LearningRx Reviews Outspell

Reviewed by Wendy

What it is: This free online game is very similar to Scrabble with the advantage of playing against the computer.

Brain Benefits: attention, visual processing, planning, strategy, auditory processing, sound blending, segmenting

What I love:  I’m a huge word game fan and this game is no exception. Unlike Scrabble, which deals each player seven letters, Outspell players only receive six letters. Additionally, the board in Outspell is different, although there are plenty of double and triple squares to increase your word’s value. (Blue squares are labeled for double or triple letter bonus points and red squares are labeled for either double or triple word bonus points.) I love that you can play against the computer (or other humans) and appreciate the options for difficulty. There’s also a dictionary that is specific to the letters you’ve been dealt. As with Scrabble, you have the option to exchange your tiles I you can’t find a word, but you’ll skip your turn.

What I would change: I’m not a huge fan of the design of the game in terms of graphics or colors, but it’s hard to complain when the game is free and 100% functional.


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