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We know what you're thinking – a word game adventure? The combination definitely doesn't sound natural (if I were playing Game Dev Story, I wouldn't dream of trying this title), but SEGA of America has managed to make it work with Spellwood: Word Game Adventure.

The title, which just recently hit the Play Store, invites players to "become a wizard with words" through simple yet engaging gameplay that combines the concepts of adventure and magic with a tile-based word game.

Spellwood offers multiplayer using Facebook or Google+, or a solo mode in which players will confront over 90 enemies in various towers across the game's map. Spellwood's battles are – of course – word-based, meaning players will duel by taking turns playing words for as many points as possible, using magic and items to get more points, switch letters, and more. If you subtract the adventure pretext, Spellwood is kind of like a fast-paced Words With Friends that also introduces strategic power-ups.

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If you're a fan of word games, you'll probably like Spellwood. It's a scrabble-esque game with enough unique elements to justify its $1.99 price tag. Just hit the widget below to grab the download.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Paul_Werner

    Can't wait until some apps integrate with G+ instead of Fail book ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/gmc7000 Graham McLeod

    Right up my alley. Wish more of these types of games had single player mode. Purchased, thanks!

  • defred34

    My God, Liam I demand you be sacked from AP. This is terrible!

    How is it possible for you to just simply regurgitate what the description says on Google Play? Game Center multiplayer? From you, on the leading Android blog in the world (purportedly)?

    I think this is a serious oversight on the writer and whoever edited it. iOS freaks will be laughing their asses off at this!

    Update: It is ridiculous that you didn't just CtrlC + CtrlV it, cause you also wrote it. Are you saying you don't know what Game Center is?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Demand denied.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Defred, I'll be the first to admit there was an error in the original post due to my own lack of clarity on how the game's cross-platform multi-player worked, but I take offense to the idea that anything I write is either regurgitated or copied. Please, save that explosive reaction for something that's worth it.

      • defred34

        Calm down. In the update, I said you "didn't just copy/paste it"....you actually wrote it in your own words. Which is what makes this oversight all the more bad. (unless you don't know what GC that is!).

  • scuttlefield

    Do we know if it's cross-platform? My most likely opponent is an iPhoner. Must defeat iPhoner!

    • Splorfus

      It is cross platform.

  • Medlir

    Haven't played it yet, but just from the looks and style, it reminds me of Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP on Steam.