Mattel Makes Major Change To Scrabble!

"No more scoring"

Scrabble has made a historic change to the game with a ‘less competitive,’ and more ‘inclusive’ version to appeal to Gen Z!

For the first time in 75 years, Mattel is making a major change to the iconic board game Scrabble — and touting a “No More Scoring” gameplay option.

The new launch is a double-sided version of the famous board game — one side with the original game for those who want to stick to the long-time traditional version, and one side with a “less competitive” version to appeal to Gen Z gamers.

The flip side of the classic game, called Scrabble Together, will include helper cards, use a simpler scoring system, be quicker to play and allow people to play in teams.

The makers of Scrabble found that younger people, Gen Z people, don’t quite like the competitive nature of Scrabble. They want a game where you can simply enjoy language, words, being together and having fun creating words.

Scrabble Together is marketed for those who find the classic game to be intimidating or for people who have ever thought “word games aren’t for me.”

In the new version, scoring is a thing of the past — now all one has to do is finish a goal and collect the goal card.

Goal cards include challenges such as: “Play a horizontal word,” “play a three-letter word” or “play a word that touches the edge of the board.”

The player who completes 20 challenges is the winner, while the player who used all their helper cards without completing a challenge is the loser.

Once 20 goal cards are completed, the game is over — that’s it.

However, some naysayers objected to the changes, calling it “Scrabble for Snowflakes” and “Woke Scrabble” on X.