What's the point of being good at something if you can't gloat about it? The new Android version of Microsoft's Wordament puzzle game offers you the opportunity to pluck words out of a game board and compare your skills against the rest of the world. Bring it, everyone else.

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Wordament is played on a 4x4 board of letters, and it's a bit like Boggle. You swipe across the letters to make words, but you can go in any direction. At the end of the round, you get to see how you compare to everyone else. To show up on the leaderboards you need to sign in with an Xbox or Facebook account, though.

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Some of the reviews complain of substantial lag in this game, but in my brief testing with the 2013 N7 I saw no issues. Wordament is free and could be good for killing a few minutes.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • https://plus.google.com/b/104983600193644243822/104983600193644243822/posts Enrique Labrada

    I see wut u did there Microsoft with your app ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • https://plus.google.com/b/104983600193644243822/104983600193644243822/posts Enrique Labrada

    I bet this was just made to promote them and their design language...

    • oromufinella

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  • Cuvis

    So... they made Boggle online?

  • kliu0x52

    The funny thing is, Wordament is one of the games that I really loved playing on Windows 8 and wished that I could have it on my Nexus 4. So up until this point, it was a selling point for me to get a Windows Phone (it's not enough of a selling point for me to abandon my Nexus, but it was something), and now I have one fewer reason to defect.

    • Isaac

      I'm in the same position; play this game all the time on my Windows 8 tablet and now I have no reason to move to Windows phone!

  • challenge_accepted

    This has ads? Should be interesting when Google has to write a check to Microsoft for ad revenue.

  • Ray

    How 'unoriginal' Microsoft. Multi-billion dollar company and the best you can come up with is something that has already been done... countless times!!

    • halofans

      I'm still waiting for Halo games for Android :)
      Come on, Microsoft!

    • NemaCystX

      Except Wordament has been around since the launch of Windows Phone 7

      • Arthur Dent

        And was excellent on WP7. I for one am glad to see it here. Haterz gonna hate.

    • mgamerz

      God forbid Microsoft put software on android!

  • nebula

    seems pretty lame...

  • Ricky_Bobby

    WordHero has been around for a long time and looks essentially the same.


  • LeDerp

    Hi Scramble. Zynga was WAYYY ahead of you

  • pvtimz

    Ok, it's a variation of Boggle. What's next? Clue? (less)

  • stuxnet

    How is this different than Wordhero for Android?? Zzzz. McKayla is not impressed.

    • NemaCystX

      Word Hero I believe was inspired by Wordament because it wasn't on Android

  • http://benignthoughts.com/ Louis C.

    Looks like ruzzle

  • Jack


  • eliljeg

    Disabling the game sound on my HTC One solved the lag problem. I have seen this same problem on lots of other HTC One games. From the comments I've seen here, there are a lot of uninformed people. Wordament was released on Windows Phone and iPhone a long time before WordHero and Scramble. Really glad Wordament is FINALLY available on Android phones.

  • Herman

    The game looks horrible!
    Did they even put any effort into this app?

    • https://plus.google.com/b/104983600193644243822/104983600193644243822/posts Enrique Labrada

      They never put effort. 95% of their apps in the Playstore have really really bad reviews.

  • APai

    nice try microsoft, even this will not help people get suckered into WP :P

  • Anthony Tyson

    Just going to paste my comment from another site here

    Ridiculously late as always.

    A few weeks... Fine.

    A month or two... Pushing it.

    Ten months after release on iOS... Might as well not have bothered.
    There's no excuse for this kind if thing. It's a damn word game for Christ's sake. Not some super graphically intensive shooter or something. Sure it connects with Xbox live and that needs to be secure but I seriously doubt months were needed to do this.

  • RL010

    This game was 1 of the few good things of Windows 8 (Went back 2 Windows 7) I'm almost happy with it. Hate the ads in the game and adblock plus will kill the game :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/AndroidAppsGamesHacking AndroidAppsGamesHacking

    Im downloading it.... loololol..

  • Taomyn

    I wonder if the ads are the cause of the slow downs. Not seeing them myself ;-) and seems to run pretty smoothly on my GNex

  • mLogician

    Lags horibally on my nexus 4

  • Arthur Dent

    Wordament was my favorite game on WP7.5, and one I missed when moving to Android. Immediate download.

  • Klatch

    Seemed pretty laggy on a nexus 4 also. It wasn't registering all the touches and swipes correctly. I uninstalled it after one game and will stick with ones like [wordhero]

  • Giacu Truss

    Works very well (no lag at all) on my LG Optimus 4x.

    Nice game, I really enjoy it, however it's kind of dodgy how a lot of people manage to find 100+ words in the 2 minutes time, all the time... then I Googled "wordament cheat" and this came up: words-solver.com

    kind of lame...