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Writer's Block (2022) is a word puzzle game where you create words to fight. You take on quests and spell words to beat or evade the strange opponents. It's an unusual combination of combat and vocabulary where you battle mental monsters standing in the way of writing a book.

You start by choosing your protagonist before taking on challenging enemies with unique powers and weaknesses. Play involves connecting letters in your grid to form words. But you often need to think tangentially as the biggest word isn’t always the best one. You need to consider what abilities you have, how best to cause damage to the current enemy and how best to defend yourself.

Each time you take on a mission it's generated as a fresh challenge. As you progress through these challenges you earn literary devices to boost your strength and unlock more strategies. Demolish an enemy with an alliteration, deploy a deus ex machina, and protect yourself with plot armour. At the end of each run you get a summary of your progress in book form, forever immortalized on a library shelf.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Writer's Block 24 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Battle and Fighting elements. This is a single-player game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The combination of battling and spelling appeals to players from a young age and its turn based play ensures the reaction and gaming skill is lower.


Writer's Block

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/08/2022

Out Now: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle (Battle and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Tic Toc Games (@TicTocGames)

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