According to the The Wall Street Journal, Scrabble’s owners, Hasbro and Mattel, are working to shut down Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook.
While there are authorized Scrabble games online, Scrabulous has gained popularity because it’s free, easy to play with friends and easy to access on Facebook. Scrabulous listed more than 600,000 daily active users on Facebook as of Wednesday and is one of the 10 most used applications on the site. People can also play at Scrabulous.com.
The game was developed by brothers Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla from India. They created it after they couldn’t find an online version of Scrabble that they liked.
Instead of going to court, a better idea would be to introduce an official version of Scrabble on Facebook–one that is clearly better than the knockoff.