If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Joyboost Sponsors Scrabble!

Glasgow, UK, August 10th, 2007. Joyboost, the publisher of Spinword, is sponsoring the 2007 British Matchplay Scrabble® Championship (BMSC), the UK's leading Scrabble competition, which takes place in Yarnfield, near Stafford on August 25th - 27th.

The BMSC is the Association of British Scrabble Player's (ABSP) major annual competition. This year, as well the prestige championship trophy, the winner will also win an automatic entry to the 2007 World Scrabble Championships in Mumbai. As well as catering for regular tournament-goers in the marathon three-day event, there is also a special one-day tournament for newcomers on the 25th August.

Joyboost is contributing money to the Championship prize fund, as well as giving free copies of Spinword to the winners of each section.

Spinword, is Joyboost's original new word creation game for Windows Vista and XP PCs. Players must use lettered tiles to create words of three or more letters as they float up from the bottom of the screen. The game allows players to build larger words out of smaller, simpler ones, challenging the player's vocabulary as well as their reflexes.

"We're thrilled to be sponsoring the British Matchplay Scrabble Championship," said Joyboost's Linda MacKellar. "One of the reasons Scrabble remains so popular is that every single game is different. The player's skill and word-power has a significant impact on how each game progresses. When we were designing Spinword, we wanted to capture the same elements. We think we've done that and we believe that Scrabble fans and gamers alike will find Spinword a game they can enjoy ."

Allan Simmons, the ABSP's sponsorship officer and coordinator of the BMSC, agrees, "Scrabble is timeless and continues to attract new fans every year. The BMSC is one of the most significant events in the UK with an estimated 14,000 games being played by around 200 players. We're very pleased to have Joyboost on board as a sponsor of this year's competition."

The 2007 British Matchplay Scrabble Championship takes place in the Yarnfield Conference Centre near Stafford. For more information, or to register for the newcomers event, please visit www.absp.org.uk

For more information on Spinword, to try a FREE online version of the game, or to download a trial version, visit www.joyboost.com


Notes To Editors:

About Joyboost

Joyboost is an independent publisher of casual games.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Joyboost focuses on creating fun, original and appealing next-generation casual games. Every title is designed to appeal to a huge audience, look fantastic and give players a great time.

Joyboost's debut title Spinword was selected by Microsoft as a showcase title for the launch of Windows Vista in January 2007. A version of Spinword for Windows XP and Windows 2000 was released shortly afterwards.

Joyboost's second game, Orchidia, was launched in Summer 2007, with more titles due for release throughout the year. Free, playable versions of all Joyboost's games, plus a number of exclusive new online only titles are already available. The company will be making a range of other fun trinkets, gadgets, gizmos, freebies and giveaways available at some point soon.

Visit www.joyboost.com for the latest in gaming goodness.

Joyboost is owned by Slam, an experienced and expert game design studio, also based in Scotland.

(SCRABBLE is a registered trademark of J W Spear and Sons Ltd, a Mattel company)


Slam Games

Linda MacKellar

E: linda@slam-games.com


Brian Baglow

Indoctrimat Ltd.

M: +44 (0)7747 792247

E: brian@indoctrimat.com

GamesIndustry International avatar

GamesIndustry International


GamesIndustry International is the world's leading games industry website, incorporating GamesIndustry.biz and IndustryGamers.com.