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As a writer, playing word games is one of my favorite ways to relax. I figure as long as I’m working on my vocabulary skills, my gaming time is actually beneficial! I’m super excited about AlphaBetty Saga. It’s the first word-based Saga game from King Digital, the same people who brought you the incredibly addictive games like Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga. I think everyone has played at least one of those games by now, right? Candy Crush was actually the first game I downloaded when I got my smart phone!
Improve Your Spelling with AlphaBetty Saga
AlphaBetty Saga is free to download. I grabbed it on Facebook first, because I was sitting at my computer when I decided to try it out. I’ll definitely be downloading it on my phone too! Probably on my iPad and my Android tablet as well! It’s THAT good! It’s available in the App Store, on Google Play and of course, on Facebook, so you can pretty much take it anywhere.
The game is super easy to pick up right away. If you’re familiar with Candy Crush and Farm Heroes Saga, the way the AlphaBetty tutorial runs is similar. You get the info you need when you need it. When you get to a level that has a new power-up, you’ll learn about it then. I’ve always appreciated this approach because I don’t have to remember a whole bunch of rules before I need them or wait to dive into a game while I watch a long tutorial.
The first few levels are incredibly easy. I breezed right through them, super proud of myself for finding 7-letter words at least four times. As much as I love word games, I do often have a hard time seeing the forest because of all the trees in the way, in a manner of speaking. Basically, I see all the small words and miss the big ones. I think that’s because a lot of word games use the same exact layout in every single level. My brain gets lazy. With the constantly changing layout from level to level in AlphaBetty Saga, my brain doesn’t get so lax and picks up on the longer words.
Once you get used to the basic game play, the fun really begins. As much as I love word games, doing the same thing over and over gets a little boring. I love that AlphaBetty Saga adds fun challenges to the mix. At level 6, you’ll have to spell words to drop cheese to the bottom. Now you have an actual goal, so you can’t just spell itty bitty words all willy-nilly. I also like that, so far, I don’t have a time limit. Time limits make me nervous. You do have a move limit, but that’s fine, because you can take your time to find really good words.
I haven’t gotten much further than level 6 yet because I needed to work, and honestly, I will end up playing all night if I don’t stop myself right now. In fact, as soon as I finish writing this, I’m going back to playing. King Digital has once again hooked me in with a fun game. This time, though, they’ve made it an educational game as well!
Speaking of educational, did you know that King recently released a cool survey to help you avoid spelling errors during your summer travel? They rounded up a list of the US cities that are most difficult to spell.
Playing AlphaBetty Saga won’t just help you better learn to spell these complicated city names, it’ll enhance your vocabulary and overall spelling skills as well. I’ve learned words I never knew existed by playing word games and experimenting, then later looking up the words that I discovered were real.
What words are your biggest challenge? I have to keep spell check handy for “beginning,” “tomorrow” and other words with double consonants. Tell me your challenges in the comments!