The BBC reports that Scrabble is now easier:
The rules of word game Scrabble are being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of proper nouns, games company Mattel has said.
Place names, people's names and company names or brands will now count.
Mattel, which brings out a new version of the game containing amended rules in July, hopes the change will encourage younger people to play.
Until now a few proper nouns had been allowed which were determined by a word list based on the Collins dictionary.
Mattel has failed to account for Americans' creativity in naming their offspring. Indeed, the store of possible names would seem limitless and fluid. There must be three or four different spellings of "Shaniqua." Though granted, few Chaniquas play Scrabble.