Circles of Irony and Copyright Questions

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Like millions of people, I have been playing Words With Friends for months. I enjoy it well enough. A few weeks ago, I also did a review for WordTag recently, and just to be fully informed on the “board game gone mobile” genre, I saw that Zynga’s Words With Friends (which is so obviously based entirely off of Mattel/Hasbro’s Scrabble) have now released a… board game version of a mobile app game based on a board game?

How exactly can they do that without Mattel and Hasbro launching a totally understandable copyright infringement lawsuit? Just wondering…