Game Review: BitWordy

Before you consider this online game review, keep the following in mind.

I’m in my 40’s. I’m not what you would call a gamer. I like games that distract my mind but make it work at the same time.

I like words.

I also like numbers.

I like games that are not too social so that I can play whenever I want to, and as much or as little as I like.

That said, here’s one of my favorite social media games:

BitWordy

If you like Boggle, you might really like this game. This is how it works: You look at a cube of letters and find as many words as you can in the span of 3 minutes. If you chose the standard option, words need to have a minimum of 3 letters each. You type as much as you see, as fast as you can. The space bar in your keyboard allows you to rotate the cube so you see it from different angles.

What I like about it:

  1. It’s a 3 minute commitment per game, which is very convenient if you are a busy person.

  2. You gain an “IQ” score which determines how good you are. Even if you don’t play against other people, you are competing against yourself, trying to improve your score. This works for me because I am, by nature, quite competitive.

  3. You have the option of playing against friends (I never chose this option) or going into a public room where everybody plays at the same time. There is no need to have social interaction with others playing but it does let you see your ranking in the room, which makes it, in my opinion, a little more fun. I opt for the “Open Room”, which is open to all player, no matter what their IQ is. Very rarely do I rise to the top of the room, but I like it nevertheless.

  4. This game is entertaining enough to distract you but it’s not mindless enough to make you feel like you’re wasting your brain. You are actually exercising it, and hopefully avoiding Alzheimer in your old age πŸ˜‰

What I don’t like about it:

  1. You can only play it on a computer with keyboard. There is no app for Android or tablets, and I don’t think there is one for Apple either. However, the game is fairly new and as it gains more popularity, I’m sure it will expand and improve.
  2. Like any other game, it can be addictive! Who knows, maybe you will hate it, but if you grow to like it like I do, you’ll be glad they don’t have an app for your phone or you would be glued to it all day.

  3. You need to be fast at typing, which is not a problem for me. Just know it doesn’t use a touch screen.

  4. It is a Facebook app, so if you don’t have a fb, you can’t play it.

How to enjoy it:

Don’t be too hard on yourself. When you first try it, you will think you are as dumb as a door nail, because you will see others with IQ’s in the stratosphere. Expect that. Just play knowing you’ll get better with practice.

Try the beginners and intermediate rooms first. These will boost your confidence.

 

Please leave me a comment if you try it, and tell me how you like it. Who knows, maybe we can meet there one of these days.

 

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