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What are your favorite word games?

02-11-2009, 09:39 AM
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What are your favorite word games?

What is your favorite word game? Why? What keeps you coming back for more?

I've tried the following:

Chicktionary
Word Warp
Textropolis
Wordsworth
Wurdle
Hangman

Of these, despite it having the least polish by far, I've spent the most time playing Word Warp. The other one I play a lot is a new one that I'm writing that will be released in the next month or so.

Biggest disappointment: I thought I was going love Chicktionary, because I thought it would be like one of my favorite Flash games "Fowl Words." It's the same basic game engine, but the rules are changed so that you have to find all the words before the next level. That ruined the game for me.

Your thoughts?

Christopher York
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02-11-2009, 09:43 AM
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1. Scrabble - #1 - It's an old classic, can't seem to get enough, specially when playing with another human.

2. WordsWorth

3. Stitch'em Words

4. Textropolis

5. Wurdle

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02-11-2009, 09:53 AM
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Right now, I use Textropolis pretty much every day. I use WordJong a couple times a week. I have a ton of word games that barely get opened anymore. I have Wurdle, Quordy and Lexic, and while they all have great features (Lexic is especially fancy), I guess it turns out that I just don't like Boggle that much. I've been searching for a Bookworm clone, and yes, I have WordsWorth. It's OK.

Before Textropolis and WordJong came out, I was using Scrabble a lot. I got kind of frustrated with the AI since it always seemed to have much better letters than me. I'd be stuck with 5 "I"s, and it would be putting down 6 letter words . It also won't let me use my own music which is kind of sad.

I use Alpha Blocks on occasion. Really, I just like to hear the ice cubes crunch when they rise.
02-11-2009, 10:26 AM
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1. Scrabble - I used to play this with my parents all the time when I was younger, so I still love it.

2. Wordsworth - Super addicting

3. Textropolis - very nicely made... It'll last me a LONG time to finish :P

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02-11-2009, 10:29 AM
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For me its Textropolis, Word Jong, and Imanji, Wordsworth is great I just don't think it has the same depth as other titles, Imanji takes my number one spot for word game/headache game.
02-11-2009, 10:51 AM
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If anyone's interested, iLounge did a massive comparison review of 15 word games recently.



Read the review here.

Cipher
Imangi
Lexitron
My Word Coach
Pyrus
Quordy
Word Jolt
Word Search
Word Nerd
Word Warp
Word Whirl and WordWhirlFree
WordJong
Wordle
Wordtouch

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02-11-2009, 10:54 AM
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My List of best word games

USA Today Crosswords....love the Quick Cross that comes with it 4 x 4 crossword puzzle with hints across and down.
Imangi
Million Dollar Password
Muddled
Scrabble
Textropolis
Words Party
WordsWorth
WordJong
Word Up!
Wurdle
02-11-2009, 11:03 AM
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Joined: Dec 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrettArchibald View Post
If anyone's interested, iLounge did a massive comparison review of 15 word games recently.
I'll have to head over there. Their app reviews are posted so irregularly, I tend to forget about them. They give legit reviews, but I really hate how they put so much emphasis on PRICE. They do this unwaveringly for everything they review, and it's kind of annoying. Sure, price is usually a reasonable factor, but they weight it very heavily in their reviews, often dropping whole grade letters because of it.

Edit:
I also have Word Up (Nerd), which isn't too interesting. And Cipher, which suffers from a gimmicky interface. It's kind of "cool" at first, but after a while, it just becomes tiresome. I get more use out of Cryptoquotes.

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02-11-2009, 11:04 AM
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Well i have:

Textropolis
Woadsworth

and i play Textropolis LOADS more then Wordsworth

so my fave is Textropolis
02-11-2009, 11:06 AM
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Play a lot and have most of the word games but these have been my favorites (like untimed modes mostly)

TextTwist Turbo (just got it last night and w/ the new update works great)
Word Warp
Word Zapper
Wordle
Wurdle
Wordsworth
WordPop!
WordPops
Chicktionary (I agree on not being able to find all the words)
Muddled
SuperWord Find
Textropolis (just using the lite version for now)
and a few Hangman games as well.

A few that don't get recognized are but are nice games:
Shake Spell (free)
Code Alpha (free)
WordSaladLT (free-has just a 5x5 grid but has plenty game play)
Sextuple Word lite (free but lots of game play)
Smash Word (.99)

Last edited by Coldar; 02-11-2009 at 11:15 AM.