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    Letterpress – Word Game

    by atebits

    Sometimes the simplest game ideas turn out to be extremely addictive. Letterpress achieves this by turning a Boggle-like game and mixing it with the competitiveness of Othello. Letterpress provides a beautiful and simple looking game board of 25 randomly generated letters. Your goal is to form words while selecting letters your opponent has set as their color. By doing so, you steal them to your color. The score goes back and forth as letter tiles keep getting stolen. Strategy is key with Letterpress because once all letters have been used at least once, the game is instantly over. Timing the length of words and letter selections are vital to ensure the game doesn't end before you can achieve a lead and keep it. Letterpress utilizes iOS's Game Center to play against friends or auto-match random opponents. Better yet is the fact that Letterpress is free, but you'll most likely want to shell out the 99 cents to unlock the full version. That'll get you the ability to play multiple simultaneous games along with different color schemes.

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    BOGGLE for iPad

    by Electronic Arts

    The classic game of lettered dice comes to your iDevice in this version from EA. You shake your phone to mix up the 4x4 grid of letters and then you have three minutes to get as many words as possible by dragging your finger across the dice. As you try to form a word the game will give you red or green indicators telling you if it's valid or not. Once time is up, you will see all possible words you could've made. When you're ready to see how your friends will do, simply tap the Challenge A Friend button and you can send it using Origin, Facebook, Google contacts, or your local iOS contacts. You will need an Origin account to do this, but it's completely free.

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    Words With Friends Free

    by Zynga

    Words With Friends brought asynchronous gameplay into the public spotlight. This highly addictive Scrabble-type game lets you build points by creating adjoining words on a tile board. The popularity of Words With Friends makes it relatively easy to find friends to play against on Facebook or in your contacts. If you love word games, then you cannot go wrong with Words With Friends.

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    SCRABBLE

    by Electronic Arts

    If you are a Scrabble purist, then you are in luck. This is the classic board game gone digital. Like Words With Friends, the goal is building new words using random tiles. Each letter has a point value and the board has spaces that will offer bonus points if the word is placed over them. For those who love tradition, Scrabble is a favorite.

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    HexaLex

    by Nathan Gray

    So you love Scrabble and Words With Friends but want to step up the fun. You should really try HexaLex. Instead of the traditional four-sided tiles to build words from, HexaLex uses six-sided tiles, giving a whole new dimension to word building. This addictive game is well-designed, summing up your point total before submitting your word and letting you know right away if your word is not acceptable. Unlike Words With Friends, you can play up to four of your friends at once and chat in-game. It also has a built-in dictionary and list of two-letter words for reference. HexaLex is the ultimate word building game.

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    Hanging With Friends Free

    by Zynga

    With all of the word games available, Hanging with Friends is the only one where you are guessing what your opponent has spelled. Like in traditional Hangman, each incorrect letter guess costs you—in this case, the balloons holding your player in the air begin to pop. If you guess poorly you will run out of balloons and fall, losing the turn. When your turn is over you get to pick a word for your opponent from random letters available. VoiceOver friendly, this game can be played by those with visual impairment.

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    SongPop

    by FreshPlanet Inc.

    Name That Tune is a really fun game, but SongPop kicks things into high gear with its genre-based rounds and the precious few seconds you get to identify the song from the choices given. SongPop gets you up and running quick if you connect it to Facebook, but you can also register via email and start games with someone's username, email address, or set an auto match. Once you choose an opponent, you're given four categories to choose from and you see how well your opponent does in those. Each song will ask you to name either the artist, song title, or album on which it appears. The faster you answer, the more points you get. Streaks within the game act as multipliers. You have four choices for each song and speed is key. Once you're done, SongPop recaps how you did and sends the challenge out to your opponent. After the game ends you get coins where you can buy new genres. You can also see your achievements and review your stats to see how you do in each category. SongPop is quite addictive for the music-lover inside each of us.

