iPhone: Gadzookery, and Gadzookery Free

07-30-2013, 11:49 AM
Gadzookery, and Gadzookery Free

I'd like to announce the launch today of 'Gadzookery Free', and an update to our earlier upgraded 'Gadzookery' beta version. Both are available on the App Store now.

Gadzookery is a test of vocabulary, spelling, creativity, and speed. The object of the game is to create a unique sentence or phrase based off of a target word. The twist? The target word must be an acronym of your sentence or phrase and its meaning must relate to the target word. Creativity is encouraged, so it’s OK if your sentence is a bit of a stretch, or even just tenuously relates to the target word.

Let's look at few examples:

If the target word is GAMES, you might try "Gadzookery App Making Entertaining Sentences." The target word becomes an acronym, since the first letters of each word spell out the target word. And the sentence’s meaning relates to the target word, since Gadzookery is a game (and an extremely fun one, at that!).

For the target word YOGURT, you'd be clever to play a sentence like "Yummy Organisms, Gloppy Underrated Refrigerated Treat." The target word becomes a perfect acronym of your sentence, which nicely describes some of yogurt's more…gloppy qualities.

If you're working with NYMPH, you could write "Naughty Young Men Prefer Her." Again, the target word becomes an acronym, and your sentence’s meaning humorously ties back to it.

Stuck for words? Need some inspiration to help complete a sentence or phrase? Use the thesaurus on your gameplay keyboard for a list of synonyms.

How to score points? Players earn 1 point for every letter used so long words are real good in this game. Players also earn an additional ten bonus points for completing a sentence or phrase against the timer. Let's take another look at the first example sentence above;
'GAMES - Gadzookery App Making Entertaining Sentences' would earn a total of 50 points for 40 letters used and 10 bonus points. Incomplete sentences and phrases, spelling mistakes and fake words lose you points. You lose the bonus and every other letter played loses 50% of the points.

You can play single player or multi-player. The multi-player version has a challenge system for misspelled or fake words. If you spot any go ahead and challenge that sentence or phrase. If you're correct you'll take all the points in that sentence/phrase from the player challenged. If you're wrong you'll lose your points to the player challenged.

Got it? Good. If this game appeals to you you can download it from the link below. If you know any avid word game players they might also appreciate you telling them about it

Thanks for reading


Last edited by SLIC; 07-30-2013 at 12:42 PM.