How did the game of Scrabble originate? How has it developed? Who are the most sophisticated players and what motivates them to travel to tournaments for which there is little financial reward?
From the hustlers of the 1960s New York game rooms to the ultra-devoted tile pushers of today, Letterati spans the history of competitive Scrabble. Along the way, you will find out about the official Scrabble dictionaries, the techniques that expert players use, and how the Scrabble trademark has been defended by the game's current owner, Hasbro. Examining its origins, strategies, changes, and the business behind it all, this is a comprehensive look behind the world's favorite word game.
Did you know that our Glenwood Springs and Rifle Branch Libraries host Scrabble Clubs? Not to worry, the competition isn't as cut-throat as the tournaments described in Letterati! Players of all skill levels are invited to the Glenwood Springs Branch on the first Tuesday of every month and the Rifle Branch on the third Tuesday of every month. Both clubs meet from 6-8 p.m. You are welcome to play with either or both clubs. There's no cost to play and we provide the boards! (Although we also encourage players to bring their own boards if possible.) For more information, call the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 945-5958 or the Rifle Branch Library at 625-3471. Check out the Scrabble-related books in our online catalog, too.