ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bookworm Adventures review

Updated on May 18, 2010

This is a downloadable computer game made by Popcap. It's a deluxe edition based on their original online game. In that one you made words out of a set of letters on the screen, much like scrabble and boggle. This version sets you in a story with the same gameplay objective but with a twist. Every word you make is used as an attack done by Lex on a mythical monster or storybook villain. Unlike most of Popcap's stuff you can play for free online, you have to buy Bookworm Adventures. Is it worth the $20?

(Note: There are many sites online where you can find it cheaper than the official webpage. Some for example have the game available with "club credits". You could sign up to buy games every month at a very discounted price.)

Screenshot of Bookworm Adventures game.
Screenshot of Bookworm Adventures game.

What I loved about the game:

  • The graphics in Bookworm Adventures are very cute and don't disappoint. Each individual monster has their own animated sequence of actions.
  • The minigames, while short and simple, were still fun.
  • There were enough rewards for making large words that I was never tempted to pull out the basics like "sea", "tea" and such. This includes bonuses for using specific letters. All of your best words for the stage are remembered for a high score list.
  • You can choose from a variety of power-up items at the start of every level to bring with you. The second edition of the game has friendly companions too.

The negative part of my Bookworm Adventures review:

  • The later stages of the game are much different than the first chapter of challenges. Enemies get the abilities to stun your character, and take far more words to defeat. I guess it's the same type of progression as any other game. There's one major difference in Bookworm though: Lex doesn't gain much power to offset the rising challenge.
  • It can get quite frustrating when you're faced with a difficult opponent and there aren't any good words to use. This is doubly so when that adventure's missions use negative effects like locked tiles or plagued letters on you.
  • Not a lot of replay value. You have to start again from the beginning. There were quite a few levels I enjoyed and would've liked to try again for fun.

While it had some frustrating moments, I had a lot of fun playing as Lex and would buy the game again. I'm looking forward to trying the next downloadable games from Popcap. What did you think of the series? There's a guestbook for this Bookworm Adventures review below.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)