Geocache is First Fan-Voted Playable Word in Scrabble

Posted on April 13, 2014

Merriam Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary fifth edition

Geocache has become the first fan-voted playable word in Scrabble. It beat out 15 other nominated words. It will be included in the fifth edition of Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, which is set for release on August, 2014. Some of the other words Geocache beat include zen, bitcoin, cosplay and ew.

Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing at Hasbro, said in a statement, "Scrabble fans are passionate about the words they get to play in the game, so we were thrilled to get them involved in selecting a new word to be added to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. We had a lot of fun following the showdown on Facebook and are looking forward to adding geocache as a legal, playable word."

Photo: Merriam-Webster



More from Writers Write


  • Hearst Evaluating Plans for O, The Oprah Magazine Print Edition


  • Trump Threatens John Bolton Over New Book


  • New York Publishers Not Rushing Workers Back to the Office Despite City Reopening


  • James Bennet Resigns as New York Times Editorial Page Editor


  • Melania Trump Reads The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter