Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive ScrabblePlayers

Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive ScrabblePlayers

Stefan Fatsis


Scrabble might be really referred to as America's online game. yet for each staff of "living-room avid gamers" there's somebody who's "at one with the board." In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to these few, exploring the underground international of colourful characters for which the Scrabble video game is life-playing competitively in tournaments around the kingdom. it's also the tale of ways the Scrabble online game used to be invented by way of an unemployed architect in the course of the nice melancholy and the way it has grown into the highly winning, not easy, and liked online game it truly is at the present time. alongside the way in which, Fatsis chronicles his personal obsession with the sport and his improvement as a participant from amateur to specialist. greater than a publication approximately hardcore Scrabble gamers, Word Freak can also be an exam of notions of brilliance, reminiscence, language, pageant, and the brain that celebrates the uncanny inventive powers in us all.

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