16
Jan
08

Leave Scrabulous Alone, Bitches!

Update: There are a number of “Save Scrabulous” Facebook Groups that you can join. Try this one…or these.

Oh my sweet goodness, I am just beside myself with fear over the fate of my newly beloved past time. I’ve currently got 12 active games going, I’ve won 7, lost 4, I track my stats, I watch my rank go up and down, I struggle for the ever elusive Bingo…I’m in LOVE! Don’t take it away from me!

Hasbro, those megalomaniacal gamers (ahem, BOARD gamers) have sent letters to facebook asking them to remove Scrabulous because it infringes upon their copyright.

NOOOOOOO!!! Please don’t take it away. Please Please Please. C’mon yo, it’s free advertising, and is probably getting more people into Scrabble than ever before. In my 22 games alone I’ve learned a new appreciation for the art of scrabble and have even considered purchasing a fancy schmancy wooden version of the original to have at home (you know, when JPR and I aren’t playing on separate computers 5 feet apart from one another). But seriously…people are excited…excited about WORDS!

WORDS! Aren’t we all lamenting about the downfall of a society constantly inundated with preggers celebs and exposed va-jay-jays?

C’mon Hasbro…for the betterment of humankind, get off it.

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3 Responses to “Leave Scrabulous Alone, Bitches!”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    January 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    S.O.S. (Save Our Scrabulous)

  2. 2 Allison
    January 17, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Even though you have kicked my ass in scrabulous, I still thoroughly enjoy the game. If they remove it, I will simply die. I actually have a real scrabble board, but it’s just not the same. This game looks up words for you, calculates your score for you, and do I need to even mention the fact that playing scrabble with someone across the country is supreme fun? This addiction is too good to give up.

  3. January 17, 2008 at 11:27 am

    “I actually have a real scrabble board, but it’s just not the same.” EXACTLY! The main argument for Hasbro/Mattel is that Scrabulous is a direct rip-off, that it provides nothing new, no creative re-interpretation. But it seems to me that the things you mentioned as well as the new features they are going to have really do change the nature of the game.

    This all reminds me of JK Rowling’s refusal to yield to fan literature — the definition of creative and intellectual property is far from clear — maybe Hasbro is marketing a Harry Potter board game.


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