very interesting game
This game is very interesting,very fun in play
September 21, 2012
Fun word game
I like that there are many pieces to the one...game. This game is fun interesting, challenging and educational at the same time.
February 11, 2012
Travel the World through Card Play!
The theory of the game is that through completing each level in which you earn travel miles you get to each destination. You do this by playing 4 different types of card games, all of which have a short (very short but exact) tutorial. I gather there is additional help if needed. The card deck is actually your "letter" deck.
One of the card games if called "Shuffle" - in which the cards/letters are laid out in a kind of snake pattern - face down. You are "dealt" "x" number of letters. I want to say 7 or 8 (as in scrabble perhaps). Click on the letters to make a word, click on submit and more cards from the snaky pattern are put into your "hand". You continue until no more words are available.
Another of the card games is called "Golf" in which the cards/letters are face up in several rows. A beginning letter is given to you. You then make up a word using that given letter as the first letter to your word. If you cannot make a word, click on the deck beside the "first" letter and a new letter will be given until there are no more.
Another of the card games if called "Tri-Peaks". I did not play this so cannot give any explanation of it, sorry.
The last of the card games is called Solitaire. I did play this game but apparently it didn't leave much of an impression because, for the life of me, I can't recall how to play it. Jeez Louise! That's helpful as all get out isn't it?
All the games have "shuffle", "undo" and "hints" available. Theoretically, you should be able to change your background color (I tried, but nothing happened), the style of the card/letter back from quite a variety (I did this and it worked out well. My fav was the fishies).
There is a souvenir shop where you can purchase souvenirs from your trip for $3 each (a LOT of souvenirs) shown as gift boxes so you don't know what you get until it's purchased and opened. For the first time to the shop, you're told it's time to go there. After that, there is no clue as to when you can go nor is there ever any hint as to how you earn those dollars to spend.
My biggest dislike of the game was, although you were supposedly traveling the country (world?) the background stayed New York Harbor overlooking the Statue of Liberty. In fact, my first souvenir was a boomerang from NYC. I thought that was odd for NYC. I went to D.C, Colorado and New Mexico but always the NYC background. I feel that needs to change. Show a background of the State you're in. I'm assuming you eventually leave the country since pictures are in your "passport".
I wasn't crazy about this game but gave it an upgraded 3 stars - feeling generous tonight. Not a purchase for me but I will recommend that all word game enthusiasts give it a try.
September 2, 2014