Have you ever tried Scrabble? Crosswords? Or maybe Sudoku? If yes, you’ll easily get familiar with bohoFriends. If no, let me give you a little explanation: the objective is to create as many words as possible from the letters on the board. You can connect them in any direction (up, down, left – yes, “backwards”- right and askew). The longer word you create the more points you get. The same stuff goes with combos which you may get for speed word creating. There are also many achievements you may share, together with your high scores, with your friends using Game Center. Last but not least – you need to remember the time which is running out faster with every difficulty level.
Is it addicting? Yes, it’s highly addicting. Totally free way of creating new words makes a big difference, compared to other word games. I’ve been playing for many hours and it’s pretty amazing how involving bohoFriends may be. Playing it requires really flexible thinking. You need to change your mind and that seems to be really stimulating for your brain. The progress is visible, I started from “easy” level but after less than 3 hours I was able to do quite well on the “hard” level and it was still challenging!
It’s good for casual gaming – an average play in medium level took me around 2 minutes, so I was able to play it in between bus stops on my way to work. Gameplay is very dynamic, good job ;)
One thing I observed is its potential for multiplayer gaming. While playing on iPad it’s great fun to play with someone else and “steal” letters one from each other. The developer claim to be working on it, they say it is planned to implement multiplayer option in few weeks. After all, the final question: is it worth buying? Yes! The game is available for free. I found it great brain exercise. Like every logic game, it requires fast abstractive thinking skills, very useful in today’s world. I will use it for my daily brain training.