Dec 17 2009


Description: Find words hidden in a grid and be smarter than your friends!
Named “Best Word Search Game” in “Best Android Apps – The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders” book by O’Reilly!
It’s fun to unlock doors, discover ancient secrets, and dispel urban myths. Hey, it’s also fun to find words hidden in a grid! This game is quick, fun, and you’ll end up being smarter than your friends. On the grid, trace your finger over letter cubes to spell out words. Choose between 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, or 6×6 grids. Lots of options.
Play solo or pass and play with your friends!
This game was formerly known as WordUp!

Version: 1.2.1

Cost: Free

Developer: Anthological







This game gets addicting and has improved my vocabulary by leaps and bounds.  Now I can use words like “eth”, “sot”, “shote” and “git. As in “The git talketh like a sot and squealed like a shote”.  (Funny these words didn’t pass my spell checker.  I guess the spell checker doesn’t use the OSPD dictionary)

The game is played by running your fingers across the letters to create words.  The letters you touch will show up on the bottom of the screen.  Every time you create a word, those letters will turn blue, and you get a point.  Usually I’m able to create words by selecting random letters.  That’s how I get most of my points, and in the process learn new words that I will  use to sound superior to my idiotic friends.  The scoring can be set to “Just points” or “Points as % of total”.  If you get frustrated with looking for new words you can press the menu and finish the game.  Once the game ends, you can “Show All Words” to display all the words on the board and their definitions.

There’s a lot of options on this game.  Some of them are:

The type of dictionary to use, OSPD or Contemporary

Number of players, 1 – 4

Game Board, 3 x3, 4, x 4, 5 x 5

Play time, 30 seconds – 20 minutes, or unlimited

Minimum word length, 3 – 5 letters

Cube Style, color of the cube

I’ve found it impossible to get all the words.  The best I was able to do was get 70 % of the words on a 4 x 4 board with a 10 minute time limit.  At first I thought a 3 minute time limit was too short of a game, but as I started playing it more, I kept increasing the times of the games.  As the times increased I got more frustrated at not being able to find 100 % of the words.  I fear I’m getting more addicted to this game and will keep increasing the time to unlimited in effort to find 100 % of the words.  Which if that happens, I will be forced to sue Anthological for ruining my life with this addiction.

One option missing is being able to save the current game.  If you get out the game by pressing the home button, it will pause your game.  If you go back to the game without running any other process, it will return to the current game.  But if you run any other process and then come back to WordUp, it will restart with a new game.

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