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New Scrabble word - geocache - first ever chosen by gamers

Published on Apr 11, 2014 2:18 AM
 
Geocache, a verb meaning to track down items as part of a game using a Global Positioning System device, beat out 15 other nominated words in an online fan vote to select the newest addition to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. -- ST FILE PHOTO

WARWICK (REUTERS) - There's a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache.

The word, a verb meaning to track down items as part of a game using a Global Positioning System device, beat out 15 other nominated words in an online fan vote to select the newest addition to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

It's the first change in nearly a decade to the beloved board game in which players build words - and earn points - using alphabet letter tiles, said Hasbro, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, maker of Scrabble.

It's also the first time the players' dictionary has included a word chosen by fans.

 
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