This Meetup welcomes players of all ability levels as long as you're familiar with the game. You can see the rules here: http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/rulesSetup.cfm The two-letter and three-letter word list is a great resource and can be downloaded from this section: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Scrabble/files/ Look for the file "CHEAT_PRO."
We play at Dolce Casa Cafe in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. Dolce serves espresso and coffee drinks (made from 100% certified organic beans), panini, deli sandwiches, breakfast, soup, salads, pastry, and gelato. Dolce is kind enough to allow us to have our Meetups at their cafe — return the generosity by patronizing the cafe.
While there is no limit being set for this Meetup, space is limited at Dolce Casa. Please don't RSVP yes if you don't plan to attend. And please bring a board if you have one!
See you soon!
—Caroline, CSM Organizer