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SpellBounders
Where the 'P-E-N' isn't mightier than the 'S-W-O-R-D'
by Jon Mundy 9/4/2014
Product: SpellBounders
Developer: InsaneRoot
Format: iPad
Genre: Multiplayer, Word game
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Each game of SpellBounders is quite literally a battle of words.

We can boil its premise down to one simple sentence: multiplayer Scrabble with fantasy RPG trappings.

Of course, Spellwood came up with a similar idea about a year and a half ago, but InsaneRoot's effort is still well worth a look.

Unlike Three Rings Design's take on the king of word games, SpellBounders isn't playing for laughs, and it doesn't pander to those who want a nice gentle tutorial mode or even a single-player campaign.


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Summary
SpellBounders tinkers with the Scrabble template with mixed results, but it's never less than a thoroughly entertaining multiplayer word game
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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