The unique word puzzle which combines the skill of Sudoku with the knowledge of Scrabble®. Lexica has been featured in a number of UK daily newspapers but is now available for the first time in an interactive form.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (207 reviews) - 74% of the 207 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014

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The unique word puzzle which combines the skill of Sudoku with the knowledge of Scrabble®. Lexica has been featured in a number of UK daily newspapers but is now available for the first time in an interactive form.
Slide the letters into position to form words and solve the puzzle. It’s easy to get started, watch the tutorial, pick a level of difficulty to suit you and get puzzling. Improve your times, work through the levels and become a Lexica word master. Lexica is packed with word puzzles in 3 levels of difficulty.

Key Features

  • Great interactive tutorial to help you learn the ropes quickly and easily
  • 12 puzzles per pack with 8 packs for each difficulty level!
  • 3 levels of difficulty – easy, medium and hard – take you from novice to expert
  • A total of 288 rounds to play throughout!
  • Measure your progress with live stats and ratings
  • Run in small window mode for a quick challenge while using other applications
  • Complete all 13 Steam achievements to prove your skills to friends!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x600 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0a
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Ignore any attempt to suggest this is some sort of Sudoku thing with letters - it's just a 'fill in the crossword without knowing the clues" game and it's fine as far as that goes.

If you like the idea - you'll like the game, basically.

If it has a problem, it's that a lot of the solutions require guesswork - there's only so much you can do with logic before you have to try something - and there's no 'Undo' (just a total reset) which can make that slightly frustrating.

Another gripe is you can't 'swap' letters - that's just laziness on the part of the developer (you have to drag a letter off, move the other, move the first back instead)

As I said - if you like the idea of "make the letters fit the crosswords" you'll like it, just bring a large vocabulary!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Lexica is a word-game, where you have to find words with letters outside the board that can go vertically or horizontally. You have no definition. So in other words, Lexica is mainly aiming to an English native speaker audience. People that are fluent in the language but not a native one will have some difficulties, even in Easy, to think like that. Indeed, you have to be used to see th at the end of a word to maybe find a word.

Anyway, the game has a sober interface and no soundtrack if I remember well.

To avoid if you're really bad in English. Else, for those wanting a challenge, you can go ahead.

Given the fact that the game is frying my brain and that I felt not helped at all, I'm giving a thumb down.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
(For those looking for a Positive review in line with my sentiments, and which gives better detail to the game mechanics, I point you here.)


First off, let me address this:
"The unique word puzzle which combines the skill of Sudoku with the knowledge of Scrabble®. "
This game plays NOTHING like Scrabble, and actually plays out as a combination of Sudoku and a crossword puzzle.
From a crossword game perspective, it's getting sudoku-style grid association hints rather than written hints;
From a Sudoku game perspective, it's Sudoku with letters.



Pro
Twist of the usual Suduko formula that may appeal to Sudoku fans.


Cons
No associations between words whatsoever. You get the same generic words [eg, gone, fish, etc] scattered over several puzzles with other generic words thrown in, and no associations between the words whatsoever.
Ie, you'll get a puzzle that has 'fish' intersecting with 'gilt' intersecting with 'tambourine'.
So in comparison to a good crossword puzzle, which is thematic [eg, fish+flotsam+barnacle+jib for a marine theme], there's no depth (of riddling or vocabulary association) to this game at all.
Add in that, to my Scrabble/crossword-enthusiast mind, the game has (for language enthusiasts) easy and generic vocabulary choices, and..
Well, it's Sudoku with letters. Don't expect anything deeper than that.

Of course, even that's not a fair comparison, since Sudoku has intuitive numerical associations, and in this game it feels a lot more like you're engaging in frustrating guesswork, due to lack of any notable associations between words.

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As a final note, it's worth noting that I like basic Sudoku much more than I like Lexica..
So I can't even say liking Sudoku with a passion will necessarily incline you to feel similarly about Lexica. :X

2/5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Game Visual/Audio

There isn't much can be said about the game's visuals asides from that they're simplicity. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game's audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game's option menu.

Gameplay

There are three different game difficulty modes to choose from: Easy, Medium and Hard.

The game plays like a crossword, sudoku and scrabble puzzles. The goal of this game is to figure out where all the letters fit properly so that they spell out the correct word. This isn't a race against the clock even though there is a timer. It's there to show how long it took to solve the puzzle completely.

There is an in game tutorial to show how the game itself to be played correctly.

There eight pack with twelve different puzzles for each difficulty modes. In total there are two hundred eighty-eight puzzles.

There thirteen different achievements. Each of these achievements has some requirements before they can be unlocked.

Miscellaneous

Final thoughts, it's an okay game, there's nothing much to it. As for the game's replay value it's low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Hard. So hard. Satisfy your lexical hunger through the consumption of more easily digested material, such as a ten pound thesaurus or the Encyclopædia Britannica. Play this game and risk frying your synapses. I did, and now I talk funny. Let my pain be your gain.




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