But this blog post isn't about glitchy Facebook apps. It's about the rules of the 58 year-old board game. Last night Stephen Colbert reported that the Scrabble rules are changing to allow proper names including people, places, companies and brands. This is a sure sign of the apocalypse:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Scrabble Allows Proper Names|
Oh sure, on occasion I've wished I could use Pokemon names... I have the letters for "Zubat" more often than you would imagine... but doesn't this completely change the game? Is nothing sacred? Must we dumb down everything?
Well, apparently the rules are only changing if you buy the newer, focus-group tested, UK only variation, Scrabble Trickster.
Warning to my friends: don't bring that Trickster board within 30 feet of me.