Word Freak

A book review of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players by Stefan Fatsis Stars: *** Penguin Books (2002)Games>Scrabble416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Scrabble may be truly called America’s game. But for every group of “living-room players” there is someone who is “at one… Read More »

The Monopolists

The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon Stars: **** Bloomsbury (2015) Biographies/Board Games/Historical Study 336 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets,… Read More »

Serious Fun by Mark Collard

Stars: ***** Subtitle: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Leading Remarkably Fun Program That Make a Difference Griffin Press (2014) Group Games/Education/Team-Building 203 pages I received Serious Fun for free for attending a conference where Mark Collard spoke about leading fun programs. Summary:  Jam-packed with inspiration and practical advice, Serious Fun describes a unique, yet simple, four-step… Read More »