Competitive word game Wordly climbs to the top of free iOS charts

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By Brandy Shaul

Image via Scopely

Image via Scopely

Mobile game developer Scopely has already found great success with its newest game on iOS and Android, Wordly, which hit No. 1 on the Top Free Apps charts within 24 hours of launching on iOS.

The turn-based word game presents two players with a Boggle-style game board of randomized letter tiles. It then asks those players to claim as many of those tiles for themselves as they can, by making words that include each one. The same word can’t be used more than once in the same game, and tiles will become locked if matching tiles of the same color surround them.

Wordly becomes more challenging in the lack of other restrictions for letter use. Letter tiles don’t have to be touching to be used in the same word, for instance, and players can use their own tiles time and time again to claim others in the process.

Each turn sees players creating words of any length, turning those letters either red or blue, depending on the player. When the last letter on the board has been claimed, the game ends and the player with the most colored tiles on the board is declared the winner.

In addition to the standard social features in Wordly, which allow for competition between both Facebook friends and strangers via random matchmaking, Wordly also offers a single-player campaign mode against the “greats,” including Shakespeare and Albert Einstein. This mode uses “brain power” for every turn, which can either be purchased with real money, or earned by completing games against other living players.

Wordly now sits at No. 2 on the Top Free Apps chart on iPhone, and No. 3 on iPad, according to our app tracking service AppData. You can now download the game for free on iOS or Android. The game is supported via ads, which can be removed via a one-time purchase of $4.99.