Mini Words: Polyglot
The most used nouns in English. Can you recognize them in another language? Unscramble frequently used words in a unique mix of logic puzzle, word search, and hangman.
Just picked this up for $1 in the Steam Summer Sale. I'm a big fan of word games, and interested in languages, so it was an easy choice at 50% off.
Now that I've played 20 of ~300 levels I can recommend it at full price. Tiny install of <100MB—yes Mabel, that's tiny these days—and the simple mechanics work smoothly.
It's all about words in various languages, but aimed at English speakers. In Options you select which of the non-English languages you want in the game—if you pick all, you'll get Spanish, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, German, and Italian. I left them all on, but will probably disable Russian from now on due to the Cyrillic alphabet.
Gameplay is simple. You get a Hangman-like line for the English word, with the first letter filled in. So if the word is 'dog', you'll see:
D _ _
Nearby is a panel where you can scroll thru the same word in the languages you're playing. So if Spanish was showing, you'd see 'perro', whereas if German was showing you'd see 'Hund'.
In the main part of the screen is a layout like a 'word search' game—a box of letters which contain D, O, G and some extra fillers. You have to click on D, and while holding the mouse button down, drag thru O and G.
A lot easier to do than describe! The non-English words are spoken as you scroll thru them, so the game serves as a vocabulary aid too if you're learning a language. It claims to have 1000+ words.
Neat game, well done—I score it 85% for Quality, Enjoyability, Value … and 80% at full price of $2.