Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed Scrabble with an RPG? Now you don't have to, because Letter Quest is here! Help Grimm and Rose, a couple of adorable grim reapers, defeat monsters, ghosts, evil bunnies and more using the power of words!
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Release Date: Nov 20, 2014

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“an addictive experience that will steal hours of your gaming time without you even noticing”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“does a fantastic job at combining the two genres into one game”
8.5/10 – Capsule Computers

“fun, challenging, and charming, all things that make for a great word game.”
90/100 – The Gamers' Temple

About This Game

Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed Scrabble with an RPG? Now you don't have to, because Letter Quest is here!

Help Grimm and Rose, a couple of adorable grim reapers, defeat monsters, ghosts, evil bunnies and more using the power of words!


Letter Quest is a turn-based RPG where players attack monsters by spelling words. But be careful since the monsters know how to fight back - they can create different letter tiles such as poison, plague, stone, whirlwind, duplicator, spike and flipped, steal your health, heal themselves, use critical attacks, and much, much more!

Don't worry - Grimm and Rose have a lot of tricks up their sleeves too, including crystal tiles that give special bonuses, upgradeable weapons, books that provide unique boosts, special items, upgrades, potions, and more!


  • 40 stages, with 4 unique ways to play each one
  • Five separate areas, each with unique art and music tracks
  • Tons of upgrades, books, potions, special items and weapons to help you on your journey
  • Over 30 monsters to fight
  • Boss monsters with unique abilities
  • Over 6 hours of gameplay - much more if you choose to complete everything!
  • 70 quests to complete
  • 52 achievements
  • A built-in dictionary of over 190,000 English words

Keyboard Support

All of the battles in Letter Quest can be played with keyboard - no more hunting for letters with the mouse if you don't want to! Simply type letters to add them to the current word, hit backspace to remove the last letter typed, and much more!

Letter Quest also supports setting key bindings for most hot-keys right in the game's options menu.


Every copy of Letter Quest comes with the full 8-song chiptune-y soundtrack, 4 high-res wallpapers, and some custom avatars.

About Bacon Bandit Games

We're a two-man Canadian game dev team attempting to make great games. Letter Quest is our first game, and we really hope that you enjoy it!

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, or v10.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Very Positive (286 reviews)
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( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Very demanding typing game.
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( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
So, I got this game with one of those "Ten random Steam keys" things on ♥♥♥. I hadn't used ♥♥♥ before, and though it would be a really cool way to try it out. This game was one of the 10 that I got.

I really like this game. It's everything word games used to be before 'in-app purchases'. It's ballanced very well, you never really feel like your over your head. You feel challanged, not frustrated. That's really rare for a lot of games like this these days.

The game itself runs very smoothly, it's extremely well optimized. It's like a whole can of WD-40, no stuttering and no real loading screens. Most games aren't this optimized these days, even games like this one typically have the occasional stutter or tear. None of that here, pure butter smoothness. I'm not playing on a gaming PC ether, i have an i3 with an IGP.

This game is one of those rare ones, and I really have no idea why more people don't know about it. It's pretty sweet, and I usually don't like this kind of game.
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( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Better than Bookworm Deluxe

Qua is still a word!
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( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
A very enjoyable word game with lots to do and lots to unlock. There is no real story to speak of but the gameplay is good and that's what matters. The difficulty was just right for me - while I was never blocked in progressing, occasionally I would lose a stage. Still, a broad vocabulary is recommended. After a while you'll learn some of the tricks that can be applied here - for example ZZZ is valid word and quite viable damage-wise, too.

The biggest gripe I have with this game is its dictionary, and my issue is threefold:
  • First, it is very inconsistent in its inclusion of toponyms. "Wyoming" is a valid word but "Nile" is not. Come on...
  • Second, the dictionary does not include common swear words, racial epithets and the like. I was expecting a more clinical, adult approach to language and not omitting them.
  • The third, lesser problem are the definitions that the game delivers after submitting a valid word. It's admirable that they tried to implement such a feature, but its execution is very rough. When a word can be both a verb or a noun without context, the verb definition is almost always delivered. And the definitions themselves are often... wonky. Like, really obscure. I'll just leave it at that. But, you know, this doesn't affect gameplay at all. I'm just being grumpy here.

