Hasbro are suing a couple of Indian game creators, Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwalla for infringing on the property rights of Scrabble, with their game 'Scrabulous'. From what I can make out from http://www.scrabulous.com/ the game tiles, game board and rules to Scrabulous are incredibly close to family favorite Scrabble. Actually I would go further and say that they are the same.
Scrabulous is apparently one of the more popular applications on the stalkers site, Facebook, with millions of players a day, so there is little wonder Hasbro sees it as a threat to be squashed. Usually I'd be all for the little guy or the underdog... but not this time.
Why? These guys didn't even fucking try! If you want to rip of someone elses idea at least attempt to cover it up! Those lazy bastards, they barely changed the name or any of the rules and had the same points-per-tile as Scrabble, really taking the piss. People living in the Jungle having recently discovered fire know how to play Scrabble for fucks sake.
Hopefully the courts will sort it all out and Scrabulous will be destroyed forever, leaving no trace. If somehow the courts find in favor of Scrabulous, and the floodgates open, look out for my new board game coming Christmas 2008- Monopoli.
This city deserves a better class of criminal...