And that word is: S-U-N-K. Although not entirely without trace it must be said.

Yeah, yeah. I know that you guys in North America had already lost Scrabulous after Hasbro had taken legal action to take down the popular Facebook application there.

Now Mattel, which has the rights to Scrabble outside of North America, has achieved the same result for the rest of the world.

It seems that Facebook has decided to jump overboard and abandon the Facebook application ship before a court in India could push them. Which is more than a little odd, as usually you might expect it to wait for the legal ruling before taking the action.

Still, I guess in the light of the earlier Hasbro success it was only ever going to be a matter of time.

I expect that the rest of the world will now get to play with Wordscraper, or Scrabulous in new clothes as it is also known. Somehow I cannot see too many ex-Scrabulous players moving loyalty to either the Mattel or Hasbro official Facebook versions of Scrabble...