ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) Dozens of Alaskans spent Saturday night playing rounds of not-so typical Scrabble. The game traditionally focuses on earning points by building connected words on a game board. The classic game had a twist for an annual fundraiser benefiting the Alaska Literacy Program.
“They play these crazy games made up by our game wizards who use the Scrabble board,” Polly Smith, Executive Director for the Alaska Literacy Program said.
“Make as many words as you can without the letter E,” Smith said as she explained how one of the levels might work. Teams of four competed in lighting rounds with only a few minutes to earn points. “It’s very fast paced,” Smith said.
The Alaska Literacy Program utilizes volunteers and tutors to teach adults and families to read, write and speak English.