Note: this game was re-reviewed about 372 days later: “Tiles With Buddies” inadvertent re-review.
“Tiles With Buddies” is a Scrabble-inspired game that does just enough to differentiate itself from its inspiration to be worth consideration. With global scoreboards, online play for up to 10 players, and a new game made called “Rush” for those who are tired of playing with people who take too long gazing at their tiles, this is not the same-old, same-old, which is nice. There’s offline multiplayer here too, and the whole package costs a mere 80 Microsoft Points. Well worth it for a competent word game that does a few things I haven’t seen before.
Here’s what the developer (Gazido Gaming) has to say about the game:
“Your favorite word game has now arrived on the Xbox! This overhauled classic now includes: TWO different game modes, GLOBAL high scores, in depth stat comparison with EVERY player you’ve EVER played, and TEN player ONLINE! Do you accept the challenge?”