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A new word game for the modern age

Developer description

For crossword fans that need a challenge…Word Addiction’s unique features make playing ... More

Editor's review

Published 25 Jul 2020

Word games have been around for a very long time to amuse and educate us. The first crossword puzzle, for example, was first invented by a journalist named Arthur Wynne and appeared in the New York World newspaper way back in 1913. Since then, various word games have reigned supreme as a staple of every newspaper and magazine and have only really been challenged in the brain teaser field in the last few years by the likes of Sudoku, KenKen and a whole bunch of smartphone games. However, if you want to improve your vocabulary skills and knowledge of words, there's nothing quite like a good old word game to stimulate the mind. Having said that' they haven't really changed format too much over the years and probably could do with a bit of a facelift to keep them relevant to the modern world. 

Word Addiction is a new game for iOS and Android that serves very nicely as that facelift. So, what makes it so different from the word games that we know and love. Well, while it resembles your typical word game some have called it as more like a cross between scrabble and chess and its unique set of features make it very addictive. For a start, unlike traditional word games, you have access to all the letters right from the very start as well as all the way through the game. What's more, you can be strategic and create random bridges that allow players to move off the crossword path and can use cleverly placed blocks to prevent your opponent from building words in specific directions. Just touch the side of a bridge with a letter and make a different word on the other side of it. 

You can start wherever you like on the board and build your words in any direction. Just choose whichever letters you need and drag them to their place on the board. There are 62 letter and 2 blanks that everyone can see and use and the board features a 12 x 12 square. Red letters are worth 10 points, green are worth 5 and blue are worth 1. Players collect stars when they manage to score 500 points or more in any games played and these stars can be used to buy more games. You can also use stars to buy a blank letter if and when you need one. 

Word Addiction is a very colorful game for word game fans that are in need of something more challenging and this one manages to challenge your vocabulary and your spelling ability whilst calling on excellent strategy to win the game. It is great for all ages and you can either play alone, with friends, on Facebook or with random opponents. There's even a pass and play feature that lets you take your turn and then pass your device over to your opponent to respond. 

Word Addiction is free to play and the game comes with 10 beginner games to start you off. You can keep on playing them for free or purchase new games through the app store. Purchased games all have new bridges that can be directional, double or even triple and others have special functions while purchased blocks are all different shapes and sizes. Purchased games also have special features that gives extra points when you make 5 words in one turn as well as special letter exchanges. 

Word Addiction is a great fun word game that will keep you amused for hours with easy, difficult and nuclear levels for every age and ability. It's perfect to sharpen the mind and a lot of fun to play. It's available for Android and iOS in the relevant App Store right now. 

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