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SCRABBLE Enthusiasts Score Big With Merriam-Webster's SCRABBLE Dictionary App

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SCRABBLE Enthusiasts Score Big With Merriam-Webster's SCRABBLE Dictionary App16:38 EDT Tuesday, August 28, 2012SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Merriam-Webster announced the release of its new SCRABBLE Dictionary app?the ultimate resource for SCRABBLE play?as part of an agreement in principle with Hasbro, Inc.  Determining the acceptability of a word will be easier than ever with this new mobile app, now available for iPhone and iPad.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/NE64254)The SCRABBLE Dictionary app is based on the best-selling Official SCRABBLE® Players Dictionary, and endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association.  "Merriam-Webster has once again met the needs of SCRABBLE players everywhere with its new Official SCRABBLE Dictionary app," says John D. Williams, Jr., Executive Director at the National SCRABBLE Association. "Thanks to this latest platform, no word game enthusiast will ever be without this important reference.""SCRABBLE is one of America's favorite word games, enjoyed by adults and children alike, and we are pleased to aid in this play by bringing one of our most popular dictionaries to the mobile space," says Merriam-Webster president John M. Morse.  Perfect for face-to-face, online, digital, tournament, and school play, the app contains more than 100,000 playable two- to eight-letter words. It also includes variant spellings for game players in Canada.  Additional features include a Word Finder that lets players discover all the words that can be created with their tiles; lists of Favorites and Recent Lookups; and Voice Search, powered by Nuance Communications' Dragon voice recognition technology.  For more details, please visit the iPhone app store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrabble-dictionary/id542466961?ls=1&mt=8.Merriam-Webster Inc.  For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, our Web sites and mobile apps offer guidance to tens of millions of visitors. In print, our publications include Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners. All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.  For more information, please visit www.Merriam-Webster.com.   About HasbroHasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."Learn more at www.hasbro.com.© 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights ReservedSCRABBLE is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada. CONTACT: Meghan Lieberwirth, Director of Marketing Merriam-Webster Inc. Phone: (413) 734-3134 ext. 152 E-mail: mlieberwirth@Merriam-Webster.comSOURCE Merriam-Webster Inc.