Not offical Scrabble dictionary
I downloaded the trial (which in this instance I would highly recommend doing), as I may have bought it had it not been for several things.
The game only offers standard or duplicate version of the game, now whilst the duplicate version is good for a while it is flawed in that the dictionary that this version uses is not the official scrabble dictionary in that I couldn't use words such as 'qua' or even 'qat' thus ending with a very 'expensive' letter at the end of the game (not one for exchanging tiles), this was a major flaw for me as it meant that I was not able to make high scoring words when it mattered.
Another flaw was that there wasn't any different variants of the game apart from 'duplicate'. I had a PC scrabble game years ago and they made it fun by in-cooperating other variants of scrabble in the game thus making it fun and keeping interest. With the advent of smartphones etc I have one for my tablet (that was much cheaper then this version), and whilst all it offers is standard and duplicate for on the move gameplay then this isn't so bad. I think Hasbro have 'missed a trick' here and could have made this so much better as it is I feel this is only for people who don't want the expense of purchasing the 'real-life' board version and don't want the frustration of losing tiles. Just be aware though words that you think should be accepted may not be and there is no possibality of entering them in, thus it is not a 'full' a game as it could have been.
Not for me, there are plenty of word-variants on the web (for free), and also I feel that word-games are best as multi-players thus you can 'pit your wits', even if you are 'billy no mates' in real life the wonderful thing about the web is that you can download plenty of free word apps and play on-line for a better more rounded (IMHO) experience (also the dictionaries are better).
Not for me.
March 20, 2013
Why so few players for Scrabble
I have been looking forward to Scrabble on Big Fish for a very long time, and finally only a very limited edition. I expected so much more, since big fish has always been a trendsetter for games of all kinds.
What I don't care for is that not "all of big fish" can play each other, unlike a certain popular scrabble game on the internet - of which I will not mention to avoid advertising for them, that has thousands of people that can play each other at any time.
Instead, of getting to play with thousands on the internet connected through big fish, a limited choice of three is the maximum choice, along with a computer to play.
The music and graphics are not up to todays standards, but I consider these things minor issues in comparison.
Not having all of big fish able to play each other is really disappointing. Why Big Fish cannot set it up for anyone on big fish to play each other that wants to is not understood. Scrabble could be the most popular game on the Internet through Big Fish with that one additional important feature.
It is nice that scrabble is now a choice (its a beginning), but after all this time of waiting, I hopped for so much more.
So get with I big fish. It is so unlike your past record for being in the forefront of everything.
March 20, 2013
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
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
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
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