MindFeud by Monkeybin Studios lets you battle out your wits on a board by matching up tiles. It sounds simple, but it’s not at all. The tiles you match up must either be the same color or the same symbol, and they have to connect to each other in the same line. Identical tiles, having both matching colors and symbols are not allowed on the same line. You have a lineup of different tiles at the bottom of your screen. These and only these are the tiles you can use to make your matches. When you’ve made a move, press the “play” symbol at the bottom left-hand side of the screen. If there is something wrong with your move, it won’t go through, and MindFeud will let you know the reason. I did go through the tutorial. It gave me a couple of basic instructions, but not enough to know how to play right off the bat. I played numerous moves, before I had even one that was allowed to go through. But once I had it down, it really was fun!
MindFeud’s board resembles a scrabble board, having spots on the board that double and triple the points you get for the tile you place there. You can choose how many tiles you want the game to have: 36, 72 or 144. Obviously, 36 tiles is a shorter game and 144 tiles is a pretty long one! There are three different board types: none, random and default. You can also choose the level of difficulty: easy, medium and hard. MindFeud can be played against friends, strangers or a bot! I love, love, love that I can play against a bot. I was trying to play Ruzzle last night against a random opponent. It took 50 minutes before the game found me one – absolutely ridiculous! The bot option ensures me that I can play whenever I want – not to mention that I never have to wait more than one second for the bot to make its move! This is a huge bonus with MindFeud when comparing it to similar apps! I downloaded MindFeud for free through Appoday. It usually costs $3.99, which is pricey! Get it while it’s free!
iTunes lists MindFeud’s features as such:
- Great colors and graphics
- Social board game, similar to WordFeud and Words with Friends
- The in-game robot ADAMA is ready to tackle you anytime
- Challenge your friends or complete strangers to see who’s better
- Real time game play
- Real time text chat with opponents
- Colorblind mode
- 2-player “Pass & Play” mode
- Push Notifications to keep you up to date on game changes, invitations and chat messages
iTunes describes MindFeud like so:
MindFeud is a social and mobile battle of wits! Your battleground? A board. And your ammunition? Multi-colored tiles with different symbols. Challenge friends or strangers and take turns to grapple with the best formations of tiles to win the most points and claim victory. Its simplicity will have you playing it in minutes but to help you become a true warrior at it, colorful and easy-to-follow in-game tutorials are included.