CrossCraze : Classic Word Game

CrossCraze : Classic Word Game

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Classic word game
  • Many different languages
  • Highly configurable
Cons
  • Unoriginal
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Expert's Review
7.3
Great

"It's not Scrabble, we swear!"

Reviewed by / Nov 08, 2013

Place letters on the grid to score the most points possible against the AI or another player

There's a reason the classics have stuck around forever - they're solid games built on a foundation of the morals of our Founding Fathers. Alright, maybe it's just good design - ORT Software's CrossCraze is an app in this classic vein.

Place your letter tiles on the board to form words along the grid. Hit the bonus tiles to multiply your points. You can choose to play against the AI at all different levels of difficulty, or if you upgrade to the Pro version, you'll be able to face off against a human opponent. Choose from loads of different board layouts and styles, plus many different modes of play. There are even hint options for when you get stuck.

CrossCraze supposrts US or International English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch or Danish. Whew! Way to go, polyglots!

It may not be the most original app, but ORT Software's CrossCraze is a very well designed wordplay game with a heap of different options so that you can nerd out as long as you like.

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Developer's original description available here
CrossCraze is a classic word strategy game where you place letters on a board to form crosswords. Play solo against the computer or with a friend. Choose from US or International English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch or Danish.

Frustrated by the time-wasting and cheating found on online word games such as Scrabble, Words With Friends, Wordfeud and Wordsmith? CrossCraze lets you choose a computer opponent to match your own skill level. Plus, it never cheats, never takes more than a moment to move and never abandons a game before the end. How refreshing!

★ No ads and no intrusive permissions required.
★ 20 board layouts, from 15x15 squares up to 21x21.
★ 4 different board styles.
★ 'Tile Stacking' mode (place new tiles over old ones).
★ 4 skill levels of Artificial Intelligence.
★ 8 languages with over 1.7 million words.
★ All words are sorted by difficulty.
★ Add or disallow words as you like.
★ Instant score preview.
★ 'Hint' option for when you're stuck.
★ Games saved automatically on exit.
★ Optimized for both phones and tablets.
★ Displays in either portrait or landscape mode.

Choose from two game modes: 'Classic', where new letters must be placed next to existing ones (e.g. change SCRABBLE to SCRABBLES); and 'Tile Stacking', where new tiles can also be dropped over old ones (e.g. change SCRABBLE to SCRAMBLE).

CrossCraze is a fun way to exercise your brain, expand your vocabulary or even practice a foreign language. It's also a great training aid for fans of other word games such as Scrabble, Upwords, Wordfeud, Classic Words, Wordsmith, Words With Friends, Word Trick, Lexulous and Angry Words (Apalabrados). Whether you're a word game novice or a Scrabble tournament superstar, CrossCraze has a skill level to match your abilities.

Note: The game can be played in 8 languages, but all menus and prompts are in English.

★★ This 'FREE' version is fully playable and contains no ads, but a few non-essential features are restricted: there is only one board layout and one board style; 'Stacking' mode is unavailable; there is only one computer skill level; and you can't pass-and-play with a friend. Upgrade to the 'PRO' version for the full experience. ★★

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Comments and ratings for CrossCraze : Classic Word Game
  • (51)

    by Farida mansoor on 22/06/2014

    It is excellent but while playing often the screen gets lock

  • (51)

    by JoAnn Evans on 13/06/2014

    This is a wonderful game, i like the fact that you can challenge the computers word . Great Game

  • (51)

    by Karen Forgey on 07/06/2014

    Better than scrabble... No ads

  • (51)

    by Danyal Asif on 03/06/2014

    I enjoy this game vry much. Its an intresting and knowlege bulding game

  • (51)

    by Rick De Herrera on 02/06/2014

    Great game!!! This game allows different word variations, which other similar games won't allow, and these same games use words that I have never heard of before, which makes me think that the game is cheating. Oh well, I just have to think that much harder.

  • (51)

    by janet lord on 27/05/2014

    The Best Scrabble Game yet. I Love that it does The Math as you go

  • (51)

    by Orelia Keys on 22/05/2014

    This game is good and very challenging! I do like to play it! However, there was a penalty that has not been used against me before! All of a sudden I'm being penalized and points taken away from me! How do you add a rule that had not been used before? That's cheating!