Word Trip is a word search puzzle game that takes the player on a visual tour around the world. The game has a wheel of letters and the player creates words by clicking on the first letter and dragging their finger to the additional letters on the wheel to complete the word. The words to complete the puzzle are pre-determined, but players can also find additional words that get added to their “backpack” which earns them extra wisdom points and coins. Some of the levels feature more difficult words that have coins attached to them. For finding this word, the player automatically earns coins which go into their inventory.
Upon completion of the puzzle, the player earns Wisdom points which helps them level up and move to another geographic area on the map. The player can also earn coins by moving up through the levels; these coins can be used to purchase hints for when the player is stuck on a particular word.
Each player also has access to a profile which keeps track of all the additional statistics like additional words in their backpack, how many words overall they have discovered, etc.
Word Trip is now available for free on Android and iOS.
Each puzzle in Word Trip features a wheel with different letters. And each puzzle has different words that need to be located by combining letters on the wheel. The player needs to be flexible to be able to see the different combinations they need to create to finish the puzzle. If they want to earn additional points, they also need to be able to create words that are not part of the list required to finish the puzzle. For players who struggle with flexibility, they may find it difficult to find all of the words they need to complete the puzzle, causing them to rely on hints or other special bonus moves provided in the game. To practice flexibility, players should take their time with each puzzle and try starting with one letter at a time, determining what combinations they can make that start with that particular letter. Then when they are comfortable with their strategy, they can move on to harder puzzles.
Planning: Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.
Word Trip allows for a certain amount of hints that the player can use when they are feeling stuck. Coins can also be earned which the player can use to purchase additional hints and strategic power ups. Because these are a limited resource, players need to plan to use them only when they are truly stuck and cannot solve a puzzle. For players who struggle to think ahead about how best to use resources, they may find themselves out of money or hints when they reach a higher level of difficulty in puzzles. For these players, earning as many hints and coins as possible in the early levels and saving them for later is a good strategy and will help them practice their planning skills.
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