Thousands of players have taken to Facebook to complain about changes made to a accepted mobile Scrabble app. The changes have been made by Electronic Arts (EA), which took over the running of the app from Scrabble brand proprietor Mattel at the end of May. Players are angry that their player histories have been wiped, the dictionary has distorted and the board no longer refreshes itself after a turn.
Mattel also supposed new features included the aptitude to play the game in six languages, customize the board, and pay for an ad-free version. A Facebook group set up by group of actors called "please bring back the Scrabble we love" has more than 2,000 members. Mattel apologised but added that the renew had also concerned novel players.