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The End of Scrabulous?


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I freely admit I am a big Scrabble dork, and lately I have been really into playing online at Scrabulous. Scrabulous is a site that allows you to play Scrabble with your friends over email and most recently on Facebook. My friends and I are addicted to this game, so imagine my horror when I read Shawnz twitter that Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, is trying to shutdown the site.

Apparently Scrabble recently inked a licensing deal with video game manufacturer Electronic Arts. Now they don't want the two India-based brothers who created Scrabulous to profit from it.

A Facebook group has already been started to save the site. Last time I checked, they had 233 members.



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I hope they don't try to shut down weboggle as well but I'm sure that's coming.

Sent by alice | 12:50 PM | 1-14-2008

Hasbro's been doing this for years. Back in '98, I wrote a great computer game that shared some similarities with Yahtzee. I still have a copy of the cease-and-desist letter and the settlement agreement I reached with them.

Sent by Eddy | 12:46 PM | 1-30-2008

Scrabulous was my main reason for logging on to Facebook. I joined the Save Scrabulous group.

Sent by H~ | 6:03 PM | 7-29-2008