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Review: Scramble (Free): Zynga, Facebook, iPhone

Posted by Appgamr on June 29, 2009

My all-time favorite word puzzler is Scramble on Facebook, also available on iPhone.  However, there are good reasons to prefer Scramble on Facebook over iPhone.

Quick, find the words!

Quick, find the words!

First, iPhone isn’t Facebook, meaning you can’t challenge your Facebook friends to word games, though you can find random friends on iPhone.  (However, Facebook Connect on the iPhone and ngmoco’s Plus+ may change this.)  Second, QWERTY word puzzlers on a proper keyboard is much easier to play than on the touch screen iPhone.  In fact, I’m not sure why people bother playing any word puzzlers on the iPhone.

I have a friend Lauren who seems obsessed with word games.  Scramble on the Facebook tells you when your friends last played the game.  Creepy, but knowing minute daily details of random friends is how Facebook rolls.  She seems to check in an play the game for an hour every single day.  I am a good speller, having won my region’s middle school spelling bee, and have attained a roughly 2,000 high score to her roughly 4,000 high score.

I think she is a big nerd.

Then again, though I am handy with vocabulary and an above average speller, I hate crossword puzzles and don’t understand why people like Sudoku.  In fact, I’ve never bothered to find out what Sudoku is.  Though I have the skills to be a worldclass Scrabble player (I have the verbal SAT scores to prove it), I’ve never bothered to learn Scrabble rules or strategies.

I suspect, if you love crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and Scrabble, you might be a big nerd like Lauren and play this addictive free game everyday until you’ve exhausted its possibilities.  (The word puzzles repeat, that is, the same words recur as problems, after a few hours of play.)  You might even want to play on the iPhone.


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