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Word up: The secret story of Scrabble

Word up: The secret story of Scrabble

BBC Culture - By Hephzibah Anderson

Obama and the British Royal Family play it, and its fans are some of the world’s most devoted. So why did the word game almost fail to take off? Hephzibah Anderson has the answer. Fancy a game of Lexiko? Or how about Alph? Appropriately enough for a word game, it was only when Scrabble acquired the …

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