Hasbro is adding 300 new words to Sixth Edition of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary, ToyNews reports. The new dictionary will make its way to the stores on September 17th.
Players will be able to get points for new words like facepalm, macaron, emoji and many more. Adding new words to the dictionary is quite the process.
They have to meet specific criteria as laid out in the game’s rules: words must be found in a standard dictionary and cannot be abbreviations, capitalized words, or words containing hyphens or apostrophes. All words must also be between two – eight letters in length.
And there’s more. Hasbro will have a special 70th Anniversary celebration of Scrabble. Over 200 players will be going head-to-head at the annual Hasbro Gaming Championship. It will be at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia from April 28th – 29th. Children from all across the country will compete in the annual North American School Scrabble Game Championship and the North American School Rubik’s Cube Championship. So, it’s going to be quite the event.