I’m really not much for games on my phone, for several reasons. I have a computer in my kitchen, after all, and I prefer computers to touch screens; by my own choice, my phone is not fancy enough to support more than a few options; I don’t want to have to fight off my kids whenever I’m holding my phone; and I try not to tempt myself to waste more time than I already do. (This isn’t me being self-righteous, by the way. This is me knowing my addictive personality. Long before the Candy Crush period, my hubby downloaded a solitaire program with 92 varieties of the game on it–3 times. All three times, I had to go to him and ask him to take it off to save me from myself.)
That said, there are times–school pickup lines, for example–when you need to kill a few minutes, and after reading about a game called “Spelltower,” I asked my hubby to put it on my phone for me. That one cost $2, I think, but it’s fun–it’s kind of a cross between Boggle and Tetris, except that instead of getting faster to get harder, some of the letters start coming with minimums (as in, this letter must be used to make a word that is at least 4, or 5, or 6 letters long). More recently, he got into Wordbrain, which only fit on my phone after he removed Trivia Crack. It’s also Boggle-ish, except that you have to use all the letters each time, and you graduate from 3 by 3s to 4 by 4s, etc. (I’m on my first level of 4 by 4s, by the way.) There are hints, and it tells you how many letters long each word in the puzzle is. It’s fun, it’s not timed (I’m not usually a ‘timed’ fan), and it’s less addicting than Candy Crush. (Let’s just say that it’s possibly a good thing that Soda Saga, for whatever reason, won’t work on my computer.)
What are your favorite word games?