January 20, 2015

If you’ve never played Zynga’s mindlessly addicting games (Farmville, Words With Friends), chances are they’ve cluttered your Facebook feed. Now there’s reason to join the movement—the company’s latest release, Words On Tour, takes on a travel theme, while finding a middle ground between Hangman and Boggle.

Connect letters to create words like in Boggle; the letters you use will fill in the blanks of a Hangman-style clue. The more you solve, the more you get to jet-set around the world, looking for clues such as Eiffel Tower or French Kiss in Paris (other cities include Tokyo, London, and San Francisco).

The more levels you unlock, the more the travel inspiration comes to the surface—you’ll get destination-related trivia, collect passport stamps, and encounter real-life travel obstacles like bad weather. Is it quite as addicting as Zynga’s previous titles? Perhaps not. But like in real life, it’s tough to shake the desire to make it to your next big destination.

 

Nikki Ekstein is an Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.

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