Lexulous, the social scrabble game
My wife loves scrabble, to the point where she plays it via a web interface with other logged in online players all over the world. However the game I saw her play has a major disadvantage, it’s turn based but the time limit allotted for each player is 20 minutes. So if the other player decides not to play, you’re stuck for 20 minutes as you cannot quit (you’d lose) nor you can start another game simultaneously.
That’s why she’ll love Lexulous, the cool crossword social game for Android as it doesn’t have any of those above mentioned disadvantages. I’d say is the next level of Scrabble/crossword games, because it integrates the social component very well. And don’t worry about the name, it has nothing to do either with Lex Luthor nor the Lex (Law) – it’s derived from the word Lexicon (think of this as a dictionary). Not only will this game be fun to play with your friends, but it will also improve your English by learning new words. See it in action in this video to learn more about it:
Lexulous (earlier called Scrabulous) is a game for those that enjoy scrabble, crosswords, anagrams, hangman or other word games and chances are that you’ve already heard about it if you fit in that category – it has already over 6 million players worldwide.
So what makes Lexulous great? Here are some reasons:
- Unlimited levels. You will play against other players matched by difficulty or against the Lexalizer robot (if you dare).
- Ingame dictionary. This means that you can check if a word is correct by entering it in the dictionary and verifying it. There’s also an automated dictionary that ensures the published words are correct.
- Social gaming. You can play it with your friends or family, via Facebook or Lexulous.com.
- True multiplayer. You can play any number of games at a certain time, without any limits. So no need to wait until your opponent places a word, a game can span over days and you just add a word whenever your competitor makes his move.
- Score multiplier. When you post your word be sure to try and match the colored tiles, as those increase your points (doubling/tripling them).
- Truly free for Android
If you’re a fan of this genre it would be pity to skip Lexulous. It’s well designed game that makes use of the social component the way all games should do.