If you’re into finding new words or playing around with your vocabulary, you’re in luck since Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey has finally made its way onto Steam. Mixing Scrabble with an RPG, it promises to be educational while also providing good, monster-killing fun.
For those who didn’t catch me talking about it last time, you spell words using a random allotment of tiles, and the complexity of those words is what causes damage to your enemies. Certain tiles have properties that have varied effects in battles on top of damage, and the game also has a generous system that will tell you when you’ve spelled a word while just messing around. There’s no putting letters together and hoping for the best when you’re unsure on a word, as the game will tell you when you’ve cobbled together a proper word. It also lets you know the meaning of the word, making it educational as well as a word-lover’s dream.
The cute character and monster models might leave you thinking it’s more for children, but a child couldn’t hope to survive for long in the late stages of the game when you have to bandy around words like disestablishment or onomatopoeia. Kids can play and gain something from it all the same, but don’t count this game out for interested adults. There’s still lots to do, and with varied equipment and weapons to buy, it has a lot to offer adults with a few minutes to spare. Don’t take my word for it, either. Just try out the free demo and see if you can put it down.