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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the word search game Wurdle isn't designed specifically for kids, but works really well for kids because three-letter words count. Players can modify the number of tiles and choose from several timed-game options, plus there is the option to play without a timer. Multiplayer mode on the iPad allows for simultaneous gaming for two players. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
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What's it about?
WURDLE is nearly identical to Boggle. Players build words from a grid of letter tiles, looking for as many words as possible before time runs out. Players slide a finger across the letters, and a gentle "ding" alerts them that the word is valid. Simply lift the finger to submit the word. Players can change settings for grid size, minimum word length, and timed game vs. untimed. Multiplayer options include online play via Apple's Game Center, pass-and-play mode for two to four players, and simultaneous play for two players on the iPad.
Is it any good?
Wurdle is a no-nonsense word search game that kids will enjoy as well as adults. With lots of options for customizing gameplay, it can appeal to a wide range of skill levels. And for families with an iPad, Wurdle is a good choice for kids to play simultaneously with a parent, a sibling, or another family member. Parents will appreciate that the game doesn't squawk, squeak, or make annoying sounds as some other word games do!
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For kids who love word games and puzzles
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