Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Orlando Scrabble Club

Pam Schwartz is ultra competitive and loves games. She joined me on a trip to Wirz Park (8006 Mark David Blvd Casselberry Florida) to attend Orlando Scrabble Club. We got to meet other central Florida Scrabble players. Everyone is welcome, from new players to tournament players. Scrabble is a word game where you get tiles with letters on them and the player with the most points on the board wins. Different letter tiles have different numeric values. For instance Y is worth 4 points while vowels like A, E, I, O, U are worth one point. Scrabble has a game board, 100 letter tiles, a letter bag, and four racks.

I am not good at word games so I figured I would be safe sketching while I watched Pam play. I thought this would be a nice relaxed community of players but Scrabble players are hard core. Each table had a times to keep the action moving at a break neck speed. Players at each table had to agree on which dictionary to use in case there was a dispute about a word. The room was tense. There must have been quite a few serious tournament players in the room. Pam later let me know that players she was up against new the most obscure words. She was the beginner in the room but she was a good sport.

The Orlando Scrabble Club is the best place for meeting other players in the Orlando, or central Florida areas. They meet Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at the Wirz Park Recreation Building in Casselberry, FL. Visit their meetings page for a map and directions to the venue.

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