The award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary on the cutthroat world of tournament Scrabble®!


The academic/institutional DVD version of Scrabylon is now available for universities, colleges, non-profit organization, high schools and public libraries. This version includes public performance rights.

Public Performance Rights: Purchase of this DVD includes public performance rights which allow educational and non-profit groups to exhibit the film to groups of 50 or fewer individuals where admission is not charged. The term of the public performance license is for the life of the DVD. However, if you intend to charge admission, expect an audience over 50 people, or publicly advertise the screening, please purchase from the Public Screening link on this page.

Streaming: Purchase of streaming rights allows universities, colleges and non-profits to "rip" the DVD and stream it on their internal, password-protected server.

Great for students in:

Math/Computer Science

•Psychology/Cognition Studies

•Popular Culture



Save now on DVD & Streaming!

Sale price-please select (includes PPR)


Public Screening


Producer, Director & Editor: Scott Petersen

Directors of Photography: Scott Petersen, Nate Starck

Original Music: David Mann

Key Art: Chris St. George


TRT: 50 minutes (plus 28 minutes extras and director’s commentary)

Format: DVD

Language: English

Aspect ratio: 4:3 (1.33:1)


©MMIV Scrabylon Productions


Check out director Scott Petersen's Emmy-winning documentary The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz.


"Petersen's talent for making mundane subject matter interesting results in a film that plays out like a Best in Show about board-game lovers."

Los Angeles Times


"Smart, wry, lively"

TimeOut New York


"Along with Spellbound, director Scott Petersen and his Scrabylon may be among the saviors of our entertainment souls."

San Diego City Beat


"Smart and funny"

Detroit Free Press


"Who knew watching people play Scrabble® could be so entertaining?"

Seattle Stranger

"Breezy and quite enjoyable"

Chicago Reader