By PICOBOY BIRDY
I used to really enjoy this game. Not anymore! I agree with other reviewer‘s regarding the daily puzzle. It used to be difficult to obtain three stars, since the latest version it is almost impossible. Twice I have received three stars in the last few days and did not receive the coin rewards. When contacting the developer, I was advised that I had used the hint button more than one time. Because there are so many four letter words that will fit within the context of a specific area of the puzzle, it’s almost impossible to get it right on the first try. Previously, I was usually able to figure out the correct words for the specific space. Now, because there are so many possibilities, it’s all luck and I have been using hints, which I never had to do before. I also agree with the other reviewer‘s regarding the vast amount of missing words from their dictionary. Many common words are missing, and even the plural of a word that it will except is rejected as a plural. This is not a calming word game it is a frustrating word game and I am deleting it. Sad to see it go as I have been playing it for several years, but enough is enough.
By Ruthie McQueeney
I so love to play this word game.
It is by far the best word game that I’ve ever had the great pleasure of playing.
I recommend this game to one and all!
Give it a try and I’m sure you’ll be glad you did @ 💯%. Good Luck 🍀 and Happy Playing.✌🏼& ♥️🔚
I give it five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, plus an A+, because that’s how much I enjoy playing and I so appreciate everyone that has had anything to do with developing this game.
I’ve noticed fairly early on in to playing this game, that the more I play, the sharper my brain recall is becoming, plus, just having plain old common sense will get you far in the game and in life, and in general, now, who wouldn’t like that?!
Lol, please pardon/excuse me, for I say what mean and mean what I say, that is, within reason and with keeping in mind of who I am speaking with.
I’ve always been pretty good with having a photographic memory, besides, it really doesn’t take having a photographic memory to play this game, all it takes is to properly know your grammar from grade school.
However, though, I will say that this game will help keep you from slipping in your grammar and that the main reason that I chose this specific game.
I hope you all enjoy this word game as much as I and my family have.
Thanks, Per: Ruthie McQueeney
Great on the Surface - Bad at the Core
By Lowell O.
I played about 150 levels of this, and even more levels of other versions by the same company. But it's frustrated me too many times and I have to remove it. A number of common words are missing from their dictionary. Ancient and unused words are in there that probably shouldn't be. And their puzzle maker sometimes "misses" perfectly good words and instead chooses something completely obscure. For example, given the letters P-L-Y-R-T-A, they don't spell PARTLY or even PALTRY but instead choose RAPTLY. Who has ever heard, much less used, the word "raptly?" It's not called "Word Difficulty" or "Word Frustration" but "Word Calm." But it has the opposite effect until they change the core dictionary. They make the definition of each word available, and they cite the dictionary they quote from, but sometimes they quote from dictionaries I've never heard of. Why not stick with mainstream dictionaries and words that are still in use today? The game is great in concept, well-programmed and has a pleasant user interface. But at it's heart was a bad decision on what set of words to build the game upon.
MANY advertisements. No longer enjoy daily challenge
I opted to continue to play free version, so I patiently(?) waited through the video after EACH GAME, a few of which are very difficult to clear from screen (programming glitches?). Played game avidly after first downloaded, so much so that I reached Level 2489 (waaaayy too much time on device).
Previously eagerly looked forward to the daily challenge because in order to attain the 3-star level, you follow the clover leaf and determine correct word for its position. But at some point in Aug 2020, it has become exactly the same “HERALD” letter scramble for 2-3 weeks in a row, in exactly same pattern/sequence, so I no longer play that. Levels are no longer a challenge, possibly from complacency on my part and/or theirs. And yes, am current on updates.
Possibly the lack of challenge is because it’s the free version, and this is a method to encourage the player to purchase the game. After opening this morning and seeing exactly same daily challenge AGAIN, I’ve decided if they no longer care I don’t either, so am deleting the app.
I enjoy the game very much. Only one negative comment from me giving this game a 5 star. I find it difficult at times to get the 3 stars in the daily puzzle. The reason being is the fact there are too many 4 or 5 letter words in the puzzle as opposed to a variety which would include a couple 3 letter words as well as a couple 6 letter words. When you start the puzzle with an S for a 4 letter word and you have anywhere from 4-6 to choose from it is more or less luck. I mean I do not want to sit there and think of a 4 letter word then take the last letter of that word and see if it makes another word. Too many a’s e’s s’s and t’s make it too difficult. I would rather see a variety of words ranging from 3-6 letters as opposed to 4-5 letter words. It becomes more luck than anything. Good game though and if the daily puzzle changes, I will come back and give it a 5 star.
Good, simple word game
If you plan to play this a lot you will probably want to spend the $3 to remove ads because after your first 10-20 levels there is a video ad you have to watch in between almost every board you play which gets very annoying. I guess that’s the idea so players will pay. The $3 is fair I think. I won’t be playing much so I’ll put up with the ads. —UPDATE: Okay, so much for me not playing much. I just finished level 105. This game is quickly addictive. The good news is that when you achieve higher levels the ads are much less frequent. One thing I love about this game is that there is no time pressure; if you get stuck you can take your time. The higher difficulty builds very slowly which I like.
Grrrrr Too Many Ads
Revised: I paid the $3 to end the ads. I love this game, so much so I’m on level 1147. But I’ve noticed since level 1000 there is an ad after every single puzzle. 98% of the time it’s the same ad and it has a false exit button, so you have to sit through a 30 ad after every puzzle. It takes me less time to play a round.
I know ads are needed so we can play free but this is ridiculous. I would have given this game 5 stars if not for the constant, repeating ads.
If y’all lessen the amount of ads a little before I delete the app, I’ll revise my review and stay. Thank you.
Gives Xs for numerous real words
I like this game, advertised for Alzheimer’s patients & prevention but it ignores real legitimate words which is confusing and frustrating. The same word will be accepted for one puzzle and rejected for another. Words that aren’t on the board are supposed to be accepted as bonus words not exed as though they aren’t words. It is not only rejecting short words or less polite words. I’m on level 81, I don’t remember this happening earlier in the game. It accepted eat but not ate, said a 5 letter word was wrong. Also doesn’t recognize legitimate words that a nun might not like and you don’t expect them to be on the board but at least acknowledge they’re part of the English language, hoe is a garden tool it’s a bit much. It’s confusing for those with cognitive issues to get a big X for words that ARE words!
Fun until it loses simple vocabulary—UNACCEPTABLE!!!
As a word nerd, I have been thoroughly enjoyed playing this somewhat challenging game, until now. At level 550, when given the letters RAHECRY, the game refuses to accept obvious words, for example: care, arch, hear, hare, and so on. This is totally unacceptable, I’m not sure, at this point, if it is worth continuing with whatever challenge is being presented when I will not get credit for these “bonus” words which do not appear in the crossword. This is very frustrating, and I’m tired of having to constantly try to “educate” the game by supplying “missing words.” Please respond and repair.
Another suggestion is that the developers reference a more reputable and exhaustive dictionary. Many workable words which appear in Webster’s unabridged dictionary are rejected by the game.
Grad of 63
By Mo. Reader
When came to spelling test in school I did poorly. Was embarrassed that I couldn’t do better in learning. I guess I was a slow learner. Over the years I slowly learned the concept of being able to do a better job of spelling. This game has been a challenge, but a useful as well as helpful source, for me anyway in visually seeing the letters at each level of the game and being able to think of the right letters to put together to form a word that will work. This game, for me, has been a great tool in learning to spell the correct words to fill in the puzzles.