Goodbye Scrabulous, hello Wordscraper?

I was never much of a fan of Scrabulous, probably because as a game, it’s blocked from my office’s network and I generally don’t spend my idle time at home on Facebook. I do find it hard to believe that Scrabulous didn’t make an entry on Stuff White People Like. Apparently, since Scrabulous got the smackdown, the developers already had a replacement waiting in the wings: Wordscraper. Can’t say I’m a fan of the name tho.

Where Scrabulous used the same rules and point system as Scrabble and featured a board with a similar look, the new word game, designed by Calcutta-based designers Jayant and Rajat Agarwalla, has a different point system and a customizable board that uses circles instead of squares.

In very early reviews, users who have tried out the new game, called Wordscraper, are so far giving it a thumbs-up on the applications’s Facebook page. Wordscraper had about 3,500 users late yesterday afternoon.

Has anyone played it yet?

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3 Responses

  1. William Mize says:

    Well, at least it’s not an annoying invitation to have your zombie/vampire/WoW character fight mine. Or buy it a drink.

    Or any other number of annoying fucking Facebook applications.

  2. shindo says:

    Well, Facebook has, so it is a matter of time before Scrabulous has the honor of being listed on SWPL. Or Wordscraper. Verbal games fit in too well (almost goes hand in hand with grammar).

    If Wordscraper takes off, then people once again will be doing something other than their jobs 8 hours a day.

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