20 January 2004
If you like playing scrabble and building your vocabulary then LetterRack is the game for you. The board is designed like the scrabble board; you have to score points by interconnecting words on this board.
At the start you have seven letters and the tiles have differing score values. The board also has bonus squares like double letter, triple letter, double word and triple word and this can increase your total score. The board is also configurable and the position and value of the bonus squares can be changed in whichever manner you like. LetterRack also includes seven lexical dictionaries. In the game 1-4 players can play at one time. The game also has 125 player skill levels. You can also save the game as it is and start playing from the same point. There is also a best play hint option and blank swapping game variation. You can also generate your own anagrams.
Enjoy this wonderful word game with the whole family. It is educational as well as fun filled entertainment.
17 September 2001
The game should be simple. That’s a fact. Most experienced players will say that I’m too dumb to play Deus Ex, for example. But, to be a success, game should be clear even for a beginner.
So the only way out for developers is to produce games, “refreshing” old versions of well-known and successful amusing programs, in fact – modernizing ancient bestsellers and giving a new life to an old game simultaneously. Letter Rack is a PC version of famous English Scrabble. Can you remember that “five-o’clock-during-tea-ceremony-game”? First of all I should say that you get only 12 games for free, then you’ll have to pay or to uninstall it and forget about it. I’m not sure if it is worth wasting 20 USD, but I must admit, that this game is really something, when you are trying to relax playing a game. It’s also a good trainer of your English, it helps you to enlarge your active vocabulary and to develop your logic. So the game is very smart. More than this, it’s very exciting to play Letter Rack. I’m not sure if you could use multiplayer mode in the trial version, but this feature is existing. The program requires Win98 and higher. Now you should decide, whether you need this game or not, and I will return to the playing process…