Test Your Vocabulary Skills in Categories iPhone and iPad Word Based Game App
The Categories Game is a word game for iPhone and iPad that will put your vocabulary skills to the test. Your goal is to form as many words as possible from a particular category before the other players guess all the words in the category. Similar to Scrabble and other popular word games, this online word game app gives you letters your words should contain and requires you have a large vocabulary if you want to stand a chance at winning.
Once installed, you can sign up for a free account using your Facebook profile or with an email address and password. The game’s opening screen has a very colorful design with obvious buttons that allow you to create a new game and view previous games you’ve completed. At the top of the screen you can see how many coins you have left as well as hearts remaining.
To begin a new game you first have to select an opponent from your Facebook friends, email, or random member. After selecting an opponent, a letter is randomly chosen and the game begins. Using the letters given your goal is to make a word that fits the category. When you submit a word, the next player will have 24 hours to answer you. If they don’t answer, they’re removed from the game until the winner remains.
You’re given a certain amount of coins each time you create a correct word depending on the difficulty of the category and deducted points each time you lose a challenge. Extra lives are obtained the in-game app store and can be used when you don’t know any words and want to stay in the game.
You can also challenge other players if you think someone’s word doesn’t belong in the category. If you win the challenge you gain 10 coins however if you lose you’ll be deducted 10 coins. Although the game’s pace can be relatively slow especially when playing with random players, when played with friends this game offers an interactive way to learn new words.
The Category Game is free to download from the iTunes app store and requires iOS 4.3 or later.