Developer: LAN - GAMES EOOD
The object of Happy Words is to score more points than your opponents.
A player collects points by placing words on the game board. Each letter has a different point value, so the strategy becomes to play words with high scoring letter combinations.
The game supports English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Bulgarian languages.
Your can play Happy Words in 3 modes:
- Online with your friends or via random opponents from the internet
- Solo versus intelligent robots
- Local on the same device with your friends and family
The game is highly customizable. You can play with different settings like "time to think", one or two bags of letters, with or without use of helping dictionary and many others.
You can also customize your board color and tile color styles.
I knew going in to Happy Words that it would be a Scrabble clone, and I was fine with that. As a fan of Scrabble - and board games in general - I like the idea of having it on the Switch for on-the-go play. But when the AI is about as interesting as a parrot with access to a dictionary, a UI that actively wants to stop you playing the game, and a complete absence of anyone online to play with, I was left speechless, that a developer in 2019 was somehow capable of making a worse version of Scrabble than what we had on the Game Boy back in the 90's.