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Review SCRABBLE

Tariq Abdulla
8.6Excellent
Lots of ways to play, neat graphics, online multiplayer
Aggressive ad system
Scrabble for Android brings the iconic board game to your all mobile gadgets. There's a number of Android games based on Scrabble, but this is the real thing. And being from Electronic Arts you can be sure there's a high level of polish, slick animated graphics and plenty of ways to play the game to keep you interested. If you're really keen on Scrabble, there's even a cool live wallpaper with falling tiles.
You can play by yourself against 1-3 computer players, with 4 difficulty levels, play against a random opponent, play against your Facebook/Origin friends, play a "Pass N' Play" game with up to 4 players on the same device, or a "speed play" (with either random players or online friends), with a 2min or 5min time limit for each turn.
You can have lots of different games going on at the same time. You have a list of all them on the homescreen, showing the last word played and what it scored. You're going to want to turn the menu music off.
There's a teacher feature, which is a little tile icon wearing glasses, that shows you how you could have scored more points in each turn. She offers nice words of encouragement like "Oh dear, let me show you what you missed" or "Outstanding, that's really tough to beat!"
Physical Scrabble games can last for hours. A lot of fun comes from arguments over whether particular words exist, and the desperation of 2 letter words as the game winds slowly to an end. This is somewhat lost when you are all adhering to the same computer dictionary.
Scrabble for Android is best played in the same way as other mobile word games. In short bursts between online players, with as many concurrent games as you like. For Pass N' Play games you can chose to have a points threshold for winning, or a set number of rounds, in order to make the games a bit shorter.
Scrabble for Android will appeal to scrabble purists who want to keep playing on the go. It works just as well as a family game for rainy days. The animations, the interface, and the way it zooms in during each go make it a joy to play. But the experience is marred by the frequent video ads, and heavy pushing of other free EA games.

Final ratings

Gameplay 9/10
Story 9/10
Graphics 8/10
Sound 7/10
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Brian McAulay
I've been playing scrabble on my Kindle Fire 7 & for years, no problem,

There were some problems recently with it, in fact I think Scrabble went down world wide. Since then it didn't work, so I decided to erase the app and re-load. Now when I try to install it, I'm told it's incompatible.

So it was compatible, now it is not?
Nengi James
I can not download a scrabble game on my Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 tablet
Tariq Abdulla
what happens when you try to download it?
MkNx
ea scrabble will not load on my Samsung galaxy tab s 10.5 android v 5.0.2
Tariq Abdulla
you mean it won't install? What error do you get?
Lorraine
I have tried to download this, but Google Play says it is not compatiable with my device.  I have a HTC one M8s, running on android 5.5
Lorraine
Also to add, I did have on this phone yesterday, but was having some problems so thought I would delete and reinstall.  But for some reason, now I can't get it.  Thanks Lorraine
Tariq Abdulla
That's really odd. I have to say, I'm stumped there - all I can really suggest is checking it again later on
Brenda
Hi, I recently purchased a Samsung galaxy tab S 8.4 with the 4.4.2 android version but this scrabble game states that it is not compatible with my device when trying to download from the play store, is there a fix for this? Thanks. ps: The game works fine on my phone using the same 4.4.2 system.
Julie
Hello,
Did you find a fix for this ?  I just purchased the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and have exhausted all efforts to find a way to install Scrabble.
Vlad Popa
Hello,
I'm afraid there is no actual fix if Google Play indicates that the device is incompatible the only thing you can do about it is wait and see if the developers add compatibility in a future version, though there is no certainty of this.
Judith
Let's hope they fix the problem. I too change from a Tab 2 to a Tab S and cannot download Scrabble anymore
I had several games going!
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