One of the most popular–and controversial–social networking games has been ousted from Facebook. Scrabulous was blocked after Hasbro threatened legal action, claiming that the company violated patents relating to the original Scrabble board game.
According to Facebook, Scrabulous ultimately made the decision to pull the application in North America. The game remains available in other countries. For its part, Facebook claims to be holding a “neutral” stance on the issue. A new official Scrabble version of the game is quickly growing popular as bloggers everywhere highlight the news