A new version with a 5x5 grid of letters for the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 plus and more cool changes for all devices!
Choose a Language
To start, tap on a language that you want to play.
Bubbles will rise with hidden letters.
Tap the start button and the letters show up and the 3 minute timer will start to count down.
When you see letters that can form a word, touch on the starting letter and hold.
Then slide your finger to the next letters in order until all the letters of the word have been selected.
Once you have the entire word selected, lift your finger to create the word.
You must use at least 3 letter bubbles to create a word.
If you select less than 3 letters, those letters will just disappear.
If you correctly create a word in the language you are playing, the word will bubble up to the top.
The letter bubbles used will disappear.
The score for the word will appear under the word in the word bubble.
If you create a word bubble that has already been created, the existing word bubble will wiggle and the score of the word you just created will be added to it. A count of how many times you found the words will show above the word in the word bubbles.
If the letter bubbles you selected do not form a word in the language you are playing, then the letter bubbles will glow red, pop and disappear.
When letter bubbles are used, the other letters will rise from the bottom to fill in their spots.
Total Score and Word Count
The goal is to get as high a score as possible in the 3 minutes of game play.
The Language Bubble displays the language being played as well as a count of the words created (above the language).
The total score for all the words created will display on the bottom.
Each letter bubble has a number in the upper right with the point value for that letter.
A word bubble's score is the total of all the points from the letters used to create the word.
Sometimes, copper and gold letter will show up in the letter bubbles.
A COPPER colored letter will DOUBLE all of the letter points when used to create a word.
A GOLD colored letter will TRIPPLE all of the letter points when used to create a word.
Many GOLD and COPPER letters can be used to create a word and the bonuses will multiply together.
This could allow for very high word scores.
You can stop at any time by tapping the stop button.
You will be alerted to be sure you want to stop and reset.
If you get a call or move to another app, the timer will stop.
When you go back to Around the Word, you will be able to resume by tapping GO (which will restart the timer).
Settings: Sound FX and Music - ON/OFF
At any time during play, you can control whether or not to play sound effects and background music.
Just tap on the settings button and then tap on the sound buttons to toggle on/off.
The sound settings are saved.
End of Game
When the 3 minutes are over, the bubble letters disapper and the word bubbles will drop to the center of the screen.
You will see your final score in the larger language bubble.
You can then share those results with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter.
You can start back at the beginning by tapping the green recycle button.
The highest word count and highest score is stored for each language.
You will see your the stats for each language right in the language bubbles on the start screen.
You can then share all your game stats with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter.
You can reset the stats on each language with a TAP and HOLD gesutre (for a couple seconds).
An alert will come up to be sure you want to reset the stats for that language.
In App Purchase
This game will show an ad before the start of each game.
To avoid seeing ads, you can tap on the 'No Ads' button on the bottom left of the start screen to purchase the 'no ads' feature.
When purchased, you will no longer be shown ads.
Around the Word
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A new version with a 5x5 grid of letters for the iPhone6.
A new version with a 5x5 grid of letters for the iPhone6 Plus.