My mom told me about Alexia. It’s the first and only game app she has on her phone and she says she’s “addicted to it!” My mom loves word games. Boggle, Scrabble, Bananagrams – if it involves words she’ll probably like it. Though I was impressed to hear that she downloaded an app and loves it, so of course I had to give it a try.
After I lectured Mom about why she doesn’t want the free version (because the ads will suck the life from your battery while they communicate back and forth from your phone to wherever the ad is originating from) I downloaded the free version of Alexia on my iPad 2. The game itself is cool, but I had to set it to 2x magnification and of course it had the annoying ads.
Ok, back to the game. Letters fall from the top of the screen and you tap on them to form words. They don’t have to connect to each other, AND their dictionary is pretty liberal so sometimes when I was trying to unclick a letter it actually accepted my word as a word! On my second day of playing Alexia I learned that if you tilt your device the words will fall on one side or the other of the screen. The game ends if you let the letters stack up all the way to the top of the screen, or if you tilt too far to one side that the ball doesn’t fall into the green area. If you lay your device flat, the letters fall slowly, if you hold it upright they fall fast.
This is a great game, though I would recommend skipping the free version and getting the paid version.