29 July, 2008

Scrabulous... Part 2... I stand corrected... maybe

Location: the internets
Mood: intrigued

I did a little reading online, and found out that actually Hasbro/Mattel did not unilaterally elect to crush the little guy. In fact, they tried to negotiate, and buy out the name from the two brothers who started Scrabulous - offering them an extremely large amount of money ($10 million) dollars. The brothers apparently decided that they should hold out for much more money. That puts us in our present position.

Here is a link to a blog that I read on this subject, which also jumps out to other stories on the topic.

So now, the question is: "Who is the greedy one?"

Is it Hasbro/Mattel? Or is it the brothers who created Scrabulous?

Hm... who really knows? The truth is out there. But if you read a hundred news stories and blogs on the topic, the end conclusion is, "I don't know what the deal is".

And we're probably all better off if it is gone.


  1. The guys who weren't good enough with $10 million are the greedy ones. They knew what they were doing when copying an existing game and to even get $10 million was a great deal.

    I'm bitter because I can CRUSH Ryan when playing Scrabulous, but at home with the Scrabble board? I can barely hang onto my lead by the skin of my teeth.

  2. i think i'm the only person on the planet who had no interest in playing scrabulous... did my mother drop me on my head when i was a baby?