Today I am going to be reviewing Letterpress for iOS.
When I first heard of this game I thought for sure it was going to be just another turn based word game, which wouldn’t interest me at all. It turns out that Letterpress is a word game but it is a more awesome word game than those you’ve played before.
The goal of the game is to get as many words as you can, turning the letters on the grid to your color. You can steal letters from your opponent by using them. You can also keep your opponent from stealing tiles that are your color by surrounding the letter in your color.
The game ends when every tile on the board has a color. The Winner is the player who has the most points. Each tile you use gets you a point. If your opponent steals one of your tiles, you lose that point. If you steal one of their tiles they lose the point, and so on.
The interface of the game is so simple anyone can figure it out. It comes with several themes so you can choose the one the best suits your personality. There’s an in-app purchase that allows you to play as many games as you want. If you settle for the free version, you can have 5 simultaneous games going.
Overall, I really like this game. As you can see from the video, I suck at it pretty bad. For some reason when it comes to word games my vocabulary starts to erode. That’s my University tuition paying off, I guess.
Letterpress is free for iOS and works on both the iPad and the iPhone.