WASHINGTON - Instead of wooden tiles, today's Scrabble game-play usually involves a touchscreen.
So, which is better?
Stefan Fatsis, author of the bestselling competitive Scrabble book, "Word Freak," says even he plays on his smartphone.
"All the time, every day, multiple times a day," says Fatsis. "It's a different experience."
But Scrabble-pro Fatsis still enjoys the original version.
"There's something very engaging about sitting across from someone with a clock determining how much time you have left to play," says Fatsis.
But, whether on a board or on a phone, Fatsis believes the game helps kids learn and excel in math, probability, strategy, spatial relations and, of course, competition.
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