“[Scrabble] sets are found in roughly one-third of American homes.”
“Scrabble’s not really a word game. It’s a math game with word tools.”
- Matt Graham, comedian and Scrabble expert, on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show
Matt Graham is a man with an interesting resume. On the comedy side he’s written for SNL and Conan (on which he also appeared several times as a standup). On the Scrabble side he’s placed second in the Scrabble World Championships, been featured in the Scrabble book Word Freak, and was a central character in the Scrabble documentary Word Wars. This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show we discuss the strategy of high-level Scrabble, Matt’s vintage board game collection, and tips for Scrabble enthusaists who have yet to memorize all the 2-letter words.
Matt’s one man show, This Too Shall Suck, is currently running in New York. Get tickets at thistooshallsuck.com!
I told my friend to play an “A” next to the “N” at the top so I could play the best word ever. 306 points. *It was on the board game so I recreated it using scrabulizer.com