Good news,word nerds. For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble has decided to add a new word to their official player’s dictionary. Even better news: they are letting players choose that word. From now until March 28, you can visit Hasbro Game Night’s Facebook page and and enter your word in the #ScrabbleWordShowdown. In April, the public will be able to vote on 16 options, and the winning word will be added to the dictionary in August.So far, nominees include Zen, Emotypo, Qwirkle, Onesie, Ziyaad and Kwyibo. I’m pulling for Onesie, concept wise, Kwyibo, points wise. Add your suggestions in the comments. [People]
We’re writers, so of course Scrabble is one of our all-time favorite games, meaning we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to turn it into a Craft Of The Day. Enter this awesome Scrabble tile sign. All you need to do is pick a short but sweet message you like to live by, grab the corresponding letter tiles and follow the directions below! And remember, if you don’t have miscellaneous tiles lying around and don’t want to ruin the game, you can always find similar pieces at your local craft store. Read more…
Not to brag, but I am currently smoking Ami in Words With Friends. The Scrabble-based game is my current favorite time-waster and in addition to playing against Ami, I’m also squaring off against Julie, John DeVore (who keeps resigning because he says he doesn’t like his letters), and a bunch of other friends. Yeah, so, sometimes I lose (okay, at least 50 percent of the time), but on those occasions when I actually win, ahh, the victory is so, so sweet. Do you think it would be considered poor sportsmanship to celebrate my triumph by drinking out of this sweet Scrabble mug in front of those I’ve conquered? Ahh, who cares. Doin’ it.
Ain’t no T-H-A-N-G. Did you know that latest edition of Scrabble includes 3,000 new words? Sure does, G-R-R-L! The new Scrabble approved words are a mixture of technological terms, colloquialisms, proper nouns, and slang phrases that have gained popularity since the 2007 version of the game. Naturally, some of these slang terms have hardcore players feeling uncomfortable while others find the new list progressive. So tell everyone you know on F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K about this very important news you read on our W-E-B-Z-I-N-E. Get your word ready. Scrabble is about to get B-L-I-N-G-Y, I-N-N-I-T? [The Scotsman] Keep reading »