Have a Blast While Bolstering Your Vocabulary Playing Tangled Roots


Price: Free
Tangled Roots
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

Tangled Roots, from EnergyDams, is an absolute blast! If you’re looking for a Pac Man spin off or a Giving Tree read-along, then you’re barking up the wrong tree. However, if you want to have a blast guessing at American English Words in hopes to bolster your vocabulary, then this app may be right up your alley.

If you are studying for the SAT’s, download this app. If you are an English teacher, download this app. If you are trying to learn English or want to improve your language regardless of your current skill level, then download this app!


Tangled Roots starts you off with a root, prefix or suffix and its meaning. Also, the app will give you the total number of available words derived from this root, prefix, or suffix. Then the rest is up to you.

Type in your best guesses and see what you’ve got. The first one to five words usually isn’t all that hard, but as you go along you’ll realize that there’s more to Tangled Roots than originally appears.

There are usually dozens of words that go undiscovered, and only the best are going to guess every word available.

Tangled Roots iPhone Game Review

Tangled Roots iPhone Game Review

Concept and Functionality:

When you guess correctly, you’ll be treated with an encouraging little “Nice” blurb that lets you know that you’ve done well. You can also simply skip words if something is too hard or you grow bored with trying to match “simile” to a whole slew of words that you never even knew existed.

The interface is simple, the functionality is fluid and the app itself executes exactly what it set out to do.

Overall Value:

If you are an avid fan of the New York Times crossword, then this game is right up your alley. If you’re more of a Netflix and Pac Man enthusiast, than this game may not resonate all that deeply with you.

For those who wish to grow their vocabularies or who wish to start from scratch learning English, Tangled Roots explores the nuances of the language very well. It’s a fun and simple app, as well as compact, light and free. Designed for both iPhone and iPad, there are plenty of kicks to be had with this one.

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Tangled Roots requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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