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The Moby-Dick Unscrambling Game

5.0 Ratings 24+ Reviews

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  • The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played Jan 29, 2017

    By Nick Fame
    This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!
  • Hidden gem Jun 22, 2021

    By Idontwant12345678
    It’s calming and not always an easy puzzle. Hints are fee if you need. Brilliant idea. I do wish I could look up a few words in an interactive dictionary.
  • Lovely and surprisingly addictive May 12, 2016

    By kcatmull
    I'd forgotten how rich and imaginative and often funny MOBY DICK is until I started reading it slowly line by line through this game. Absolutely my go-to game now. The app design is simple and elegant and satisfying.
  • Fantastic, challenging and satisfying Jul 7, 2016

    By theslowlane
    Wow. This could be a new genre. An anagram/word game that exposes the subtleties of prose. Incredible homage to Melville and Moby Dick and lots of fun. I hope we see another of these with a different book and author.
  • Fun Dec 30, 2015

    By econio
    Reading a book this way is so much fun! I'd love it if my progressed would sync across iOS devices, but even without that it's worth the full batch of stars.
  • Rewarding game and renewed appreciation for classic Sep 28, 2015

    By Kerfufflet
    My first thought was why Moby Dick, interminable Moby Dick? I'm only at chapter 9, so I haven't gotten to what I remember to be the inpenetrable whaling treatise parts, yet I am convinced this was a brilliant and worthy choice. Melville's writing is so rich, his observations so acute, startling and satisfying -- yet as an anagram game the text is far from predictable. Each sentence remains a challenge to unscramble and the reward is often delight. I too would love the ability to highlight and save favorite sentences, particularly as there are so many individual gems that in normal reading slipped by unacknowledged. Worth the money, worth the effort.
  • Great app! Aug 25, 2015

    By TomGeometer
    Chapter 1 was a bit difficult, since I lost track of the story as I solved the anagrams, but it’s easy to go back and reread the last few sentences. By now, though, I can solve the anagrams fast enough to follow the story without going back. I’m more than 2000 anagrams in. It’s a great book, and a great way to improve your ability to solve anagrams.
  • Quite fun, could use 1 or 2 more features Aug 29, 2015

    By Daveyjones454545454
    Bravo--Brilliant, tricky fun with the great novel. Would love to see a "highlight" or memory function added for memorable passages that I want to return to and remember. There must be some way to do this and retain the current elegance of the design. Ideal for me would also be a double-click-on-a-word feature that would lead to my Webster's app or at least a dictionary for interesting words. Looks like the text now is set in images which might make that too difficult.
  • Genius!!!!! Sep 29, 2015

    By Peleg_Bildad
    A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great american novel. You can really get a sense of Melville on a poetic level and what’s more, it’s a great story. I can’t recommend this enough. Most people don’t read Moby Dick once. Now I read it every day.
  • What a great way to reread the book Aug 27, 2015

    By hwoodman
    This is how to reread the book and make it an entirely new experience. Brilliant idea to combine a puzzle game and an ebook. Smooth and intuitive implementation.
  • The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played Jan 29, 2017

    By Nick Fame
    This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!
  • Hidden gem Jun 22, 2021

    By Idontwant12345678
    It’s calming and not always an easy puzzle. Hints are fee if you need. Brilliant idea. I do wish I could look up a few words in an interactive dictionary.
  • Lovely and surprisingly addictive May 12, 2016

    By kcatmull
    I'd forgotten how rich and imaginative and often funny MOBY DICK is until I started reading it slowly line by line through this game. Absolutely my go-to game now. The app design is simple and elegant and satisfying.
  • Fantastic, challenging and satisfying Jul 7, 2016

    By theslowlane
    Wow. This could be a new genre. An anagram/word game that exposes the subtleties of prose. Incredible homage to Melville and Moby Dick and lots of fun. I hope we see another of these with a different book and author.
  • Fun Dec 30, 2015

    By econio
    Reading a book this way is so much fun! I'd love it if my progressed would sync across iOS devices, but even without that it's worth the full batch of stars.
  • Rewarding game and renewed appreciation for classic Sep 28, 2015

    By Kerfufflet
    My first thought was why Moby Dick, interminable Moby Dick? I'm only at chapter 9, so I haven't gotten to what I remember to be the inpenetrable whaling treatise parts, yet I am convinced this was a brilliant and worthy choice. Melville's writing is so rich, his observations so acute, startling and satisfying -- yet as an anagram game the text is far from predictable. Each sentence remains a challenge to unscramble and the reward is often delight. I too would love the ability to highlight and save favorite sentences, particularly as there are so many individual gems that in normal reading slipped by unacknowledged. Worth the money, worth the effort.
  • Great app! Aug 25, 2015

