Word games are a fun way to improve your vocabulary skills. The App Store has dozens, and we'll be reviewing some of the best ones over the coming weeks and months. But let's begin with an old favourite and a new competitor.
If you think that Words with Friends HD ($2.99) is similar to Scrabble, you'd be right. It's almost identical. However, the Scrabble app is more expensive ($9.99), and unless you have a UK or US Apple account you might find it difficult to get hold of the English version (on the French app store you can only get the French version). The Scrabble app does have one big advantage though—you don't have to be online to play (you can play solo against computer opponents). Still, it's probably more fun playing against real opponents, and WWF allows you to play multiple games with multiple friends online (and interact with them using chat messaging). Visit the WWF website or read the reviews below for more info.
There is a free version of WWF available, but if you like word games, it's probably worth shelling out for the ad-free, iPad-optimized version.