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    Published: 2017-02-16, by .

    A great game that makes you think and stands out from the rest

    8.5
    • Excellent and unique game
    • Great graphics and design
    • Comprehensive tutorial
    • Easy to learn but hard to play
    • Social play

    "Letters & Boats"

    THE VERDICT

    When you've played endless word games, there isn't much space for originality. However, Crickle stands out from the rest of applications thanks to its unique approach and beautiful graphics. Crickle is a compelling and challenging game for those who claim they're great with words.

    How to play? Take a look at the letters placed on the rack and create your first word. After submitting it, you need to repeat the process but make sure you use one of the letters from the first word in order to create your second. And simply keep on going... Don't worry, the app will highlight the letters that appear on the previous word, but you can also use the yellow tile (floats) in case there isn't a common one. That won't score any points, though.

    Our advice? Make sure your word is as long as it can be. This way, you'll have a better chance of using a repeated letter. As in Scrabble, each letter has its own score. You can play as many times as you want and every game will be completely different.

    THE PROS

    The game has an extensive tutorial and makes sure you understand everything before you start your first game. It's also a well-crafted game with an interesting premise and many hours of fun ahead. In addition, there are three available game modes: Fun, Challenge and, our favorite, Custom, where you can personalize every variable.

    THE CONS

    You only have 15 games for free, which isn't always the best strategy. Some people prefer not to pay at first and maybe purchase some power-ups when they get stuck (it gets quite hard!). We'd love if we could play against friends and random players.

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    by Ana , Appszoom

    Feb 16, 2017

    Description

    CRICKLE - THE CREATIVE WORD GAME

    Escape into a word challenge! If you can spell and you like Boggle, you will love Crickle. Use letters in your rack to create words. Link the words together to build a word stream. Enjoy the wordplay and extend your vocabulary.

    The aim is beat your previous score.

    You’ll be playing in minutes, but you’ll improve over weeks and months. There is no end to the fun as game play is endlessly varied.

    Crickle has been selected for the Amazon "Wall of Winners", described as "Excellent and Unique" by Appszoom and "Unique and Fun" by iPhonemom.com.

    HOW TO PLAY

    The rules are simple. Using the letters in your rack, compose a word and place it on the board. For the game to accept the word however, you must spell it correctly and it must link to the word above. Words link via repeated letters.

    Help is on hand in the form of floats. These may be used to float a letter down from the row above.

    Sounds simple? It is simple, but did you beat your previous score?

    ENDLESS CHALLENGE

    If you started with the ‘Fun’ game, then perhaps it is time to try ‘Challenge ‘– which is a little harder. Want to change games again? That’s easy. There are endless game configurations available because you can configure the games yourself.

    NO TIME LIMIT

    Games tend to take between two and ten minutes, but you’ll probably hit play again… in which case…

    NOTES
    - Configured for mobile phones
    - 15 free games! See if you like it.
    - In-app purchase necessary to continue play and access customisable games

    THIS IS WHAT APPSZOOM SAID ABOUT CRICKLE:

    “Crickle is an excellent and unique game. Stands out from the rest. Easy to learn. Makes you think. Great graphics and design.”
    Appszoom http://appszoom.com

    FULL INFORMATION

    See the quick guide and interactive tutorial provided for support in the app or visit www.cricklegame.com for further information.

    GET IN TOUCH!

    We’re interested in your experience. When you find a configuration that suits you, please tell us on Facebook, Twitter or at the Crickle site – the Crickle Manager is really interested to know which game configurations you like best.

    HOMEPAGE
    • http://www.cricklegame.com/
    Our website provides lots of information for Crickle players including support for people who are not used to downloading Apps.

    FACEBOOK
    https://www.facebook.com/cricklegame/

    TWITTER
    https://twitter.com/cricklegame

    E-MAIL
    contact@crickle.com

    Thank you for playing.

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    Users review

    from 15 reviews

    "Awesome"

    9.4

    Users comments for Crickle - creative word play

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Sep 22, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Compulsive and fun. Great if you enjoy word-based challenges. Disclosure: I know the game's designer.

    David Harris

    by David Harris

    Sep 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Had to stop as it would become an addition...highly recommended especially for anyone looking to keep their mind active (eg seniors).

    KARMAN JYOT SINGH DHINGRA

    by KARMAN JYOT SINGH DHINGRA

    Sep 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Loved it

    Fiona Mullins

    by Fiona Mullins

    Sep 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good fun. Very clear, easy to pick up, oddly relaxing. An excellent distraction from busy life.

    Diana Jeater

    by Diana Jeater

    Sep 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    A simple concept with huge potential to develop your skills. Looks lovely, too!

    GoneNine Clarity

    by GoneNine Clarity

    Aug 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Very unique configuration of the game. I'd like the option to keep the screen vertical, but the game itself is very engaging. Definitely worth it!