On Saturday, May 14th at 12PM, join 826NYC for the Final Scrabble for Cheaters, an elimination Scrabble tournament, where you and a teammate play against other teams to compete for the coveted Cheater’s Cup, plus other cool stuff like free tickets to see the Millionaire’s Magician at an intimate show in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Keep in mind that this is also the last Scrabble for Cheaters, so the winner of this year’s tournament will be the proud life-time owner of the Cheater’s Cup. We’ll also be providing you with ample food and drink to keep you focused on your game.
To help make your way toward the cup, you raise money to spend on cheats, including “Invent a Word,” “Buy a Vowel,” and “Create a Blank.” And the best part of it all — all the money you raise to cheat directly supports 826NYC’s free writing programs offered to New City public school students.
Sign up and start fundraising here. Once you sign up, 826NYC will provide you with all the support materials you’ll need to make your fundraising as fun and easy as possible.
Here’s a list of some of the cheats you can look forward to using:
Passport ($50) – Play a word from any language other than English.
Name and Place ($75) – Play a proper noun.
Create a Blank ($100) – Any tile on your rack may be turned into a blank tile by flipping it over.
Add Q, X, or Z ($150) – Add a Q, X, or Z to any word you’d like. You must have a Q, X, or Z tile on your rack in order to do so.
Surf the ‘Net ($200) – Go on the internet for up to two minutes and look up anything you’d like – that’s right, anything. Web surfing time does not count against your standard two minute play limit.
Reject a Word ($250) – You opponent must remove their played word from the board, redraw new tiles, and lose their turn. Invented words may not be rejected.
Invent a Word ($500) – If you can pronounce and define it, it’s a word. Invented words may not be rejected.