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Scrabulous Saga Continues

Kim Hart

It looks like Scrabulous is in for a battle with Hasbro, which owns the rights to the original Scrabble board game.

Hasbro has apparently sued Scrabulous, the popular Facebook application, and has asked Facebook to disable the application. Hasbro has been unhappy about the unauthorized application for some time. And Electronic Arts partnered with Hasbro to introduce an official Scrabble game. The Argawalla brothers, who created the game in India, declined to comment on the legal aspects.

Will Scrabulous fans be willing to shift their loyalty away from the knock-off game?

By Kim Hart  |  July 25, 2008; 11:28 AM ET  | Category:  Kim Hart
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Hasbro is a crybaby. I won't buy any of its products.

Posted by: Bob | July 28, 2008 11:01 AM

Of course not. Many people who love Scrabulous like it for the feel of the game, which represents the efforts of the brothers as much as it does the Scrabble game. As a devoted user of Scrabulous, I will certainly not ever use the "official Scrabble" game, just to heed to the will of some giant corporation that fails to consider the customer base already established by Scrabulous. I will be using Wordscraper, the new and improved game by the same brothers that utilizes a similar concept, but employs it in a unique in fun way that only the Argawalla brothers can replicate.

Posted by: Wordscraper | August 4, 2008 12:10 PM

I love playing Scrabulous and Scrabble. I can't play Scrabulous with any one on Facebook in North America but I can with folk outside that continent. It also seems I can't play Wordscraper on Facebook from here with anyone in North America. Only those over there can play that game with others there on Facebook.

Posted by: Alan Fleet Pudsey Yorkshire | August 12, 2008 10:04 AM

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