Seven New Games for the Kindle
Several new Kindle Games have been added to the Kindle Store in recent weeks. Most cost $1.99 to $3.99, but this first one is free. Here are the product descriptions from Amazon:
Blackjack (A Free Game for Kindle) by Amazon Digital Services
4.5 stars, 13 reviews
Blackjack – one of the most popular casino card games of all time is now available on Kindle.
The Kindle version features all of the most common aspects of the game including splits, double down, surrender and insurance, as well as multiple options for customization that allow you to play the style of Blackjack that you want to play. For example, you can configure the game to match specific structures like ‘Dealer must hit soft 17’ – a common rule variation in many Las Vegas casinos.
The built-in advice feature, which you can turn on and off at any time, applies basic strategy and will recommend the best course of action to maximize your chances of winning.
Along with providing hours of fun, this realistic casino-style blackjack simulator will help you improve your understanding of the strategy of this ever-popular game.
Try Blackjack today!
Slingo (A Game for Kindle) by Gameblend Studios
4.5 stars, 7 reviews
Slingo is the unique and exciting combination of classic favorites Bingo and Slots.
The objective of Slingo is to accumulate the highest number of points. Spin and match the reel numbers to the numbers on the 5×5 card, trying to cover all the numbers in 20 spins or less. Earn a “Slingo” and huge bonus points when you match 5 numbers in a row. Slingos can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
In addition to number matches, players can earn special reel icons. The joker can match any number in the column, coins earn bonus points, and free spins will save you points. But watch out for the devil, who takes half your score…
Slingo for Kindle is perfect for a quick play or long sessions. All game stats and high scores are tracked, and unique award challenges will keep you coming back for more.
Can you top the high score? Try your luck and take a spin today!
Wordoku Unbound #1 (A Word Puzzle Game) by Puzzazz
5 stars, 4 reviews
Love Sudoku? And word games? Then you’ll love Wordoku.
A fun twist on Sudoku, Wordoku puzzles use the letters of a word or phrase instead of numbers. Each row, column and 3×3 cell square on the game board contains all of the letters in the word or phrase. Fill all the empty cells on the game board with the correct letters to complete the puzzle.
You can use in-cell notes as you solve the puzzles just like you would on paper. If you’re stuck, you can get a hint to keep going or move on to a different puzzle — you can always return to previous puzzles later.
Wordoku contains one hundred carefully crafted puzzles that will challenge and delight word game fans of all skill levels.
Whatever your skill and solving style, you’ll enjoy Wordoku puzzles on Kindle!
Mahjong Solitaire (A Matching Game for Kindle) by Mobigloo
4 stars, 13 reviews
Play the popular matching game Mahjong Solitaire on Kindle – anytime, anywhere.
In Mahjong Solitaire, you match pairs of identical tiles in order to remove them from the board. Only free tiles can be matched. Tiles are considered free if they do not have other tiles to either the left or right of them, or on top of them. The objective of the game is to clear all the tiles from the board. The game ends when all tiles have been removed or when there are no more free tiles left to match.
Mahjong Solitaire tracks the number of pairs of free tiles available to be matched for you. In addition, the game allows for unlimited undos, and contains a Hint feature that will give you suggestions for your next move, as well a Shuffle feature that will rearrange the tiles when you get stuck.
Mahjong Solitaire provides 10 different game board layouts to choose from. The game maintains game statistics that track your best time for each layout finished.
Enjoy Mahjong Solitaire on Kindle today!
Next Puzzle Game (A Matching Game for Kindle) by Mobigloo
3.5 stars, 4 reviews
NEXT is a matching puzzle game for Kindle that is easy to learn, but hard to master.
The objective of the game is to clear all the pieces off the game board. Game pieces disappear when they are matched with, and touch, other game pieces with the same symbol. Your job is to move the game pieces around the game board to make this happen. Clearing the board allows you to move the next level.
The challenge is that if you don’t plan ahead, you might not be able get the pieces to the right location because they are blocked by other game pieces. Because sometimes there are an odd number of a certain types of game pieces, if you match them too soon, you risk leaving stray game pieces behind and then you won’t be able to finish the level.
NEXT includes 128 levels of varying difficulty and is easy to learn, but hard to master — give it a try, and you’ll see what we mean!
Hangman 4 Kids (A Kindle Word Game for Children) by Sonic Boom
4 stars, 3 reviews
Kids can now play the popular game of Hangman on Kindle. They can challenge themselves or play with their family as they improve their spelling and vocabulary skills.
In Hangman you must complete a word or phrase in the least number of guesses. You are presented with a category, as well as with a row of dashes representing the number of letters. As you suggest letters they are added in their correct positions, or if you guessed wrong, a body part is added to the figure hanging from a gallows. Guess the word before the figure is completed or you lose the game.
The game includes more than 300 puzzles from fun categories: Animals, Science, Popular Movies, Music & TV Celebrities, Sports and Careers. Players get up to 2 hints per game and can follow their progress with a running tally of their results. Along with the classic Hangman stick-figure, the game features a Snowman and a Gingerbread man whose lives depend on your child’s vocabulary skills!
A classic word game that sharpens spelling and vocabulary skills.
Hangman (A Word Game for Kindle) by Sonic Boom
3 stars, 8 reviews
Play the classic game of Hangman on Kindle.
Hangman is a word puzzle game everyone played as a child, but with over 900 puzzles of varying difficulty this game is no child’s play. The objective is to complete the word or phrase in the least number of guesses. You are presented with a category that the word belongs to, as well as with a row of dashes representing the number of letters the word contains. As you suggest letters they are added in their correct positions, or if you guessed wrong, another body part is added to the figure hanging from a gallows. Guess the word or phrase before the figure is completed or you lose the game.
Along with the standard stick-figure hanging from a gallows Hangman also features a Shakespeare figure and a gingerbread cookie-man who will get a bite taken out of him for each wrong guess. You can get up to 2 hints per round and follow your progress with a running tally of your results.
Enjoy this classic word game, as you sharpen your mind and vocabulary skills!