    By TomGeometer
    Chapter 1 was a bit difficult, since I lost track of the story as I solved the anagrams, but it’s easy to go back and reread the last few sentences. By now, though, I can solve the anagrams fast enough to follow the story without going back. I’m more than 2000 anagrams in. It’s a great book, and a great way to improve your ability to solve anagrams.
  • Quite fun, could use 1 or 2 more features Aug 29, 2015

    By Daveyjones454545454
    Bravo--Brilliant, tricky fun with the great novel. Would love to see a "highlight" or memory function added for memorable passages that I want to return to and remember. There must be some way to do this and retain the current elegance of the design. Ideal for me would also be a double-click-on-a-word feature that would lead to my Webster's app or at least a dictionary for interesting words. Looks like the text now is set in images which might make that too difficult.
  • Genius!!!!! Sep 29, 2015

    By Peleg_Bildad
    A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great american novel. You can really get a sense of Melville on a poetic level and what’s more, it’s a great story. I can’t recommend this enough. Most people don’t read Moby Dick once. Now I read it every day.
  • What a great way to reread the book Aug 27, 2015

    By hwoodman
    This is how to reread the book and make it an entirely new experience. Brilliant idea to combine a puzzle game and an ebook. Smooth and intuitive implementation.

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  • The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played Jan 29, 2017

    By Nick Fame
    This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!
  • Hidden gem Jun 22, 2021

    By Idontwant12345678
    It’s calming and not always an easy puzzle. Hints are fee if you need. Brilliant idea. I do wish I could look up a few words in an interactive dictionary.
  • Lovely and surprisingly addictive May 12, 2016

    By kcatmull
    I'd forgotten how rich and imaginative and often funny MOBY DICK is until I started reading it slowly line by line through this game. Absolutely my go-to game now. The app design is simple and elegant and satisfying.
  • Fantastic, challenging and satisfying Jul 7, 2016

    By theslowlane
    Wow. This could be a new genre. An anagram/word game that exposes the subtleties of prose. Incredible homage to Melville and Moby Dick and lots of fun. I hope we see another of these with a different book and author.
  • Fun Dec 30, 2015

    By econio
    Reading a book this way is so much fun! I'd love it if my progressed would sync across iOS devices, but even without that it's worth the full batch of stars.
  • Rewarding game and renewed appreciation for classic Sep 28, 2015

    By Kerfufflet
    My first thought was why Moby Dick, interminable Moby Dick? I'm only at chapter 9, so I haven't gotten to what I remember to be the inpenetrable whaling treatise parts, yet I am convinced this was a brilliant and worthy choice. Melville's writing is so rich, his observations so acute, startling and satisfying -- yet as an anagram game the text is far from predictable. Each sentence remains a challenge to unscramble and the reward is often delight. I too would love the ability to highlight and save favorite sentences, particularly as there are so many individual gems that in normal reading slipped by unacknowledged. Worth the money, worth the effort.
  • Great app! Aug 25, 2015

    By TomGeometer
    Chapter 1 was a bit difficult, since I lost track of the story as I solved the anagrams, but it’s easy to go back and reread the last few sentences. By now, though, I can solve the anagrams fast enough to follow the story without going back. I’m more than 2000 anagrams in. It’s a great book, and a great way to improve your ability to solve anagrams.
  • Genius!!!!! Sep 29, 2015

    By Peleg_Bildad
    A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great american novel. You can really get a sense of Melville on a poetic level and what’s more, it’s a great story. I can’t recommend this enough. Most people don’t read Moby Dick once. Now I read it every day.
  • What a great way to reread the book Aug 27, 2015

    By hwoodman
    This is how to reread the book and make it an entirely new experience. Brilliant idea to combine a puzzle game and an ebook. Smooth and intuitive implementation.
  • OMBY is intersting, challenging and fun. Jul 17, 2015

    By DNW1
    Great puzzle! Word games are my passion and I am finding this both interesting and challenging. Thanks for your hard work in creating such a fun "game".
  • Quite fun, could use 1 or 2 more features Aug 29, 2015

    By Daveyjones454545454
    Bravo--Brilliant, tricky fun with the great novel. Would love to see a "highlight" or memory function added for memorable passages that I want to return to and remember. There must be some way to do this and retain the current elegance of the design. Ideal for me would also be a double-click-on-a-word feature that would lead to my Webster's app or at least a dictionary for interesting words. Looks like the text now is set in images which might make that too difficult.

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