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CNET Editors' review
Scrabble for iPad is a faithful adaptation of that classic board game much beloved by logophiles, with tons of cool extras and several easy options for multiplayer games.
What Scrabble for iPad does best is simulate the look, feel, and even sound of the original game, with sharp HD graphics, gratifying sound effects (letter tiles pop into place with a subtle click), and an interface that will put Scrabble-lovers right at home, including a virtual tile rack that lets you rearrange letters. (And in party play mode, individual players can even use their iPhones and iPod Touches with the free Tile Rack app to play and manage letter tiles wirelessly.) Multiplayer is what Scrabble is all about, and Scrabble for iPad gives you several options, including pass-and-play, games over wifi, and Facebook integration that will let you play up to 25 different games with your Facebook friends. Single player mode is also well done, with variable difficulty (the harder setting will challenge even Scrabble vets) and a "best word" option (great for learning or just "cheating," as you automatically play the highest possible scoring word given the options available). The game also includes a built-in dictionary.
Scrabble for iPad isn't cheap, but it is exceptionally well designed and executed, and a solid value for Scrabble fans.
From Electronic Arts:
CONNECT AND PLAY WITH FRIENDS! Now its easier than ever to find friends playing SCRABBLE. Square off and play up to 25 games at once and sharpen your skills against challenging computer opponents. See why SCRABBLE is Americas Favorite Word Game! SO MANY WAYS TO PLAY! Challenge friends via Facebook and more Pass N Play with up to 4 players Go head-to-head against a friend on an iPad or iPhone Play solo against computer opponentsTRY PARTY PLAY MODE ONLY WITH SCRABBLE FOR iPAD! Download the FREE SCRABBLE Tile Rack App and turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a personal tile rack. Play with up to 4 players and virtually flick tiles from your device onto the iPad board!CHECK OUT THESE OTHER SMART FEATURES See where your best scores rank on GAME CENTER leaderboards Become a SCRABBLE master with the exclusive TEACHER FEATURE - see what your best word COULD have been after every turn View every detail on the board with stunning HD-quality graphics Play in Portrait AND Landscape Modes Get into a game right from your Facebook mobile app Talk a good game with enhanced chat and notification featuresLOSS FOR WORDS?Use the in-game word list, built-in official SCRABBLE dictionary, or the exclusive Best Word feature to see your highest scoring choices.Dont settle for imitations. Get the official SCRABBLE game! *NOTE ABOUT FACEBOOK PERMISSIONS & PRIVACY: We ONLY use Facebook to help you connect with friends. After you log in to SCRABBLE, Facebook will request permissions about posts and access. Please allow this request. Note that SCRABBLE will NOT access your personal information, and SCRABBLE will prompt you in the game for your specific permission to post challenges, invitations, and Bingo notices to your Wall. You have total control. We ALWAYS respect your privacy!_______________________________________** DON'T MISS OUR OTHER EXCITING GAMES! ** TETRIS, MONOPOLY, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, ROCK BAND Reloaded, SimCity Deluxe, Madden NFL 11 by EA Sports & PICTUREKA! GIFT THIS APP: Click the Buy App arrow on the iTunes App Store.Be the first to know! Get inside EA info on great deals, plus the latest game updates, tips & moreVISIT US: ea.com/iphoneFOLLOW US: twitter.com/eamobileLIKE US: facebook.com/eamobileWATCH US: youtube.com/eamobilegames
What's new in this version: In response to your feedback, weve fixed the big tile issue many players experienced when moving their game tiles to various points on the board. Weve also made some additional behind-the-scenes adjustments to improve overall gameplay.Thanks for playing SCRABBLE!
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"EA has gutted this app -- it's tragic!"
Version: SCRABBLE for iPad 1.15.71
There are none anymore.
Bluetooth connectivity has been removed, so you can no longer play with two iPads unless you have Internet access. Pleasing graphic interface has been replaced by a garish board that is more difficult to use. Increased the delay between moves by adding a stupid point tally routine. Overall, the worst app downgrade I have ever seen. Pitiful.
This was a more expensive app, but worth it. Now I would rather have my money back--or at least the game that I originally purchased. This "upgrade" constitutes a theft.
"Disastrous Update version 3.2.5"
Version: SCRABBLE for iPad 1.15.71
There are none.
This was my favourite ipad game, but now I can't even be bothered to launch it, it upsets me so much. The user interface is ugly an the organization of the players' progress is not nearly so easy to follow. I was able to play with my grandson over wi-fi, but have advised his parents, whatever they do, NOT to update the app.
Don't buy/update to the March 2013 version for the iPad. MAYBE it is good for an iPhone 5, but that does not translate into good for an iPad 1. At lease make both versions available from the iTunes store so that your (formerly) faithful users have a choice.
"Gets worse with each upgrade!"
Version: SCRABBLE for iPad 1.15.71
Cannot play against computer!!!
I used to love this game but it is now unusable as I cannot play against the computer anymore. That's the only way I ever played it. Did try the playing against random opponent, but no opponent ever appeared. Plus cannot play with computer during power outages when there's no wifi anyhow. EA is just making it worse all the time. Loved it when it first came out, but it has been going downhill with each update.
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