Maryam Jamshidi

Fun Arabic Word Game Is Educational

April 30, 2014

Learning the Arabic language is no easy task, and the lack of fun and educational word games does not help. And despite challenges with Arabic script not being supported with most game development software, Lebanese developer Samer Hamandi has successfully generated an app that fills this language-learning void, writes Wamda.

With the increasing importance of Arabic content on the Internet, Hamandi wanted to develop an Arabic word game that appealed to all ages. What he came up with is called Charbaka, or “puzzle” in Arabic. Although it helps non-speakers of Arabic learn the language, it targets native Arabic speakers in the way that Words With Friends appeals to English speakers.

Hamandi’s multiplayer game also stands out from other word games because its users can only play a certain number of rounds per day. This, explains Wamda, “will increase the player’s excitement and anticipation for the next day’s round.”

To read more about Hamandi’s game on Wamda, click here.

Written by Sonja Trierweiler, social media specialist and blogger on the Middle East.