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Dropwords

by Ben Garrett
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,089 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 5.4.1
  • Removed location permissions; some people find these permissions disconcerting, so I've taken them out.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006MI4JEM
  • Release Date: December 15, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,089 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,079 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Play fun new word-finding game
  • Choose from 3 dictionaries
  • Track scores and achievements online

Product Description

Dropwords is word-finding puzzle that combines some elements of Scrabble and Boggle, with a dash of Bejeweled. Valid words boost your score and the dwindling timer; used letters disappear and new ones drop down from above.

Now with optional access to PapayaMobile's social network, global leaderboards, and achievements!

The game offers three dictionaries:
1. Scrabble: contains all the 2-to-8-letter words from the SOWPODS list of Scrabble competition words. This amounts to 114575 words, including both US and UK spellings. Because this is a Scrabble dictionary, proper nouns like "June" or "Rome" are not included. Plurals are included.
2. Webster's: based on the Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd Edition, this contains 87422 2-to-8-letter words. Includes some proper nouns, but not plurals or Scrabble-specific words (such as my own favourite, "QI"!). I have added certain words that seemed to be missing in error: BOX, HAS, KID, NEAR, FAVA, HID, PAID, EUROPE.
3. Both! The combination of the Scrabble and Webster's dictionaries, comprising 153139 words. This is the dictionary used by default.

You can switch dictionary via the game's Options dialog.

Have fun!

Please feel free to e-mail me with any bug reports, requests, or questions!

Technical Details

  • Size: 11.1MB
  • Version: 5.4.1
  • Developed By: Ben Garrett
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
139 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Word Game for Kindle Fire. May 4, 2012
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This word game is very similar to "Bookworm". I am a HUGE fan of that game so I gave this a try. You form words from letters in vertical columns. It is a nice change from other word games, and trains your mind to look at how words are formed in a different way. Easy to see and use. Give it a try!
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182 of 189 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great program for seniors January 18, 2012
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I have searched for a word program like this since I got my Fire for Christmas. What I wanted was this type of game without the stressful timed game. That is great for the young and "game" but for a older and slower person I needed the ability to make it last for days if I wanted to.
I think everything about the options is perfect, I could not ask for a better game.
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115 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC! January 10, 2012
By T. Bo
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This is one great word game. It's addictive, fun, challenging, easy to play, great graphics, great large size playing area! Kudos to the inventors of this game. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Was 4 stars, now 0 if I could go that low! December 30, 2013
By bj
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I enjoyed playing this for a few months or so earlier this year, then life got extra busy. Came back today; and good grief, a bright white *flashing* ad for "1 free play" right at the top of the screen that doesn't go away - it takes you to an app that isn't even available for a Kindle, which is what I use to play. SO obnoxious, SO not playing anymore! (Seriously: avoid if flashing causes eye issues or worse!!)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great January 18, 2013
By pmiller
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I had a stroke last year, and these brain teasers and mind games really help to keep me on track
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite! January 22, 2013
By Wendy
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This game which is similar to Bookworm is addictive. It is hard to stop playing. I look forward to playing it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dropwords January 14, 2013
By Tammy
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Im so addicticted! fun and educational , helps you expand your vocabulary. Great to help pass time while waiting for appointments or just for fun!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dropwords September 8, 2012
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I love this game! My Kindle Fire made it easy to purchase. The game doesn't ask me to buy extras. Fun to play!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars can't play with flashing ads
I used to enjoy this game, but now that it has flashing ads at the top of the screen it's impossible to concentrate. I won't be playing this game any more.
Published 7 hours ago by Jennifer Lanam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app
Published 3 days ago by Christine Valentine
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive!
Lots of fun! Learned many new words! Addictive!
Published 3 days ago by Claeys
4.0 out of 5 stars Good word game
If you like to make words this is the game for you. The letters drop and as you create words they disappear so you can create new words. You are timed as you work away. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Lonie
3.0 out of 5 stars English Escapes You? Try making up words...
I really enjoy Drop Words; however, it accepts gibberish as correct words quite often. Disappointing indeed.
Published 10 days ago by DiAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep the mind thinking
Loved this game on my phone till it got accidentally deleted off my phone by one of my grand children and I don't know how to get it back. Read more
Published 10 days ago by JCGirl2242
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Too little time and wouldn't drop after swiping on several occasions.
Published 11 days ago by Patricia Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Addictive - competing against own record keeps interest high, and impossible arrangements of letters urges one more game.
Published 12 days ago by Amy Thorleifson
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad that I got it
Great game that helps to keep me mentally fit. I'm glad that I got it.
Published 12 days ago by Lori Jane3
5.0 out of 5 stars Boggle on steroids
I love word games. This is the best. Like Boggle. My husband scored a high of 400 while I have only hit 180. Turns out he knows lots of sports words I don't. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
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