Musings From Us Entries For Word Games

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of Software / Word Games that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Scrabble

This entry was posted in Board Games, Software, Word Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★☆☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★¼☆ 

It is amazing how Hasbro keeps bringing these classic games to life by making the available for the PC. Now, we have the original Scrabble, with the letter tiles with the little numbers on them, and that crossword board with the pink, red, blue, and cyan squares that boost your scores when your word is placed on them.

While I love the old Scrabble games I’d play with the family, and we even had the Scrabble dictionary, since my grandmother was such a big fan of the game, I found playing against a computer rather than a real person to be sort of cold and not really as much fun. I did like the “Best Word” feature, because it would automatically find the best place for you to make words with what tiles you had to work with for you. This was great also for blocking your opponent. It seems the dictionary could use some updating, because some words I tried to use, which I know are regularly used in everyday speech would be disqualified. Hasbro needs a lesson in post-modern lexicon. Still, it is a pretty fun adaptation of Scrabble, but I think I’ll be sticking to the analog version.

Wordary

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Software, Word Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★☆☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★☆☆☆☆ 
Value:★☆☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:☆☆☆☆☆ 
Overall:★½☆☆☆ 

Normally, I like word games, but this messed up version of some kind of a Boggle clone was just BORING! There were four modes you could play, untimed, timed, follow my lead, and word search. I did not even play for the full hour, and found it very hard to stay focused. That was forty-five minutes I could have used playing a much more time-worthy HOM or match 3. I could have even gone shopping or baked some Simply Vanilla Crispy Cookies for today’s DnD game. Wordary could have been so much more, if there has at least been an upbeat soundtrack to keep you focused.

Spellagories

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Software, Word Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★☆☆☆ 
Overall:★★½☆☆ 

Spelling games are out there to challenge us, and make for great TV ratings, as in games like Wheel of Fortune. Well, even though the big wheel has been spinning for decades, Spellagories most likely won’t be nearly as popular. You are set in a medieval town that has been cursed by an evil mage, and you have to break his spell using sigils that will come to you by breaking the curse on individuals that pass by the lab. To break the curse, you find words within scrambled letter that match the category listed above the puzzle. You can actually type the guessed words in, which really speeds the game up.