Writer's Blox on Facebook: Clever mind-bending word game backed by Merriam-Webster

word blox
word blox


I generally spend seven days out of the week tending crops, caring for virtual pets and delivering orders to my virtual mafia. While that's my job (and also a great way to unwind), sometimes all of that social gaming leaves my brain feeling, well, a little unused. And then, Arkadium's new Writer's Blox on Facebook steps in, delivering a clever word game designed to turn mushy brain matter back into a well-oiled thinking machine.

This word game starts by giving the player a series of blocks (or 'blox') with letters on them, and the goal is to form as many words as possible, earning the highest score possible. And while this might sound just like Scrabble, it's actually a little different. Instead of using single tiles with single letters on it, the blox can be anything from a single Scrabble-like tile to three and four tiles stuck together to form different shapes. Figuring out how all of those shapes can best work together to form words AND get the highest possible score is the real challenge.