Saturday, October 18, 2008

Word Freak

Like most nerds, I have had a lifelong relationship with Scrabble. This book was fascinating to me, because not only does the author report on the world of competitive Scrabble, he gets sucked into it, and becomes a serious player! It is very well-written, and includes a chapter about the invention of Scrabble that I will surely be using in my Game Design class. What I really like is that the book not only gets into the fascinating personalities of Scrabble, and details the peculiar strategies, but it manages to get into the deep question of whether games really have a point at all. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves games or game design.

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