It was founded in March 2001 by Michael Bielinski, Dan Ferguson, and Jason McMinn. In August 2005, it was bought out by Media General (NYSE: MEG). After Blockdot was shut down in 2015, the founders started new companies.
Chicktionary: a variation on the game of anagrams, it features an egg rack, replete with three to seven-letter sequences of eggs. Seven chickens appear at the bottom, each bearing a letter. When the player clicks on a hen, its letter is dropped into a box. Clicking on three or more hens in sequence can create a word. If it is a valid word, a sequence of eggs of the appropriate length will be filled up with the word. The game increased Microsoft's share of the search market increased by 13.2% in June 2007.
Spelling Bee: similar to Chicktionary, players are given seven letters from which to form words
Word Slugger: similar to Chicktionary, players are given seven letters from which to form words
Banana Shuffle: players transform one word to another by changing one letter at a time.
Clink: phrase-matching game
Coffee Break: sampler consisting of short versions of Chicktionary, Crosswire, and Clink
CrossWire: items on one side must be matched to corresponding items on the opposite side.
Dingbats: players solve a puzzle and may guess letters, similar to Hangman