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Hasbro Urged to Buy Rogue Scrabble Site

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Hasbro Urged to Buy Rogue Scrabble Site

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Hasbro Urged to Buy Rogue Scrabble Site

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Fans of Scrabulous, an online rendition of Scrabble, are so worried that the site will be shut down that they've created a "Save Scrabulous!" group. Some want Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, to buy the online business rather than shut it down.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This is not the first time Hasbro has gone after an unofficial online version of Scrabble. A few years ago, the company squashed a site called e-Scrabble. So our last word in business comes from Scrabulous fans who are worried their favorite site will suffer the same fate. The word is B-U-Y. Some fans say Hasbro shouldn't shut down Scrabulous. They want the toy company to purchase the site. And one fan suggests hiring the Scrabulous creators to keep it running.

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