The achievements are well implemented and not problematic for the most part. I look forward to getting them again in the Remastered version sometime in the future.
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Excellent word game with rpg lite elements. Comes highly recommended!
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( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey is incredibly enjoyable for anyone who loves word games like Scrabble, Boggle, and Upwords, just instead of playing against other people, you're actually using your words to fight against ghosts, monsters, and evil rabbits.

I would definitely suggest playing this version first, to truly be able to appreciate how much work the devs put into the remastered version. Although the Remastered version is the exact same story, it really doesn't cut down on the enjoyment of either as long as you truly enjoy these kinds of games. Otherwise, a good reason to play them both is because they have separate achievements and trading cards.

Buy it at full price, it's worth it.
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( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
You have 3 guesses left

Basic Breakdown: Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey, developed by Bacon Bandit Games and published by Digerati Distribution is an ingenious little number that basically ties Boggle/Scrabble in with RPG elements.

Little Gimm and Rose set out on a journey to defeat any monster they encounter. Your job is to come along for the ride and use some fancy words to get your way out of difficult situations. Better the vocabulary, better the chance of you winning and sometimes it really isn't as easy as it looks.

Honestly, at first glance it looks like a bit of a childish game due to the animation and bulky look of menus, playable blocks and just the general idea that follows this, but it's honestly perfect for all ages as a casual puzzler to lay back with and get yourself really thinking to try and get passed certain levels.

I enjoy that the difficulty is set in the middle somewhere - Not punishing, and not dead easy. It's pesky in mini-boss fights as well as certain levels (Also hard levels), while not being impossible to get through. It makes winning feel rewarding and for a game to get that right, it has a lot of brownie points from me from the get-go.

Graphics: Cute, smoothly animated, nicely cartoony, all round really nice.

Soundtrack: Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the soundtrack to the levels, menu etc. However, it does tend to grate a bit after a decent amount of play time as there isn't enough variations to how it sounds. I found myself turning the music down if not nearly completely off after the 3 hour mark hit as that was my limit.

Menu: Isn't really much of one, but for what there is of it; it's nicely set-up, easy and simple enough for anyone of any age to navigate around.

Final Conclusion: Wonderful little blend of RPG and a family favorite (e.g Scrabble/Boggle/etc), It blends together really nicely for a game that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. It keeps you thinking, possibly even teaches you new words you had no idea even existed while feeling both engaging and rewarding.

Brain teasers and adorable-ness, how much of a better combo can you get out of a relaxing puzzler?

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( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
Awesome game! I love that it gives you a modern dictionary. Most word games still use old definitions and don't allow more modern words. Great game
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( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
As a fan of word games, Letter Quest brought something new to the table. It's somewhat similar to other words games with the letter board, but you're able to customize your character and there's replay value with the level challenges. The difficulty is adjustable making it easy for anyone to play. A great game for casual gamers and beyond.
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181 of 205 people (88%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
there is education in this game.
english is not my base language,
playing this game can increase my english

thank you for developer who make this good game.
i like this game.
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74 of 83 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Letter Quest Grimm’s Journey is a casual, turn-based RPG word game with light RPG elements. It’s very similar to the Bookworm games from PopCap Games, but is harder and also has more content in it. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the better game between the two, but let’s dig deeper and find out, shall we ?

You start the game by ‘controlling’ a grim reaper named Grimm. You don’t actually control him directly; the game automatically moves the character forward if necessary. Later on you can unlock and control another grim reaper, a girl named Rose. Both characters use separate stats, so it’s not just another design. They actually impact gameplay.
The game works with levels, and each level has additional, separate/optional challenges that can be completed. There are 40 levels in total; technically 160 if you count all of the challenges, of course.

Small tutorials (tips & hints might be a better description, though) are gradually introduced during gameplay. Most things speak for themselves, but there are a few things that are important. There are levels where you have to use a certain amount of letters (or avoid using a specific amount), use letters in corners, start words with a vowel, et cetera. These challenges are usually used in challenge levels and in boss levels. Normally you can just create the words that you want, as long as you have the letters for it. But these have to be in English, which might be a bit tricky for international users who hardly speak the language. Don’t worry though, you can play the game just fine by creating smaller and easier words; it’s just that it might take you a little longer. That’s right, there’s no time limit. Since it’s turn-based there’s no need to rush (unless it’s a challenge). You can take your time, but once you submit your word you’ll be immediately attacked by your opponent.
Word tiles will also change from time to time; there are poison tiles that will poison you (really !) if you use it in a word, and there are duplicator tiles that you duplicate certain letters (really !). There are even more of them, but I can’t remember them all, especially with my terrible memory.

