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Word Explorer Review

Word Explorer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Word Explorer is an easy-going word game that lets players collect photographs as they spell out solutions.

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Words & Cards Review

Words & Cards Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Make poker cards and create words in this fun mix of two popular competitive genres.

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Stop Review

Stop Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Guess words quickly based upon a randomly assigned letter and a bunch of categories in this fun and competitive word game.

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Word Science Review

Word Science Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Create words from a series of tiles in this simple yet fun word game.

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Letterverse Review

Letterverse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Take on friends and foes in this infectious 3D word-building puzzle game.

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SpellGrid+ Review

SpellGrid+ Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Create as many words as possible from one larger word, in this open ended and enjoyable word game.

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Spell Collapse Review

Spell Collapse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With plenty of options for creating huge words, Spell Collapse will appeal to those who want to take their time creating words.

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Charade Parade Review

Charade Parade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Charade Parade is a pretty cool idea that fumbles slightly in one very important area.

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Word Up Dog Review

Word Up Dog Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help a hip hop puppy dig his way out of certain doom using nothing but bones and the power of spelling.

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Spellwood Review

Spellwood Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Words can indeed hurt you in this medieval themed game where players battle each other with words.

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Word Derby Review

Word Derby Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
I don't know how they did it, but Chillingo's released a racing/word game hybrid that actually feels a lot like a racing game. With words.

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Word Bird Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Spell words using a jumble of letters, collect coins to boost scores, and even unlock new rules to earn even more bank in one dynamite avian word game.

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War of Words Apocalypse Review

War of Words Apocalypse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
War of Words Apocalypse might look like a rehash of an all-too-familiar favorite, but that's just on the surface. Go a little deeper and it becomes a rather hectic battle of cunning, luck, and of course spelling.

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Who doesn’t love a good word game? Nobody, that’s who! With this in mind EA Mobile is working on Word Smack, a new free-to-play spelling puzzler that takes its cues from Mastermind and Hangman.

Word Smack is, at its core, an asynchronous multiplayer word game where the highest score wins the match. Players will have to guess their assigned words using only a couple of hints and their personal spelling knowledge, with proper guesses leading to new words and potentially more points. Once they’ve exhausted their allotted 15 guesses their turn is over, however, so it pays to stop and think for a bit rather than charge blindly ahead. Of course that’s just the first round. The two that follow get progressively more difficult but also yield higher points. So really, it’s the final round that can make all the difference. Assuming someone hasn’t totally botched the first two, anyway.

Word Smack is due out this fall, and it won’t set you back a single pe–y.

New App: Paramyths is Like a App Version of Schoolroom Game ‘Telephone’

Posted by on August 27th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The original game has many names; we called it telephone in school. You sit in a circle and one person starts a story, the next person repeats and then adds onto to the story. When you end up with at the end is a very different story. Meant to be a lesson about how rumors spread, it can also be hilarious given the right participants.

The Appside brings us info about an iOS app that lets you participate in something similar with your friends. It’s a great idea; I can’t wait to try it out.

source: The App Side

A lot of people enjoy Scrabble. Like a lot. But while the current official iOS rendition is doing okay, it’s been in need of a little tweaking for a while. Well the time for tweaking is nigh.

The list of changes includes a much-improved user interface that not only looks nice but makes setting up matches and finding friends a lot easier. In fact, it makes the act of setting up a game into about as painless a process as I’ve seen yet. The chat features have also been updated, and even include some pretty wacky emoticons. There’s also a rather handy new feature that will allow players to see what other words they might have made with their letters after (emphasis on after) their turn is submitted, which should help to even out the playing field a little for the less spell-savvy while still keeping things fair during multiplayer matches.

However, the most exciting change by far has got to be the cross-platform integration. The Facebook rendition is already available, but once the iOS and Android updates are ready to roll out players will be able to get their spell on across all three platforms. This means PC/Mac users can play against iOS/Android users, and that one user’s account can span multiple devices. So one could play a few rounds on their mobile device, then come home and continue the game on the computer via Facebook. Effectively, just about anyone will be able to play Scrabble with just about anyone else just about anywhere.

Scrabble is already available and is free, but these changes won’t hit until sometime this summer. Do any of these changes have you current players excited? Then chime in below!


FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-15 :: Category: Games

AbraWORDabrA Review

AbraWORDabrA Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A word game that's like nothing else out there.

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Letterbox Review

Letterbox Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
3D rotatable wordsearch. Like Fez but with words.

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Word Lubbers Review

Word Lubbers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A challenging but fun pirate themed word game.

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Who can resist a word game? I know I can’t which is exactly why I immediately checked out BetterLetter.

BetterLetter is a very simple word game but that’s often all that’s needed for a potent and enjoyable title. Available for free, it’s a game all about adding letters and forming increasingly more complex words from the line up. Pitting the player against another human player or with the AI, each player takes turns in adding letters in their efforts to create the longest word possible and gain the most points.

