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Word Games Pack by 7 Dragons Inc. is now available for all Kindle Fire devices in the Amazon App Store. This great app consists of five exciting word games to improve your vocabulary and have fun with your entire family. Games included in the app are: Word Search, Kriss Kross, Hangman, Quote Falls and Speed Words. Note: We are the developers of this app.
The Free version allows you to explore all five games to your heart’s desire. All games allow you to replay multiple times so that you can play new variations of each game again and again. The Free version has In-App Purchases to unlock locked categories. Most of the games allow you 10 or more free categories as well as variations in settings, timers and difficulty levels. To play additional categories, you can either buy stars to unlock them OR you can get the Paid version.
Please Note: The App lets you buy digital content using real money. You can turn off the ability to make In-App Purchases from the Amazon Store’s Settings Page.
The Paid version of Word Games Pack is available for the low price of $1 and is also available for all Kindle Fire devices.
Word Games Pack
What is available in Word Games Pack? Five great games. Our team has spent a lot of time developing these games for maximum enjoyment and playability – including beautiful graphics and in-depth word/quote lists. At the request of our users, we have added sounds to all games (optional).
- Word Search – 50 categories available in the full game. 3 levels of difficulties, 3 game modes, plus many other settings. Games are randomly generated so you can play the same category over and over. Trophies are available to motivate you to check out all the categories as well as statistics for game play.
- Hangman – 50 categories available to all users. 2 levels of difficulties and 2 options for numbers of tries/guesses available. (I recommend 9 tries so that you see all the phrases associated with each character). Trophies are available to motivate you to check out all the categories as well as statistics for game play. It is well worth purchasing extra stars to check out additional characters in the game.
- Quote Falls – 26 categories with multiple quotes available in each of them. Easy categories include shorter quotes and Hard categories include longer quotes. Various settings and stats available.
- Kriss Kross – 41 categories available in the full game. Games are randomly generated so you can play the same category over and over. Track your game play with statistics.
- Speed Words – Categories for words starting with each letter of the alphabet in the full game. Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can find the required words for each level. Check out the additional game and time modes and statistics for game play. Note: This is an original game by the 7 Dragons team.
The update of the paid version of Word Games Pack increases the number of games from two to five. The original release worked well on the original Kindle Fire, but not on newer versions of the Kindle Fire. Make sure you get the update if you already have purchased the original release.
Word Games Pack is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on 16 customer reviews based on two games on the original device.
The 5 game version of Word Games Pack on the Nook is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 stars on 354 customer reviews. The Nook store has had all five games out for a while and the reviews can provide additional details for interested users.
The following screenshots show each of the games in play on the Kindle Fire.
Games can have from 9-12 words in them. Choose from 3 game modes of Visible Words, First Letter Visible and Invisible Words. Drag your finger across the word or tap the first and last letter to highlight them. Hints are available.
Play Hangman with 7 or 9 tries available in each game. One hint per game. We have added different graphics and sayings for all purchasable characters: Tart the Apple, Teddy the Teddy Bear, Tiny the Elephant, Lorelei the Mermaid, Bob the Office Worker (my favorite), Juicy the Orange, Cap’n the Pirate, Floppy the Rabbit, Sam the Sheep, and Sunny the Sunflower. Juicy the Orange is shown in the above screenshot.
Quote Falls is a game involving the transcribing of a mixed up quote. Make sure you check out the How To Play section for a walkthrough of how to solve these puzzles. Reveal Letter provides hints as needed.
Kriss Kross is a variation on crossword puzles where you use logic to enter words from the word list into the puzzle grid. Use Hint if you get stuck and Keys to enter words in the grid.
Speed Words provides you with a base word and a number of words that need to be found in a specific period of time. Find the required number of words and you can move on to the next level. See how many levels you can complete and how many game stars you can earn.
If you have any questions or comments on Word Games Pack, please feel free to leave a comment on this post or contact us directly at email@example.com.
The Solitaire Magic HD update by 7 Dragons is now available for all Kindle Fire tablets – including Kindle Fire 1, Kindle Fire 2, Kindle Fire HD 7″, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. The Soliatire Magic HD update is available for the low price of $1.
What do you get for your $1 investment?
6 Solitaire games with beautiful HD images behind them:
1) Solitaire (also known as Klondike Solitaire) – 11 backgrounds, 12 deck backs, and 6 deck fronts. Two game modes: Draw 1 and Draw 3.
