We should forgive Scrabble cheats. Board games bring out the worst in us | Daisy Buchanan

A doyen of the word game has been accused of tampering with his tiles. But as peak board game season approaches, let’s lay off the four-letter words

As a child whose parents came of age in the 1970s, I was brought up listening to a lot of Abba. Even though I was wildly out of step with my peers, I became an obsessive Abba fangirl, and spent the time that I should have invested on pursuits like “making friends” and “being outdoors” on studying their lyrics with a forensic keenness.

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