The Kindle edition of Scrabble includes both solo and multi player versions. In the solo game, you’ll play against a computer with a choice of three difficulty level settings. The Best Word feature provides you with the best word options that would make the most out of the double and triple word scores for a turn. Too bad you don’t have that hint with the regular board game. I’m sure many people will make good use of this feature.
Statistics tracking is included to help you strive to improve your game each time you play. You can also take a look at past moves that both you and your opponent have made throughout the game. It looks like the players are going to have to get a lot more secretive about the way they play strategically.
The reviews for the Kindle edition of Scrabble are great, and one reviewer pointed out that the Kindle’s five way controller makes playing the game really easy.
Another reviewer noted that the graphics are well done, and the game has just enough complexities to justify the higher price of $4.99. This is about the same price as the best games on the iPad and iPod touch. So you get what you pay for in most cases. When I think of paying $5 for this game versus $30 or more for a Nintendo DS game, it puts things into perspective.
The full board on the regular Kindle is quite small, but the new and improved graphics on the latest generation allows it to remain crisp and easy to see. The Kindle DX certainly provides more board room on its bigger screen if you have one.
As for the game itself, Scrabble is a challenge. It is fun to come up with creative or crazy words. I get a real kick out of beating the “unbeatable” experienced players. Now, with the game available on my Kindle, I can take it anywhere and play it while I wait for the bus, the doctor’s office or at home on a rainy afternoon.