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SCRABBLE (Play the Popular Word Game on Kindle)

by Electronic Arts Inc.
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,262 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99 includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
Sold by: Electronic Arts, Inc.
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Product Description

Play SCRABBLE on Kindle anytime, anywhere.

Simple controls make it easy to play any way you want, whether you're a casual or experienced SCRABBLE player. Pass N' Play with a friend, challenge the Kindle, or play a solo game. If you need help, use the Best Word feature to create the highest scoring word possible. You can even pause the game anytime and pick it up later.

Follow your progress game by game with instant statistics tracking. As your game-play and strategy improves, you'll find more ways to rack up double and triple word scores.

Enjoy the number one name in crossword games, and sharpen your vocabulary in a fun new way.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1 (What's new in version 1.1)
  • Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • File Size: 912 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Sold by: Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • ASIN: B003P2QCE8
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,262 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,620 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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611 of 633 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seamless, Fast, Perfect September 24, 2010
By L. Lind
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just picked this up, after discovering it via Wired's online blog. Thirty seconds later, I was playing Scrabble on my 3rd generation Kindle.

Not trying to be panglossian, but this is fantastic! It works extremely fast, and here are a few notes:

1 - 'Quick Play' from the menu launches a game of you vs. computer, normal difficulty level, classic scoring set-up.
2 - There are three difficulty settings
3 - the 2-letter word list is up to date with the somewhat-recently added QI, ZA, etc.
4 - You can play against a friend/spouse/stranger, passing the Kindle back and forth
5 - The number of remaining letters are displayed in the lower left hand corner
6 - The 5-way controller is perfect for playing words
7 - Haven't tested the extent of the dictionary for acceptable words yet, but the 2-letter word list is a good sign...

Looking forward to playing Scrabble far more often.
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187 of 191 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better September 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a Kindle person, reading is part of your world. Reading is about words strung together in a way that entertains, provokes and informs. Scrabble is about words and putting them together in a way that gives you the most points so that you can win the game. Logic suggests that if you're a Kindle person, you're also a Scrabble person.

So, as someone who enjoys playing Scrabble and owns a Kindle, two big questions for this discussion are how good is Kindle at displaying the game board and how functional is the Kindle in moving around tiles and building words. The answer is good and could be better.

The tile rack is situated across the bottom of the screen; the game board fills the rest of the reading area. The controller moves the cursor around the board and typing the letter enters it on the board. It is all very monochromatic but readable. And easy to play. You can play against the house or a number of players can play by passing the Kindle around.

A number of keyboard tips and shortcuts keep the game moving. Alt- B, for example, shows you the best word that can be made from your tiles. Alt-E, exchanges your tiles. Alt-S reshuffles them.

Unfortunately the display is jagged and rough around the edges. That means there is plenty of room to improve the appearance. Crisp would be good.

My first time out I smacked my opponent, the Kindle, 340-161. My highest point total for a single play: 18. Not too bad but plenty of room for improvement. I'm ready to take on the Kindle again. And again.

When you want a break from reading, Scrabble is a good brain teaser. All things considered, Scrabble on the Kindle is a good and portable way to enjoy the game, a game that's good mind fuel.
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227 of 235 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Worth the Price September 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Scrabble for Kindle is really great. It has the simplicity of use and the beautiful graphics that distinguish free Kindle-based games(Shuffled Row and Every Word, but at the same it has the kind of complexity that justifies its price.

You can enjoy this game in a variety of ways. First, you can play against the computer and choose different levels of complexity. The computer takes fairly little time to ponder its move, so you never get bored. You can also play solo, which allows you to practice and perfect your Scrabble skills. Then, you can also play against other players, which will allow you to share this fun game with your family and friends. You can play a quick game, or if you have more time to dedicate to a full-scale game, you can choose that option. The Kindle version of Scrabble is a perfect way to distract oneself while waiting for an airplane connection or a dentist's appointment. Since various people can play against each other, it can save a whole group of people from experiencing the boredom of a long wait.

The game is very well-thought out and was obviously designed with great care so as to make people feel that they are getting something of substance for their money. There is a list of two-letter words that this game accepts and that you can consult at any moment. These words are a customary bone of contention between experienced Scrabble players, so it's nice to see this whole issue resolved here. There are hints you can use. The game allows you to choose your moment when you want it to help you find the best word possible at this particular time in the match.
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269 of 291 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for Scrabble, -2 Stars for Ugly, Unreadable Design September 25, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The design of this game is not only ugly, but it gets in the way of playing it.

Amazon produced two demo games for the Kindle that they are giving away for free, and they were very nice looking. On the other hand, Electronic Arts Scrabble looks like a cobbled together demo where the budget didn't allow for a designer and the programmer did the visuals.

The problems boil down to:

(1) Ugly, jaggedy, non-antialiased fonts and symbols (unlike the beautiful fonts in Amazon's games and in Kindle books)

(2) No use of the Kindle e-ink display's 16-level gray scale capability, except in the non-play-related opening splash screen. All "gray" colors are rendered in bitmapped dithered gray like on the original black and white Macintosh.

(3) Point bonus squares are indicated in dark, dithered gray with huge antialiased letters that are so prominent that the actual "game pieces" (letters) are hard to visually distinguish from the bonus squares, making visual scanning of the board difficult.

Don't get me wrong: the actual logic and gameplay seems to be fine. But the visuals are horrible, and since they affect your ability to see what's on the board, this is not just a problem for graphically or design oriented people.

I think a lot of the positive reviews are just pent up joy at finally having some apps on the Kindle. But when the number of apps increases I predict that Electronic Arts's Scrabble will stick out like a sore thumb as a particularly badly implemented app.

Shame on a big company like Electronic Arts for allowing this to get out the door in this condition!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not anywhere as good as the original.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I would love it but can't find it on my computer. It is my bad I'm sure.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Doesn't work on my current Kindle or my phone (Samsung 3), very disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by KSF
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by ron stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for brain-teasing!
I play everyday against the computer. Great for brain teasing and learning new words. Would recommend having the Scrabble dictionary as the computer guy "Al" knows some... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carole Merideth
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
would not work on my kindle
Published 2 months ago by oldquilter
3.0 out of 5 stars scrabble
my version of scrabble does not know how to play the blank tiles, which are essential to the game. Is there a newer version? I downloaded my version several years ago.
Published 2 months ago by Neil M. Rochmis
5.0 out of 5 stars I only wish that there was online version of Scrabble ...
I only wish that there was online version of Scrabble that allowed players to challenge words. I miss that aspect of the board game version.
Published 2 months ago by Tola B. Trendl
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It is hard to use on my old kindle. Otherwise okay.
Published 3 months ago by Carl D. Cottingham
4.0 out of 5 stars Game is fine and classic
Game is fine and classic. It does take a while to load and requires the I put patience up front. This is my first experience with active content on the Kindle but overall it is... Read more
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