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on January 18 at
The pain and heartbreak of potentially losing Scrabulous has lessened, now that I’ve found Word Sandwich.
Word Sammich needs a better dictionary. It didn't recognize 3 of the 8 five-letter words I guessed, even though they WERE actual words (haint, e.g.).
I like babble (playbabble.com).
I was personally bored w/ it. Sorry.
This is making me feel really stupid. I don't understand it, and there is no help or rules section...
Callie--by "high" and "low" they actually just mean "in alphabetic order." It confused me too at first.
@4 thanks, that helps, but I still don't even know what the objective is. Type a bunch of five letter words until you maybe guess the one the game wants you to type? WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS?
agreed. frustrating and dumb.
Even if you know the rules it's still kind of a dumb game. You just binary search the dictionary. Knowing some obscure 5 letter words is the only real challenge to this game.
Best way to score low is to take the dictionary and pick a word you think represents the "median" alphabetical word. Since you get a high/low answer, you can effectively divide your word list in half with each guess. Once you get the result, take your new word list and repeat picking a median word.
For example, you guess "month" (m is the 13th letter, so its about halfway). If its too low, then your new word list is anything between month and z****. Otherwise, its between a**** and month. Divide that in half and guess the new median. Repeat ad nauseum.
Like I said, the only hard part once you've narrowed it down sufficiently is guessing some obscure word.
Math/CS geeks will note that the average number of guesses this requires is going to be the base 2 logarithm of the dictionary length. Fun!
That means even a score of 10 guesses is quite good, since best case scenario 10 guesses could only crack a dictionary with 1024 words in it.
Er, that should say worst case scenario. 10 guesses can *always* crack a 1024 word dictionary.
Why do i keep getting invites to play these games on Facebook? I mean, I'd rather play global thermonuclear Risk ... or ...
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