Word Chums review
Word Chums! | Cute, Fun and Educational
PeopleFun Inc. has a penchant for creating awesome and in-depth word games, and Word Chums is just one in a long list from the developer. If you’ve played Scrabble or crossword, then this is much like it, except heavily improved. Word Chums isn’t just a game that you can learn from; it is fun, well-designed and made for everyone.
In Word Chums you create words from letters that are provided on the screen, in the same format as Scrabble. Word Chums has some new tweaks, for example, the ability to instantly verify if a created word is correct or actually exists. You can make vertical or horizontal tile arrangements. If a correct match is made, then the word flashes green. Word Chums also gives a scoring badge for each correct word match, indicating the strength of the word. An active hint system can also guide you to the location of better word matches.
Aside from just matching words, you can play with your friends either in vs. or team mode, and you can also chat with them. There are 2-4 player team games, and you can also play wholly against AI opponents.
Word Chums has a fun appeal to it, with cute animations and an expansive game board with tiles where you can place your letters. Instead of a bland game board, the design is quite interactive, with bold colors and the Chums which keep you company on-screen. You can click on a word to pull up its dictionary definitions, and there are menu icons scattered all around the playing widow, providing enough room for the board.
The main controls involve dragging letters to where you’d like to place them. This is a simple enough process optimized especially for touch devices. There is also a hint system which you can use to see possible word placements. There are leaderboards where you can check how well you are faring against your friends. The controls are effective for anyone, from children to adults, even for those with no previous experience with crossword games.