I tried the demo because my old hard copy doesn't work with Mountain Lion (bummer!).
This version seems hastily thrown together.
- No custom user names
- No way to type in your move
- No way to "grab" tiles except hard click and drag
- Does not work in full screen
- The play area requires hiding the dock
- Generally slow and clumsy
I was prepared to bite the bullet and pay for the full version *again* and super glad that I tried the demo first.
July 20, 2013
This game sucks. Even on the Easy level, the CPU goes at it's hardest. The Hot-seat sucks. Please don't wast your money on this game.
March 26, 2013
I love word games but this one uses words that are too difficult and many of them are not used very often in common day contemporary language, It uses words that are foreign but will not allow proper nouns or new genre words that are acceptable in current dictionaries.
August 13, 2013
What language are they using?
Played for 14 minutes. When Li, Quai and Wive was used by the CPU that was the end for me. I thought in Scabble you could not use foreign words and Wive is not a word at all, at least according to the Oxford Dictionary. It is obviously using a different language to English, could be American English? Nothing against that but having been educated in England I spell the way I was taught. Could be good for people who spell like the developers.
March 20, 2013
One of the worst versions of online Scrabble i've played
Play is clumsy and awkward. The general play is very slow. The best version of Scrabble for PC is the old original one they came out with years ago - they keep reinventing it to improve it supposedly and instead decrease its appeal.
This was simply awful - I am a real life-long Scrabble buff, but I uninstalled after 2 games.
March 21, 2013
Are you kidding me?
I played one game against the CPU, and here are two of the words the CPU was allowed to play: "ED", which as far as I know is a proper name; and (get this now) "SH". I kid you not, "SH" is apparently a word. I guess it's the sound you make when you're shushing someone, but that doesn't make it a legitimate word. I like it better in the following sentence: "I'm definitely going to buy this game - SH! As if!"
March 20, 2013
In the very first game I tried to use the word "gait" and it told me it was not in the dictionary, I looked in the dictionary and there it was. So was "uninstall"
March 30, 2013
I have played scrabble at another site and really like it. Was truly disappointed with this. Like other reviews have been looking forward to a BFG version. You have to drag letters, cant use keyboard. You have to press play to find out if word is legitimate. Found it a little clunky. The dict is ok, however I am used to pressing 1-3 letters and several words show to choose from.
March 20, 2013
Oh dear! I think it should have been made clear that this Hasbro version of Scrabble is intended for North Americans and not for those of us in the rest of the world as it does not use the same dictionary, board colours and rules as the company that has the game rights outside North America.
I tried to like the trial program as I had hoped to use the program to practise Scrabble but unfortunately this proved impossible. The differences in the list of permitted 2-letter words was the main problem as high scores often rely on making 2-letter words in the opposite direction to the main word being played and it did not seem possible to change the list.
I liked being able to shuffle the letters on your tray, the simple way you choose the letter to use for the blank and the inclusion of a list of words and the scores for each turn. I didn't care for the background music but you can, of course, mute it.
March 22, 2013
Scrabble that is awful
THis is the worst game of scrabble I have every played, I started the game with four "A"s and a dictionary that would not accept any of my words that would put me in the lead'
would not accept word "June" or "Jeans" the dictionary is awful and some of the words the computer used I have never heard of, and I have been playing scrabble for over 30 years
Then I had 5 vowals a J which I could not use and an N
I am a well educated person, and will noyt be buying this game from this site
March 23, 2013