Updated: 04/10/2014 4:54 PM
Created: 04/10/2014 4:53 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
The makers of the popular board game Scrabble have added a new word to the official player’s dictionary.
Geocache beat out 15 other nominated words in the Scrabble Word Showdown to become the winning word that will be included in the upcoming fifth edition of Merriam-Webster’s “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.”
The winning word marks two firsts for the longtime board game. Geocache is the first time the Scrabble dictionary has ever included a word that was voted on by fans and it’s the first major update to the Scrabble dictionary in nearly a decade.
Hasbro officials said geocache will be immediately available as an eligible word for Scrabble players. The new word will be playable in time for National Scrabble Day on April 13, the National School Scrabble Championship in April and the National Scrabble Tournament in August.