There are books that can be unlocked that might give you more health, or do more damage, but these have to be bought from the store with crystals. Crystals can be found by defeating enemies, opening chests and getting to the end of a level. Earning these takes a lot of time and you’ll be frequently doing challenges and replaying levels in order to earn more of them. But you can also complete challenges. There are 70 in total and each one that you complete grants you 200 crystals.

More stuff can be bought from the store; there are weapons with different stats (one that heals you a little for each word that you submit or one that does more damage), and these can usually also be upgraded. You can also buy potions, better gear and books to improve your skills in combat, which is almost a must, because the game gets incredibly hard fast. But even failing levels will upgrade your equipped books so, again, you will still be able to beat them, it will just take a tad longer.
Still, it could have used a little more fine-tuning in this area, because I can’t count the amount of times that I had to replay a level, or had to do a(n earlier) challenge in order to be able to buy something better from the store.
It’s always wise to take a potion (or two) with you but it’s even wiser to not use it if you’re playing a new level for the first time. I’ve also spent a ton of crystals on potions that were eventually just wasted because the difficulty ramped up halfway through a level. It’s unfortunately very unbalanced sometimes and that will no doubt impact people’s experiences. The game relies heavily on using items and upgrading your gear, which makes sense, but for a casual game it doesn’t seem to be all that casual on that front.

For a two-man company the game is extremely well polished. But it isn’t hard to see that some aspects didn’t get the same treatment as some of the other parts of the game. I’m talking about the animations and the difficulty spikes here (which I already shortly addressed in the previous paragraph and won’t get into any further).
The graphics all look sharp and detailed, and everything is nicely animated, except for the enemies. The enemies just stand still and when they attack you might see a flash or something but except for that nothing else is moving. I understand it would’ve taken more time to animate all of the characters but it’s slightly disappointing and certainly noticeable, especially when the rest of the game feels so polished.
Thankfully the user interface is clean and user friendly. There’s also keyboard support so that you don’t have to click on of the letters you want to use. A simple idea, but really clever and I’m sure many people will appreciate it.
The music itself is retro themed, and up-tempo. I didn’t really enjoy it just because of that, but that’s personal and I wouldn’t ever say that it’s bad. It’s just not my style. I did find the sounds good with selected tiles making noises, and a sound that can be heard whenever a word can be submitted.

The description of the game states that it will take at least 6 hours to finish the game and I personally think you can at least add several hours extra to that number. I think 10 hours, give or take, would be a good estimate to do most of the things. For a word game, that’s pretty lengthy and, even more important, worth the money.

Letter Quest Grimm’s Journey is a game that I very much enjoyed. There are plenty of word games out there, but nothing like this one or Bookworm Adventures. This is also one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. This genre hasn’t been oversaturated yet. Sure, it isn’t as popular as RPGs or FPSs, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Who knew playing with words could be fun ? (well,… I did)

[Rating: 76/100]

Small note: if you enjoy word games give Typing Of The Dead a try, too (that is, if you’ve never heard of it). It’s just as much fun and deserves more recognition and attention.
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
i can finaly speel
10/10 orenges

+ Fun, RPG-like gameplay
+ Rewards intelligence in word choice
+ Good difficulty progression throughout the game
+ Great potential for updates, with weapon choice, character choice, and upgrades
+ Excellent port from mobile, full use of achievements, trading cards, and steam cloud
+ Lots and lots of new words to find out

x Good soundtrack, but songs can get really repetitive
x Nice graphics, but can be too simple for some's tastes

- If you hate spelling games, you'll probably have a problem with this. I don't like them, but I found this really fun.

-Worth 7.99.
-Great to buy on sale
-Good if you don't mind word games, or like RPGs
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2015
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey is a wonderful word puzzler, suitable for people of all ages.

Buy this little gem for your children, your parents and maybe even your grandparents if they like video games. It also makes a very nice gift for a friend as well :)

This game will help make your brain work even harder, to get past those pesky little monsters and progress to the next levels.

There are Achievements to earn and also the bonus trading cards as well.

