Randling is a word game based on forming words from columns. As time passes, letters drop from the top of the screen onto the rows beneath. When you use a letter, it disappears from the columns. Obviously, the bigger the word you can make, the more points it’s worth. It also removes more letters from your screen. When the letters reach the top of the grid, or when time runs out, you lose.
The game is addictive because there are different bonuses that drop as well as the letters. The green clock block gives you additional time to play. The snowflake will freeze the screen. I recommend using this when there are more letters on the screen. The freeze allows you a certain amount of time to use as many letters as you can without them disappearing. You can find words that rhyme or are in other ways similar without sacrificing the letters. The score boost definitely helps as well. There’s also a blue letter with a lock on it. This will also freeze the screen, and you have a set amount of time to use that letter as often as possible. It’s great when the letter is an “s” or an “e,” but when it’s a “z,” it’s almost painful.
The minimum number of letters that you can use to form a word is three. The app says that you can tap the letters in any order, but if I tried to mix up the letter order in a word, it wouldn’t accept it. You can, however, jump across the screen to different rows. Basically, the letters are specific with regard to order, but the rows you find them in are not. You can also use the same word more than once, but you’ll only get full points for it the first time. However, there are only so many words that use the letters “z” or “x.”