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Find A Word for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 21, 2013

Find A Word for Mac encourages you to create words out of scrambled letters and can keep you glued to your computer screen for hours. Though it features a rather plain design, this game offers multiple rounds and a top ten leaderboard, making it highly addictive. If you want to have fun on your Mac with an engaging word game, this one is certainly for you.

Find A Word for Mac's interface and graphics are rather dull, but the app compensates with its exciting gameplay. Once you choose between 90-, 60-, and 30-second rounds, you have to come up with as many words from the eight scrambled letters displayed as you can. Here's a tip: don't choose proper names and contractions because they won't score any points. You get only five turns to score. Correct words are displayed within the interface, and at the end of the rounds your score is calculated against the top ten previous scores to determine your ranking. A feature we liked is the ability to add additional words to the game's word list through the Word Maintenance option in the Menu Bar. The app gets a thumbs down for lacking an option for online competitive play.

Find A Word for Mac won't disappoint you, provided that you love word games. The interface and graphics aren't eye-candy, but the fun gameplay, the good performance, and the stability of the app make it a worthwhile download if you're looking for a gaming experience that will challenge your mind and possibly enrich your vocabulary.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.0


Release October 8, 2015
Date Added October 8, 2015
Version 2.5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.11, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Find A Word is a word game. There are five turns to a game and each turn lasts 30, 60 or 90 seconds, selectable by the user; a countdown is displayed to let you know when the end of the turn is near. When you click the "Start Game" button, you will see three vowels and five consonants in the Letter Pot field. Your goal is to make as many words as you can from these letters. Enter Your Word and click on the "Enter" button (or press the Return key). To be accepted, a word must be made from the Letter Pot letters, be included in the Find A Word dictionary (no proper names, contractions or abbreviations) and be unique (not used before in this turn). If you do not want to wait until the end of the turn, click the "Start Turn" button to continue through your five turns. The "End Game" button clears all words and scoring. You get ten points for each word plus one point for each letter in the word. If you find 30 words before the end of a turn, the turn ends and you get 200 bonus points plus a time bonus (1/10/100 points per unused second for 90/60/30 seconds per turn). At the end of five turns, your Total Score will be compared to the top ten scores. If your score is within the ten top scores, your name, score, number of turns that you received a bonus and your Time per Turn will be added to the High Scores table. The High Scores window can be accessed at any time from the menu bar. You can edit a name in the High Scores window by double-clicking a name, typing a new name, and pressing the "Enter" button.
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