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Letter² (2017) is a puzzle game where you place letters in a small grid and then swipe across words to score points and clear off the letters. Unlike other letter puzzles, you can't see what's coming next and you can't move letters once placed, which makes it a strategy about managing space and predicting the best positioning, as much as it is about vocabulary.

Play is simple. Place letters. Swipe Words. Clear the field. What's clever is that these limits force you to make decisions based on partial information. Strategies for dealing with awkward letters are required. Where do you place the third R in a row? In the middle to maximise word options, or on the side so as not to use up space.

As you progress you unlock the two-player mode and different shaped boards. You are also granted wildcard squares that can be used to be any letter in a word.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Letter² 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Creative and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There's a multiplayer mode where you take turns to place letters. There are global rankings.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and half an hour to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although it can be played by very young players. You need strong forward thinking and a large vocabulary to get the best scores.

CostsCosts

Letter² usually costs £2.79.
 

Letter-Setter

Steam Store PC £2.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/10/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Creative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Kamibox Ph (@Kamibox_Ph)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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