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WordZap Computer Game

Updated on June 10, 2016

WordZap is a game where you can construct words from the selected letters on the panel. If you have always been interested in playing word games, then WordZap is the game for you. You'll have a choice of playing offline and playing online. When you play offline, your opponent is the WordZap system (i.e., your computer). When you play online, you can have real opponents (i.e., your friends). So, whether you are a solitary person who loves playing alone or a sociable person who loves playing with friends, you can still choose to play WordZap.

Rules of the Game

Classic WordZap

As a player, you have to construct 7 unique words first. You can construct a minimum of 3 letter words and a maximum of 5 letter words. Your opponent is the computer. You have to be fast in choosing the letters and creating words. The words will be zapped when you and the computer use the same words. There are two categories in the game; the EasyZap and the WordZap.

In EasyZap, there are 8 letters to choose from the panel. You’ll have to put those letters onto the tiles to create words. You can choose the letters randomly. To end a word, press the end button or double click your mouse at the end of the letter. If you finish first, you win.

EasyZap screenshot
EasyZap screenshot

In WordZap, there are 15 letters to choose from the panel.  Random selection is only accepted on the first letter of your choice.  You’ll have to choose the next letter only beside or below the first letter you have chosen.  And all the consecutive letters you choose should only be beside or below the last letter you chose.  To end a word, press the end button or double click your mouse at the end of the letter.  If you finish first, you win.

 

WordZap screenshot
WordZap screenshot

WordZap Deluxe

In this version of the game, you can play the EasyZap and WordZap. You’ll have an additional game with MatchZap. In MatchZap, you can play online with your friends or with the WordZap community.

Add-ons for WordZap Deluxe

You will have access to WordWeb. This is a free dictionary program where word definitions will be displayed. You can get synonyms and antonyms of a word. Only registered users of WordZap will have access to this package. You will get full length definitions of any word. When you or the computer makes an obscure word, an instant definition of the word is displayed.

Foreign Word List

You will have a choice of 8 foreign languages to add on your wordzap game. The 8 foreign languages you can add are French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Portuguese. You can use a minimum of 3 letter words and a maximum of 7 letter words.

Other Add-ons to the Game

  1. You can chat with your friends or make new friends while you play.
  2. You can choose three different ‘motifs’ or background design for your game.
  3. If you like to play on a team, you can join the wordzap league. It is possible for a player to play in wordzap tournaments and win prizes.
  4. You can look up definitions translated into other languages.
  5. You can kill your human opponent with ‘sudden death’ option. In this option, you need to use just one 7 letter word.
  6. This is a great game to help improve your vocabulary and spelling. And learn the translations in other languages.

Word Games

Word games are fun to play with, whether its crossword puzzle, scrabble, or other word games. They can be amusing, fun, and even help improve your vocabulary. The rules of each game might be different from one another, but a few things they have in common, they are all fun to play along with and help sharpen your brain in terms of vocabulary and spelling.

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    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      6 years ago

      Hi, thanks for sharing. I agree, it is good for learning and improving the english vocabulary. Best of luck on your teaching. :)

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      Indonesian English Teacher 

      6 years ago

      Thanks to the technology

      Thanks to Michael F. C. Crick who invent this games

      I use this as an English learning media, in enhancing the student's vocabularies and words recognition.

      We still use the free download for now, but I pursue them to use a full version now.

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      6 years ago

      Thanks, Raveeha. :)

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      Raveeha 

      6 years ago

      it is very superb game i have seen before.

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      7 years ago

      Go ahead and play, Vedika. :)

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      vedika 

      7 years ago

      want to play

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      7 years ago

      Hi Ushna, thanks for sharing. You can always redownload. :)

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      ushna 

      7 years ago

      last time i played this game 3 years before. But unfortunately it was deleted from computer. i love this game.

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      8 years ago

      Hi Jack, glad to read that people online really enjoy this game. If you have a problem with this game, maybe it's your computer. It may have caught a virus. Try downloading AVG free version and scan your computer with it to correct problems.

      Thanks for coming by and I hope you get back to this game asap. Good luck. :)

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      Jack Murray 

      8 years ago

      The Game of WordZap keeps the mind thinking a I do love to play it sometimes all night. I am 61 years young. However, I have either broke the game or something Strange is going on with my version. Seems the letters become blackout some times. Thus making my version worthless. Sure would like to get a new version an play the game again.

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      9 years ago

      Hi Katyzzz, thanks. But I used to play chessmaster, it was a free version. There was no lowest level. It was only a one level and it was difficult to win that game.

      Sorry to hear about your friend. I know life is oftentimes sad but we still have to go on. Having these games can help lighten the burden we have.

      Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this game. It's not hard to download this so I'm assuming you'd get a copy. :)

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      katyzzz 

      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beats me, great post, I play computer chess, try going to the lowest level, you may find you win more games, then gradually build up. I have had several "chess" real life friends, unfortunately they have all passed on, one especially very prematurely, life can be so sad at times, but these games do put a sparkle on things.

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      9 years ago

      Hi Cgull, I'm sure you'll enjoy this game. But after awhile, this game might feel very easy if you are really good at constructing words. I'm not sure if it'll bore you by then. Anyway, you can always upgrade to the paid version so you can play against human opponent online.

      No, I don't play scrabble in facebook. My connection is quite slow so I can't play online games. I always stick to offline games. :)

    • cgull8m profile image

      cgull8m 

      9 years ago from North Carolina

      I love word games, I will definitely try this out. Do you play Scrabble in Facebook? They used to have Scrabulous now it has a different name. :)

    • BeatsMe profile imageAUTHOR

      BeatsMe 

      9 years ago

      Hello, Quicksand. I know what you mean. I used to play chess against the computer and I've only won about 3 times in my history of chess gaming against computer opponent. I got tired of it eventually. No use playing and playing and only win occasionally.

      If you like the idea of winning over computer opponent, then you'll really love wordzap. You'd have at least a 50-50 chance of winning against your computer.

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      quicksand 

      9 years ago

      oops sorry! I meant to say "it was chess" or "it was a game of chess" ... fortunately I came back to check

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      quicksand 

      9 years ago

      The last time I played a game on the computer was around 10 years ago. Started after dinner and went on till dawn. It was a chess. I actually beat the computer!

      Later my sister suggested that the system is programed to lose occasionally! Probably she was right!

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