** App Store Best of 2014 **
"Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!" - Will Shortz (Crossword Editor, The New York Times)
"It’s an idea so simple I can’t believe it hasn’t been done yet." - Mark Serrels, Kotaku
Bonza is a new type of crossword that has become an instant classic. It mixes word search, jigsaw and trivia to create something completely fresh. If you like a word challenge and you enjoy pushing boxes around with your fingers, then you'll love Bonza Word Puzzle.
Every day you'll be able to solve a new puzzle designed by the Bonza community.
BONZA PUZZLE CREATOR
Create your own custom Bonza puzzles and challenge friends.
• Fixed issue with failure to load
• Fixed issue with error message referencing 'SpinnyNewLote'
• Fixed Sound/Music toggle
Ratings and Reviews
I have been playing and enjoying this game for a while, and it's a fun way to pass the time. The puzzles aren't so easy that the game is boring, nor so challenging that I want to give up. I don't mind watching the occasional ad for a hint, and since I really like word games, I'd be willing to spend a little 💲💲 to unlock some of the puzzle packs.
The only minor issue I have with the game is the size of the pieces and the letters on them. For those of us whose eyesight isn't what it used to be thanks to age, sometimes it's difficult to read the letters and figure out which pieces fit with which. If a zoom option was implemented, or some other way to enlarge the pieces & letters, that would be very helpful. Of course, there may already a way to do something like that and I've missed it (maybe in the settings?).
EDIT: Apparently, there is a way to zoom on any puzzle: Just as it's possible to zoom on a photo on the iPhone, simply using two fingers makes it possible in a Bonza puzzle. I had tried it once before, but I must not have been placing my fingers correctly: whenever I tried to zoom, I only moved the field around. I did try again, and was able to do it. Now that that slight obstacle has been overcome, I can enjoy the game more. I have also changed my rating to reflect that. Thanks to the Bonza team!
Hi there - thanks for the great review!
If you want to open up the puzzle packs quicker, you can purchase additional coins by tapping your coin total to take you to the coin menu.
You can actually zoom in and out of the puzzle for easier viewing! Either double tap on the screen where you want to focus your attention, or alternatively "pinch and spread your fingers" to zoom in on that spot as well. Unfortunately this means that you can't see all the playing field at the same time (the joys of playing on mobile devices!), but you can move around the playing field while you are zoomed in! I hope that helps!
Thanks for playing Bonza!
Nice on many levels, just one annoying flaw
I like this game. It's well designed, has no annoying pop ups or ads that intrude on your play. I even like the music, which is more than I can say about any other game I've ever played. The game itself is basic but can be challenging as well.
It had only one flaw, but it's a big one. I've played this game for many hours, but I'm about ready to throw my phone across the room because the background moves the same way the pieces move. What I mean is that you use one finger to move the (teeny tiny, on a phone screen) word fragments around, but the whole screen also moves with only one finger. So when you mean to reach for a word, you often end up moving the whole board. It's maddening and entirely unnecessary. Simply make the background adjustable with two fingers rather than one. I mean, who thought this was a good design?
Please fix this intensely irritating flaw.
Great Game - possible improvements
I’ve been playing this game for a few months now, and really enjoy it. I do have a few ideas for improvements.
1. Right now when you complete a puzzle the screen quickly changes to a zoomed out view and the request to watch a video or play another daily shuffle pops up. This prevents the player from being able to see the completed puzzle in detail. Sometimes I struggle with the last word and am just trying various combinations. The screen changes so fast I don’t even know what that last word was.
2 It May not be worth the effort, but being able to type in a letter and have all of those letters throughout the screen light up would be helpful and keep the eyes from crossing.
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback - we're always looking for ways to improve our game. Thanks for playing Bonza!
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1500 Coins to spend in game
- Minimega PTY LTD
- 104.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2016 MiniMega pty ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Mini Stack $0.99
- Value Stack $4.99
- Classic Bundle 1 $2.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.