Words of Wonders: Crossword to Connect Vocabulary

-1.22
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.75

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 0 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

Google Play:  (4.59) with 1,969,829 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 16, 2022
They're the same rewards every day, which are used to get random presents that normally contain gems, rockets or hint tokens. No Sapphires. Rewards max out at 160, after that they convert into gems.
Advertisements reported on Oct 16, 2022
The only time the ads have felt intrusive was when I was unable to skip them. This happens rarely, and usually by the 2nd time I see the same ad it has a skip option.
Premium Currency reported on Oct 16, 2022
Sapphires are the premium currency, but are not required to actually play the game in general. I started with I think 20 and still have 15 left after playing for several months.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Oct 16, 2022
I think you get gems for inviting friends but I never bothered doing it because gems are easy enough to get just by playing occasionally lol
Artificial Scarcity reported on Oct 16, 2022
I guess a daily popup saying "x event is happening!!" with a timer counts for this, but I've never personally felt pressured.
Pay to Skip reported on Oct 16, 2022
None of the following are REQUIRED to play the game, but the option to purchase is still there with typical "buy more, spend less" patterns present including bundles for currencies and in-game boosts.
Accidental Purchases reported on Oct 16, 2022
There was a point where the game would pop up with a "Log in with Google Play" window, but I just ignored it due to not wanting it tied to my Google Account and now it doesn't ask anymore. Not sure if it has anything to do with the monetary purchases but it sure felt like it.
Recurring Fee reported on Oct 16, 2022
WoW club. No point buying into it. It's $4.99 CAD/week with negligible gem/rocket bonuses (that you can get by just playing the game in general) versus just spending $7.49 CAD once to remove ads and carry on.
Variable Rewards reported on Oct 16, 2022
The butterflies and other daily challenges feel like they could fall into this category, seeing as you get Gems as well as "free letters" for accomplishing them, but it's hardly intrusive to me personally.
Anchoring Tricks reported on Oct 16, 2022
Technically in the cash shop it does this, but it has yet to try to bully me into actually buying anything, "cheap" or otherwise.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Welcome to Words of Wonders! In this fantastic crossword game, you will improve your vocabulary and spelling skills at the same time you travel around the world discovering the hidden secrets of the 7 wonders and also incredible cities.

In WOW you will start with few letters as an unique clue, you will have to test your brain to write and create new words from scratch and connect all of them to get the final crossword solution. Will you master this vocabulary game? Sometimes you will have the solution clear in your head, but sometimes you will have to guess the solution as there won't be more words to connect. This game is a perfect entertainment tool to improve and develop your searching, writing, and solving problem skills.

Puzzle by puzzle you will travel around the world while solving every crossword and every challenge that may arise. Connect letters to get the final solution and travel to a new country! Is there any better than discovering the world while learning new words and improving your vocabulary?

What strategy will you use? To solve the puzzle at a first sight by guessing or maybe by finding one word at a time? What will be the next city to quit from your bucket list? In this amazing crossword game, you will visit all of them!

TEST YOUR VOCABULARY

How many words do you actually know? Your alphabet may be more limited than you think...or maybe not! These puzzles are challenging and will test how broad your vocabulary is, how you combine different options, and if you can search well enough to solve the jigsaw.

FIND THE HIDDEN SECRETS

This crossword game will merge the needed skills you need to solve every riddle. You will need to master the vocabulary to go to the next levels. There are extra words to find on each level if you want to make a puzzle more challenging.

DISCOVER NEW PLACES

Join the quest and enjoy your trip around the world to visit the seven wonders! Connect them with your knowledge and you will have advanced a lot. Each monument is unique and has a different letter to guess. You will learn new vocabulary but also you are learning about how wonderful the earth is at the same time! Will you be able to create a hidden sentence?

BECOME A MASTER

Words Of Wonders (WOW) will test your vocabulary as you discover the wonders filled with challenging levels. Begin your journey with the first wonder and climb your way up to reach the top. Each wonder and level will get progressively harder and will be unique, thanks to the games rich database. Connect the letters without lifting your finger, find the hidden words on the board!

MULTIPLAYER GAME

Increase the fun by playing with your friends. Build a strong team up to 4 players to find all the words or compete with your friends on every board. The simple interface will allow you to start the multiplayer game within a second. Simply, join a friend who is already playing.

Enjoy the simple and beautiful game design and also the wide variety of levels and puzzles that will give you more fun during the play!

Words Of Wonders (WOW) is a challenging word game from the makers of Wordz. Let the adventure begin!