Word games come in many forms, and yet there still seems to be a surprising number of unique new releases. Hexiled is another new twist on a word game that provides a grid of letters with an open section at the center. Your goal is to form words to make your way from the center to the outside of the grid, and escape with the time limit. It’s a fast paced twist where every word that you form needs to have at least one letter touching the open space. You can form words around the opening, start from the opening, or end at the opening, so there are numerous choices, but the letter grid can be overwhelming.
The main game mode is Escape, where you try to reach the edge as quick as possible, and you can move outwards in any direction. Each letter is a hexagon, hence the name of the game, and it allows for multiple potential connecting letters. You drag your finger to form words and it all comes down to how quick you can identify words in the letter grid. The game offers up a limited amount of time, and adjusts that time limit after every game to either reduce, or increase time based on your performance. Hexiled becomes more difficult as you get better at the game, and it makes each round an intense challenge with the time limit that responds to you.
After the end of each round, you get average word length, as well as a full list of every word you made with accompanying definitions. The Escape mode is free, and for a single $1.99 in-app purchase you unlock Survive, and Explore mode. The Survival mode is a definite stand out as you start with just 30 seconds, and each new word adds time to the clock. The Explore mode is an un-timed word search challenge that lets you get a better feel for all of the words hidden in the letter grid. All of it combines for a remarkable word game that will thoroughly challenge your vocabulary, while enticing you to keep coming back with the scaling difficulty.
Hexiled (Free, Universal) is an action packed word game that is well worth picking up for a rewarding challenge.