It’s a simple idea and one that I’m sure I’ve played before as a pen and paper game, but a great way to pass the time. The dictionary included with the game is pretty comprehensive coming up with all manners of words that I didn’t even know existed. Curse my average vocabulary.

BetterLetter also provides themes soon, in order to inspire creativity. These will include a Christmas theme as well as a Breakfast theme amongst others.

BetterLetter is available now for the grand price of nothing. Players can also pay out $0.99 to remove the ads that support the free version, and they can buy a Science Fiction theme for the same price.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-14 :: Category: Education

Say “Hi” in the Sky With SkyScribe

People have created bizarre apps to turn iOS devices into all manner of random things. Random things like mirrors, fake X-ray machines, flashlights and more. Now Echolot has thrown their hat into the ring with SkyScribe, a strange little app that’s probably a bit more practical than some of those other oddball apps.

Remember those weird clocks they always seem to have at stores like Brookstone? The ones that display the date, time and sometimes messages by using a small arm that wags back-and-forth and some LED lights? The ones that look like they’re displaying the time in mid-air without the use of a physical display, right. Well SkyScribe does something similar with the iPhone. Users can type words or a message, set a color and speed, then wave their phone from side to side to display their chosen text.

Granted, it doesn’t work exactly the same as those strange clocks. The text scrolls on the screen at a chosen speed, then it’s up to the user to practice their own pacing in order to display it properly. That said, I can see this app being pretty useful in somewhat dim, crowded rooms. Such as during a concert, or in movie theater (prior to the start of the movie, of course) or something like that.

SkyScribe is available right now for a buck.



$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-17 :: Category: Entertainment

Quarrel Deluxe Review

Quarrel Deluxe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Quarrel takes the humble word game and applies it to a whole new type of strategic gameplay.

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TextGrabber Review

TextGrabber Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This app will help users input text from anywhere on their devices, as long as 100% accuracy isn't required.

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Wooords Review

Wooords Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wooords, with its quirky presentation, easy-to-understand mechanics, and fast-paced play, is going to consume the lives of word puzzle lovers the world over.

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The Word Atlas Review

The Word Atlas Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The Word Atlas is a fun app for discovering new words and playing around with links between them. But it isn’t going to replace a standard dictionary app.

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I like to think I’m a fairly well read person. In every day speech and writing, there’s hardly ever a word I struggle to understand. It only takes a quick flick through a dictionary to realise however that there’s a whole wealth of different words out there that are both fascinating and quite cool to know. In every day speech, it’s easy to stick to the same variety of words so along comes Vocabology hoping to buck that trend.

Vocabology is a free app that allows you to view the word of the day from various different sources on the internet. All located in the one place, it’s easy to quickly look up and learn new things. The app covers everything from Merriam Webster, Yahoo Education and even Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary makes for a particularly intriguing one offering up some terms that I can safely admit I’ve never heard of before.

For those hoping to learn even more than English, there’s also the addition of words of the day in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portugese.

In the case of each entry, Vocabology also provides a definition, often an explanation of how to pronounce it and an audio clip saying it. Users can save their favorite words to a favorite list to consult at a later date.

Finally, there’s also a quiz game that enables users to test their knowledge of words that have been covered previously on the app.

Within no time at all, users of Vocabology are destined to learn more and more new words which they’ll hopefully use in every day life. Along the way, users should also learn a few new words in different languages too which is bound to be convenient.

Vocabology looks set to be a great app to check in on a daily basis.

It’s available now for all iOS devices and is a free download.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-08-13 :: Category: Education

Quibble Review

Quibble Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Quibble tests your general knowledge, English and Maths skills all at once, and it's great fun.

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Phrase Phrenzy Review

Phrase Phrenzy Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This iPad game app offers a hangman-style phrase fill-in-the-blank game with the familiar aesthetic of fridge magnets. Fun for quote and pop culture junkies.

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Bookworm for iPhone Review

Bookworm for iPhone Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The game itself has been around for a while, but if you've never played Bookworm, you owe it to yourself to try it out on the iPhone.

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Newtoy Inc has been picking up some great press of late for its brilliant Words With Friends game, including our four star review. The popular multiplayer app is reminiscent of a word-based board game you may know (that rhymes with dabble) and is now available for the iPad as Words With Friends HD.

The biggest print title in Dallas, Texas, D Magazine, recently featured Words With Friends and its creators, fellow Texans Paul and David Bettner, as its cover feature and is now launching its own Words With Friends celebrity tournament. With 64 places available, the tournament is open to all and will include D Magazine staff, the Bettner brothers and even Dallas Cowboys’ Martellus Bennet among the players. According to Newtoy, Words With Friends is popular with members of both the Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

For your chance to play, click here and sign up before June 1.

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-07-19 :: Category: Games
$9.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Games

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