SCRABBLE Premium for iPad

App Detail » SCRABBLE Premium for iPad

Published by: Electronic Arts

  • App Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 5.24.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 168.86 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Price: $9.99

SCRABBLE Premium for iPad
App Rating: 4/5
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Based on 43,099 Reviews
Buy now: $9.99

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App Description

CONNECT WITH FRIENDS. PLAY WITH WORDS. Get a game of SCRABBLE going with just about anyone – or play solo against the computer! Plus, now you can play SCRABBLE in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. WHO WILL YOU PLAY? • Challenge friends via Facebook and more • Find an instant opponent with a single touch • Play solo against the computer to improve your skills • Get numerous games going at once – more than any word game on the App Store SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS Connect to Facebook and share your best scores. You can even talk a good game with enhanced chat and notification features. IMPROVE YOUR SCORES WITH THE TEACHER Become a SCRABBLE master with the exclusive “Teacher” feature - see what your best word could have been after every turn. LOSS FOR WORDS? Use the in-game word list, built-in official SCRABBLE dictionary, or the exclusive Best Word feature to see your highest scoring choices. THINK FAST Want to recreate the feeling of a real-time in-person game? Try the new Speed Play mode where you and your opponent agree to 2 or 5 minute turns. If words aren't played in time, nudge and forfeit options are unlocked. LOOK SHARP! View every detail on the board with HD-quality graphics made to maximize the Retina display. Ready for the first and last word in word games? Don’t accept imitations. Just say, “LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE! Requires acceptance of EA’s Privacy & Cookie Policy and User Agreement.

App Reviews

  • Latest update messed it up

    2
    By Limited time rider
    I am not a great player, but had fun winning pretty often on the ‘Skilled’ level. The last update must have changed it. Now I can rarely beat it. I get crap tiles all the time. The odds are against me. I’m done. I’ll find another game. Too bad, I did like this before they messed with it.
  • Great game

    5
    By Jbr42
    Helps keep elderly minds sharp.
  • Horrible

    1
    By N2/j2$$
    Every move had some different add pop up, could t take it and deleted after a day
  • Happier

    4
    By Sherry9876
    Even though I had to pay for the version without ads, I am mostly happy with it. I play the computer only. I have noticed that I am left with a lot of U’s toward the end. Also, the computer will pass then use a letter next turn that is not connected to what I just played. Sometimes when I exchange the collection of vowels that I get (ie: four I’s), I get most of them back. Someone needs to do some further work on this app.
  • Please remove this new “feature”

    5
    By Cinbar71
    I LOVE this game, but I seriously HATE the new feature that replays the previous word on the board anytime you go to the dictionary. It’s unbelievably annoying.
  • Some errors. Pretty good most of the time.

    4
    By Markddalton in mo
    Says “Monday” is not a word.
  • Major tourist attraction

    2
    By Crazycarlhickerson
    It freezes up a lot and I have to delete it and reload.it only freezes up occasionally. Ditto again.
  • Good app, but invasive privacy policy! Weak developer response!

    1
    By AstroPaul
    Scrabble Premium The app is well designed, and fun to play. However, Electronic Arts is gathering so much information on what you are doing -- even collecting all the *private* games you have played *OFF LINE* -- that we cannot recommend this app. It gathers location data, device ID, plants tracking cookies, and shares information with third parties! Worse, it does that even if you don't sign up for its on-line services or "play with friends". See section at end titled, "PRIVACY POLICY NEEDS OVERHAUL" There is also no way of opting out of most of this data collection -- of course, it should be opt-in to begin with, but EA has no business exploiting users' info, habits, and browsing this way. We highly recommend reading their privacy policy. *You* may be comfortable with such data gathering, but we are not! See that section later on for the details. They really are being invasive! They are tracking you and your behavior. ------------ NOTE: EA's reply to this review was boilerplate pablum -- ignoring my observations about how invasive their policies are -- and sidestepping the problems involved with their collecting all sorts of game players' data! (See below for specifics.) Simply replying that "we encourage players to read them" [the policies] is not being responsive and is hardly acceptable! They need to overhaul their privacy policies and actually respect their users. -------------- GAME FLAWS Before getting to the privacy policy details, it's worth going over several game-app flaws. 1. Music and sounds are turned on by default. It woke my partner up when I first launched the game. Suggestion: have it off by default and simply have text on screen -- silently -- saying you can turn it on sound effects and music! 2. One is forced to go through a tutorial -- and it is irritating. There is a skip button (discovered later) at the beginning, but no way of exiting once you are trapped inside the tutorial. Suggestion: here, too, just a brief message saying tutorial available. 3. The game gets stuck at the end when player and computer have nothing to play! You have to go back and forth *three* times before it will finally conclude the game! 4. The app plays many unusual, even questionable, words and that detracts from the enjoyment. Suggestion: The dictionary should include definitions! That way, users could learn something along the way. 5. The Best Word feature is fine, but the animation is distracting and gets old fast! ------------------ PRIVACY POLICY NEEDS OVERHAUL Cannot believe all that Electronic Arts is gathering! Here are some statements from their privacy policy -- that's a misnomer, in any case -- it's more like a "*Lack* of Privacy Policy"! Exclamation points added! "If you play a game offline, this data will be stored on your device and transmitted to EA when your device connects to the Internet." !! Can you believe that?! That's none of their business! "We collect other information automatically when you use our products, including: IP address" !! Monitoring you. "Mobile and other hardware or device identifiers" !! Identifying your stuff. "Browser information, including your browser type and the language you prefer" !! So, collecting data on your browser and preferences, but also on your language! Is EA part of the NSA?! "Referring and exit pages, including landing pages and pages viewed" !! In other words, where you are browsing! "Platform type; Information about your media, device, hardware and software" !! "your hardware settings and components" !! They're really being invasive! ... "Details about what EA products you use and your use of them" !! "Use of them"?! and "Device event information, including crash reports, request and referral URL's" !! (Note error: it should be URLs.) Then, the coup de grace: "We also may collect and store information locally on your device, using mechanisms like cookies, browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches." !! "We use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand things like what web pages, features or ads you view and what games you play." !! In other words, EA is tracking you, which is akin to stalking. NO THANKS!
  • Victory percentage m i a !

    2
    By sad former scrabbler
    Have been having a great time playing scrabble. And then. All of a sudden. My VICTORY PERCENTAGE disappeared never to be seen. Kinda takes the incentive to play scrabble against opponents away doesn’t it?????????
  • Great, but...

    3
    By golichi
    Works just fine, except for one thing: You can’t have multiple words across the board on the same turn. Last time I checked the rules for the actual game, it said you can have words all over the board in one turn, as long as it is connected to other words. If I try to do this in the app, it says “All new words must be connected to one another.” Please fix!

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