In January 2008, Hasbro and Mattel, which own the international and US rights to the Scrabble game demanded that the Scrabulous application be removed from Facebook.
Scrabulous is an online game closely resembling the board game Scrabble. Users can play against each other online synchronously or through email asynchronously. Scrabulous is most well known for it’s popular Facebook application.
Wordscraper is the relaunched version of the Scrabulous board game. Users can build their own board and try out whacky combinations with special high value squares. The game is turn based, so users do not need to be online for very long periods.