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The following message went out to our iContact list on 2014-04-11:
GEOCACHE Triumphs Over Interjections (BOOYAH, EW), Philosophy (ZEN), and Social Media Darlings (BESTIE, RETWEET)
Our new fave to appear in next word list updates this year!
Dear NASPA Members,
SCRABBLE © 2014 Hasbro. US and Canada Only. All Rights Reserved.
Scoring the most votes during Hasbro's Word Showdown, GEOCACHE will be spotlighted in the dictionary for weathering all that competition, and will get top billing over all the others.
Thousands of new words chosen through the regular process will also be published in the 5th edition of the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary and the 3rd edition of the Tournament Word List.
Playability of all the new additions will take effect in official competitive play at some point after the August 11 release, giving our players an opportunity to learn and start to incorporate these words into their SCRABBLE repertoire.
Geocaching, or treasure hunting, is not something only found in a book. This new-tech adventure lets people explore new places and hunt for hidden booty, or containers holding logbooks and trinkets.
Handheld GPS units provide high tech search and find capabilities for this activity. It is said that more than a half million caches are hidden all over the world — some may be as close as your neighborhood park.
So, who's up for some adventure?