Welcome to Friday’s weekly roundup of casual game headlines from around the web. Keynote speakers have been announced for Casual Connect Europe, execs talk casual games at CES, and Hasbro cracks down on the makers of Scrabulous, one of the most popular applications on Facebook.


  • Casual Connect Europe Announces Keynotes, Events

  • Facebook asked to remove “Scrabulous”

  • Hidden City Games Names Microsoft Veteran as Senior VP of Bella Sara Online

  • Microsoft Casual Game Guru Rides Ponies

  • Ludia and FremantleMedia Enterprises Strike Exclusive Multiyear Agreement for ‘American Idol’ Online Games

  • On the Front Line of Fun: Casual Gaming Leader ArmorGames.com Launches New Web Site

  • Peggle brings an amusing twist to the iPod

  • SkillPod Media launches new sites, new features

  • Social Net Casual Game Developer Zynga Raises $10 Million

  • GatorArcade, Glu Mobile Offers Online Casual Games on Mobile Phones

  • Ultizen Games Acquires Mo-Star Mobile Game Developer

  • Zuma, Diner Dash Mobile & World Series of Poker Pro Challenge Now on GatorArcade Through Partnership with Glu Mobile


  • Social Networks Drive Casual Gaming

  • CES 2008: Games, Casually Speaking

  • CES: Casual Execs On The Future Of ‘Short Session’ Play

  • Astraware boss talks take-over, smartphones, Android and Apple

  • How Casual Gaming Saved Majesco’s Bacon