Shuffled Row Solver10.02.2010
I got my my wife a Kindle for her birthday. She loves it. But she loves beating my high score on the Shuffled Row game even more. So, I made the Shuffled Row Solver. Cheating, you say? Is it cheating to use a dish washer to wash dishes? I submit it’s not. I’m kidding, I’m kidding…of course it’s cheating but it was still fun to make and fun to see her face when she saw my “high score”. Yes, I told her about the app afterward and gave her full credit for continually beating my score.
The game is pretty simple. Letters are added to your row one at a time so you’ll constantly be working with a new set of letters. Create a word using the letters. After you submit a word, the letters you used will be removed and new ones will be added. Increase your score by using less common letters. Create longer words and increase your score even more.
While testing the app, I made some interesting discoveries. I found the best word possible is “quizzical” and will fetch 266 points. Considering it uses nine letters and one round consists of 60 letters, theoretically you could fetch over 1600 points in one round. Nigh unto impossible, but still an interesting tidbit.
Here’s the app. Right-click for the source.