Loosely based on Scrabble, this game throws a fantasy spin on the basic word-building concept. In Dungeon Scroll, you must form words from the letters you're given to destroy a variety of foes, such as rats, snakes, skeletons, and dragons. Larger words inflict more damage and are best used on powerful enemies. Although the graphics and sound effects aren't groundbreaking, they get the point across just fine and add a spooky element of danger. In terms of features, this game is somewhat of a letdown; you can only choose to play in full-screen or windowed mode. We also felt the game's special-scoring letters and healing potions actually detracted from the challenge, as they allowed us to reach the sixth dungeon with minimal effort. The seven-use trial period is adequate for evaluating the game, but we'd still prefer a more generous amount of time in which to play. Dungeon Scroll will serve as a fun, verbal tutorial for students, though it might frighten younger children.
What's new in version 1.12b
ReleaseDecember 5, 2008
Date AddedAugust 17, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
An exciting word game with a RPG-like theme. Fight your way through dungeons of evil creatures by arranging letters to create magic words. Dungeon Scroll fuses the challenge of a word game with the excitement of treasure-seeking in the murky depths. Blast rats, skeletons, and even a dragon or two. Snazzy sounds, sweet action, and rock-solid gameplay make this game an addiction that will actually make you smarter.