Chain Of Thought - the Word Association Game
by: Jay Bacal • 27K
Chain of Thought claims to be a word game about free association, but it's really about constructing strings of English collocations. A collocation is a set of words that are often found together; for example, common collocations with the word "mountain" include "climber," "bike," and "king." The quicker you can link one term to another, the more points you're set to gain.
You're prompted with a starting word and must build on it from the bank of possibilities to form a chain six words long. The faster the better, but errors will cost you a whopping 500 points. If you're really stuck, it's possible to ask for a limited number of hints, which will send you to a screen explaining the meaning of the collocation in question.
You can choose to play on your own, against an opponent by passing the device, or against a random opponent online. Regardless of your competition, the real item to beat each time to score the most points is the clock.
Chain of Thought from Jay Bacal is an ultra-simple game in concept, but its colorful design and slick execution make it a great choice for word nerds of all ages. I could also see it used as an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their English skills.
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by Janel , Appszoom
Jul 10, 2013
We've released our newest word game "Cartoonacy - The Game of Visual Puns" It's free to try so please help us celebrate by downloading "Cartoonacy" today!!
"Chain Of Thought Puts Interesting Twist On Word Game" --AppAdvice
"I love this game" --the Mac Observer
"Chain of Thought app is currently my new favorite!" --iPhone App Cafe
"Overall I think Jay has a great thing going in the apps he and his wife have created. They are not just for mindless entertainment but supply a real mental workout."-- theiPhoneMom.com
"Chain of Thought is an intriguing game" -- Slide to Play
"Chain Of Thought is a frustratingly addictive gem" -- the Goji Blog
"Not only is it a heap of fun, it'll get you thinking outside the box" - appPicker.com
From the husband and wife team that brought you RhymieStymie comes Chain Of Thought - the free association word chain game!
It's super easy to learn and super fun to play.
Each puzzle is a journey for the mind. Travel from "safe sex" to "love child" along this word chain: "safe>sex>drive>in>love>child."
You never have to do any nasty typing. Just tap the words in the word pool to complete the Chain of Thought.
There are 75 FREE puzzles to get you started. And additional puzzle packs for purchase if your brain begs for more.
*easy to learn
*will keep your brain happy and healthy with clever puzzles
*3 different modes of play:
*solo play mode - perfect for the supermarket line
*pass 'n play mode - perfect for lying in bed with your sweetie
*online play mode - perfect for that friend on the other side of the country
*achievements to earn and a leaderboard to show off your mad skills
*no typing - just tap the words in the word pool
*2 levels of hints so you never get stuck
We hope you will love this word game as much as we do. Thanks so much for taking our new app out for a spin.
Jay & Julia