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November 18, 2011 1:58 PM   Subscribe

Whuh? They killed Scrabulous? What now?

Simple question...

What excellent word games can I challenge my Facebook friends to?
posted by run"monty to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Words With Friends
posted by royalsong at 2:02 PM on November 18, 2011 [8 favorites]

Lexulous (very very similar) appears to be working, still.
posted by needs more cowbell at 2:09 PM on November 18, 2011

Lexulous is Scrabulous. If I remember correctly, the hammer of trademark came down mightily upon Scrabulous.
posted by Yowser at 2:20 PM on November 18, 2011

Scrabble is available as a Facebook game and it's great. And if you have an iPod Touch or iPhone you can download the app and play your Facebook games on there (or play against a bot if you feel like it).
posted by kate blank at 2:22 PM on November 18, 2011

posted by Gary at 2:26 PM on November 18, 2011

Lexulous is what Scrabulous became, though I think Words With Friends has a bigger userbase these days.

WordFeud is another iOS/Android one, though I don't know if there's Facebook integration.

And the Scrabble nerds like Internet Scrabble Club, which is totally ancient and predates FB entirely.
posted by box at 2:28 PM on November 18, 2011

They didn't kill Scrabulous. They renamed it Lexulous.
posted by John Cohen at 3:09 PM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

I wouldn't wish "Words with Friends" on my worst enemy.
posted by Obscure Reference at 3:23 PM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

Lexulous is Scrabulous BUT with eight tiles instead of seven and an extra row of squares added so as not to infringe.

What Lexulous has over all the other contenders is that you can play a real "challenge" game, where non-dictionary words AKA "phonies" may be placed (either unintentionally or as a bluff) and then challenged by opponents. This is a huge part of Scrabble gameplay, and the fact that you can't do it on the online version of Scrabble (TM) is ridiculous.

posted by quarterframer at 3:34 PM on November 18, 2011 [2 favorites]

The gameplay of Words With Friends is terrible compared to Scrabble because of how the bonus squares are arranged. So be warned.
posted by stopgap at 7:17 PM on November 18, 2011

Just another voice against "Words with Friends"--though I play it all the time (convenient on the iPad), because of all the super bonus's that are possible, games outcome is usually determined halfway through...
posted by Jon44 at 10:00 AM on November 19, 2011

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