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Letterpress May Have Met Its Match With Wordish

January 17, 2013

Wordish ($0.99) by Imagix is a quicker version of Letterpress.

The idea is the same that you are given a set of letters to create as many words as possible, though the two main differences with this app are that you’re not trying to gain control of the board, and gameplay doesn’t “ping pong” back and forth.

This game works by providing eight letters to make as many words as possible (two letter minimum). Tap the letters and hit the enter button as fast as you can within the one minute and thirty second countdown. The longer the word, the more points you score. Just make sure not to type too many bogus words because those count as “gibberish,” which will subtract from your total score.

Once time is up your score is posted on the forum of your choice: Facebook, Twitter, or email. After the first time of authorizing Wordish to access the other apps, you have the option of auto-posting your best scores. That’s where your opponent comes in.

Anyone with the app can accept the challenge of the high score that you made. They will then play the same game and see if they can best you. A notification will be sent to the original player with the final result.

Of Facebook or Twitter, I would recommend using Twitter for this game. The use of the #Wordish hash tag provides a wider audience (as long as they can play the same language as the one you played). Also, the Wordish site will populate with tweets using that tag.

This game is a fun chance to interact with letters in a simplified format. Letterpress is certainly a unique blend of wordplay and strategy, though games can be drawn out due to the turn-based gameplay.

In Wordish you can have your fun and then sit back to see if your best score is challenged.

Get this app now and see if you can beat my high score of 42.

Mentioned apps

Letterpress – Word Game
Letterpress – Word Game