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I played in the biggest Scrabble tournament in the country — and it was nothing like the game you grew up playing





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When most people think of Scrabble, they think of a leisurely game night in grandma’s living room.

But for a few thousand people, the iconic board game is a competitive, adrenaline-filled, highly cerebral discipline, worthy of hundreds of hours of study and a lifetime of obsession.

I’m one of those few, and last month, I flew to New Orleans to compete in the North American Scrabble Championship with 400 fellow word nerds.

The tournament was a marathon — 31 games in five days — that pushed me to the brink of mental exhaustion. But it also offered an illuminating look into a quirky read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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