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Word of the Rings

IUTA Score
7.0
Price: FREE

Word of the RingsI got a kick out of the “Oh, great. Another word game” section in the description on the iTunes page.  I downloaded Word of the Rings right away.  Like that section said yes, it is another word game, but it’s very different than all others.  Instead of using tiles and timers and having to find a friend to play against, you’re on your own – just you and the rings!

 

Word of the RingsWord of the Rings by James Porter is played by using the big ring to choose a category and the small ring to pick a level inside the category you chose.  The top ring includes categories like Bon Appetite, The Tube, Boom, Big Screen, Play Ball, Brainiac, Clean House, Make Money, K-12, Moo, On The Radio, Geek Out and even more!  Once you made your choice, you would then use the little ring to choose a level from 1 to 25.  Word of the Rings suggests you start with level one, which is the easiest.  Once you’ve made your choices, you’ll spin the rings until all the letters line up to form words that fit the category.  Obviously if you chose Bon Appetite, you’d be looking for foody words.  Words are spelled from the outer ring to the inner ring.  If you get stuck, tap the question mark for a cheat!  You’ll see that level one is way too simple for everyone, but I still suggest starting with it only because you’ll get how the game works real quick when starting with such an easy level.  Word of the Rings is so different than any other word game out there!

 

iTunes explains Word of the Rings like so:

★ Oh, great. Another word game. ★
We’d be lying to you if we said this wasn’t a word game. I mean, the word “Word” is in the title, for Pete’s sake. But, let me tell you… there are no tiles to tap, no timers, no silly friends who obviously cheat with words you’ve never heard of (“quigiby? really?)… just pure, unadulterated ring spinning fun. Even kids can get a kick out of the smooth, stress-free controls.

★ How do I play? ★
All you need is a little English (congratulations, you know English), and some kind of appendage from your body that you can use to make a circular motion on your iPhone or iPad. Spin the rings with a finger (or, whatever) to line up all the letters on each ring. Sound simple? Well, those letters actually have to spell words… and not just any words, mind you… words that fit the category. You’ve solved the puzzle if ALL of the letters on the rings line up to spell words in the category. Can you solve all the puzzles?

★ What am I getting? ★
Right now we have 15 different categories available with a ton of levels in each category. I’m not that great at math, but that’s something, like 2 zillion puzzles, right? Some of the categories include: food, movies, music, video games… you get the idea. We’re always adding more, too.

★ What if I get stuck? ★
We’re not like some of those OTHER game makers who find joy in making people suffer with really difficult puzzles and making them solve it before moving on to the next one. If you get stuck, just try another puzzle. Heck, try another category, for all we care! We also have a little “hint” button in there that can give you the nudge in the right direction, if you’re really stuck.

★ Who are you guys? ★
JPSquare is actually two guys who have been buddies since high school, and are somewhere in the middle of their 9-to-5 careers wishing they had gone into computer science instead. We love games and building fun apps. We also like good ideas. Have an idea for a new category? Send it to us! If we use it, YOU get your name IN the game!
Email us at: jpsquare@jpsquare.com
Check out our other games at http://www.jpsquare.com

 

 

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Word of the Rings

IUTA Score
7.0
Price: FREE