Zynga wins Scramble With Friends lawsuit, but logo must change

Zynga has fended off Scrabble manufacturer Mattel over the name ‘Scramble With Friends.’ The name of the tile-based word app was said to veer too close to Mattel’s board game, but a high court judge has ruled in favour of the social game company, although it must now change the game’s logo.

7 years ago

Scrabble headlines

  • Hasbro Family Game Night is this weeks Live Deal of the Week

    Nelson‘s announced that this week’s Live Deal of the Week is Hasbro Family Game Night.Once 800 MS points, Battleship, Connect 4, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Boggle and Sorry Sliders will retail for 400 MS points for this week.Queue it here.Remember: Gold members only.

    11 years ago
  • PopCap and EA announce upcoming DSi and DS titles

    Looks like EA and Popcap are planning to release downloadable games on DSi.Popcap’s Bookworm will land this month, and Bejeweled Twist in mid-October while Bookworm for DS will launch December 1 and Bejeweled Twist during Q1 of 2010.EA’s Scrabble and Littlest Pet Shop are coming this fall, while MySims and Sudoku were released yesterday. Downtown […]

    11 years ago
  • F-A-I-L: Scrabulous removed from Facebook

    Facebook app Scrabulous is fighting the law: the law’s winning. As a result of ongoing litigations with Scrabble IP-owner Hasbro, the Scrabble clone is no longer sitting pretty on the social networking site.Users who attempt to log into Scrabulous, instead of engaging in a rousing session of time-wasting fun, now receive a succinct message prompting […]

    12 years ago
  • Hasbro sues over Scrabulous

    Hasbro’s announced the launch of legal action against the creators of Facebook’s Scrabulous.The news comes after the firm request that the Scrabble-alike be removed from the networking site earlier this year fell on deaf ears: you can still play the game while managing your online popularity.“Hasbro has an obligation to act appropriately against infringement of […]

    12 years ago
  • Tetris, Sudoku and Scrabble lead EA onto iPhone

    EA’s just announced that it’s opening games for the App Store – launching today – are Tetris, Sudoku and Scrabble.Astonishing. Press release after the link.

    12 years ago
  • EA to release legit Facebook Scrabble

    According to this AP story, EA will be releasing a “proper” version of Scrabble on Facebook, after making moves to close down the popular Scrabulous earlier this year.EA spokeswoman Trudy Muller said the video game maker’s offering would be “an authorized, licensed Scrabble game experience that people familiar with Scrabble can instantly recognize as Scrabble.”Apparently, […]

    12 years ago
  • Hasbro is "embarrassment of riches", says EA

    Speaking here, EA Hasbro Studio boss Chip Lange has backed up yesterday’s partnership announcement with an interview about how simply wonderful the whole deal is. Chip’s properly loving it.Hasbro’s back catalogue is “unmatched by probably any other toy or game IP holder,” he said. “Let’s just put it this way: There are far more brands […]

    13 years ago
  • EA confirms Monopoly and Scrabble

    Looks as though the nuking of Scrabulous last month wasn’t exactly coincidental. EA today confirmed Scrabble and Monopoly for multiple platforms as part of a sizeable deal with Hasbro. Did you know EA had a “Hasbro Studio”?“EA and Hasbro want to give families new ways to enjoy games; we want give them a new way […]

    13 years ago