Google Adds Social Games

Mountain View-based Google said Wednesday that it has added social games to the firm's personalized home page service, iGoogle, and has debuted 19 "social gadgets" which include Chess, Scrabble, and other multi-player interactive games. The firm said the new gadgets will allow users to share what they are doing with friends and others, through connections within this gagdget and through Google Contacts. Google said the features have been running in Australia, and that it will be rolling them out to users in the U.S. over the next week.