2) Mahjong Solitaire – 19 variations/levels of Mahjong Soliatire with 7 backgrounds, 3 tile colors (yellow, jade, white) and 3 tile designs (traditional, flowers and fishes).
3) Spider – 10 backgrounds, 13 deck backs and 8 deck fronts. Three difficulties to choose from: Easy, Medium and Hard.
4) 4 Rivers – 30 variations/levels of 4 Rivers with 9 backgrounds, 3 tile colors (yellow, jade, white) and 3 tile designs (traditional, flowers and fishes).
5) FreeCell – 11 backgrounds and 7 deck fronts.
6) Memory – 14 levels with 11 backgrounds, 12 deck backs, 7 deck fronts and/or 9 tile fronts, limited/unlimited hints, and timer on/off. Challenge and Infinite Modes to add to the enjoyment.
Beautiful HD graphics for the backgrounds, deck backs, deck fronts and tiles (see images below).
Kindle Fire HD support directly with the team at 7 Dragons. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you check out my original post on Solitaire Magic for basic information on Solitaire, Mahjong Solitaire, Spider and 4 Rivers.
Solitaire Magic HD Images
Did I mention that we provide great support for Solitaire Magic HD? Feel free to contact the 7 Dragons team directly at email@example.com (or leave a comment on this post) and we will answer your questions and take your requests.
We are very proud to announce the release of 3 Hidden Objects Adventures HD by 7 Dragons Inc. This app has been developed for the Kindle Fire 1, Kindle Fire 2, Kindle Fire HD 7″, Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. We are offering this incredible app for the low initial release price of $1.
- Ported over from Nook App Store where it’s rated 4.5 stars on 175 reviews with 100+ 5-star reviews. It was the #1 selling Hidden Objects App there for Christmas and most of January.
- 158 High Definition Hidden Objects Scenes with 3,280+ hidden objects to find. Really beautiful images. Realistic items that are well hidden.
- Optimized for each of the 4 Kindle Fires – Kindle Fire 1, Kindle Fire 2, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. We’ve tested thoroughly on each.
- Three Stories to enjoy - After the Apocalypse, Lost at the Zoo, The Secret Forest. Note: You can also choose ‘Scenes Only’ mode if you just want to do the Hidden Objects Scenes.
- It’s basically 3 Separate Hidden Objects Games in 1. Each with HD scenes and easy usability and an interesting story. You’ll love it.
- Lots of features to make it easy to use – Zoom (pinch and expand with your fingers), Detailed Help in the App, Infinite Hints (Choose this from Settings).
- We incorporated some of the improvement requests. So the Kindle Fire version is even better than the 4.5 stars rated, 100 5-star reviews, Nook version.
Also, if you don’t like it you can just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and get a ‘no questions asked’ refund. Please give it a try. Please Note: That’s also the email in case you run into any issues.
Here are some review snippets:
- As good or better than any pc hidden object game.
- One of the best seek/find games I have ever seen. Awesome graphics. Highly recommend this!
- So many options, fun music and great graphics..this is definitely the most fun and challlenging hidden object game I’ve played yet. I would highly recommend purchasing this!
- I like this better than all other hidden “stuff” apps I’ve played so far. There is so much to this one and it really gives you hrs of simple entertainment. I just bought it on sale for $1.00!! Best $1.00 I’ve spent on nook games yet! Very happy with this app. Finally…. a hidden objects game that I can’t beat in 5min!
- I really liked this game. Graphics are very good. I like that its not too easy. Very well done. Very glad I bought it
- Lots of fun. When it says 3 games, it means 3 different games in one. Love it!
What is 3 Hidden Objects Adventures?
3 Hidden Objects Adventures is a Hidden Objects Game with three original and intriguing stories that are each illustrated with images that have various objects hidden in them. The majority of the images have 15 objects hidden in them and we tried to keep the objects realistic to the scene.
We looked long and hard at the Hidden Objects apps available and wanted to make our app special and something that would interest the entire family. We also put a lot of care into selecting and hiding the objects to make the scenes challenging and interesting.
Each Hidden Object Adventure has three playing options. You can select the options (and use various settings) to meet your current playing needs and interests.
1.Scenes and Story – this is the “full treatment” of the Hidden Object Adventure. Immerse yourself in the Hidden Object Adventure and experience the adventure by reading the store and search for the Hidden Objects. We recommend this option for the first time through each adventure to get the full experience.
