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Scopely, Hasbro, and Mattel came together to create Scrabble® GO - New Word Game. The spelling game has now turned into an application, allowing users to bring the classic word game experience wherever they go. As a mobile gaming app, Scrabble® GO has added a social networking feature to allow users to play against each other. You can link your Scrabble® GO account with third-party social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp. All players can engage in competitive, tournament-style matches and other game modes. 

Classic game reimagined

For those that have played the physical board game, you will notice the app’s interface uses the original layout of Scrabble®. You can start a game by selecting one of four game modes: Classic, Modern, Arena, and Duels. Classic features the original set of rules and dictionaries as the first Scrabble® game. Here, you will play against one player only. Scrabble® GO’s flagship feature is the Modern mode. It combines the experience of Classic mode with new capabilities such as Tile Swap, Word Finder, and Scrabble Scholar. 

Arena and Duels are two modes suitable for more fluent or more experienced players. Duels cut the game time down to five minutes and are played on a smaller board. Arena games are tournaments where players can test their skills on a weekly or daily basis. The Arena mode has three sub-modes, namely Word Drop, Tumbler, and Rush. The most challenging of the three is Rush, a timed solo-game, where the goal is to maximize the scores. It requires a well-thought-out and methodical strategy to win. 

You can track your stats in the Scrabble Score. The stats will depend on the modes you play the most, your highest scoring words, and your speed. Overall, Scrabble® GO - New Word Game offers the same features of the board game. However, it ups the ante by introducing new game modes. Players that want a social and competitive experience with straightforward game mechanics will surely enjoy playing this game. 

PROS

  • Original Scrabble® mechanics
  • Weekly tournaments and competitions
  • Online multiplayer enabled

CONS

  • Lacks customizable features

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