Featured Game Reviews

We Review: Quarrel

Thanks to the ambiguous nature of the English language, a quarrel could be an angry dispute or a bolt fired out of a crossbow. It also happens to be the name of a rather interesting word-based strategy game that was initially released only for iOS devices in 2011. While there can be no Quarrel amongst Android and PlayStation 3 owners, (for they haven’t received the game on their platform) Scottish developers Denki sought fit to bring the fight to the Xbox Live Arcade.

Having played a variety of wordy games on Android—Wordsmith, Wordfeud, Word Search, Word2yourmother*—I eagerly jumped at the chance of playing Risk-meets-Scrabble in Quarrel. The war of words continues after the jump.

Flash Games

Play This: DefineTime

If you have played FreeRice, then chances are you’ll like DefineTime too.

In this game, you race against the clock to choose the correct definitions of words. Getting the definition correct will net you 10 points, but for each incorrect guess  five points will be deducted. You have two minutes to score as many points as possible.

My grasp of the English language is tenuous at best so I scored 245 on my first try. Play DefineTime and let us know you did.

[Thanks for the tip, Lucy Furr]