AN AUSSIE version of Scrabble will be released this month, with colloquialisms such as ‘arvo’, ‘crikey’ and ‘biffo’ now allowed.
The new version of the game celebrates our country’s quirky deviations from the English language and comes with its own all-Aussie slang glossary.
More than 20,000 submissions were received from the Australian public for the glossary via a social media campaign.
As part of the game, ‘strewth cards’ are also available – allowing players to draw extra tiles for extended play.
Mattel senior marketing manager Jacinta Whitehead said Aussie slang was a “unique language in its own right”.
“Australian Scrabble players will rejoice in the Aussie edition that rightfully includes a new, homegrown glossary to challenge them further,” she said.
“Not to upset the traditionalists, we worked closely with the Australian Scrabble Players Association on the localised vocabulary to ensure these additions added excitement to the timeless board game.”
The game is available in a range of retail outlets from this month until stocks run out.