The Internet craze over a famous online board game is causing real life trouble for games producers The New York Times reports.
An online knockoff of the classic board game Scrabble, called Scrabulous, has taken the Internet by storm. Ever since the game was added as an application on the popular networking site Facebook, the game has grown to over 700,000 players a day and nearly three million registered users.
The online version of the game offers a new way to play that is easy and favorable to an on the go world. The online version has also lead to a large number of new players.
Mattel and Hasbro, the distributors of the game, call Scrabulous piracy and are threatening to bring legal action against the two Calcutta brothers who made the game the United Press International reports.