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Kati Penovich


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Apple, Android, Spelling, Words, Letters, Games

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App Review


Ruzzle is a spelling game, similar to the board game Boggle. You spell words by swiping your finger across the screen and highlighting the letters. You can highlight letters in all directions - up, down, diagonally, to the side - as long as the letters in the word are highlighted sequentially. To start a new game, you can choose to challenge a Facebook friend, a Twitter follower, a Ruzzle friend, a previous opponent, or a random opponent. You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to play, however—you just need to create a Ruzzleaccount (connecting to other social media sites is optional). At the end of three rounds against your opponent, scores from each round are added up and the player with the highest score wins. You can also play by yourself in Practice Mode for offline games. Players gain experience from each game played, which allows them to level up. Higher level players earn certain perks. Players also gain ink and coins from each round, which can be used to purchase useful features in the Ruzzlestore.