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Solo Scrabble made cool
By Jon Mundy 04 December 2012
QatQi | Developer:
ZWorkbench | Publisher:
ZWorkbench | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Puzzle | Players:
1 | Version:
Word games are often fun, but seldom sexy.
Making words out of letters just feels too academic to be cool. Scrabble might be the most popular boardgame around, but it's also become the short-hand for a dull evening in.
QatQi looks to change all that with a funky-fresh art style and an innovative, highscore-chasing structure.
If you were to reduce QatQi to just two words you might choose 'solo' and 'Scrabble,' which doesn't sound very cool at all.
The idea is to keep forming words from a constantly refreshing selection of six letters. As in Scrabble, these letters have a value according to their difficulty, and words must be branched off one another.
QatQi is a fun and immensely stylish word puzzler, though its solo Scrabble gameplay isn't quite as innovative or compelling as its presentation would suggest