If you use Scrabble’s gender piece, you get extra points

In the letter game, there will be a stone in the future with which words can be counter-gendered – those who do so will be rewarded. The manufacturer says it wants to help make all people visible in the language.

Game manufacturer Mattel has released a new stone for its popular letter game “Scrabble” that can be used to counter-gender words. Anyone who adds “*IN” to the word gets an extra ten points – the maximum score for a tile, which is otherwise only available for the letters Q or Y.

The Group wants to help ensure that all genders are treated equally. The “*IN” makes it possible for women and non-binary people to be visible in the language, it says. The game instructions will also be formulated in a gender-appropriate way in the future.

The stone can be ordered free of charge on the Mattel website. Whether it will also be in every game in the future, however, is unclear.
In the letter game, there will be a stone in the future with which words can be counter-gendered – those who do so will be rewarded. The manufacturer says it wants to help make all people visible in the language.

Game manufacturer Mattel has released a new stone for its popular letter game “Scrabble” that can be used to counter-gender words. Anyone who adds “*IN” to the word gets an extra ten points – the maximum score for a tile, which is otherwise only available for the letters Q or Y.

The Group wants to help ensure that all genders are treated equally. The “*IN” makes it possible for women and non-binary people to be visible in the language, it says. The game instructions will also be formulated in a gender-appropriate way in the future.

The stone can be ordered free of charge on the Mattel website. Whether it will also be in every game in the future, however, is unclear.

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