Wordemic, speed scrabble online from your Windows Phone

Wordemic is a word game for your Windows Phone that is played like scrabble but you compete online against others much like you do with Wordament.

You build as many words as possible in scrabble fashion before the clock strikes zero. You then get to see how your score compares to others who are playing with the same letter sets. Wordemic starts out slow but quickly grows on you. It's a fun way to pass the time with.

When you first launch Wordemic, you have to set up your screen name (just tap the link at the bottom of the screen) and once set, tap play to jump into the game.

Wordemic's game screen has your letter collection at the bottom of the screen, your timer in the upper center and your score in the upper right. You have two gaming controls just above the letter selection. The down arrow returns all the tiles off the game board and the check mark validates the words in play and refreshes your letter bin.

Game play is simple in that you drag your first letter to the "X" box on the game board and drag additional letters to create your first word. You then build other words off the first word to score as many points as possible before the clock hits zero. The playing board is touch navigable so you can move about as your word collection grows in size.

At the end of the two minutes, your score summary will appear showing the highest point word, longest word, etc. and your ranking amongst other players. You don't have the level of gamer stats Wordament offers (hopefully that'll change) but you get a feel for how your word skills compare to others.

I could only find one downside to Wordemic, a lack of competition. Granted the game is new but I played several games with no competing scores to measure up against. Hopefully as Windows Phone users become aware of Wordemic, this will change because it's a fun word game.

Wordemic is a free, ad-supported game for your Windows Phone that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.