2.Scenes Only – this option provides Hidden Object scenes only. The adventure story line is left out.
3.Bonus Scenes – each story has between 5-8 bonus scenes. They might be scenes that were cut from the adventure or have different items hiding in them.
Note: To get the full adventure – make sure you read the Backstory in each adventure before diving into the Scenes & Story.
We hope that you will enjoy the adventures and the Hidden Objects images and play them time and time again. The 5ivedom team has spent literally thousands of hours working on the app, images, stories and design. I have played through these stories countless times myself and still can’t remember where all the objects are and enjoy following the stories and scenes and being drawn into the action. We also hope you enjoy the original music developed by Arjun Kaul. We feel that this music makes each adventure that much more special.
After the Apocalypse
World War III has happened … and it’s worse than anything anyone could have imagined. You head out from Boston Enclave to find your family in Texas. Gather the objects you need to protect yourself and to complete your journey.
In After the Apocalypse you will travel across much of the United States trying to survive against all odds. What will it take to survive? Will you be able to get back with your family?
This is just one of the Hidden Object images in After the Apocalypse. Tap on the Nook screen to find each object and use Hint if you get stuck. Objects are listed in the lower left hand corner.
Lost at the Zoo
Adventurous twins get lost at the zoo and their worried father is challenged to find them. A great way to learn more about various zoo animals, insects, reptiles, and rodents as you follow the twins trail to various animal habitats.
In Lost at the Zoo, a worried father tries to figure out where his twins will go next after he loses track of them at the zoo. This story is particularly good to enjoy with young children as you learn about different animals, birds, rodents, and bugs.
Having trouble finding those last few tricky items? Zoom in and out with simple actions of spreading your fingers apart or pinching them together. Pause the game if you need to step away. Make sure you check out the How to Play and various Help files with the Menu and ? buttons.
The Secret Forest
Your son disappears and you find a path to a Secret Forest in your atttic. A good witch and fairy assist you as you gather objects that will help you reach your son and survive the Secret Forest.
What weapons, potions and items will it take to find your son in the Secret Forest? What creatures will you meet and defeat along the way?
Expand the items list with the “+” sign if you need larger font sizes. Go to the Settings screen to changes options including: Music, Game Sounds, Enable Zoom, Extra Hints, Timer On, 5 Item Mode, No Scene Summary Dialog.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to leave them as comments in this blog post or contact us directly at email@example.com. We love to hear from our users and your input helps us know what to develop next.
I was stalking the Amazon press conference yesterday afternoon in a “closed door meeting” (so our oooh’s and aaaah’s weren’t heard by everyone). You could almost hear a cyberworld oooh and aaah go out when the Kindle Fire HD was announced. And then…..
Kindle Fire HD 8.9″
Then came the announcement that sent even more oooh’s and aaah’s out and made my covetous little heart and brain go pitty pat.
A Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablet would be coming out on November 20th. Just in time for my birthday! (In case my family and friends are reading this).
Not a 10″ tablet (so they can be differentiated from the iPad) but a 9″ tablet (I am not going to keep calling it an 8.9″ tablet). I’ll work up some direct comparisons between the two devices later, but here are the initial specs for the new kid(s) on the block:
Display: 8.9″ HD LCD Technology
Audio: Dolby Audio dual-driver stereo speakers
Connectivity: Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (on base models)
Storage: 16GB or 32GB on device, 32GB or 64GB on 4G device
Dimensions: 9.45″ x 6.5″ x 0.35″
Weight: 20 oz
Processor: Dual-core, 1.5GHz OMAP4470
Battery Life: ??
Interface: 10 point multi-touch (I don’t know what this means – unless I can use all 10 fingers at once).
Here is where Amazon drew a mental standing ovation. Their prices are a steal. And they know it – because all they really want is you to use their devices to buy more stuff in their store and it is worth it to them.
I’m sure you are thinking – Wow! That is cheap! I’m sure they will rip me off for the wireless. But no – they are offering wireless for 250 MB a month for 12 months with a one-time payment of $49.99 – no monthly payments.
While 4G is not available everywhere, this does appear to be a decent wireless plan and will allow us all to connect with the Amazon store and order even more items.
I hope you are all excited to see what reviews are like on these new devices. I know I am.
Keep checking back and I’ll provide more details as I find them.
