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Kanawha Valley Scrabble Club

Charleston, WV

NASPA Club #620 — a former club of the North American Scrabble Players Association

Games

Scrabble for the Kindle
Scrabble for the Kindle
Got a Kindle? Now you can play Scrabble on it when you're not reading. Download Scrabble from Electronic Arts and you can play anytime, anywhere.
Diamond Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Diamond Anniversary Edition Scrabble
The Scrabble 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is a definite improvement over recent Hasbro boards despite the new color scheme. A full review with detailed pictures is posted at our club's blog, and prior to the board's release, a speculation about it was posted at this site.
Glass Signature Edition
Glass Signature Edition Scrabble
Although probably too fragile for the typical tournament road warrior, the Scrabble Glass Signature Edition is notable for being Hasbro's first round Scrabble board and thus perhaps as highly anticipated as (though hopefully less anticlimactic than) Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy.

Deluxe Turntable Scrabble
Deluxe Turntable Scrabble
The "deluxe" edition features a turntable for rotating the board and a raised plastic grid to deter sliding tiles.
The original Scrabble
The original Scrabble
The original Scrabble board, not much improved since its first incarnation in the 1950s.
Super Scrabble
Super Scrabble
With 200 letters, a huge playing field (21 by 21), and quadruple word and letter premium squares, Super Scrabble is a whole new way to play. (Note: Completing a game will take about two hours, so make sure your schedule is cleared before starting.)

Super Scrabble Deluxe Edition
Super Scrabble Deluxe Edition
By popular demand, Super Scrabble gets an upgrade. A raised grid and turntable brings this game up to the same level as its older sibling.
Folio Edition Scrabble
Folio Edition Scrabble
Perfect for traveling, Folio Edition Scrabble is a miniature version of our favorite game.

Books

Bob's Bible
Bob's Bible
Contains every acceptable word (pre-OWL3) from two to eight letters in length, in alphabetical order, along with their hooks and anagrams.
Letterati by Paul McCarthy
Letterati
A biography of competitive Scrabble from its infancy to the 2004 Nationals in New Orleans - and an examination of the corporate ownership and control of the game.
The Official Tournament and Club Word List, 3rd Edition
OWL3
The official word source for professional Scrabble players. Just words, no definitions.

To order your own copy of the paperback word list, visit the NASPA Store.
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary Fifth Edition
OSPD5
The only available Scrabble book with definitions, the OSPD5 contains many of the acceptable words between two and eight letters in length.
Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis
Word Freak
Stefan Fatsis documents his journey from novice to expert. If you want to know what it takes to become an expert - or are curious about the changes you'll undergo on that journey - this is the book for you.
Everything Scrabble by Joe Edley and John D. Williams
Everything Scrabble
The NSA's own Joe Edley and John D. Williams share basic strategy tips, study recommendations, and the history of the game. A must read primer for anyone starting to take Scrabble seriously.
The Scrabble Wordbook by Mike Baron
The Scrabble Wordbook
Word lists in a variety of formats as of OSPD4. This book is invaluable for studying your words.

Timers

Excalibur II Game Timer
Excalibur II Game Timer
A fairly inexpensive timer which is acceptable for Scrabble and the one most often used at our club.
Saitek Competition Pro Game Clock III
Saitek Competition Pro Game Clock III
Another inexpensive timer which purports to have a mode for Scrabble. However, none of our club members have used it. If you've used this timer and would like to share your experience or write a review, please contact us.
Saitek Competition Game Clock
Saitek Competition Game Clock
Very similar to the Saitek Competition Pro III above, but bright blue. One of our club members reports this clock fails to display seconds until the time is below twenty minutes, but that shouldn't be a factor in most games.
Adjudicator 3000
Adjudicator 3000
This is another very popular quality timer from Gene Tyszka.

Tournament equipment

Protiles
Protiles
The official tiles of tournament-level Scrabble. These tiles have a flush surface to prevent you from feeling whether or not you have a blank, and all Protiles come with a lifetime guarantee.
Scrabble board carrier
Scrabble board carrier
Ok, technically it's a Zildjian cymbal case. But with one of these, you can easily tote three complete games - including boards up to 22 inches in diameter, timers, tiles, and racks - in one package. And people might mistake you for a rock star.

Other gear

Franklin Scrabble Companion - SCR-228
Franklin
A computerized anagramming machine to help you quickly in those "I know there's a play here somewhere" situations (though not while a game is in progress). And, it's pocket-sized - if you have fairly roomy pockets.
NASPA Membership
NASPA Membership
The gift that keeps on giving: Membership in NASPA.
Scrabble Champion Edition CD-ROM
Scrabble Champion Edition
A CD-ROM version of our favorite game for Windows-based machines.