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Solve a Puzzle Or Two: Word Puzzles By POWGI Will Arrive Soon on 3DS

My father and I love word puzzle games. One of the best developers of word games on the 3DS (and Wii U) is Lightwood Games. I’ve enjoyed their other games for the systems and they have another one coming soon. The new game is called Word Puzzles By POWGI. Let me tell you about it.


Word Puzzles by POWGI for Nintendo 3DS

Word Puzzles by POWGI will be coming to the 3DS (and Wii U) eshops on February 11th in North America. The game is already out in Europe. Word Puzzles features more than just one type of word puzzle game and various categories in each game! If that was all there was to the game, I’d be pretty excited, but Lightwood Games is including something extra cool and interesting with Word Puzzles by POWGI.


You can use amiibo in this game. And its not just the amiibo figures that you can use, you can also use the amiibo cards! The figures and the cards will create custom puzzles for you to solve. Check out the above video to get a look at this unique feature. There have not been too many indies that have used amiibo yet. Lightwood Games is going where few indies have gone before. I really can’t wait to see how the game turns out.


Want some more information about the game? Here’s the press release for Word Puzzles by POWGI straight from Lightwood Games:

” Lightwood Games brings new word puzzle game – in fact, six of them! – to Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii U™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 29th January, 2016 Stoke-on-Trent, UK –

Lightwood Games is excited to announce that “Word Puzzles by POWGI” is now available on the Nintendo eShop for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Users who buy the game on one platform can also download it for free on another with the same Nintendo Network ID.

The game is a compendium of six different pen-and-paper style word puzzles which are solved using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Featuring hundreds of expertly hand-crafted word puzzles, and with a firm focus on the content, it’s a no-fluff puzzle variety pack that’s ready to play whenever you are. As well as solving the included puzzle content, players can unlock special, custom content by touching an amiibo™. Each figure generates a unique personalised puzzle containing its nickname. The puzzles included are:

• Word Maze – Like a wiggly word search! Find the words and solve the maze!

• Mixups – A fiendishly difficult anagram puzzle with three words all jumbled together!

• One Word – The word search puzzle where there’s only one word to find!

• Flowers – Plant pairs of letters around the flower to grow six words with a common middle!

• Circles – Three overlapping circles hide three connected words. Find the missing letter to unscramble them all!

• Crossovers – Crossword puzzles with only one letter missing, which come together to solve a clue!

Word Games are Lightwood’s speciality. It is the developer behind Word Party, a series of competitive word puzzle mini-games, for Wii U™, which was released in November. The firm has also worked on a number of other titles in collaboration with POWGI, and several mobile apps. Word Search by POWGI was released on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in April 2015. Word Search Party has been downloaded nearly two million times on iPhone and iPad. POWGI – Puzzle On Word Games, Inc – is a puzzle content publisher based in Las Vegas, Nevada. More examples of the puzzle types included in this game can be found at

Word Puzzles by POWGI is now available on the Nintendo eShop in Europe priced €9.99 / £7.99 and in Australia priced $11.49. A North American release will follow on February 11th, priced $9.99 in the USA and $12.99 in Canada.

A free downloadable demo is planned for the near future.  “

What do you think of Word Puzzles by POWGI? Will you buy it?


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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