Word Hex has just concocted a brand new spell that is bound to make you and your friends want to play some more.

The “HEXtremely HEXciting” word game developed by Very Nice Studio has just been upgraded to version 2.0.

According to Very Nice Studio, Word Hex 2.0 features new elements that are “guaranteed to extend your coffee break an extra five minutes and have you muttering words like ‘onomatopoeia’ in your sleep.”

These new elements include:

  • New bonuses: “Time” and “Golden Hex” bonuses now pop up on the game board. Get’em while the gettin’s good!
  • Free version game board redesigned to 16 highly-addictive hexes. Still free, still loads of fun!
  • Various sound and performance enhancements

But without a doubt the most potent ingredient in Word Hex 2.0 is the new Hotseat Multiplayer mode.

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Joining the original Arcade and Relax modes, Hotseat Multiplayer lets you engage in turn-based gameplay on your device against up to three of your friends. You also have the option to employ any of the three forms of AI with varying difficulty levels as any of your opponents.

Note, however, that Hotseat Multiplayer is available only in the pro version of Word Hex.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, WordHex is available in the App Store as an ad-supported, free-to-play game.

The pro version of the game is available in-app for $1.99. It includes, apart from the new Hotseat Multiplayer mode: more golden hexes for every game played, more time in Arcade and Relax modes, a long word guaranteed on game start, a long word every time you explode at least 16 hexes, no level cap, three additional bottom hexes, and, of course, no ads.