Scrabble for Cheaters

Scrabble for Cheaters is a Scrabble tournament with a dishonest twist for an honest cause.

Registration for Scrabble for Cheaters 2015 is now open!

Teams of two compete in a fierce Scrabbletournament in which the traditional use of brain power is mixed with the alluring use of officially-sanctioned cheats. The more money a team fundraises for 826CHI's student programming before the tournament date, the more that team can cheat during the match.


This tournament is open to any and all players willing to lay their tiles on the line. We will, however, reserve competition spots for the 36 top-fundraising duos.


Scrabble-adium/826CHI & The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. at 1276 N Milwaukee Ave.


Saturday, January 31st, 2015
12:00PM (NOON) SHARP


For the children. For prizes so great, Webster's adjectives fail to encapsulate their glory. For the opportunity to cheat without negative repercussion. For a full calendar year's worth of bragging rights as Chicago's Cheating Champ.


Email cheaters@826chi.org with your:

  1. Team name
  2. Players' names
  3. Team bio
  4. Team picture

We'll get right back to you with registration payment instructions.

We only have space for the 36 top-fundraising duos, so sign up now and fundraise 'til you drop!

Email cheaters@826chi.org and we'll walk you through the rest! Cost is $30 per team.


  1. Each team must have 2 players.
  2. Each team must have a team name.
  3. Each team must dress like a team on the day of the tournament.
  4. Each team must arrive by 11:30am on the day of the tournament.
  5. Each cheat purchased may be used only once.
  6. Cheats will be officially bought/issued on tournament day.
  7. Turns are timed at 2 minutes. Games are over at 1 hour.
  8. Cheating is encouraged.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Scrabble for Cheaters 2015!

Email cheaters@826chi.org and we'll walk you through the registration process. Cost is $30 per team.


$25:THE SWAP: Trade out a letter
$50: THE NON-CON: buy a vowel
$100: THE KOSHKA: play a word in any non-English language
$150: THE AUGMENT: Add 10 pts to any letter to increase its value
$200: THE ALSORANS: Add Q, Z, or X to any word
$250: THE BLANK: Flip a letter over and make it blank
$300: THE CONFER: Consult the dictionary for one turn
$400: THE SPURN: Reject an opponent's word for no reason
$500: THE WEBSTER: Invent a word (must have definition)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for Scrabble for Cheaters 2015!

Email cheaters@826chi.org and we'll walk you through the registration process. Cost is $30 per team.