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Letterpress – Word Game

By atebits

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Description

Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy.

Follow on Twitter at @atebits and @letterpressapp.

*** REVIEWS ***

“Simple And Awesome.” —Touch Arcade

“It’s the first game that’s made my iPhone’s first home screen in years.” —Daring Fireball

“Letterpress in itself is something of a serious accomplishment. The creation of a balanced game with rules, regulations, and goals doesn't happen everyday. Like with Tweetie, Letterpress mines an idea to its basest elements and presents them without visual clutter.” —The Verge

“It’s quickly become one of my favorite games on iOS.” —MacStories

“Letterpress is a painfully addictive word game, earning its place on my home screen and sure to win the hearts of people in bathrooms everywhere.” —iMore

“Letterpress combines the fun of Boggle with Risk. It's a great two-player app for word game fans.” —Macworld

“The interface is packed with delightful interaction elements at every turn.” —The Next Web

What's New in Version 1.5

• Completely redesigned minimalist modern user interf...loljkjk.
• Fix freeze after viewing replay on iOS 7.
• Updated dictionary.
• Slippier icon.

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Customer Reviews

Like it but have suggestions

I really like this game. I upgraded because I wanted to be able to play more games at a time. I have a couple complaints that are really annoying though.

1-the win/losses are listed in alphabetical order. This is dumb. I play the same person over and over, so if I want to see how many of the last few matches I have won it is a pain because they aren't in order. You have to scroll all the way down and count the wins/losses for each of you. This also makes it so I don't know when a match ended. If I missed the "game over" alert that pops up, then I have no idea who won the last one. The last game might be lumped down with all my wins at the bottom or it might be in my opponents section at the top.

2- it is annoying to have to scroll to the bottom to start new games. This should always be at the top.

... As a side note, the "start a new game" interface is slightly confusing. If you click "play now" you can't play a friend. In my opinion, that is a dumb name for that button. It should be "random opponent" or something like that.

Fix these things and add a pass and play option... Then it will be great.

Oh, as a side note... The dictionary doesn't have "Christ". Maybe it is considered a proper name, but that seemed weird to me.

Love it - but, fix it please!

I play multiple games at a time against my husband. I play on my iPhone and he plays on his iPad or iPhone. Both of us have experienced trouble with the app when it suddenly gives you a message that it cannot play a move you want in the middle of the game. From then on you are blocked from playing that game for the rest of the time.

Secondly, you will open it up one day and find that all your games are missing and you cannot start a game with a friend or play a random opponent. The only recourse is to delete the app and download it again. This we both have had to do a couple of times. It is extremely annoying, as you give up your progress in all the games you have open and you cannot play the app at all until you completely downloaded again.

It's funny...

...that most people I play seem smart and many reviewers seem stupid; e.g., "Why should I pay two bucks to play this brilliant game?"

That said, the game has some fundamental problems:

1. Lack of chat. The brainy players might like to say something like "Well played!" I have tried putting my email in my Game Center avatar; no takers.

2. Lack of declaring, or proposing, a draw option. This is needed when both players are continually avoiding remaining letters. The game might do it programmatically after x rounds. Currently, one may simply remove the game. Resigning sends the wrong message. Or, one may resort to a "cheat": a chat feature would allow one to fess up, and both of you learn a new word, or play a loser, and point out the unplayed winner.

3. It might be fun to have some rankings.

4. Short of chat, one might like a simple query as to whether one's opponent is using...artificial intelligence.

I totally agree that the developer has made it hard to communicate, and shows little interest in incorporating, or even responding to, suggestions. That said, buy the app.

Letterpress – Word Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 01, 2013
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 4.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Seller: atebits

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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