Study Finds Men Are Better At Scrabble And Why

Although it isn’t as fun as Cards Against Humanity, there are still plenty of people who love to sit down and play an old fashioned game of Scrabble, and it turns out in a battle of the sexes, man tend to be better at the game.

A study at the University of Miami questioned almost 300 participants at the 2004 and 2008 U.S. National Scrabble tournaments about their training, and eventual results and found that while more women actually play the game, men tend to win more often. In fact, such national tournaments spilt players into six different divisions, with men dominating the highest levels of all of them, despite more women in the game.

As for why, it’s all about how serious they take the game. It seems the women who play Scrabble treat it more like a hobby, with having fun being their main objective, while men are more focused on actually winning, spending time analyzing past games, and practicing anagrams to give them an edge.

Source: The Daily Mail

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