Who doesn’t know them, the miserable Scrabble discussions about words that supposedly exist or don’t exist. Now there is another tile that stimulates the “discourse on current language change” : the gender tile.
Worth a whole 10 points! Scrabble introduces gender tile
The concept of Scrabble is as simple as it is simple: the players have to use stones with letters on them to create logical words that are as long as possible. For each correct word, the points on the respective Scrabble stones are added up. Now there is an innovation in the board game classic: the *IN stone .
“With the gender stone in Scrabble, we have the opportunity to provide the stumbling block for gender-appropriate language. It is a visible sign that the rules of the game in society have changed,” explains Anne Polsak, Head of Corporate Communications at Mattel Germany, in the official press release .