I am not one for computer games.
Then I was given an ipad. It is for the work I need to do with Todayâ€™s Step and is quite handy for presentations.
When the ipads first came out, I heard someone say, they are perfect for consuming, not for producing. My neighbour, Marian said, they are really good for games! I ignored her for quite a while, because well, I donâ€™t play computer games.
Then, when Marian bragged about getting 40,000 points in Spell Tower – I got curious and before I knew it, I downloaded Spell Tower. Iâ€™m a bit of a copy cat. If you are doing something with enthusiasm â€” well, then Iâ€™ll get interested too. I resisted for a long time because word games, while they arenâ€™t as horrible as math games, give this dyslectic brain of mine a run for the money and games are supposed to be fun; not frustrating.
Spell Tower gives you a jumble of letters and you get points when you find real words, and okay â€” besides being a huge time suck, it is fun. My brain is getting a great work out – I can feel it jiggle and twist and turn and like any muscle that hasnâ€™t had a good work out in a while, itâ€™s also a little sore.
Marianâ€™s is the queen and her 40,000 points, to me is the holy grail – I bow to her! I feel I could never aspire. Right now I have 3541 points. Iâ€™ll blame my short attention span, the guilt I feel for playing a computer game, my lack of vocabulary (which is getting bigger) and jumbled way I see things. BUTâ€¦. Iâ€™m in, hook, line and sinker!
Spell Tower! The tag line should come from Comedy Central with a warning: Time Well Wasted!