Developer: Violet Rhino
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★½☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Scrabble and Words with Friends have both been huge phenomena in recent times. Scrabble has taken Facebook by storm while Words with Friends has done the same with iOS devices. It’s not surprising, really. It’s such a ridiculously simple game to play, plus you have the added satisfaction of feeling intelligent amongst your friends. If, however, you’re struggling to hold your own in every game, there is a solution: Words Winner.

It feels rather morally dubious cheating against friends but if you feel like doing so then Words Winner is pretty useful. It helps you pick the best words to use. It’s not necessarily the quickest of apps to use as you have to enter the data from each game yourself due to app constraints, making it much easier to use with Scrabble on Facebook as you don’t have to keep switching between apps. However, once set up, it does work well.

You can enter what rack tiles you have available and it comes up with every single variant that can possibly be used as well as the score you can achieve in each case. Words Winner also keeps track of what letters must be left to come up further on in the game which is rather useful if you’re a player who likes to plan many moves ahead. You can even adjust the scoring between Scrabble or Words With Friends as they both offer subtle changes that can make all the difference. It’s all very handy really even if it does feel morally dubious.

Words Winner is a pretty unbeatable way of winning at Words With Friends or Scrabble. It offers everything you could possibly need to convincingly win against your opponent. If you’re that way inclined and don’t mind cheating, this is an ideal app. Personally though, my conscience can’t allow me to use it. Unless of course I discover that my friend is using it!


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