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Description

"...one of our highest recommendations." -The Smartphone App Review
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• Arrange letters to make words on the board.
• Play words anywhere—connected to other words or not.
• Build bridges between words to earn bonuses.
• Play 8 letters on the "mainland" to win by knockout.
• Go for long words. You're awarded bonuses according to the number of letters you play on a turn. For example, play 7 letters and you'll get a 7x point multiplier applied to those letters plus an 8th letter, a star that can become any letter.
• When you play words without connecting them to others, this creates word "islands". To score their points, be sure to connect islands to the mainland (i.e., the green group) before they expire.
• Short words are less emphasized compared to traditional crossword games. It can still be handy to play those infamous two letter words like 'qi', 'za', or 'ka', but doing well depends less on knowing them.
• Play proper nouns and other words like 'Oz', 'Fiji', 'Zion', 'Brexit', 'Sunday', 'Botox', or 'flashmob' (an optional feature).
• No bonus squares to jockey over. This means you focus more on making words and less on defensive strategies. As a result, the board opens up and words begin to flow.
• Play friends online through Game Center.
• Play offline with solitaire and Pass & Play games.
• To return and redraw, press the round button, drag letters into the tray, and press play.
• To shuffle, drag letters out of your rack (but not onto the board).
• To quickly retrieve letters from the board, double-tap your rack.
• To zoom on the iPhone, pinch or double-tap the board.
• To learn about rules and scoring: https://goo.gl/1xwEok (Facebook album)
• Visit us: http://wordiamo.com and http://facebook.com/Wordiamo

What's New

Version 1.4.04

While the star of the show is the two-player game, there is a solitaire "Just Me" game that is also good fun. Use it to train yourself (to stop thinking like a Scrabble player). You start with 5 turns and get an additional turn every 50 points. Your goal is to score as many points as possible and finish all of the letters. Here's a tip: set up long bridge plays to score big. This version updates some of the messages at the end of the game.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Best word game on the iPhone

dave_510

I like word games, and this is the best out there. Games like Boggle are OK, but you're just shuffling letters around. Scrabble and WWF are fun, but have rule quirks that encourage defensive play. Wordiamo allows for the strategy of these other board games, but rewards playing longer words and being more creative with your letters. The game is also much less about being lucky (like drawing a few high value tiles) so skill and strategy are front and center.

The game also has great minimalist design. No fake wood, bouncing tiles, or garish color schemes, just a clean game board with intuitive interface.

Five stars

bertel337

Love this game! It has an entirely new dynamic with the islands and bridges. Building and connecting islands can dramatically shift the tide of a game... It's a challenge to use them well and simultaneously try to defend against your opponent doing the same. The scoring favors high quality words and their strategic placement over cheap, easy words that happen to find lucky positioning on the board.

Highly recommended!

cynbio

I went into this thinking that it was a twist on Words with Friends. Instead, this game is refreshingly different. Bonuses are situational and there is more strategy. It took me a few games to stop thinking like a Scrabble player and to start thinking about islands and bridges.

Information

Seller
Clifford Wang
Size
57.8 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Copyright
© Clifford Wang
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. No ads $4.99
  2. Deluxe words, unlimited $4.99
  3. Deluxe words, 40 plays $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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