Wordament (App) Review

Posted: May 18, 2014 in Mobile Games, Reviews
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Rating: 7.5 Stars
Release Date: September 4, 2013 (for Android)

WordamentWordament is a word game from You vs. the Internet and Microsoft Studios, first released for Windows Phone in 2012. The app is now also available on Windows 8, iOS, Android and online. Plus, there are currently 15 languages to choose from, although some are still in beta.

The aim of the game is to make as many words as you can from a 4×4 grid of letters in two minutes – it’s like an electronic version of Boggle. Using the Xbox Live service, you can play against thousands of other players on the same grid, with a score calculated from values to each letter used a like scrabble. The leaderboard is shown at the end of each round with your ranking against other players worldwide and a list of all possible words from the round.

Unlike other word games Wordament has several modes, selected randomly by the computer. The normal version is a straight game, just two minutes to get as many words as you can. Themed rounds give extra points for words fitting into a certain category, such as animals or sport. The speed round favours short words, with every word worth the same number of points.

It’s really addictive. You sit down to play a couple of rounds and suddenly an hour has passed. And unlike Words with Friends, you’re never waiting for someone else to make a move – you can play whenever you want, for as long as you want.

The best thing about it is that it’s free and only has a few banner ads essentially promoting it’s own Facebook page, Twitter feed and very occasionally other Microsoft games. My only complaint is that UK and US English aren’t separate languages…because they are, y’know! A great little game that I’d highly recommend to anyone.

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