Luke Melia


September 27, 2004

The G.I. Joel of Scrabble

If you’ve ever wondered what life at the heights of the Scrabble world is like, read this profile of professional Scrabble player Joel Sherman.

Speaking of Scrabble, we’ve been playing “Speed Scrabble” lately, after being taught the rules by our friend John. It’s kind of like this, but we play you start with 7 and pick extra tile each pick. Fun, and a helluva lot faster than a game of the real thing.

One Response to “The G.I. Joel of Scrabble”

  1. anthony chimed in:

    and if you *really* want to know about Scrabble nuts, read Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis, which features Mr. Sherman prominently.

    Also of interest, the film Word Wars, same idea, different medium. Haven’t seen it yet.

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