By Sarah Pierce
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PopWords! is a simple and addictive word finding game. There are three different ways to play:
Classic: Find words as fast as you can from an endless stream of letters. Finding words fast enough to keep the game going gets harder and harder as time passes. Try to reach the highest level you can! Then check out the leaderboards in Game Center and realize you've got a long way to go :)
Puzzle: You only get one board full of letters, so use them wisely! Longer words will earn you more points, and clearing the board completely will double your points for the whole game. Play on your own or compete in our Daily Puzzle competition to your score compares to everyone else who played that day. You can even watch the winning solution!
Practice: Relax with no timer and just try to find as many great words as you can!
• Easy to learn -- just drag to make words!
• Daily Puzzle lets you compete against the world every day
• Game center leaderboards and achievements
• Tracks your records, averages, and all-time best words
• Relaxing untimed Practice mode
• A fun mental exercise to keep your brain sharp!
What's New in Version 1.61
What's new in the latest updates? Wow, a lot!
- More words added to the dictionary. I can also add words to the dictionary without having to update the whole game now, so if you notice any missing words send 'em in!
- You can now undo 5 moves instead of just one.
- New achievements! Earn trophies for word length, points, Daily Puzzle finishes, and more!
- You can view word lists for the top 25 Daily Puzzle solutions every day. To see them, watch the winning solution (you can skip to the end if you want), and then press the button that appears at the end.
- The Stats page now tracks your top-100 and top-500 daily puzzle finishes. When I first made the Daily Puzzle I had no idea so many people would play it. It is now really, really hard to finish in the top 10!
- There are also Game Center leaderboards for total top-100 and top-500 finishes.
- Word selection by dragging is a lot smoother--a lot of people reported that the first letter would sometimes get dropped. This should be fixed.
- You can double tap the last letter of a word to submit it with tap input
- You can tap the first letter of a word to cancel it with tap input
- I Added a confirmation popup to the "Done" button in case you hit it by accident.
- I fixed the percentile bug on the Daily Puzzle section of the Stats page. Thanks so much to the user who sent a bug report!
- The game now works on iPad pro. Thanks to all the users who reported this bug!
- Bug fix for game getting sluggish after many words have been found. Thanks so much to all the users who reported this bug and sent in lots of helpful info!
- Bug fix for ads showing up in the paid version. Sorry about this!
Thanks so much to all the users who sent feedback. The emails really help me a lot, and I try hard to incorporate the features that are most requested. Hope you guys enjoy the update! -- Sarah
I love this game!
This game is a real winner! I've been playing it daily for a couple of years now; it's that good! In fact, most days I'll work on the daily puzzle multiple times in pursuit of a higher score. It's really rewarding to find longer words I'd missed in earlier tries. After an update I ran into some glitches and contacted the developer. She emailed me promptly, apologized! and remedied the problem. I was really impressed by the personal touch. Like others have said, I find the addition of ads for other apps very annoying. I'm happy for the developer if that's a sign of success (having attracted a lot of players). However, I'd be happy to pay for an ad-free version to be rid of the nuisance. Regardless, this is an awesome game!
What are the tricks? More time options!
The time allowed on Classic is really short & the game would be more interesting if it were longer - and even better if there were a couple of time options. Looking at the Scoreboards & seeing the outrageous scores of others makes me wish there were a few more Tips for Play given. I'm a good Boggler player, but I can't figure out what tricks people are using to get those crazy scores. I've only had this app a few days, but I'm getting bored with it because I can't figure out how to improve.
PopWords daily puzzle
Since I downloaded IOS 9 to my IPad the daily puzzle does not advance. Is there a fix in the works? I really like playing this puzzle but have lost interest since I can't see my stats.
I have sent several emails to the popwords creator but have not received a response nor has the puzzle been fixed. I quit playing.
Update: January 17, 2016, the daily puzzle is now working after this recent update. I'm back to playing every day! Thanks Sarah!
I'm still enjoying this game. I play it every day. I was offered an opportunity to buy it ad free for 2.99 which I would have taken advantage of but when I went to the App Store I couldn't find that offer. Disappointing because I really would like to skip the annoying ads.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 30, 2016
- Version: 1.61
- Size: 46.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sarah Pierce
- © Megafauna Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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