Letterati: An Unauthorized Look at Scrabble and the People Who Play It
This guide charts the development of competitive Scrabble in North America and the control of the game exerted by Hasbro, Inc., the holder of the game's trademark. Through more than a hundred interviews, the evolution of Scrabble from the hustler-populated game rooms of New York City in the 1960s, before the organized game even existed, to the 2004 National Championship, where more than 800 players vied for $89,000 in prize money is detailed. Examining its origins, strategies, changes, and the business behind it all, this is a comprehensive look behind the game of Scrabble.
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Too many parts of this book ramble, and its author's bias against Hasbro became tedious for me. Some explanations of players' strategies made me just want to say, "Duh!". His hypotheses about women ...
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For the most part a very dull and monotonous read. It tended to be the same regurgitated story about how the past and current owners of the Scrabble trademark were/are unwilling to allow it's most ... Read full review
The New York Game Rooms
The Business of Scrabble
Getting the Business
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