Friday, February 10, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 2/10/2012: Buzzwords has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Buzzwords.

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Buzzwords is priced at $0.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.

Buzzwords is described as follows:
Don't Say That Word!

Buzzwords turns the art of description into a fun and hilarious party game. You're trying to get your teammates to guess a specific word. The tough part involves the words you're NOT allowed to use. Each word comes with five "buzzwords" that happen to be the most common clues related to that word. Naturally, you're not permitted to say any of the buzzwords.

For example, for the word "bankruptcy", you can't say the words "debt", "money", "loan," "file", or "broke" to your teammates. Now just try to describe the concept of bankruptcy without these obvious clues.

Move It or Lose It

If you do use any of those forbidden words, you get buzzed and you lose the turn. You'll soon discover it's an absolutely mind-blowing, frustrating, and uproarious challenge to get your teammates to guess your word without those five common clues.

If you simply can't describe the word successfully to your teammates, tap on Skip to go to the next word. But you better hurry up! You have a limited amount of time to get your teammates to guess the correct word.

Customize Your Game

The team that successfully guesses the most words by the final round wins. Play with up to four teams, and set the number of turns each team will take (2, 4, 6, or 8 turns). You can also customize the length of time per turn (30, 60, or 90 seconds), and play with or without the Skip button.

Buzzwords comes with 1,000 word cards, and the option to use Gesture to mark cards during a turn. Choose team colors and create custom team names, and review and modify cards after each turn if needed. For added quiz show realism, install Buzzwords on a second smartphone so you can buzz your opponents if they say a buzzword.

Party Time

If you enjoy party word games such as Taboo, Charades, and Pictionary, Buzzwords should be invited to your next get-together. Match your verbal and vocabulary wits with your friends, and get buzzing.
Buzzwords has a rating of 4.7 stars in the Android Market and 3.8 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
There is also a Lite version of Buzzwords in the Android Market, with a 4.2 star rating.

This is another of Amazon Appstore's FAOTD selections for apps that have been around for a while that haven't really garnered much attention.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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