Selfie and hashtag are words used everyday by people all over the world. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, Scrabble is adding those words to the game.
Those two words are among the 5,000 new words you can now use while playing Scrabble. Hashtag is 14 points and selfie is 9 points. Other new words include emo, bling, mixtape, and beatbox.
John Chew, co-president of Scrabble, said this is a big step toward bringing the game closer to the language spoken today.
This is the fourth edition of the dictionary, which includes more than 100 thousand words.