Coolson's Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet
In a situation that hits a little too close to home for some of us, Coolson's Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet from Things Made Out Of Other Things is a word game based in a chocolate factory starring an out of work English major desperate for a job. You manage to get a position at Coolson's factory packing boxes with letter-embossed chocolates. But since dropping squares into slots isn't all that exciting (and since you want to put that fancy degree to use), you decide to make things more difficult/entertaining for yourself. Instead of filling boxes, now you're writing words!
A conveyor belt at the top of the screen slowly moves pieces of chocolate from left to right. In the center is a small grid. Tap and drag letters from the belt to the box, arranging them so they intersect and spell short words, just like in a crossword puzzle. You have to work very quickly, though, as letters drop off the assembly line in a matter of seconds. You'd better have a good vocabulary and are comfortable working with awkward letters if you want to stay in the game. In fact, you might just need to be an English major!
Coolson's Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet can be an extremely challenging game, but not unfairly so. You can restart levels whenever you like with no penalty. It's easy to lose ranking stars by dropping too many letters in a stage, so be prepared to repeat workdays if you want a decent score. Best of all, both online and local multiplayer modes let you word/chocolate battle friends! Oh, and we can't talk about the game without mentioning the artwork. One glance and you'll fall in love!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.