Shuffled Row Review – Review Introduction
This is a review of Shuffled Row – a word game for Kindle by Amazon Digital Services. It is available for free in the Amazon store and was released in August 2010 with version 1.1 released in November 2010. It is rated 4 stars on 140 customer reviews.
Available on the following Kindle versions as of 10/4/2011: Kindle 4, Kindle Keyboard (formerly Kindle 3), Kindle DX, Kindle 2nd Generation.
Shuffled Row Review – Main Takeaways
Shuffled Row is a word game that is a variation on Scrabble – and it holds a fond place in my heart because Shuffled Row and Every Word were my first two games on my original Kindle and I loved having them available (and for free!).
60 tiles are slowly placed on the game board. Once the row of nine letters is full, letters on the left side start disappearing, and if you don’t use them – you lose them.
Words must be a minimum of 2 letters long, but can be up to nine letters long and longer words have multipliers added to them. Letters can by either typed or keyed in using the 5-way. The space key allows you to force letters to appear if you are bored waiting for new letters.
Words that you have entered in the current game are displayed at the bottom along with the point values or comments (if the word is not allowed or you don’t use a letter). There is some strategy involved – especially near the end of the round.
If you haven’t played before – make sure you check out the tutorial.
My biggest gripe with the game is that sometimes when I am spelling fast, I hit the wrong key and then lose all the letters to a word. I find that frustrating.
Shuffled Row Review – Conclusion and Overall Rating
I would give my Shuffled Row game review 4 stars. While I prefer Every Word and Every Word: Crossing in the free word game options, I highly recommend giving this a try. It is free, it is fun, and it has hung in there over time.