Scrabble's Back Baby!
I was looking everywhere for my PC version of Scrabble and then I noticed that Big Fish has a brand new version. I immediately downloaded it.
About the Game
You can play against the computer, all by yourself in Solo mode or in a hot seat mode with up to three others.
You VS CPU
I've only tried Normal and Hard difficulty levels. On Normal, I'm able to consistently beat the computer, but CPU kicks my butt on Hard difficulty. There is a "Best Play" button where the game will find and place the best possible play for you, up to four times per game.
This is the practice mode, where you play with yourself until all the tiles are gone or you quit. There is a teacher button that will rate your last play by whether it's smiling or not. If you click on the button, it will compare your play with the best possible play.
I've only tried it once. It's easy to set up and can accommodate up to four players.
There is also a built in dictionary with a list of acceptable two letter words. The dictionary only tells you if the word is valid and does not provide a definition.
Sharp graphics, straight forward interface. Computer opponent should provide a good challenge for all players.
Placing letters with the mouse is exactly what you'd expect. Unfortunately, placing letters with the keyboard is poor. There is a purple cursor you can move around, but you cannot simply place the cursor, adjust its orientation (down or across), and start typing. Instead, you must move the cursor to the desired tile before placing each letter. This definitely could use some improvement.
Also, the dictionary should provide definitions from Websters Scrabble Dictionary.
Another suggestion would be to come up with a "workshop" mode to help in learning important skills with Scrabble, such as placing the high scoring letters J, Q, X and Z.
This is a very well executed version of Scrabble that could use a few improvements to make it perfect. I'm so glad to have it on my computer!
June 15, 2013
Have wanted this game on pc for years. Was worth the wait. Bought after playing 3 games. Good work BFG
March 20, 2013
word mole, candy crush saga, text twrill
i like to play scrabble cause it enhances my ability to create words and it also a brain challenge
January 8, 2014
Not as bad as people are saying!
Yes, ED and SH are words! If you've played Scrabble, you know that! Yes, it does accept QAT! All in all, this is pretty good. No, you can't add your name. Not a huge deal to me. I just want to play. The graphics are good! The music is ok. Jazzy...keeps me going! I'm a Scrabble buff, so I can easily say this is pretty darn good! I like it!!!
April 6, 2013
Computer Let Me Win?
I like this game, though felt that computer played "down" to my level, as I won all but one game set at medium difficulty against said computer in the 50 minute trial. #I'm not that smart.# But, that's OK. The dictionary is broad, but not all inclusive. Some esoteric words are not included. Unlike another reviewer, I enjoyed playing without the chat and player attitudes of the "other" multi-player Scrabble-like game. The gameboard looks good, but the music is drab #perhaps not to be a distraction#. As usual, try before you buy.
March 20, 2013
It's wonderful..but a little different!
I love this game! I love Scrabble and this game is just about perfect. I say "just about" because is has a couple of little things that are different....for example - when you play with the CPU "player", it uses proper nouns. It entered the word "Japan" on more than one occassion and allowed me the use of the word, "Roman", so there are some liberties not afforded in the table game you play at home. I got a laugh when the computer played the word "enuf"...the phonetically-correct spelling of the word "enough"...unless there is another meaning for "enuf", but I just don't care about things like that. Heck - I can use the goofy words, too..lol..and it's too much fun to worry about little things like that. The imbedded dictionary is wonderful to have and it lists all of those tricky two-letter words I can never remember. The dictionary shows the letters in your tray and can tell you if the word you want to make is valid or not. You can play solo or against the computer and I enjoy playing the computer on the "normal" setting. It seems, for the most part, like I'm playing another person. It's not too "smart" for me - you know what I mean...it seems just right for my level of ability in Scrabble. I also enjoy learning the new words..like "qurse" that the CPU uses. I don't know what it means, because I didn't look it up, but I always like learning new "q" words. I think the game is great - it's bright and colorful, very easy to navigate, easy to see the letters, and you have several options for play - and different skill levels, as well. I just don't see a darn thing wrong with it..except, perhaps, the proper noun thing..that's why the game didn't get five stars on my overall rating. The gameplay is great...try it for yourself...I think you'll like it if you can just enjoy the oddities..lol. It's fune!
March 21, 2013
If you are not a die hard Scrabble fiend and you just want a reasonably fun, challenging word game to play, this is it. I like playing against the computer, even though it wins every time (evil machine). The dictionary is helpful; it might not be the official dictionary, but who can tell except for total Scrabble mavens? The music is annoying so I turned it off using the inaptly-named "Sound" control. I used a free game code to purchase, and I don't feel cheated one bit.
March 21, 2013
i really like a scrabble game cause i learn who to write and read some other word and i'm also enjoy scrabble that way i want to download the game please help to get it
April 30, 2014
Why no names?
I love Scrabble, but was disappointed with this game for two main reasons: It doesn't allow players to enter their names (don't know why it bothers me so much to be labeled "Player 1" but it does) and the music is awful. Minor complaint is that it lets you get away with submitting bogus words. Should be a penalty like in real Scrabble. A dictionary would be nice. I know it's against the real Scrabble rules, but it's a good educational tool. I might buy someday, but not at full price.
March 20, 2013
This is scrabble as you would expect it, but I found it a bit frustrating as a Brit. I was entering words I know full well are in the the dictionary, but they weren't accepted. I kind of expected that, but still a bit annoying.
March 24, 2013