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Inside The World Of Competitive Scrabble Playing In Houston

Houston Matters visits a local club of Scrabble enthusiasts who play competitively.


Members of the Houston Scrabble Club play competitively.


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If you like board games, you're probably familiar with Scrabble, the puzzle game where you draw tiles of different letters and spell out words on a board, accumulating points as you do so based on the letters you use and where you place them.

Most of us probably play the game casually, but — as with just about any board game with a win objective — Scrabble also gets played competitively. In fact, there is a national Scrabble tournament held each year by the North American Scrabble Players Association.

Back in 2017, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn visited a local club of Scrabble players to talk about the competitive Scrabble experience.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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