SCRABBLE buffs get updated e-dictionary


August 3, 2003

Monday August 4, 2003

Franklin Electronic Publishers have announced the release of an updated handheld version of Merriam-Webster's Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary. Providing the ultimate dispute resolution tool, the dictionary can validate over 100,000 words including brief definitions.

The rebirth of the Franklin handheld edition of the SCRABBLE dictionary took place after the US National SCRABBLE Association (NSA) petitioned Franklin last year to bring back its electronic reference.

Designed to enhance SCRABBLE playing skills as well as tip a bucket on any arguments, the dictionary incorporates keys that look like SCRABBLE tiles showing the point value on each and builds vocabulary by creating words from letter tiles and finding words from the letter pattern on the board. Solutions are ranked by score and additional word games to fine-tune your skills are included.

According to Hasbro, 100 million SCRABBLE games have been sold worldwide since its introduction in 1948.

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