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★ IGN Best 0f 2011 Winner ★
★ BAFTA Scotland "Game of the Year" 2011 ★
9/10 – IGN "An ingenious mixture of board game strategy and Scrabble-esque wordplay!"
4/5 – Touch Arcade “a game with wide appeal that you’ll want to keep coming back to.”
5/5 – The Guardian “a must buy for Scrabble and Words With Friends fanatics...”
9/10 – Pocket Gamer “a meticulously-constructed gem of a word game”
QUARREL is the most novel word game ever made. But don’t just take our word for it – grab it now and enter a universe where WORDS (11 points) literally speak louder than ACTIONS (8 points).
Use a cool combination of word power and strategic cunning to crush your opponents and reign supreme. Come settle your differences with wordplay rather than swordplay; make verbal not chemical weapons; load up with letters not bullets and use chatter to batter your enemies into submission and rule the world.
Compete to use your troops to make the highest-scoring word from the letters given then capture territories and conquer islands in this wholly original virtual board game.
* 4 fun ways to play: Quick Match, Make Match, Domination and the global Daily Challenge.
* Unlimited replay through the distinctive skills and play styles of 9 opponents combined with the unique strategic challenges of 12 different islands and thousands of anagrams.
* Tweet magic moments such as amusing word coincidences and share your glories through Facebook.
* Dictionary definitions for all 114,000+ words.†
* Handy personal and public records with over a dozen compelling Game Center Leaderboards (including exclusive clubs).
* Plus! Over three-dozen excellent Game Center Achievement badges to collect.
† "Collins Official SCRABBLE Dictionary" 2nd Edition 2007
© HarperCollins Publishers 2005, 2007
What's New in Version 1.2
We've FIXED (20 points) some BUGS (13 points) and SMOOTHED (16 points) out some PLAY (11 points) issues.
*** Please remember to completely shut down the Quarrel app before installing this update. ***
We'll see you on the leaderboards!
Great fun, but a bit quirky for Americans
This game has lived up to the (considerable) hype-- it's fast and furious fun, rock solid (I'm not seeing the crashes others report), and offers a great challenge even without multi-player online. I've played about 100 games so far, and still marvel at the quality and variability of the AI.
One huge downside for word nerds, however-- the game uses an "official Scrabble dictionary" for its word lists, but it's obviously not the same one I know. The anagrams often use British spelling, and many of the unusual words used (mostly by Max) are not in the US version of the dictionary. It's quite frustrating to get beat in a close battle by some oddball Scottish colloquialism, British slang, or variant spelling. On the plus side, it does accept the US spellings just fine (though as a Canadian ex-pat I will often add the 'u' for 3 more points <grin>). It would be really nice, however, to have an option to use a US-English dictionary instead.
Still, this is a minor point, and rarely affects the game play unless Max is involved. The game is well worth the price (particularly if you can catch it on sale!), and is starting to rival Tichu and Mu as a time-sink for me...
So much fun from an offline game.
Update to iOS 5.0.1 if you have not already done so; the new update is apparently made for it. That update pretty much stops the app from crashing.
Even though this game could be much better with an online match mode, I still gave it 5 stars because of the fun I had playing against three AI opponents. The top three AI opponents do not let up, they really hound you with big words.
The graphics are cute and I love sound effects, especially the little people when they scream out for a 20+ point word.
Playing a four-way game can take a lot of time, upwards of an hour or so. Even so, the action pretty much never stops since you still can make words while two other opponents quarrel with each other.
One thing I found particularly cheap was the ability to pause during any quarrel. This allows you to memorize the letters and values, and after pausing, you can take all the time you need to figure out a high value word. Or, if you think like my friend does, use another phone or internet-capable device to look up word descramblers.
It can be better if there was a confirmation screen before a quarrel, asking "Are you ready?" or "Tap to continue" so that you can leave your apple device alone at a moment's notice. Then the pause button can be removed.
Addictive & fun
I really expected that this game would be geared toward a younger audience, but it has proven to be suitable for all ages so long as one enjoys word games. The Risk-like element to the game makes it more involving than plenty of run of the mill games, and the play is simple enough to learn on the first try.
One downside is the lack of ability to set the opposing player speeds between turns to a higher level so as not to have to spend so much time watching the same lead-in animations over and over. But this is a small complaint in an otherwise very fun and simple game which will take up hours of your life before you even realize.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 16, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 72.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Indiagames Ltd.
- © 2011 Ignition Entertainment Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).