As I mentioned in my review of Wordie Scrabble Adjudicator, my wife and I are avid Scrabble players and prefer to use the real board but sometimes, especially if we are in a tent, this Android Scrabble game lets us play the game together on the tablet.
There is a free version of this app which I had been using for some time (to try and get some practice in as my wife usually beats me every time…), but the Plus version, which is quite reasonably priced, adds the ‘pass and play’ mode so that two human players can play against each other. Like the Scrabble Adjudicator app, the game includes dictionaries to check if a played word is valid, which saves arguments of course.
I like the way that the playing board can be zoomed in to make it easier to see on smaller screens (we play it on a Nexus 7 and even on the full size board we can read all the words easily), the simple way to place and move the word tiles and in this version, a score preview so you can quickly work out what a word is going to earn you.
You can choose the skill level you prefer when playing against the computer opponent and I noticed some of the comments have said that the ‘A.I’ of the app won’t give a particularly challenging game even on the highest level, but of course this is irrelevant if you play against a human opponent. From the app description – ‘Thanks to the fast reactivity and variable skill of the computer and official word lists, Classic Words can be used by Words With Friends or Scrabble enthusiasts to play quick training matches and learn new words from the computer’s moves.’
I agree and even though I am not a big fan of Words with Friends I can see this app would be handy to help beginners to get experience and improve their vocabulary levels.
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Classic Words Plus
Price : A$3.49
Size : varies with device
Needs : varies with device