This game is fun, adictive, and educational as well, and to me worth every cent.

The store page will share a bigger picture of this game, than I can explain. So please check it out, if you havent already ;)
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
At first glance you might think this is the sort of game you would use to help your kids or pets practice spelling, but as any Scrabble player knows, words can be really long, so even a cunning linguist can find a challenge here. Not only that, but the cherry on the icing on the cake on the plate is that the wordplay is nestled neatly in the trappings of an RPG, like a Jimmy Dean sausage patty in a light fluffy croissant.

The ability to equip gear, raise your stats, and even drink potions all contribute to the RPG feel, while various special and less than special types of letter tiles force more strategic play than simply 'what's the longest word I can find'. If that isn't enough, each level has challenge modes such as time limited, or words must be longer than your arm, or you can only win if you live in Iowa. Letter Quest is a pretty cool game is what I'm saying here. Think about trying it.

I'm Otter Chaos, and I approve this message.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Letter Quest is a casual word game with some RPG elements added to it. It boasts 40 different levels each providing 4 different challenges for the player (giving you a grand total of 160 challenges). If that's not enough for you, the expert mode unlocks once you've completed the game on the regular one. The RPG elements allows you to customize your character and allow for a natural progression since the challenges become tougher as the game progresses.

Not being a native English speaker, I consider the game the provide a decent challenge while not pushing me away. It actually has that "just one more" quality that will have you engulf many hours in it without really noticing. A real word aficionado might find the regular mode on the easy side but will certainly enjoy the more challenging expert mode. It took me about 10 hours to complete the main quest and roughly 75% of the overall challenges. Depending on your level of vocabulary, you can probably complete the whole thing (including achievements) on normal in 10 to 15 hours.

Overall a really enjoyable game that's easy to pick up and play for a quick session or to really dive into for hours at a time. I suggest you give the demo a try even if you're not usually a fan of word games.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey is a well-made word game that incorporates RPG elements to give a semblance of progression. There's a good amount of playable levels and you can expect to sink about 20 hours into it (which is great for the asking price). One thing I quite like about the game is the mild challenge it provides by having special conditions on the crystal levels. You won't just be relying on the same words over and over again since you'll be asked to spell palindromes, use corner letters, use a minimum of 5 letters per word, and a lot more. Right now they just need to add more definitions from various sources but other than that the game is quite good. I would definitely recommend it especially since the price is quite reasonable.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
First I'd like to say that I played a lot of word games, and this one has got to be the best so far.
- If you're into word games I highly recommend this.
- If you're not that into word games but likes cute graphics with a lot of achievements and replay-ability and challenge, I also recommend this.
- If you hate word games and well hate how the game looks in screenshots then its not for you :(.

The game is seriously great, you start with a few levels then keeps going on and on.
Every level can be played 4 times, to collect 4 different stars, But unlike all other games that I know you don't need to play it again but faster or better to get the 2nd star, no thats what I like about the game, every star is different.

- First time playing the level = get the first star at the end.
- Click on 2nd star to replay the level but with a timer, You need to finish it before timer runs out.
- 3rd star is a challenge, For an example > Monsters only take damage from words with 4 letters or more, and way more.
- 4th star is same as first but except all monsters are elite and very powerful.

And you got the store, which you can buy upgrades, potions, items and a lot more, you can also unlock new tiles for the letters to spice things up and there are 3 characters in the game, you can get an idea of the store in the 5th screenshot in the steamstore page.

Countless words to spell, Crystal letters that gives power-ups And the monsters can also use negative effects on some of the letters such as poison or spikes or cracks and a lot more, also there are small quests to achieve as you play to get more money.

The game music ... IM SO CRAZY about it in all seriousness I love it I want to buy the soundtrack
OMG The dev replied and apparently the soundtrack is in the game's folder included with the game itself, thats so awesome thanks guys : D

The monsters, level and all designs are totally adorable and the animations are outstanding.
There are a lot of achievements to grind on, And a lot of levels and you can play every level 4 times so yeah that can give you more time to play, I am pretty sure I have around 4+ hours in the game than it shows here but they're all offline mostly and steam does not record that.

THIS might interest many people out there, there is no timer when you're typing the word or thinking it so you can take as much time as you want no need to hurry up and mess up.

