BOYERTOWN PA – Score books for a friendly Scrabble game held weekly at the Boyertown Community Library date back to 2008, regular players say. None of those competing Thursday (Aug. 3, 2023) on the second floor of the library, 24 N. Reading Ave., have been there that long. At least one, though, has been turning its tiles since 2015.
For another, this was only her third outing. “I’m already hooked,” she happily admitted.
Her competitors seemed happy, too; in fact, it’s a congenial bunch. Members laughed, joked, and teased each other over items like a pink-colored pen used for scoring. Yet it’s a place where adult newcomers are welcome. The more the merrier, is the general consensus.
Unfamiliar with Scrabble? It’s a board game, designed by an architect in 1938, in which single-lettered wooden tiles are used to form full words and score points. The player with the most points wins the game. It can involve crossword-like strategy. Play your words right, and you score extra points in a variety of ways.
While the Aug. 3 game may not be typical, strategy wasn’t its focus. Having fun was, which probably explains why this local spelling adventure has lasted for so many years.
If you’re interested in trying your luck, the Scrabble Club gathers Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Its meetings currently appear on the library calendar for Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, and Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28. No reservation is necessary. Just drop by.
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