Word Freak: A Journey into the Eccentric World of the Most Obsessive Board Game Ever Invented

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For many, Scrabble is merely a board game. For others it is an intellectual pilgrimage, a balancing act between language and mathematics, simultaneously joyful and frustrating. In Word Freak Stefan Fatsis charts the history and theory of the game alongside his own rise from livingroom player to competitive shark, and affords us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of the brilliant geeks and misfit savants who populate the highest ranks of the game. The top Scrabble players marshal the weird, hidden forces of the mind in ...

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Word Freak: A Journey Into the Eccentric World of the Most Obsessive Board Game Ever Invented
2002, Yellow Jersey Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780224060615

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Word Freak: A Journey into the Eccentric World of the Most Obsessive Board Game Ever Invented
2001, Yellow Jersey Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780224060608

Hardcover

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