Game Zone posted an article about a new game for mobile phones called Man Don’t Get Mad About It. They said it was based on a “well known and popular classic board game”. And that was it.

I wracked my brains trying to figure out what game this could be. Couldn’t guess. Finally I went to the publisher’s web site, only to find that they used the same words: “based on a popular board game”. I finally figured out which board game from the screenshot:

Of course: “Sorry!” Get it?

I’m wondering if the Scrabulous fiasco made them skittish about naming their game inspiration. If so, why couldn’t they just say “Pachisi”, which is hundreds of years old and not copyrighted?