I absolutely love word games and I can never get enough of them. An even better way to enjoy these word games is to play them with or against friends. One of the most popular word games in the App Store of the past few years has been Words with Friends, which is a simple asynchronous online version of Scrabble, but this king of Word Game Apps could be dethroned in the near future by Margana. Margana, which is developed by developer All Forces, is a game that is completely based on anagrams. The game is playable online as well as offline and is compatible with both iPad and iPhone, and is completely free of charge.
Some of the word games are failing to be successful because they’re just too complicated. Margana (which is actually the word "anagram" backwards) is a lot easier to understand. You basically are given eight letters and you have time to make as many different words with these letters as possible. The longer the word, the more points you score. Your opponent will be doing the same with the same letters and the person with the most points at the end of the round wins. It can’t be much simpler.
Every collection of letters has one eight-letter word hidden in it, and you will be trying to get this word before the opponent does, but this will take more time. You can compare scores with every player in the world using the online leaderboards.
Graphics and Languages
The key to making a great word game lies with the design of the game. The design of the game is simple yet beautiful. You will never get confused on what to do and the game is easy to start up and to play. In addition to this design, there is an added layer of accessibility. The game is available in multiple languages, namely English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch. You can play online against friends, and offline on your own or against a partner using a pass and play mechanic. This all makes up for a fantastic package, all for free!
Margana is a fantastically designed word game with a lot of depth. It’s great to play online against a friend or strangers, and the offline modes are perfect for when you don’t have Internet access available. The fact that the app supports multiple languages makes this game accessible for a lot more people and I will definitely be sharing this app with all my multilingual friends. It even has great educational value. This app is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and is just over 17 MB. This is an app that will be on my iPad for a long time.