IInside the covers of this little book lie the secrets of Britain’s first Scrabble World Champion and World Scrabble Championship 2016 runner-up Mark Nyman.
Updated based on the revised wordlist officially adopted by WESPA from 1st September 2015.
Scrabble is played by millions but mastered by very few and unless you’re a Scrabble player who likes to lose, this book is a must. In it Mark Nyman spells out the most useful two letter words, what to do when you have a case of irritable vowel syndrome, strategies for how to get off to a flying start and lists our language’s strangest and most unbelievably useful words. Between these golden tips come anecdotes and words of wisdom from a lifetime at the top.
Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of Scrabble™ Secrets is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift. Be careful who you give it to though; you might find yourself scrabbling around in their dust when next you play!
“A little gem.”
"Scrabble, forage and fight for a copy. This is a wonderful, wonderful companion for all who get a kick from the manipulation of letters or words."
“Mark Nyman is among the best tournament SCRABBLE players in history. He was one of just a handful of prodigies in the 40-year history of international competition, winning tournaments while just a teenager. His skills and approach to the game have also distinguished him as a respected teacher and promoter of the game.”
John D. Williams Jr. Executive Director, National SCRABBLE Association 1987-2014
“Mark Nyman's Scrabble Secrets packs a ton of information in a compact space. It's an effective way to improve one's game in the shortest amount of time. Entertaining too!”
Joel Wapnick, 1999 World Scrabble Championship Winner
About the author
Mark hails from Willesden, London, has a BSc honours degree in Maths and Stats from Bristol University, spent 10 years as Producer of Channel 4's Countdown and now lives in Knutsford, Cheshire. He was the first Countdown 'Champion of Champions', first UK player to win the World Scrabble Championship in 1993 in New York, and was World Scrabble runner-up in 1999 and 2016. He is also 4-time UK Scrabble Champion. He has 2 fantastic children Max and Kizzy, and is a long-suffering supporter of QPR.