You get a second chance in the tournament of the eliminated. All teams eliminated in the first round will be reorganized into a sub-tournament and given a chance to win a separate set of prizes.
SHOULD I WEAR A COSTUME?
WHAT IS 826NYC?
826NYC is a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, NY dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their free services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. For more information, please visit 826nyc.org.
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE TOURNAMENT?
Other than the use of cheats, Scrabble for Cheaters Scrabble rules are exactly the same as standard Scrabble rules provided with the game.
HOW DO YOU KEEP SCORE?
You and your partner's totals are combined to determine your team's total score.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO MY TURN?
Yes. Each player has exactly two minutes per turn.
CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH MY PARTNER DURING GAME PLAY?
Yes, provided you do so within your two minute play limit.
IF MY TEAM LOSES, CAN I GIVE MY CHEATS TO ANOTHER TEAM?
No. Unused cheats will be lost.
CAN I PURCHASE MORE CHEATS THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT?
Yes, but only between matches. Also, purchased cheats can not be traded in for other cheats. All sales are final.
IF SOMEONE DONATES TO MY TEAM, ARE THEIR DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. All donations, with the exception of the registration fee, are 100% tax deductible.
WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE WHO DONATES TO MY TEAM?
Yes. On game day, we can provide you with a list of your donors.
CAN I COME TO WATCH THE TOURNAMENT IF I'M NOT PLAYING?
Because space is limited, we do not allow spectators until the final rounds of the tournament.
HOW LONG DOES THE TOURNAMENT LAST?
The tournament lasts for you and your teammate so long as you keep winning your matches. But the final round of play usually ends around 6pm.
IF I WIN, DO I GET TO KEEP THE CHEATER'S CUP?
Yes, but only for one year. Then you must return the following year to defend your ownership over the cup.
HOW DO I GET TO 826NYC?
For directions, see the bottom right of our homepage at 826nyc.org.
Join 826NYC at 12pm at Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215) for Scrabble for Cheaters 2016, 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 tickets to see the Millionaire's Magician at the Waldorf Astoria, Mets tickets, and BSSCo. swag.
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 all — the money you raise directly supports the free programs offered to New York City public school students by 826NYC!
All teams will be supplied with ample amounts of free beer from Brooklyn Brewery, ensuring teams stay properly hydrated as they make words and cheat for the kids.