The game Scrabble is set to be revolutionised, with the Warehouse and Mattel about to create a homegrown version of the game.

The companies are teaming up to create "Kiwi Scrabble" - putting a New Zealand twist on the popular board game where you can create and use all your favourite Kiwi-isms and slang.

Words such as togs, sweet as, warewhare (a nickname for the Warehouse) and bro are set to feature.

While the game is still in its creation stages, New Zealanders are being encouraged to submit favourite Kiwi terms they'd like to see included.

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Words can be submitted via The Warehouse Facebook page until February 22 and the official list will be rolled out later in the year.

The Warehouse is calling on the public to submit their favourite Kiwi words for a special edition of Scrabble. Photo / Supplied
The Warehouse is calling on the public to submit their favourite Kiwi words for a special edition of Scrabble. Photo / Supplied

Warehouse general merchandise manager Jenny Epke says she's looking forward to seeing what words people come up with.


"This is the first time we'll have a board game that the whole country can play a part in creating," she said.

"I for one am keen to take back 'Pav' from the Aussie version."

Kiwis have flocked to the Warehouse Facbeook page to submit their favourite words.

One person went to the mammoth effort of suggesting "Weetbix, taniwha, paru, togs, jandals, chilly-bin, ka-pai, lemon&paeroa, deka, jaffas, koro, neph, miri, raza (rsa), stubbies, munted, buzzy bee, hungry caterpillar, rainbow fish, steinys, cold-one, pipi, hangi, mussel fritters, tip-top, Eskimos, beer pong, sweet as, bro, wharepaku, dairy farmer, sheep shearer, sheep, ataahua, choice, mint, watties, gumboots, mozzies and chur".

An American chipped in with "Heaps", "kia kaha" and "sweet as" were must-haves after noticing Kiwis regularly saying those words during her time down under.

"Crib, chunder, whanau, chill, jandal, gander, pohutukawa, hokey pokey and Tumeke" were also suggested by many Kiwis around the country.

Mattel senior marketing manager Jacinta Whitehead says the idea has already been a hit.

"New Zealanders are such proud, patriotic people and we look forward to seeing all the localised word suggestions that are put through," she said.

"Australia had over 20,000 word submissions, so we are looking forward to New Zealand surpassing that. The challenge has been set!"

Kiwi Scrabble will roll out exclusively to all 93 Warehouse stores and online this year.