Lex Sleuther

Lex Sleuther is a game for people who find Scrabble too slow. It is inspired in part by Tetris, Scrabble, and crossword puzzles, but it has bombs.

Download it now for Macintosh OS X or Windows.

Please also note that Lex Sleuther was developed and tested on a Macintosh. I have tested it out on a (very slow) Windows netbook and confirmed that it runs, but your experience with the Windows version may vary.

If you have comments, questions, concerns, bug reports, financial contributions, or suggestions, please e-mail me.

Check out Janusnode, my automated text generator, also available for Windows and OS X.


Version 1.01 was released on August 24, 2010
- Fixed some issues with boundary detection when rotating shapes, both at the edges and when intersecting with other tiles.
- Fixed a bug that allowed the game to 'try again' after it was over if you hit the space bar.
- Centred the game play area
- Added a 'Quit' button for Windows (OS X has 'Quit' on the menu).

Version 1.0a was released a few hours after 1.0: it adds back the PayPal donate button that had mysteriously disappeared.

Version 1.0 of Lex Sleuther was released on August 23, 2010.