One of the most expected and most talked about changes that actually got announced at the Amazon press conference on September 6, 2012 was to the Kindle Fire family. Here are some of the initial details:
Kindle Fire (?2?)
First we hear that the original Kindle Fire will be no more. Yay! Take away the clunky look and that stupid power button on the bottom that is such a pain. But wait! That is wrong. The Kindle Fire will be coming back. Only it is not the same Kindle Fire. Hmmmm. On September 14 a new basic Kindle Fire will be released. It will be available for $159 and offer many of the feature that the previous Kindle Fire offered.
No word on the button. If they keep the button – I’ll probably write them out of my will.
As advertised by Amazon, this new Kindle Fire is “All new – 40% faster performance, twice the memory, longer battery life”. All new – I doubt it. It doesn’t look that different. 40% faster performance will be great. Twice the memory – I think this is deceptive advertising because my current Kindle Fire shows 5.37 GB of Internal Storage available and the new Kindle Fire advertises 8 GB of memory, with about 5.5 GB available for user content. Since the memory didn’t suddenly go from 4 GB to 8 GB – either my math is faulty or Amazon’s is (my guess is it is not me). Longer battery life – this can be advertised if it is even one second longer.
Still – $159 for the Kindle Fire is a good price, especially if they made improvements (unfortunately – it doesn’t appear the carousel went away either).
What is new and interesting? Kindle Free Time parental controls (more on this in another post), Whispersync for voice/movies/books/games (this got my attention and will be mentioned more in another post too), Immersion Reading (just assume all of these wil have another post), Xray for books/movies, new email app, better Facebook integration.
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HD really got my attention. I’m thinking this is the Kindle Fire 2 that we were all anticipating. A new version of Kindle Fire 7″ tablet with all the beauty of an HD device. Also available on September 14th (I will be going into hiding that weekend with my new Kindle Fire HD), Kindle Fire HD has a reasonable initial price of $199 for a 16 GB version and 32 GB for a 32 GB version. I think my Google Nexus 7 16GB was $125 – so this is a very good and competitive deal for a 7″ tablet with 16 GB of memory.
I’ll be posting much more information when I have one in my grubby little hands – but here are some of the specs to make your mouth water….
Display: 7″ HD LCD Technology
Resolution: 1280x800p HD
Audio: Dolby Audio dual-driver stereo speakers
Connectivity: Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Storage: 16GB or 32GB on device
Weight: 13.9 oz
Processor: Dual-core, 1.2GHz OMAP4460
Battery Life: 11 hours of continuous use
Interface: 10 point multi-touch (I don’t know what this means – unless I can use all 10 fingers at once).
Lighter than the Kindle Fire, but larger in size – 7.6″ x 5.4″ for Kindle Fire HD vs 7.44″ x 4.72″ for Kindle Fire.
I still have a lot of digging to do – but the screen looked beautiful and responsive. This is definitely an improvement over the original Kindle Fire and probably more of what Amazon had originally intended the KF to be before they released a beta device.
Even more exciting to me – this new device appears to have actual, well designed buttons on the side and not a big, annoying button on the bottom.
Stay tuned tomorrow for details on the new crown prince of the Kindle Fire family.
Exciting day in the Kindle world with the announcements of new e-readers and new Kindle Fire versions. The next few posts will cover some of the initial information that has been announced.
Kindle Paperwhite is the new kid on the block of kindle e-readers. When Barnes & Noble announced the Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light earlier in 2012, it was only a matter of time before Amazon sat down at the poker game and either raised the bid or folded. My guess was that they were going to stay competitive and hopefully, for them, the Kindle Paperwhite will be the answer.
The Kindle Paperwhite is replacing the Kindle Touch. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. When I got my Kindle Touch last year, I thought it was the worst Kindle ever created and a major step backward (even more than the Kindle that was released right before it). No buttons, much slower in some aspects, and very few apps being ported over to it. I was hoping they would update the Kindle at least with a backlight, but the gurus at Amazon obviously didn’t want my opinion.
I do admit that I am very interested in a Kindle with a backlight. I think e-ink is far superior in many circumstances to carrying a heavier tablet around and the ability to read in low or no light has its appeals. I’ll probably break down and add one to my collection.
What looks interesting about the Kindle Paperwhite? Here is some basic information:
Price: $119 for the basic model with special offers, $139 for the basic model without special offers. $179 for the 3G model with special offers, $199 for the 3G model without special offers.
