- Gamezebo has pointed out what may be my favorite license announcement so far in 2007 - casual game firm Tikgames has debuted 'Merriam Webster's Spell-Jam', capitalizing on the word games craze with yes, an official endorsement from the dictionary giant.

Here's the info - though the Big Fish Games page for the game has a horrible typo which I am going to bold, and which is highly ironic for a spelling game: "Spelling has never been this much fun! Improve youre word prowess and prepare to be the next Spelling Bee Champion! Get the whole family in on the exciting action with a Multiplayer game. With 3 exciting game modes to choose from and thousands of words to spell, Merriam Webster's Spell-Jam has something for everyone."

Why is this cool? Well, little did the creator of the dictionary know that almost 200 years later, casual video games would be licensing his name to popularize their spelling bee titles! Next up - a strong entry into the field from Funk and Wagnalls, perhaps?