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What board game does Nick compare his battle with Mrs. Granger to in Frindle?

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Nick compares his battle with Mrs. Granger to a game of chess.

Nick has chosen to challenge Mrs. Granger's authority by inventing the word "frindle." When confronted by his teacher about the disruption his actions are causing, Nick boldly chooses to defend his position, arguing that all words are made up by someone, and enter the lexicon through accepted use. Although Mrs. Granger seems to be secretly amused, she chooses to play the part of the adversary, parying, in the name of...

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