While Angry Birds is a perennial favorite among iPhone game addicts, sometimes you want to play some good old-fashioned word games. If you are someone who enjoys reading, writing, and being creative with words, and if you revel in the competition of playing against friends, acquaintances and strangers alike, then you’ll love these three word-related games. The best part is that they are all free! What’s more, some are available on different platforms other than iPhone as well.
1. Words with Friends
Words with Friends is the most popular Scrabble-based mobile phone game. If you are used to playing your grandmother’s Scrabble, rest assured that Words with Friends has all the same basic rules. The only difference is that some tiles are valued differently, and the placement of places that double or triple your score is also slightly different. The one thing unique to Words with Friends is that it doesn’t have to be completed in a specific amount of time, as a normal Scrabble game would have to be. Your opponent plays on her own time, and you will be notified when it is your turn.
2. Prose with Bros
If you ever shared a flat with roommates back in the day, chances are you had a fridge with word magnets. This old fashioned game has been recreated for the iPhone to provide you with hours of fun and excitement. First, you select an opponent, which can be either random or someone you know. Then both you and your opponent are given a few dozen words to form a sentence. Once you have arranged the magnets to form a sentence that makes some sort of grammatical sense, and is also funny, you submit your sentence and wait for your opponent. Afterwards, your opponent submits a sentence, and then your opposing sentences are up for voting by anyone who is currently playing the game. At the end of twenty-four hours, whoever gets the most votes wins!
3. Hanging with Friends
Remember playing hangman when you were in elementary school? This game will make you nostalgic for those chalkboard days, when life was easy. At the same time, the graphics and point scoring system makes this game a bit more exciting than how you may have remembered it. Just like Words with Friends and Prose with Bros, you select an opponent from your friend list or from a random pool. You then form word puzzles for your opponent, trying your best to make your word as long and as complicated as possible. You get several chances, and if you strike out, you lose one out of four lives. If you lose four, then your avatar falls into hot lava.
Guest article by Alvina Lopez. Alvina Lopez is a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online colleges.