For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble players are going to have some new words on their boards.
The fifth edition of the game's official dictionary includes 5,000 new words, according to publisher Merriam-Webster. The dictionary goes on sale Wednesday.
"Hashtag" (14 points) and "selfie" (nine points) weren't around when the dictionary was last updated in 2005. "Geocache" (16 points) was selected via a social media contest.
Also joining the dictionary: "emo" (five points), "bling" (eight points), "mixtape" (18 points), "beatbox" (18 points) and a handful of two letter words, like "po" (meaning "by mouth" and worth four points).
The additions "go a long way toward bringing us closer to the language as it is currently spoken," said John Chew, co-president of the North American Scrabble Players Association.
Other improvements include words and spellings used by Canadian and British speakers of English.