I played in the biggest Scrabble tournament in the country — and it was nothing like the game you grew up playing
|08/20/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
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 >>>