war of words
The high stakes of SA Scrabble
Nigeria and Kenya might trump SA as Africa’s Scrabble masters, but Scrabble SA believes the 81-year-old word game is due for a revival
"How many words would you like to challenge?"
The computer screen is impassive-aggressive. There’s not even a blinking cursor, just the question mark and, under that, an illustration of a single red tile with the letter Z. This is the designated interface for querying the validity of a word that has been played on one of the 20-odd boards in use at the SA national Scrabble championship...