Posts Tagged ‘game’

McDonald’s 2011 Monopoly Rare Game Pieces

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The official game rules are here.

I’m listing the hard-to-get pieces here, so I can check easily with my greasy fry hands.

Disclaimer:  This is based on my personal interpretation of the rules.  It could be wrong.  I cannot be held responsible for any bad decisions you make based on this information.

  • Mediterranean
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Short Line Railroad
  • Ventnor
  • Pennsylvania
  • Boardwalk

Favorite iPhone word games: Word Warp

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Word Warp on iPhoneWord Warp is another of my favorite iPhone word games. (I currently just have the free version, which shows ads between rounds.)  It is a simple word scramble where you attempt to form all the words you can from a set of 6 letters.

In each round you are presented with a sequence of letter tiles. You tap them to form words. If you can find the word that uses all 6 tiles, you advance to the next round.  If not, Game Over. Your score for each round is based on the number of words you create.

If you are just not seeing the word, you can hit the WARP button to resequence the tiles, which may or may not help.

The game is simple but addictive.  Some of the sounds are a bit annoying, so you might prefer playing it with the sound turned off.

Favorite iPhone word games: Wurdle

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

WurdleI like word games, and the iPhone is a great place to play them.  You might have just a couple of minutes while you wait for the bus, or for a meeting, and a quick word game can fill the time with an activity that keeps your mind active without immersing you too deeply in anything.

Wurdle is one of my favorites.  It is a Boggle-type game, where you form words by tracing your finger over adjacent tiles.  After the timer runs out, it shows you all the words you could have gotten.  It scores you based on number of words and word length.  My own personal scoring method is:  if you get more than 50% of the possible words, you win.  I have won once.