For all the Facebook gaming enthusiasts, Word Trick is a must play game. It’s a fun game that makes fumbling with words such an entertaining feat. While I have always been a fan of scrabble and crosswords, I find the Word Trick interface more inviting and convenient. Nonetheless, the setup is similar to what you get with Scrabble, and words can be formed in either a parallel or up and down manner. Up to four players are allowed to take part in each game, and the participants can engage both Facebook friends and random opponents. This is just one of the things I like about Word Trick because even when none of my friends is available to play, I can connect with a stranger and have an enjoyable time.
Playing a Word Trick game
In any given round, Word Trick provides seven letters for each player to use in creating words and as the game proceeds, it records the moves made. However, the exchanges don’t have to be done in real time. This means that players who want to be serious with the game at a given point and those who need to juggle between the game and their jobs or schoolwork both stand a fair chance of winning. Players have up to four days to respond though, failure to which they are kicked for being inactive.
The trick part of the game comes in where a player has to match a couple of green trick tiles to unlock a bonus. The more tiles used, the higher the scores. However, great achievements from an opponent’s big words can’t be taken advantage of. For instance, if someone plays the word turtle and gets a score for that, adding an ‘S’ to it won’t grant you a bonus. Also, when it comes to the word selection, some may be accepted as valid even when they don’t seem to make much sense and others may appear applicable yet fail to go through .This can be discouraging, especially when it seems to work in favor of an opponent, but I’ve realized that the only way to get around this is to keep playing the game. Playing more means acquiring a wider vocabulary, hence an edge against other players.
If you are new to Word Trick and you decide to play with a stranger for the first time, it’s good to have a casual chat with them so you can evaluate the chances you stand and also find out whether they will disappear after the first move or if they’ll be able to commit to a serious game. At the start, you can expect to earn many achievements which are quite easy to come by considering the fact that you get them from doing standard activities. To obtain real achievements in the game though, you will have to handle tough challenges later on.