QatQi was, and still is, one of my favorite word games ever, and now Chris Garrett, the designer behind QatQi, is bringing another game to the App Store, but this one is quite different. Moji Match does away with pesky letters and replaces them with emojis and numbers in order to offer a board-game game experience that can be played by people young and old and also those who don’t actually speak the same language. At its heart, Moji Match is a turn-based strategy game where you build “words" by using patterns of emojis and numbers.
The game utilizes Apple’s emoji character set, and each time you start, you get a different set of emoji tiles to play around with. And any new emojis added by Apple will also be added to the game. This is a fun idea that takes advantage of the silliness of emojis to offer what looks like a fun board game experience. And if QatQi is anything to go by, Moji Match should have all kinds of fun features. The game is currently soft launched in Canada and New Zealand, and it is releasing in the US, UK, and Australia on August 17th.