Scrabble has been a favorite game for many even before the era of apps. It is a classic board game, which involves the use of letter tiles in making actual words in order to score the most points. Quite a few strategies can be used in playing Scrabble, and are sure to stretch out your vocabulary capabilities quite a bit. But did you know you can get all the fun of playing Scrabble right on your Android phone? The PlayStore offers some really good Scrabble games, and here are our top picks.
Aside from being around for a while now, Aworded is also an exceptional Scrabble game option. Aworded's similarities with the traditional board game go as far as the rules and mechanics involved, also including the award of bonus points, when you use all your letter tiles at once. It incorporates support for up to 16 different languages, an online multi-player option, unlimited games and even the creation of chats, allowing you to communicate with your opponents as you compete. It offers an overall solid experience worth trying out.
Thanks to a partnership between Hasbro and EA, the real Scrabble game was brought to mobile. Though the app is available for free, it does feature some really intrusive ad support. Because its a product from the people who actually made the game, you can expect the classic Scrabble experience, which is as authentic as you can get. You can choose to game online with Facebook friends or even random people; and if you prefer, you can switch to the solo mode and play by yourself. It has a few bugs here and there, but its still a fun app.
Wordfeud is another longstanding mobile gaming app, and has seen a lot of updates over the years that have greatly improved its functionality. It offers a free and subscription version, so you won't have to worry about in-app purchases. Its not exactly a copy of Scrabble, but it does introduce a few mechanics that make it quite a bit interesting. For example, it allows the randomizing of the board to change where the different letter tiles are placed. It comes with 9 various languages, and allows online playing of up to 30 simultaneous games against opponents.
Wordsmith has also been available on gaming platform for years and is one of the simpler alternatives for Scrabble out there. It has multi-player support, allowing you to play against two and four different players. You can either play against friends or random opponents, play up to 8 games simultaneously and even set timers for each game to avoid it lasting too long which also reduces chances of cheating. It applies the 'free or paid' paradigm, though they both include in-app purchases.
Words With Friends
Words With Friends is great Scrabble alternative, developed by Zynga. It offers easy to use features, has high accessibility as well as millions upon millions of players from all over the world. You can choose to play against friends or people you don't know. It bundles multiple game modes, including a speed mode as well as the classic modes. Ads can be removed once you make an in-app purchase.
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