This update removes a limitation with Played Words and introduces celebrations at the conclusion of each game.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great word game where you can compete against various ‘bots’ which have degrees of difficulty or against online players. You basically take turns to make the longest word you can and then your opponent does the same, trying to steal as many of your letters as possible. It’s strategic as you can make some letters ‘safe’ and not able to be stolen. It’s a bit difficult to explain - so download it and give it a go! I love it:)
One of my favourites, but...
This game reminds me a little of Othello. It's fantastically addictive. I love the strategy element to the game. There is one slight bugbear that I have with this game. Actually two. The first? Whoever starts first has a slight advantage - they lock in the juiciest corner and it can kind of be difficult to recover from that. I'm not sure how that could be remedied but #justsaying. Secondly, and importantly, there really needs to be timed game options. This would be so that a word would need to be played within 60 seconds, 90 seconds or 2 minutes (depending on the option chosen) after first opening the board on their turn. If no word is played within the specified time the the turn would pass to the other player. At the moment you can wait an unspecified amount of time. I also often get the feeling that many people use ‘solver’ websites and the timed game options just wouldn't give those users the time to do all of that. I make most of my plays inside of two mins, and the other plus is that the time limit would add another dimension - pressure. I will say, however, that the addition of bots has been fantastic. I play against the bots almost exclusively now as the hardest setting gives a great challenge and you only have to wait a few seconds between turns, as opposed to playing with a live player. Great game!
Update 11 Nov 2016: loving the new features!
Good game but
Good different word game with option to play random people or computer people. The only down side is there are many long made up words that can be used. This game claims to use the Oxford English Dictionary yet I have looked for 4 separate long words a bot used playing against me and none can be found. I’ve looked in multiple dictionary’s and multiple oxford ones and none have any of these 4 words in stronganoffs, xanthodermas and foremasthand. It makes the game impossible to have a chance of winning allowing made up words as it comes down to who knows most made up words rather than real words. I’ve even used an anagram solver site where you enter letters and it gives you every possible word using any of the letters you put in and even that doesn’t come up with as long words as the bots do so no one has a chance of winning.
- Solebon LLC
- 34.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Solebon LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Letterpress Upgrade £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.