Gaming Apps: Ruzzle

Another word game against friends? Bring it on baby. Ruzzle is a game that you play against friends or opponents online unless you buy the ad-free version where you can do practice mode until it’s your turn in a game.

Ruzzle on the iPhone

Released March 9th, 2012
Published by MAG Interactive 
Developed by MAG Interactive

Reviewed by: LightSaberEnvy | Gamer’s Perspective Writer/Editor

Ruzzle is a game that you play against friends or opponents online unless you buy the ad-free version where you can do practice mode until it’s your turn in a game. Choose your opponents through Facebook, Twitter, Ruzzle friend, or a random user out in internetland.

When the game begins you’re given a 4×4 grid of random tiles and it’s up to you to find as many words as you can in a 2 minute window. You’ll see the timer count down at the top of the screen, so keep an eye on it. It goes quicker than you think.

In order to make words you simply slide your finger over the letters you want to include. You can move right, left, up, down, and diagonal. It may sound confusing if you’ve never played a game like this but it’s pretty easy to do. The challenge comes in trying to find as many words as you can and as BIG and LONG of words you can. The bigger/longer the word, the more points you get. You play 3 matches against an opponent, highest score at the end wins.

The drawbacks of this game deal with the sound and visual effects. There’s not much of either but that didn’t make a huge different to me. I don’t usually play with sound on, especially in the evenings. You also need to keep in mind that it’s a word tile game so animations aren’t necessary or needed to put the “wow” factor into it. Another drawback is the wait time you suffer through while waiting for people to take their turns.

Ruzzle Screen

My son love word tile games. He loves Scrabble, Words with Friends, Hooked on Words, and he loves playing Ruzzle against friends. Through this app he is learning and reinforcing his language skills and speed in spelling. If my 6 year old can play this game, so can you. Just find someone to play against and you’ll be trying for a new record every time you play.

The ad-sponsored app is free, the ad-free (which includes a practice mode) is $2.99. As much as I hate ads, I haven’t splurged on this app quite yet. I will if I find more people to play against but right now I don’t have many people on my friend’s list so I can’t justify the price tag.

Need an opponent, hit me up. I’m always looking for new people to play against.

Final Score for Kids:
7
Final Score for Adults:
7