What's New

This version is primarily a bug-fix update, but it does have a new feature we think will be quite popular...

* Fixed crashes

* In-game hints

* iOS 4.1 compatibility

Since updating to iOS 4.1, it seems Dingbats 1.01 started to crash annoyingly while playing. It took a while to track down the problem, but we felt it was worth putting everything else on hold to solve this one.

We've been busy answering your hints -- believe me! -- with millions sent out since the last update. In this release, we've put the system on autopilot and have put a good hint for each puzzle into the game itself. Once the timer has run out, you can press the HELP button to get the hint.

You can also ask The Ding King to email you the answer, although we're not quite sure why you'd want that... I mean, where's the fun in being told the answer?! Anyway, it's up to you whether you want to push that button or not ;)

The new OS release came with a few quirks that we've had to hammer out. One of these is multitasking. Now the game allows you to return quickly if you need to pop into another app for a while.

We've been working on a massive update, including new card packs, high-quality graphics for iPhone 4 & iPad. However, we thought it was worth getting this crash fix out as soon as possible, so please bear with us: it will be worth the wait!

App Description

“Dingbats is perfect for those who love logic puzzles or are wordsmiths. The app is very well-designed with smooth physics and nicely contrasting colors. This app is well worth the price tag, so go give your brain a workout.” - AppSafari.com

“Dingbats is a fun, but challenging game. Some of the puzzles are not too difficult to figure out, while other puzzles can be quite difficult. The game is entertaining and definitely passes the time. If you are into word games, you can not go wrong with Dingbats.” - CasualGamerChick.com

Top 10 in UK Word Games and in the Top 20 in UK Board Games for over a year!

DINGBATS® - “The wordplay game that will drive you crazy”.

DINGBATS® are cunningly disguised names, phrases and sayings that are turned around, upside-down, sideways or jumbled up.

You need to work out the hidden word or phrase on each card. It could be the size, position or direction that will give you a clue. Sometimes, the pictures combined with a word or a number will give you your answer.

Known as WHATZIT?™ in the USA and Canada, DINGBATS® are syndicated internationally, in newspapers, best-selling books and TV shows. The family board game was voted ‘Game of the Year’ in the UK and ‘Toy of the Year’ in the USA. With over 2 million DINGBATS board games, travel games and best-selling books have been created. Since the launch of Dingbats for iPhone we have had over 100,000 downloads of the app, from 36 countries!

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of DINGBATS® with the latest version of the game. Play against the clock and see if you can achieve the fastest time in the world. This highly-addictive assortment contains 15 levels of our favourite 180 mind-boggling puzzles, and we'll be adding MORE packs of puzzles very soon! DINGBATS® is sure to become your favourite must-have app.

We have included a PASS button but use it wisely, as you are only awarded a few passes!

We've included a hint for each puzzle in the game, to give you some help if you get stuck. Once the timer has run out, you can press the HELP button to get the hint.

If you've racked your brains on a puzzle and are still stumped, you can ask The Ding King to email the answer for that puzzle to you. Now you can be sure to complete the game!

If you want a break, or you need to pop into another app for a while DINGBATS® will automatically save your position so you can return to it right where you left off.

Whether you know this game as DINGBATS® or as WHATZIT?™ in North America, KATCH-ITS™ in Australia, WAS IS’ ES?™ in Germany, or ¿QUE ES?™ in Spain, the one thing you know for sure is that it’s an addictive game that you can’t put down.

For more hints and tips, and to discuss the puzzles with other players:

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/dingbatsgames

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/dingbatsgames

VISIT US: http://www.dingbats.net

iPhone Screenshots

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