Letterbox by POWGI Xbox

If you’ve ever grabbed a POWGI game, you will know you can be sure of two things: Fun, little word-based puzzles and easy Gamerscore. Letterbox by POWGI is out today on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation and once again delivers on both fronts.

The fourth game to be released from Lightwood Games in 2022 – following on from Wordbreaker by POWGI, Word Wheel by POWGI and Sixty Words by POWGI – Letterbox by POWGI joins them today.

This time around you have a 3×3 grid with letters around the outside. These letters form the beginning and end to five-letter words. If you haven’t guessed already, you need to fill in the grid and make six five-letter words in total.

However, and here comes the traditional POWGI twist, you can’t freely choose which letters to fill it in with. Instead, you are given a nine-letter word, where each letter of this fits into the grid. You may be able to form different five-letter words using the same first and last letter, but there is only one correct solution that uses all nine-letters of the larger word.

Also in typical POWGI fashion, completing each puzzle rewards you with a delightful pun. Lightwood games refers to them as “terrible dad jokes” but they’re not; they’re genuinely funny.

Letterbox by POWGI features 120 puzzles and is on the Xbox Store now priced at £7.99. Our review is heading your way soon, once we can get our head around these puzzles. But for now, let us know in the comments whether you will be picking this one up. Also, let us know what your favourite POWGI games are, as there have been plenty of them in the past few years.

Game description

Letterbox is a game of anagrams and logical reasoning! Take the letters from a nine-letter word and place them into the grid to form six new five-letter words. There’s only one correct answer that spells valid words in all directions!

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