Hasbro celebrated National Scrabble Game Day—and the brand’s 70th anniversary—with a sneak peek at some of more than 300 new words to be added to the Sixth Edition of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary, to be published this fall. Starting on September 17 players will be able to rack up points with a variety of newly playable words including: emoji, ew, facepalm, macaron, puggle, and siracha.
New words are added to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary only if they 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 2 to 8 letters in length. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary was last updated in 2014.
To extend the 70th anniversary celebration, more than 200 players will be going head-to-head at the annual Hasbro Gaming Championship at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia from April 28 to 29, where 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.