Spellwood brings fresh magic to word tile games

Gaming, Technology

Word games have been infamous on mobile devices since Alec Baldwin’s little hissyfit on a plane. They’ve been a personal annoyance to me for years for getting away with ripping off Scrabble.

Spellwood ($1.99 on the App Store and Google Play) is a fun twist in the genre that adds minor fantasy RPG elements. Its cartoonish characters — a sort of Animal Crossing meets Hogwarts — will appeal to kids and fanciful adults alike. And it’s a good alternative to Words With Friends for children or others with vocabulary challenges. Like

An iOS copy of the game was provided for review purposes.

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.