Scrabble Now Allowing Proper Nouns in the UK

Fri, Apr 9, 2010


Mattel has announced that they will be bringing the use of Proper Nouns to “add a new dimension” to the 72-year-old game. This is a rather shocking revelation because it will change how the game is played entirely. According to many Scrabble purists, this is a “dumbing down” of the classic game. The new version is titled “Scrabble Trickster” and will not replace the original.

Mattel commented by saying “This is one of a number of twists and challenges included that we believe existing fans will enjoy and will also enable younger fans and families to get involved.” However, the old rules will still apply in the original version of the game.

North Americans will not see the new version of Scrabble as it is only currently announced in the UK. I suppose my monster of a word, Snuffaluffagus, will have to wait.

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  • Daniel

    Let's hope, they will never introduce this rule here…


  • Kate Hancock

    I guess it depends on who you ask… Americans who generally suck at
    Scrabble would likely love the ability to use words like “Coca-Cola”,
    “McDonalds” or “Facebook”, while their more educated counterparts (such as
    yourself) loathe the idea of amending rules to such a board game staple. I'm
    fine either way, as long as all the players in my Scrabble game agree to the
    same rules up front ;) Thanks for reading!

  • Steve

    I don't think we Americans will stoop that low.
    Although every day I shake my head at what I see.