While games like Sudoku have totally revolutionized numerical brain training there really hasn't been anything take off in the same way when it comes to word games. Scrabble, Pictionary and the cryptic crossword still rule the roost in my house, that's for sure. One has to ask oneself if this lack of written stimulation could be partly responsible for the dreadful grammar that is prevalent in our society in the 21st Century. So it's very pleasant to find a game like Anagrams HD - iBrain being released for iOS. For the uninitiated, anagrams are those tricky little word puzzles where you rearrange the letters to form a different word. This smart little game should be just right to get you going in the morning on the way to work and get your brain into the right frame of mind so that you can hit the ground running when you get there. It's also a heck of a lot of fun.
I don't know about you but i've pretty much done my dash with Sudoku. While it certainly gets the brain going in the morning I prefer the word game over its numerical equivalent. I like the idea that my brain is geared towards letters and words rather than the mind-numbing familiarity of numbers. And I seriously think that there would be a correlation in the number of people who could tell a your from a you're if they played word games more regularly. Maybe its me but there's not much more of a turn off for the opposite sex if one partner doesn't know a your from a you are. Anyway, if you are a fan of wordy games like Word Searches, Word Scramble, Bookworm or Jumble then this is the game for you. The idea behind Anagrams HD is to shuffle and rearrange a bunch of letters to form new words of 6 characters in length. You can work your way through word categories like Animals, Locations and General as well searching through tons of puzzles to increase you vocabulary whilst also improving your spelling along the way. That's it really, and there are no pretentions here. But beware, anagrams are easy to learn but hard to resolve.
Let's face it, Anagrams HD is another of those wonderfully addictive games for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that will keep you amused for hours. It's also the perfect game to play as you commute to work - though hopefully on the bus or train rather than the family car. We don't want any nasty accidents here, do we. It features a high resolution Retina display and looks great, it's easy to use and is a great thing to slip in your pocket and play a quick game when you have a spare moment. It will keep your brain fit.