My newest cruel addiction… or to put it more precisely… uel est add new ion cr my ict.

When you finally reach retirement age, when it comes to the mind, it’s a matter of “use it or lose it.” That’s why experts suggest doing puzzles and brainteasers to keep the mind sharp. What they don’t tell you is how addicting they can become.

Almost two years ago to the day, I confessed an addiction to a game called Jumble. I’m sorry to report that not only am I still addicted, but there is now another game that takes up the other 50% of my every waking moment. It’s called 7 Little Words.

7 words

It’s like a combination of a ssw zle cro ord puz and rd rch sea wo. The ea id is to nd fi and put get to her the rts pa of a word that fits the ion de nit fi of the clues.

Just like my other addiction, it is ting me fri cos ends and I am in eat ed gr ne of a st pi ra the. Again, I beg of you, does ne an yo know of a up po sup rt gro?

P.S. I ink th so is al th broke the ess rd pr ck wo che sp er ell.

29 thoughts on “My newest cruel addiction… or to put it more precisely… uel est add new ion cr my ict.

  1. Pingback: Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach him to play the piano. | The Cvillean

  2. OK I had to read those last lines twice so probably not at your level. But I do enjoy the app Words with Friends – keeps my mind active and in touch with long-distance friends at same time!

  3. Hi I’m Barbara and I get addicted to anything…. (Except cooking)

    I have found the only way to stop playing games (all of them are addictive…. They are designed to be!) is to delete them from my device…

    So far I have deleted:

    Pick me up puzzles
    Word to word
    Spider solitaire
    Bubble explode (theses ones are as bad as virtual bubble wrap!)
    Gravity maze
    Hidden objects
    Puzzler crossword
    Gem spinner 2
    Stupid zombies
    Rat on a snowboard
    Word warp extreme
    Brain mania
    Hot gems
    Memory block
    Simon says
    Four in a row
    Puzzle grid
    Hidden objects garden of time
    Bejewelled (DO NOT go there!!)
    Diamond dash
    Smurfs village (?)
    Bejewelled blitz
    Angry gran
    Racing penguin
    Where’s my water
    Finger Olympic
    Stick man cliff diving
    PAC-MAN lite
    Angry birds
    Mouse maze
    Temple run
    Flick home run
    Gravity guy
    Addicting games
    Glass pong
    Doodle jump
    Extreme road trip
    Cube maze
    Cat physics
    Parachute ninja
    Unblock me
    Guess the code
    Dots free
    Sheep launcher
    Four in a row free
    Bubble free

    And I am currently on level 734 of ‘4 pics 1 word’ soon to be deleted…..

    And that is just my iPhone…. I haven’t checked the deleted apps on my iPad!

    • Hi Barbara and welcome to GA (Gamers Anonymous). I was wondering if you’d consider being a guest speaker at our next meeting. The topic will be “Hangman – Game of Therapy?”

  4. Oh Dear….I thought 7 Little Words my my secret! I wish the PING would go away, every morning I hear Jack say….So, you’re at it again??

  5. Hello, My name is Robyn and I am a game addict. Al, that makes you like the pusher man of games, since you got me hooked on 7 little words. I am off to do today’s daily puzzle. I love the sound when you get the word right. It gets my endorphins going, and I don’t even have to get off the couch.

    • Hi Robyn. I vaguely recall mentioning this game in passing conversation, but “pusher”? That’s a little strong isn’t it?

      Having said that, yes, that little “ping” sound as the smiley face appears is rather intoxicating.

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