Games To Everyone Who Keeps Emailing Me
posted by July 31 at 13:00 PMon
This is not an acceptable substitute for Scrabulous. People play Scrabulous because they like Scrabble and want to be able to play it online with the same rules with their same friends over an indefinite period of time. People like to brag about scores that correspond to scores people understand from Scrabble. People like to brag about their bingos, just like those which one might achieve in a game of Scrabble. Yes, I realize this is clear copyright infringement, but I honestly don’t understand why Hasbro would care. Playing Scrabble online, whether a company-approved version or no, will make people more likely to buy official dictionaries, study official word lists, purchase game sets, join Scrabble clubs, etc. It would have—and I’m sure already has—made Hasbro money. Driving them to this imitation game will do nothing of the kind.
In any case, though, people do not want to play some lame imitation word game with completely different strategic implications and an overabundance of bonus squares.
People want Scrabble. No frills, no animation, no unfamiliar colors. Just Scrabble.