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With SCRABBLE’s sturdy brand name and global appeal as a staple of every board game lover, this word game app succeeds just by being affiliated with the mother of all word games.
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The SCRABBLE app’s home page gets right down to business. You can play a random opponent, play with friends or pass and play. You can also opt to change settings such as options (volume of the music and SFX), dictionaries (TWL or Merriam-Webster) or the nudge speed (every 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours). You can even open your personal playlist so you can play your own music. Very cool.
SCRABBLE looks exactly like the old-school board game, it scores like the board game and it even feels like the board game. But you can also consult the dictionary, shuffle your tiles and even forfeit (never!). Users are able to rearrange tiles exactly how they want to play them, so in terms of the similar experience of tangible SCRABBLE, this app is really, really close.
As for the SCRABBLE app’s downfall…
The ads on this free app are relentless. After every move, either a pop-up video launches, or a full-page ad interrupts game play. Further, there is always a banner ad on the top and frequently at the bottom as well. There’s no getting rid of them, unless, of course, you pay ($1.99 for the ad-free version).
Overall, this app allows you to have that real game experience without ever having to worry about losing those slick little tiles. And if you’re not very good at SCRABBLE, you may want to consult a “helpful” app called Descrambler. But you didn’t hear that from us.
Now, can anyone help with words for five Es, a J and a Z?
Reviewed: Jan 16, 2012 | P.K. Lassiter
This app is included in a scenario called 5 iPhone Apps for Words With Friends Addicts