There’s something about great word puzzle games that just commands the attention of the right kind of player for minutes, even hours, on end. It may just be the sheer delight of culling various words from one’s vocabulary. Or it may be the stimulating challenge that’s made out of such an elementary skill as spelling. No matter what that something is, to the right kind of player, word puzzle games can be nothing short of spellbinding. And aptly enough, the word puzzle game Under a Spell is no different.
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Find hidden words. In each level of Under a Spell, you have to find all of the hidden words one at a time by tapping or swiping across the letters in the correct order any which way — horizontally, vertically, even diagonally. For each word, you’re shown how many letters you need to swipe as your basic hint to form the word — just bear in mind that just because you’ve managed to form a word of the required length, it doesn’t mean that’s already the right one.
Complete all layers. There’s the added challenge brought about by the presence of special letters, such as frozen letters (which become available only after a certain word has been found) and timed letters (which are available only for a set time). Some levels also have multiple layers of letters, where the lower layer becomes accessible only after completing the upper layer.
What is it about?
Like most word puzzle games, Under a Spell asks you to spell words off the board. But instead of just spelling any words you see on the board, you’re required by Under a Spell to find predefined words. What’s more, the words you to need to search out are unbeknown to you.
For those who...
- like playing word search games.
- appreciate games with a polished look and feel.
Not for those who...
- want word search games with specific themes.
- want word search games where you know from the outset what words you need to search for.
Why we love it
Developed by Happymagenta, Under a Spell boasts polished graphics and soothing sounds that jibe well with its magical sylvan setting. But the thing that it can really boast is its special approach to the creation of its levels: It uses artificial intelligence that draws words from books, movies, and articles, ensuring that there’s more than enough verbal variety to go around. Under a Spell also rewards multilingualism, as it lets you play across several languages and lets you earn higher scores the more languages you play.
Under a Spell is FREE but there are more add-ons
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App Store Description
Step into the word magic with fun educational brain teaser Under a Spell.
Solve a vast range of unique and challenging handcrafted levels backed by the help of Artificial Intelligence that learned from zillions of words from books, movies, articles humanity ever created through all its history.
● Find hidden words in a mixture of letters
● Improve your vocabulary and spelling skills
● 1800 levels × 8 languages
● The more languages you play, the higher score you get
● Unique daily puzzles with progressive rewards
● Get the highest score and conquer the leaderboard
● Connect to Facebook and compete with your friends