Screen size: 6″ – same as Kindle and Kindle Touch
Display Technology: Paperwhite Built-in light (as opposed to e-ink pearl for Kindle and Kindle Touch)
Resolution: 212 PPI (167 PPI on other Kindles)
Audio: No speakers – so don’t count on Text To Speech either
Storage: 2 GB on the device plus Amazon Cloud storage
Weight: 7.5 oz / 7.8 oz (3G)
Battery Life: up to 8 weeks with WiFi off. (4 weeks with WiFi off for the Kindle and 8 weeks with Wifi off for the Kindle Touch). They made this sound like such a big thing – but you can see we already had the 8 weeks on past models. It is neat that the extra light doesn’t appear to drain the battery more.
<——–Things not mentioned but that should be considered———->
Charging – Amazon likes to announce that you don’t need a computer at all when you have a Kindle. Everything can be downloaded wirelessly. They do forget to mention that the newer Kindles actually need to be plugged into a USB port (I guess some people have these in their cars) and most people will need to either buy the additional power adapter or plug it into a computer to charge.
Apps – the Kindle store at Amazon does not seem to think much in advance about apps. They don’t really let developers know if an app will work on a new device until the new device is released (we learned this the hard way). They are no longer requiring all apps work on all e-readers since late 2011. Only a small percentage of apps that work on the earlier Kindle e-readers work on the Kindle Touch. This is a replacement for the Kindle Touch. However, that doesn’t mean that any Kindle Touch apps will work on the Kindle Paperwhite (which might make it a Kindle Paperweight for app lovers). If apps are important, you might want to hold off making a decision on this device.
Who will the Kindle Paperwhite be great for? Lovers of Kindle e-readers that read a lot and those who no longer want to hook a portable light on their Kindle e-reader. This should be a very good addition to the Kindle e-reader fold.
To keep competition strong, Amazon has reduced the price of the Kindle (with 5 way controller) from $79 to $69. Already one of the lowest priced e-readers on the market, this makes it even more of a deal. More affordable for people who want a solid and simple e-reader in their hands. Great price to risk on a child that loves reading but might be rough on a device.
Well played game on the e-reader front. I think I’ll award Amazon a 3 point shot for this portion of the press conference.
Recently Released Kindle Game Apps
All game apps are available for all Kindle e-readers with Active Content ability unless stated otherwise. This includes: Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle DX and Kindle 2nd Generation.
<——————– 99¢ Game Apps——————–>
Angry Lines by JoyBits Price: 99¢. File Size: 589 KB. Can you clear the screen of Birds before they fill the field? Angry Lines offers extremely simple basic gameplay with increasingly challenging strategy.
Jewel Storm by Applications Innovations Price: 99¢. File Size: 158 KB. Jewel Storm is a fast paced matching game where you score the highest points possible by swapping jewels to make matches. If you enjoy fast paced puzzle games that require strategy in making powerful combos, you’re sure to enjoy Jewel Storm.
Picture Cross Summer Games by puzzle.tv Price: 99¢. File Size: 759 KB. Picture Cross Summer Games is a puzzle game where you use logic to reveal a picture. If you love sports and love logic puzzles, you’ll love Picture Cross Summer Games.
Connect 6 by DQ Team Price: 99¢. File Size: 217 KB. Connect 6 is a two player game similar to Gomoku (also known as Connect 5). If you like exercising your abstract logic and attentiveness skills playing Go like games this is the game for you!
<——————– $1.99 Game Apps——————–>
Loteria by Flying Tiger Entertainment Price: $1.99. File Size: 439 KB. Loteria is an exciting game of Latin Bingo using pictures and words, instead of just letters and numbers. Learn Spanish and Portuguese and keep your memory fresh with this fun word association game that’s great for all ages!
*Note: Not available for Kindle Touch devices.
<——————– $3.99 Game Apps——————–>
Monopoly by Electronic Arts Inc Price: $3.99. File Size: 1.2 MB. You can play against your Kindle or with a combination of up to 3 friends with Pass N Play multiplayer. Choose between 3 different difficulty levels for your opponents: Easy, Medium, and Hard. You can even customize your house rules to change how Free Parking, Taxes, Get Out of Jail and other rules work within your game. eaturing all the classic properties like Park Place and Boardwalk, you can buy, sell, and build houses and hotels all around the MONOPOLY board.
*Note: This not a new app. This is Version 1.2 and contains the following updates: – Updated Build – addressing prior feedback