Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Undiscovered App #37: Wordly - Letterpress Revisited

WordlyI love word games, so when I came across today's Undiscovered App, I was excited to try it out. Wordly, by Scopely, is a lot like Letterpress (which I hadn't played until I discovered Wordly), where the objective is to create words and use as many tiles as possible in a fixed 5 x 5 board. Each tile used earns you one point, and additional points can be earned by using letters that were already claimed by your opponent. Once all the unused white tiles are gone, the game ends.

The interface is easy to use and was quite intuitive. Like other word games, there were many achievements to unlock. No friends were required, since there was a great system in place to match you up with random opponents. There were also some useful aids like "wild" tiles that gave you extra letters that couldn't be found on the board, which allowed you to create even more words that weren't previously possible.

Wordly screen shots

The app was rather ad-heavy; after every turn, there was something popping up in your face, whether it was a prompt to invite more friends, or to like them Facebook, or a full page ad. If you can get past this, you'll find a lot to enjoy. The good part is, Wordly is free to download. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of thousands of reviews. It's not really undiscovered at this point, but I thought it was worth mentioning since I'm a sucker for word games.



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