I rang my mother the other day, and she was screaming. “I lost so many points on Tangleword today, I am so rusty!” Yes, my mother is addicted to Tangleword, a competitive version of Boggle, where you challenge other addicted Tangleword players online.
And while you may think this is sad, what is even sadder is that my family has learned to talk to my mother in the one-minute intervals between every two-minute Tangleword round.
Tangleword is just one game of about 50 provided on playsite.com. I must admit,I also enjoy the occasional game, but have found that every time I enter this site, my computer becomes infected with a cocktail of ad and spyware.
After cleaning my computer several times, out of frustration I decided that I was better off just purchasing Scrabble.
I mentioned it to mother – the expert at online word games – and she said that before I handed over the cash at the store I should look on the internet for a better solution and, as they say, mother always knows best.
I came across gameblast.com, currently supplying addicts with a variety of games from Scrabble to Lemonade Tycoon.
The website offers users two options, the first of which is to purchase a game for $US20 ($A25) after the complimentary 60-minute trial period, and the second is a three-month subscription for the same price.
The subscription service works just like the purchasing option, but offers access to more than 100 games – from SpongeBob pinball to boulder dash and, yes, Boggle.
On the downside, after three months you must pay for another subscription or give up the games cold turkey.
Another aspect of the subscription-based service is that in order to open the game, you need to be connected to the internet, which is not the case if you purchase the product.
While I always hesitate to purchase just one game, I am more than happy to purchase the equivalent of a video-game library card – I know that if I tire of one game, I don’t have to fork out more money to play another. Visit here http://www.cookieclickerhackx.com/ for more information.
The offer to remove the banner advertisement has never been an inducement to part with cash for me, but the prospect of being able to play without worrying about ad or spyware is almost too good to be true.
I must confess that I, too, have become a little addicted to online games. So much so that my wife recently sent me an email, adapted from the famous 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, provided by On-Line Gamers Anonymous, a self-help group dedicated to helping those addicted to online games. (olganon.org). But I must stop writing now, I feel an urgent need to beat the computer at Boggle again.