A lot of monsters to fight, some with special conditions EX : only takes damage from words with 2 vowels or more. And moooore that makes the challenge even more crazier than it is.

So summing it all up

1 - Great game, awesome artwork and music.
2 - A lot of levels that are replay-able, great designs on all of them.
3 - A lot of monsters to fight, countless words to spell and special letters.
4 - Kill monsters and finish levels to get crystals to buy upgrades and weapons and more from the store.
5 - Quests to finish as you carry on and you can upgrade yourself and spellbooks.
6 - Up to 40 levels, And after finishing the game you can start new game with expert mode that adds new stuff.
Absolutely nothing. I am being 100% honest here, in all my reviews even when I fall in love with the game there's always cons but not this one, There's a good reason why this game has 100% positive reviews, the devs ... you guys did an outstanding job and my goal is to be one day as good as you guys are in game developing

- This game is 100% worth it for anyone who likes word games or slightly interested in them, Its tough and takes a lot of time to finish, Has a lot of content, achievements, leaderboards and cards so you cant go wrong, The 7.99$ price is so unfair for this amazing game

A must buy if you're even slightly into this genre.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
Are you tired of swords and magic? Are you on the hunt for another and different RPG?
Then Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey might be for you!

Developer: Bacon Bandit Games
Publisher: Digerati Distribution
Release Date: 20 November, 2014

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey is a different kind of RPG which I happened to enjoy greatly.

So what’s the deal?
Well you combine random organized letters which appear on your screen and use those to from words like Minotaur and depending on how many letters you used you deal some damage to the evil creature which dares to stand in your way. Some might take one or two words and others take literally a dozen and you might crush under their bulkiness. One can not always be victorious.

If you beat a stage you’ll notice that you only gained one star. Those stars aren’t your rating on how well you’ve done but just an indication that you’ve beaten this level of the stage. Every stage has four level and the last one is a so called Crystal Star level. I doubt I have to tell you that those are actually very hard.
Every Stage has the same levels. Level one requires you to defeat all monsters, level two is a time trial while level three is a special challenge and well level four is an ultra tough crystal star challenge.
So there’s enough for you to do.

Once you progress through the game you’ll encounter various figures on your way to slay all evil!... with the help of words of course.
Anyway. Those figures will aid you in your battle against the vile creatures of evil!
Well for some gems. Nothing in this world is free. Sadly.
Whether you’re in the need for some more health points or you want a bigger and therefore stronger scythe, they have exactly what you want.

Besides the obvious health points, armor and weapon upgrades you can also buy certain Books which will give you specific bonuses. One let’s you deal 20% more damage with double letter words like Bubble or Battle. Monster drop 8% more gems with another book. You can also upgrade those books. For every evil creature that you spell to death your current book gains experience points. Sweet ain’t it?

Moreover you can also go ahead and buy a health potion so you can take a beating for some longer.

Quests? I read RPG. So there better be Quests!

What would any RPG be without Quests? Well no RPG … I guess.
Letters Quest has a ton of Quests for you. With every Quest you complete you gain a certain amount of gems which you’ll need to upgrade yourself or buy some potions.
Quests require you to do certain things like take 200 damage or use broken tiles twice.

There’s just one thing bugging me … The game’s only playable in english.
So if you’re not fluid with the English Language then I’m afraid you either have to have a Dictionary besides you while playing or you better brush up your English skills.

Well if you’re either a native speaker or rather fluent in English I’d say this game is really worth your time. It’s fun, addictive and can be quite frustrating at times. You’ll feel the pain once you look at the random Letters on your screen and you can’t come up with a specific word in order to kill a ghost which takes only damage from 6-Letter words.

Even if you’re not too fluent in english this game could also be a good exercise to brush up your English. Especially since the loading screen gives you some hints on what to spell with the letter Q for example. Like Qua.

So that’s pretty much it.
Go ahead and use the random Letters on your screen to spell words in order to slay those vile creatures! I’ve said pretty much all that I wanted to say at this point.

If you happen to be a spelling bee …

... then this game is definitely something for you. I greatly enjoyed the game and despite its rather cute looks it can be rather challenging at times.
Despite all that I highly recommend it. Especially for you spelling bees out there.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Immense replayability! The RPG element is a really nice addition, and gives a sense of progression and achievement. Brings the sexy back into word games! You owe it to yourself to buy this game if you like scrabbles and word games.
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