Geocache has become the first fan-voted playable word in Scrabble. It beat out 15 other nominated words. It will be included in the fifth edition of Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
, which is set for release on August, 2014. Some of the other words Geocache beat include zen, bitcoin, cosplay and ew.
Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing at Hasbro, said in a statement, "Scrabble fans are passionate about the words they get to play in the game, so we were thrilled to get them involved in selecting a new word to be added to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
. We had a lot of fun following the showdown on Facebook and are looking forward to adding geocache as a legal, playable word."