Word nerds, behold: Dropwords for Android

If Scrabble and Boggle had a digital love-child, and that love-child were then adopted by Bejeweled, Dropwords would be it.

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If Scrabble and Boggle had a digital love-child, and that love-child were then adopted by Bejeweled, Dropwords would be it.

To start, you get a five-by-five board of lettered tiles, with each letter worth a certain number of points, a la Scrabble. Your objective is to use these letters to make words and score as many points as possible within the allotted time. A word can be made up of any number of connected tiles, and can go in any direction, just like in Boggle.

But what makes this game different from Boggle is that after you find a word and score your points, the used tiles disappear, and are replaced by new tiles at the top of the board. What's more, you can actually extend your time by finding high-scoring words and making use of specially-marked bonus tiles. These unique features make for a virtually endless supply of potential words, and an incredibly dynamic game every time.

Overall, we think this game is a winner. It's fun, challenging, addicting, and it takes elements from two of the greatest word-based board games of all time. What we're trying to say is, Dropwords is a word nerd's dream come true.

Addendum, October 17 at 10:12 a.m. PT: Dropwords is available for free download now, with an ad-free Pro version also available for 99 cents.

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