation of OSPD and OSPD 3rd ed.
Successor to OSPD - TWL98
Successor to TWL98 - unnamed

Tournament pairings

Tournament ratings

Organizations conducting Scrabble activity outside North America and the UK

Who plays with which dictionary and which rules?

Crossword games on the Internet

Crossword games servers

Telnet-based
IRC-based
WWW-based

Crossword games mailing lists

Crossword games related newsgroup

Chat

Differences between Scrabble in North America and in the UK

Publications and Tools for Scrabble

Tools

Periodicals

Books and CD-ROMs

Word lists

Lexicons

Internet anagram finders and word listers

Printed lists

Word study/lookup software and tapes

TournamentSoftware

Scoresheets

Basic tactics and methods

Typical games

Typical scores

Frequency of bingos

Scrabble records

Actual

Theoretical

Blocked games

Scrabble variants

Play-by-mail games

Scrabble paraphernalia

Tiles

Clocks

Playing equipment

Miscellaneous

Computer versions of Scrabble

Glossary

Litigation

Copyright

FAQ policy

Credits