Word Social Free
By Tom Kerrigan
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Word Social is an addictive new game for the iPhone and iPad where you search for words in a grid of 4x4 random letters.
It's a social (i.e., party) because everybody who's online plays against each other! Everybody sees the same grid at the same time. At the end of each 2-minute game, you find out how well you did against your competition.
Word Social uses the Elo rating system to mathematically calculate a rating for you based on who you play and how well you do against them (i.e., if you win or lose). Compare ratings with your friends for bragging rights!
Word Social is made by the developer of tChess (the popular chess app) and Learn Chess (the Apple Staff Favorite e-book).
What's New in Version 1.0.3
- If the server doesn't receive your score in time, your rating is now reset to what it was before the game started (i.e., you aren't penalized for a slow network connection)
Fast and furious, in small bites
Word Social is a great real-time competition game for those who like word finding. Each round is nice and short, so you can still play if you're short on time. I enjoy measuring my word skills against others. The ads don't get in the way of play—I've never accidentally clicked on one like I do in some games.
Just don't expect it to be social in a "social networking" kind of way. You can see the names and scores of other competitors, but there is no message or chat feature. I'm also not sure how Game Center makes it better: I can't find achievements, or challenges, or a leader board. But this isn't a problem with the game—just don't expect the wrong thing because of the title.
My word scramble game of choice
Very smooth play. Excellent to be able to see words others are finding.
Nice game. Always works. A nice mental exercise.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 18, 2012
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tom Kerrigan
- © 2012 Tom Kerrigan
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.