Playing word games can often be a lot of fun, but also have the added bonus of being educational, keeping your mind sharp and improving your vocabulary. Taking these kinds of games with you on the go using your iPhone is a great way to make a long commute seem a little shorter, kill time, or even just wind down and take your mind off other things.
Creating your own crossword puzzles has its own uses beyond just playing for fun. You can use it as a part of an interactive entry test to see if candidates have grasped the basics; revise key points of a lecture with a crossword puzzle; use crosswords as a team building exercise; build it into a promotional scheme; and okay…let’s stop here – I am sure you got my point. If you did, let’s turn to a few tools you can use to create crossword puzzles of your own.
Type in “Jambalaya” in Google Search and you will get a slew of recipes. It is a dish. But when it comes to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or the iPad, it is also a recipe for a fast paced, brain crunching word game. Jambalaya doesn’t pretend to be radically different. I would say that it is an old recipe with a new dash of spices. It is this which gives Jambalaya a new flavor.
It all really blew up with the popularity of Words With Friends, and since then a huge number of games have been released to take advantage of the “with friends” turn-based multiplayer system. Some have come from Zynga, the original creators of Words With Friends, and some have come from other developers. Regardless of who is making the games, more keep coming, and a few of them are really good. The games on this list feature asynchronous multiplayer, but instead of being simple word games, this list features quite a bit more action.