Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble

Author(s): David Bukszpan


Part strategy guide, part celebration of all things wordy, Is That A Word? is a lively and fresh guide to getting the most out of an obsession with word games. This collection of facts, tips and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight word-lovers everywhere. Is That A Word? explores the bizarre and wonderful world of the playable words in Scrabble(R) and other classic anagram word games. In addition to helpful, quirky word lists, features include the evolution of the anagrams game; new games to play with your scrabble tiles; helpful tips on when and what to play from your rack; and an alphabetical glossary of tongue-twister sentences that exercises brain cells and offers great mnemonic means of memorising some curious words. Illustrated with quirky line art throughout, Is That A Word? is the perfect gift for anyone obsessed with words.


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Pictoral Webster's meets Schott's Miscellany for the Scrabble set: an antidote to dry-as-dust game guides, this quirky colourful miscellany celebrates all things Scrabble and beyond.; Books about Scrabble are consistently popular. This title will appeal to the up-and-coming young scrabble audience, a market untapped by traditional Scrabble guides.; Scrabble has been around for nearly 70 years, and continues to be one of the best-selling board games of all time. Over 150 million games have been sold in 121 countries around the world. It is produced in 29 different languages.; With sections on game play tips, fresh spins on classic word games and tons of word-lists this book is equally good to pick up and thumb through as it is to pore over; reading cover-to-cover.

David Bukszpan is the co-founder of the literary t-shirt company Novel-T and the lierary editor at His company has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and many more. David Hopkins is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines from the Economist to MOJO, as well as hundreds of books.

General Fields

  • : 9781452108247
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Bukszpan
  • : Hardback
  • : 176