No.

Apr. 6th, 2010 08:10 pm
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1263658/Scrabble-upset-purists-proper-noun-rule-change.html

"Any Scrabble fan will tell you that knowing how to spell Beyonce, Timbuktu, or Quorn would never help you win the game.
But now, to the horror of the purists, the game's makers are throwing out the old rule book and allowing proper nouns.
Worse still, not only will the names of places, trademarks and people be permissible, but even words spelled backwards or placed unconnected to other pieces."

No.

Did I mention, "No"?

Apparently the game will still include the 'older' rules. That will be the version I play. I'm open-minded, but proper nouns in Scrabble? UNCONNECTED words, you can just plop down anywhere? BACKWARDS? Over my dead body.

EDIT: The lovely and erudite [livejournal.com profile] emilydm did her research and discovered that Mattel was being mildly disingenuous. They're listing these rules as part of a "Scrabble Trickster" game they're releasing in the UK. Hasbro, who owns the US rights, has no interest in such shenanigans. Whew!
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