Posts Tagged ‘game’

September 4, 2013 8:30 am

5 Fun Word Games for iPhone

One of the best ways to improve your writing is to improve your vocabulary. Yes, you could flipMan and woman play word games on iPad and iPhone. through a “word of the day” calendar or study the dictionary every night before you go to bed, but we think games are so much more fun – and effective. Your brain absorbs much more information than you likely give it credit for, so have some fun while you’re learning and  kill two birds with one stone. The following 5 fun word games for iPhone are Winghill’s office picks. Read on to learn why we like each and try them out yourself by using the App Store on your iPhone!

1. Scrabble – $0.99

Scrabble is a classic favorite when it comes to word games, and the electronic version is pretty good too. We like Scrabble because it’s easy to play, the app is easy to use, and it allows you to connect with friends and ask them to start a game with you. Search “Scrabble” in the App Store on iPhone to download the game for yourself. There are a few free versions, but we like the 99 cent version the best.

2. Hexalex – $1.99

If you like Scrabble, you’re going to love Hexalex. It’s the world’s first hexagonal crossword game! We could sit and play for hours on end (or until our phones died, at least). We like this game because it’s challenging, fun, and lets you apply in three directions instead of just two – like traditional crossword puzzles. Search “Hexalex” in the App Store and grab the version for $1.99. It’s worth it!

3. Word Solitaire Light – $0.00

Word Solitaire Light is one of two free picks on our list and is a great starting point if you’ve never played a word game on iPhone before. The game works much like classic Solitaire, except for you build words. In the game, you want to reveal all the cards and build the longest words you can. Search “Word Solitaire Light” in the App Store and grab this one for free.

4. Bananagrams – $0.99

Bananagrams is so much fun, you might have to call in sick to work just to spend the whole day playing it. Much like a classic anagram game, Bananagrams will cause you some frustration but will have you feeling incredibly accomplished once you’ve won! Search “Bananagrams” in the App Store and grab the 99 cent version. It offers different modules so you can pick the game that’s right for you and play anywhere, anytime.

5. Moxie – $0.00

Another freebie, Moxie is sure to get you loving the world of online word games. To play the game, you need to know the Moxie rules – but a quick demo will have you turning into an expert in no time. The whole point is to make meaningful words within the boxes you’re given. Search “Moxie – Free Edition” in the App Store for this gem!

Do you have a favorite word game for iPhone or Android? Let us know in a comment!

If you have a passion for the written word, you’re sure to love Winghill. Winghill Writing School offers even comprehensive at-home writing courses to help you improve your skills and get published.

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May 1, 2013 9:00 am

We want you to caption this!

Here at the QC head office, we take any chance we can to have some extra fun. One of the games we love playing the most is Caption This. Check out the picture we recently posted on our Winghill Facebook page asking for caption submissions!

woman on a camel caption this

Below, you’ll find some of our favorite responses. Want to see yours added? Leave it in a comment at the end!

She spots an object heliographing in the sun. Could it be? It sure looks like it. No, wait, these weren’t the droids she was looking for. She moves along. – Darcy D

 

What the heck had happened?! Just two minutes ago she was in an antique shop, next thing she knew she was sitting on a camel in the middle of a the Gobi. Maybe she should have listened when the shop keeper had yelled at her not to open that book. But she had felt so strange and everything, including his voice had faded into a haze. Now blinding light and over powering heat. – Roxanna A

 

She had no idea where she was and how she sat atop a camel, no less. Her heart pounded as the Camel bellowed and began moving forward. She was jerked backwards, but had the presence of mind to hold onto the reins. It was so hot and she was thirsty, so she pulled on the reins to stop the camel, and peered from beneath her hand for any signs of a watering ground. At that point an oases would have offered some form of escape. – Eurika N

 

Dressed in these clothes Fatiema felt like she was in another world. The camel was the only reminder of her hopefully former life. Her family was way over that hill, she could see the palace in the distance. Her decision to walk away from a very lush, extravagant lifestyle was not easy. That same lifestyle was degrading, stifling and made a woman feel less than a woman. She did not want to be an object a possession anymore. This camel was her freedom. One last look at her past was what she needed to ride into her future. – Tersha M

 

Where was the valley of the kings? She knew it should be close. Maybe, she thought, the shiftings sands would show more of its secrets. – Mary M

 

No sign of life. No sign of clouds up ahead. Is that a cactus over there? Maybe, it’s just an old man by an oasis. Or, maybe, I’m going mad. – Adriana G

 

“I don`t know Toto, this isn`t looking anything like Kansas.” Felicia looked in every direction and all she could see was sand. Sand in front of them and sand behind them. This was nothing like the wizard of Oz, and she was no little girl with shiny red shoes.This was the only plan of escape , and she was lost , really lost, and she sure didn`t plan on being lost inthe desert. How come nobody has found her yet? Were they even looking? – Carol D

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