By Electronic Arts
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CONNECT WITH FRIENDS. PLAY WITH WORDS. It’s the SCRABBLE™ BRAND Crossword Game! Start a match with just about anyone – or play solo against the computer. Plus, now you can play SCRABBLE in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
WHO WILL YOU PLAY?
• Challenge friends, family, or a random opponent via Facebook or Origin
• Play solo against the computer – you pick the skill level!
• Start a game with up to 4 players!
• Is it family game night? With Pass ‘n Play mode, you can play together on the same device
• Get up to 50 games going at once
LOSS FOR WORDS?
We’ve included the Collins Official SCRABBLE Wordlist, so you can check your words right in the game! Plus, with the exclusive Teacher feature, you can become a SCRABBLE master! See what your best word could have been after every turn – even when playing against the computer.
SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS
Talk a good game with the chat feature, complete with emoticons, time stamps, auto-correct, spell check, and more! Share your wins and highest scores on Facebook.
PLAY WITH EASE
See how many tiles of each letter are in SCRABBLE with the handy Tile Distribution feature. Customize the look of your board and tiles to fit your personality. Take a look at your opponent’s last score – right on the board. Keep track of your SCRABBLE stats, and toggle between active matches with the swipe of a finger. You can even shuffle the tiles on your rack with a shake of your device!
SCRABBLE is optimized for your iPhone screen – and enhanced for iOS 6! View every detail on the board with HD-quality graphics made to maximize the Retina display.
Ready for the first and last word in word games? Don’t accept imitations. Just say, “LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE!”
What's New in Version 3.6.1
We‘ve removed the “automatic tile recall” feature, per your feedback. We have also made some behind-the-scenes fixes and improvements for a better, smoother experience.
Why is it so slow?
Slow to load, for a text game (can be 10 -20 seconds on iPhone 5).
Extremely slow to refresh games even with only a few (can be 30 seconds easily to load what, 1Kb of game state?). This really drags when playing turn by turn and reopening many times a day.
Nags with notifications you can't turn off, prefers showing in-game ads for other games to game history.
Demands an Origin/Facebook login to chat or keep online stats, yet logging into unreliable Origin over and over is annoying - it doesn't even remember my email address.
Unreliable at showing guest names.
Kicks you out of viewing the board if your network connection changes from Wifi to 3G!
The good point is that it is Scrabble, but it's a shamefully bad implementation that they can only get away with by having a trademark on the brand to forbid competition.
In game, the zooming, panning and dragging letters is clunky and keeps triggering the utterly pointless gesture actions - actions that just throw errors about not being logged in, or to switch to games you aren't playing.
And they took away local multiplayer!
Stars because it is Scrabble and it works and I can play with random people, reduced stars for advertising, bugs and stupid design and slow features that show they don't care about it but get away with it because nobody is allowed to compete with a better implementation of the same game.
EA, get some old school developers who like Scrabble to polish up the experience a bit, please!
I got used to the foibles of the earlier version with the US dictionary and was addicted. My main gripes with this version are the size of the tiles as you move them, blocking out where you try to place them, and the awful choice of colours. The start up is flaky (flakey?) as well and a simple option to go straight to playing the computer would be preferred. Still, where else can you get such a good time filler for the price?
I wrote the above a few weeks ago and stand by my comments BUT the game is truly enjoyable and very addictive. Ignore all the one star moaners and enjoy.
26th november. Latest version is just as good. So glad they removed the auto recall when you try a nonexistent word. Would still like more accurate tile placement but this is just a minor irritant
I was very annoyed when the format was updated, but have gotten used it now. I still don't think the computer plays to its best on the intermediate level though, as it often has a Q or similar that it did not play at the end, when it could have! Great game though :-)
I now use the Teacher function which helps me to improve, but it irks me a little when it tells you the score was hard to beat , then shows you the same word!! Come on, it's a simple software fix surely.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 25 November 2013
- Version: 3.6.1
- Size: 23.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Developer: EA Swiss Sarl
- Game code and certain audio and/or visual material © 2013 Electronic Arts Inc. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Published by Electronic Arts Inc. SCRABBLE and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under licnse from, J.W Spear & Sons Limited, a subsidiary of Mattel. © 2013 Mattel. All Rights Reserved. Collins Offical Scrabble Wordlist Electronic Resource, © Harper Collins Publishers 2012. L'Officiel du jeu Scrabble © Larousse 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.