Letterati: An Unauthorized Look at Scrabble® and the People Who Play It
Charts the development of competitive Scrabble in North America and the control exerted by the holder of the game's trademark, Hasbro. Through more than 100 interviews, readers follow the evolution of the popular board game from the hustler-populated game rooms of New York in the 60s to the 2004 National Championship. Letterati examines the foundation of the game, the best players and the trademark. The examinations of the Scrabble club scene gives a flavour of the game and concludes with a look at how the game has been controlled by its various owners.
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CHAPTER 14Beginnings and Endings
CHAPTER 15Then and Now
CHAPTER 16Life at the Top
CHAPTER 17The Trademark Ball and Chain
CHAPTER 18A Chilling Effect
CHAPTER 19Growing the Game
CHAPTER 20Dont Ask What Hasbro Can Do For You
CHAPTER 21Arrested Development
CHAPTER 6The Measure of a Player
CHAPTER 7Let the Competition Begin
CHAPTER 8Whos the Best?
CHAPTER 9Coming Out of the Parlor
CHAPTER 10As Good As Ones Word
CHAPTER 11The Seven Tile Obsession
CHAPTER 13The Women
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