Word Winder HD is a very promising looking new word game for the iPad. The App Store intro for the game is not exactly a shy wallflower – here’s a slice of it:
The world’s newest, most addicting word game has come to the iPad! Word Winder is the brain child of America’s most syndicated puzzle maker, David L. Hoyt (Daily Jumble™, Word Roundup™, & many others). Word Winder offers six amazing and totally original games in a single app!
Play by yourself and choose one of four different puzzle games – every puzzle is hand crafted by David L. Hoyt.
Play together with friends and family (pass-and-play) in your choice of multi-player modes. The game plays just like the hot new Word Winder board game now in stores nationwide. Players compete to form the first winding line of words from one side of the board to the opposite side. It is a game of strategy and cunning, offense and defense, forming alliances and outwitting opponents.
I have to admit that I’d never heard of Hoyt or ever tried any of his word jumble games before seeing his post about this new iPad game on my favorite Apple forum, everythingiCafe, this morning. I enjoy word games and this one sounds like it has a lot to offer, so I took a very quick look at it this morning.
So far I like the game a lot. It certainly offers a lot of variety of games to play, and I’ve found most of them quite challenging. I’m definitely keeping the game and can see myself spending a lot of time with it. I also think my 9 year old daughter may enjoy it a lot – she’s also a big fan of word games.
Here’s more detail on the game’s features
The 6 entirely original games are:
✓ Word Winder Finder – Find winding answers to crossword style clues. 3 rounds in each puzzle!
✓ Word Winder Frenzy – Find words of different lengths winding through a letter grid. Race the clock for the best time!
✓ Word Winder Challenge – Locate the best sets of winding words stretching across the game board. Beat the David Hoyt score if you can – he pre-played each Challenge puzzle so you can compare results!
✓ Word Roundup Frenzy – These are BONUS Word Roundup puzzles. The Word Roundup puzzles have been a David L. Hoyt hit on the Internet for years!
✓ Word Winder Multi-Player (2 or 3 player) – This pass-and-play game is utterly addicting. Every game has new challenges and new opportunities and an entirely different playing board!
✓ Word Winder Multi-Player Speed (2 or 3 player) – Each player has a countdown clock and tries to beat the opponents before that clock runs out!
Other features of Word Winder HD on the iPad include:
✩ 20 Free Puzzles to get you started (5 each of 4 types)
✩ 31 Days of Unlimited Play of pass-and-play Multi-player
✩ Uses the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for determining answer validity!
✩ Gorgeous super sharp retina design
✩ Game Center High Scores and Achievements
✩ Progress in all games/puzzles automatically saved
✩ Buy the Essentials Collection of 200 puzzles
✩ Plus there are 5 other Special Puzzle Collections available too!
✩ Look up any word in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary
The game is free, and additional puzzles can be bought as In-App purchases at $0.99 per puzzle or $1.99 for an essentials pack.
Here’s an App Store link for Word Winder HD.
Have any of you tried this game out yet on the iPad? If so, let us know what you think of it in the comments.