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Hi, my name is Gary Moss. I'm a Scrabble junkie, and I run two local clubs weekly and scheduled tournaments. I'm a teacher by profession. I teach the online: SCRABBLE 101.
Follow along with the adventures of JFTSOI = Just 4 The Spell of It!

Hundreds if not thousands of scrabble players face off at clubs across the US and around the globe every day. Most players are very competitive and hate to lose. BUT there is a gigantic ‘luck factor’ in the game of scrabble, sometimes estimated at as much as 30%. First, it has been calculated that whoever goes first has a 10 point advantage. Most important of all is the chance within the random drawing of tiles. He or She who gets the good stuff gets a path to victory.
When you get past all the luck, it boils down to personal word knowledge and memory. ‘THE MORE YOU KNOW . . . the luckier you become.’

If and when you see some guy or gal reading a dictionary, the odds are high that you’re looking at a scrabble freak. The truth is most scrabble players are most intent on recognizing and memorizing the look of words, not necessarily their meanings. Scrabble players look at words differently; they look for patterns; they remember the strangest words, hoping to play them against their opponents in the hope of drawing a challenge and winning it. Would you challenge ZEBRASS? VROOM? AALII? YCLEPT? UNBUILD? TSKTSK? NONEGO?

I have been teaching people the simple tricks used by scrabble champions to be most efficient when studying scrabble words. There are more than 170,000 words on the OWL (Official Word List). You won’t want to waste your time learning words that are ‘PHONY’ (words unacceptable during scrabble play). When you play a phony, and it is challenged, and you lose a turn; That will increase your chances of losing.

Some people ask the person nearby for tips. Don’t be misled by some novice. Ask your scrabble questions to a sanctioned director. Take a class like the online class, Scrabble 101. Get a jump start in only 30 days.

To contact us
Scrabble Club #350 meets on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM and welcomes players of all levels.
Replay at Clubhouse #2 in Laguna Woods Village
24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA. 92637
For info call Gary: (949) 510-1673
37 Episodes
Talking stems - finding a string of 5-6 or 7 letters to hook onto creating a BINGO and an extra 50 points. Reviewing and preparing for your next game can be fun!
Gary discusses how words are changing and how they are becoming politically incorrect.
Gary Moss welcomes fellow Scrabble Player and graduate of SCRABBLE 101 Nancy Douglas to his podcast. We discuss all things SCRABBLE plus a few comments about Life and COVID19.
Gary Moss Share how to have fun while learning new words or exploring word combinations while on a Family Road Trip or at your dining room table. contact Gary at jftsoi.,
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Gary Moss shares intentionally making a plan - to succeed one must keep up with learning, and relearning. A plan allows you to focus on and celebrate your accomplishments.
Even when Gary Moss says there is nothing new to share - The Words flow like melting butter and we are eager to learn how to outscore our opponents in the game of SCRABBLE - contact Gary at
Gary discusses how strategies for learning - some old, some new, some modified too. Finding your way of increasing your knowledge to gain personal growth and success.
Gary discusses how to use our memory to learn, have fun, and become a more proficient Scrabble Play if you choose to be. Don't Say I Can't, Say I will!
Gary discusses a History Channel Special on What would our world look like if man was extinct? Leading into the Pandemic and how that is changing how man looks at life and the changes that occur. Change is an opportunity as is increasing one's vocabulary whether for a challenge in Scrabble or something that will make you feel ESSENTIAL!
Contact for more information and tips on becoming a better Scrabble Player. Check out
JFTSOI.moss@gmail.comCheck out the website at's podcast electronic flashcards - learning something new.
Contact to play SCRABBLE or for the SCRABBLE 101 ClassLearn more at Daily blogs to enrich your life. Find all you need to know about SCRABBLE and how Gary Moss can be your guide.
Check out the Word of the Day page on the website to learn new combinations of letters of REAL Words.
Gary Moss shares YES YOU CAN
Gary Moss shares how to keep your memory active during this downtime, and making it an uptime.
Gary Moss discusses continuous learning, preparing, upping your game and keeping your brain healthy and active.
FRIDAY 2/21/2020 ANTICIPATION's show was dedicated to the anticipation of the game, the words, the tiles, the challenge, and LEARNING!
Just4thespellof it.comSend me an email:, and I’ll send you a list of available booklets to help improve your game orI also teach the online class ‘SCRABBLE 101’ ($199).
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