ScrabbleAfter 9 years without change, the The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary will be getting a revision this summer, with Hasbro seeking fan input on the update. The company, working with Merriam-Webster, is inviting the public to nominate new words via the Hasbro Game Night Facebook page. Sixteen of those will be open to public vote in a bracket-style competition on April 2nd and the final selected word will be announced on April 10th.

This Scrabble Word Showdown follows on Hasbro’s recent program to involve fans in selecting a new Monopoly token. And while I think we’ve all experienced that moment playing Scrabble when we wished “zysqot” was a legitimate word, I honestly wonder whether a public vote on words will contribute one that wouldn’t have been added anyway.