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Since September 2013, Hasbro has administered a School Scrabble program. Please visit their website to find out more about its activities, including the annual North American School SCRABBLE Championship (NASSC).
NASPA has up until Summer 2016 supported School Scrabble players in the following ways:
As of Fall 2016, we have been asked to cease this support. For further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASPA continues to support youth Scrabble with resources, recognition, and grants.
In 2003, Hasbro and the then National SCRABBLE Association developed a School Scrabble Program including classroom materials, regional events and an annual North American School SCRABBLE Championship. The system of play involved simplified rules, the use of a word list consisting of age-appropriate words from the Official Tournament and Club Word List (OTCWL), and most importantly, competition in two-player teams.
From 2009 to 2015, the National School SCRABBLE Champions appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show to challenge the host to a game.
In 2014, the word reference for longer words was changed from MWCD11 to OTCWL2.
In 2015, the first complete, official School Scrabble Word List (SSWL2015) was edited by our Dictionary Committee.
In 2016, we published SSWL2016.
In 2019, we published the NASPA School Word List (NSWL) 2018 Edition.
In 2021, we published NSWL2020.