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    Hero Academy

    by Robot Entertainment

    When you're looking for some good sword and sorcery games, Hero Academy is definitely the game you're looking for. Taking turn-based attacks and defenses into the digital age, Hero Academy features archers, wizards, and swordsman that you move across the battlefield with only one goal in mind: crush your opponent before they do! The game features a great tutorial to get you started and then it's off to do some damage against your friends! You place characters on the starting squares and then move them around or attack. You get five moves per round before control is handed off to your opponent. Upgrades appear in the bottom allowing you to upgrade your characters and increase your odds in the battle. The game's animations are fluid, fun, and the music is fantastic. This game strikes a difficult balance of being easy to learn while remaining challenging for long-time players. So ditch your 20-sided dice and pick up Hero Academy right away.

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    Draw Something Free

    by OMGPOP

    Taking Pictionary into the 21st century, Draw Something is the highly-addictive version where you're given an item to draw and do your best to have your "opponent" guess it. In fact, this is not a competitive game, it's a cooperative one. Correct answers earn coins for you both. When it's your time to guess, the drawing flows exactly as the person drew it and you can see them erase parts or even reset the canvas. Some people take the game to the next level by using a stylus and there are even full websites dedicated to showing the incredible art people create in-game. Draw Something is fun and easy to learn even if you are not artistic.

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    Ticket to Ride Pocket

    by Days Of Wonder, Inc.

    For train buffs it does not get any better than Ticket To Ride. This adaptation from the classic board game challenges you to claim routes by placing your train cars in segments of track. Cars are drawn from card stacks and placement is as easy as tapping the card and sliding your finger over the track segment. In order to claim the route, you must have the correct number of cars and the route cannot already be claimed. Ticket to RIde is challenging and fun with vintage graphics.

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    Carcassonne

    by TheCodingMonkeys

    In this brilliant adaptation of the board game, players place tiles to build a landscape and take claim of cities, roads, landmarks, and farms. Carcassonne is addictive fun for people of all ages and works fantastically with asynchronous gameplay mode.

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    Reiner Knizia's Samurai

    by Conlan Rios

    If you love a challenging strategy game, then Reiner Knizia's Samurai will not disappoint. The goal of this turn based-game is to gain influence in the three major castes of ancient Japan: the peasants, clergy, and Samurai, to ultimately become Emperor. It includes three short tutorials that will have you playing in minutes. Samurai supports playing multiple games at once. It also allows the setting of timers for turns, for example, giving each player 12 hours to make a move.

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    UniWar HD

    by Xpressed

    Perhaps saving ancient Japan from strife is not your style and you prefer to just wage war. If so, UniWar HD is what you are looking for. Build up your army and take advantage of the varied terrain to win battles against your friends. UniWar HD has several terrain maps to chose from and allows up to eight players for each game. It also allows you to form teams with your friends and combine strategy techniques.

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    Chess With Friends Free

    by Zynga

    If waging war seems a bit extreme but you love a challenge, it does not get much better than playing Chess With Friends. This turn-by-turn chess game allows you to play up to 20 games with friends in your spare time. It supports finding friends to play through Facebook or your contacts. If you have no friends who are up to the challenge, then you can always ask the app to find you a random opponent.

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    Disc Drivin' Free

    by Pixelocity Software LLC

    Strategy games are fine, but what if you have a need for speed? Disc Drivin' Free allows you to race against friends on a 3D track complete with hazards and obstacles. Truly multi-player, up to four friends can play in a game. A chat is built in and push notifications tell you when it is your turn. If you love racing games, check out Disc Drivin' Free.

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    Pirate Battle - Battle by Ships

    by Green Eye GmbH

    Maybe you are more of a pirate at heart than a race car driver. Pirate Battle adds a swashbuckling twist to the traditional game of Battleship. The goal is to blast cannon fire blindly in hopes of locating and sinking all of your opponents' ships. Highly addictive, the in-game chat and sound effects make this game a great choice for those who love to battle at sea.