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New releases, updates, and news from Smart Box Design, creators of Word Monaco, Word Watch, WordPop!, Farkle Dice, and Triples for the casual gaming mobile market.



Published: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:31:33 -0700

Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:59:39 -0700

 



Word Monaco Solitaire and WordPop! Nominated for Best Mobile Software of 2007 by Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 08:31:33 -0700

BELLINGHAM, WA -- August 27, 2007 - The "Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine" staff and its board of experts have nominated the Windows Mobile versions of Word Monaco Solitaire and WordPop! for a 2007 Best Software Award in the category of Word Puzzles.

WordPop! challenges players to spell words in a checkerboard of letter tiles, with letters being eliminated as words are spelled with them, until the player eventually clears the board. WordPop! was also a finalist in 2006 Best Software Award. Word Monaco Solitaire plays like a standard game of solitaire but with letters. Players may only lay a card on a stack if that stack will result with a word. Players win if they manage to overturn every card and each stack of cards spells out an entire word.

Smart Box President, Todd Sherman said of the announcement, "We are thrilled to have not one, but two games in the running. Our word puzzles are among our most popular games and this nomination means a lot to the teams."

WordPop is available for Windows Mobile and Palm OS® Devices and Word Monaco Solitaire is available for Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Windows and Mac. Detailed information and a free trial version are available at http://www.smartboxdesign.com

About Smart Box Design
Smart Box Design LLC, based in Bellingham, Washington, creates exciting high-quality strategy games for mobile users. Smart Box Design develops and publishes games for Palm Powered and Windows Mobile handheld and smartphone devices, including the Treo line. The company’s games include the award winning WordPop!, Triples, Farkle Dice, Word Watch and Word Monaco. For more information about the company, visit www.smartboxdesign.com.


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Celebrate Your Independence with Triples, 4th of July Edition

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:23:14 -0700

Bellingham, WA -- June 29, 2007- Smart Box Design is enthusiastic to announce Triples Independence Day Edition. Come celebrate your independence this Fourth of July with the stars and stripes version of Triples for Palm OS and Treos.

For a limited period, June 28th to July 28th, Triples Independence Day Edition will be available for download from the Smart Box Design website. This special edition of Triples features all the capture, blocking, and trapping fun of the original version, but with patriotic extra features. The game board is enhanced with stars and stripes pieces and includes the political option to play either as a Democratic or Republican. See who wins more often!

Triples Independence Day Edition is available for Palm OS® 5 Hi-Res Devices and Treos and is priced $14.95. Owners of a registered copy of Triples (original version) can download the Independence Day Edition for free. Detailed information and a free trial version are available at http://www.smartboxdesign.com/triples.html

About Smart Box Design
Smart Box Design LLC, based in Bellingham, Washington, creates exciting high-quality strategy games for mobile users. Smart Box Design develops and publishes games for Palm Powered and Windows Mobile handheld and smartphone devices, including the Treo line. The company’s games include the award winning WordPop!, Triples, Farkle Dice, Word Watch and Word Monaco. For more information about the company, visit www.smartboxdesign.com.


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Play Word Solitaire, Roll the Dice, All on a Windows Mobile Smartphone

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:29:00 -0700

Bellingham, WA - April 12, 2007  - Smart Box Design® announces the release of Word Monaco Solitaire and Farkle Dice for Treos running Windows Mobile®.

"Our customer’s response to our Windows Mobile games has been great," says Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design. "We've had numerous requests for Treo versions of our most popular games which is why we are thrilled to release our first Treo compatible games, Word Monaco Solitaire and Farkle Dice."



Smart Box Design to Sell Windows PC Games But with a Twist

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:09:01 -0800

Smart Box Design creator of Palm and Pocket PC games is now selling games for Windows PC. However, they are concentrating on titles that can also be found on mobile devices. "Many players love playing Palm and Pocket PC games while waiting in line and traveling, however, many players want to continue their gaming experience on their home PC." Stated an enthusiastic Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design. "We are filling that niche by not only selling the best PC games but PC games where there are also Palm and Pocket PC versions too when available." Players can try the trial version of the games here Smart Box Design PC Games.



Handmark and Smart Box Design Partner to Distribute Word Monaco Solitaire

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 06:00:00 -0800

Handmark, a leading mobile content distributor, has partnered with Smart Box Design to distribute Word Monaco Solitaire for Palm OS at their store and award winning Pocket Express. "Handmark is one of the most important distributors in the Palm OS business. Having Word Monaco Solitaire added to their exclusive catalog is a great opportunity for us and we look forward to working with them on other products," stated Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design.



Word Monaco Solitaire for Pocket PC Coming in November

Mon, 30 Oct 2006 06:49:46 -0800

Word Monaco Solitaire, a best selling game on Palm and Windows PCs is scheduled to be released in November, 2006. "We are looking forward to releasing Word Monaco Solitaire for the Pocket PC, as it represents our long term commitment to the Pocket PC platform." says Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design. "Additionally, this is our first game to take advantage of the new Treo for Windows smartphones."

In Word Monaco Solitaire players create words by moving letters from column to column. When all the letters are used, they've won! Three game variations, at three different locations, equals hours of fun. If you like word or card games you will love Word Monaco!



WordPop! for PPC Best Word Game Finalist in Pocket PC Magazine

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 09:41:00 -0800

WordPop! was a finalist in Pocket PC Magazines Best Word Game Software of 2006. It was an honor to be nominated and an even bigger honor to be selected as one of three finalists. Although we didn't win, it was great to be recognized by a leading publisher. You can try WordPop! or Pocket PC here.

WordPop! is part puzzle, part word creation, and all fun. Clear the board by creating words! As you pop each word from the board, there are fewer and fewer letters left. Plan ahead to win the round and the game. WordPop! is easy to learn and thoroughly entertaining.



WordPop! for Treo is now a "Must Have" at Handango

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 14:31:00 -0800

WordPop! for Palm was rated a 'Must Have" by the Handango team. These are applications rated as "..can't live without!" WordPop! is a combination word-creation puzzle game designed for all Palm and Treo's running Palm OS.



Word Monaco Solitaire Best Seller on RealArcade

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:18:35 -0800

After one short week, Word Monaco Solitaire has rocketed to the "Best Sellers" top 10 list and is the number 1 selling word game at RealArcade. "The response from word game players from RealArcade has been incredibly positive" says Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design. Word Monaco is a blend of word-creations and card style solitaire making it a unique offering.



GameZebo Reviews Word Monaco Solitaire (They love it!)

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:02:56 -0800

GameZebo says "Too busy to read a lengthy review of this game? No problem. Here's the 22-word version: Word Monaco can best be described as a cross between Klondike, the popular solitaire card game, and Scrabble. And we like it." The entire review can be read at GameZebo.



Play Word Monaco Solitaire Online Today

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:46:09 -0800

Word Monaco Solitaire recently released for Windows and for Palm OS is now available online. "In today's world, many players want to save time and try a game online before committing to downloading and installing it," says Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design, "having Word Monaco Solitaire available online fulfills this need. Plus its just fun to be able to sit down at any computer and give the game a try." Word Monaco Solitaire can be played at Smart Box Design.



WordPop! is Pocket PC Magazines Best Game Finalist

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:38:23 -0800

WordPop! for Pocket PC has been nominated by the editors of Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine as a finalist in the Word Game category. "We are honored to be a finalist and are looking forward to awards announcements this fall," states a beaming Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design. Information about WordPop! for Pocket PC can be found at Smart Box Design.



Word Monaco now available at RealArcade

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:34:22 -0800

RealArcade is the first major portal to distribute the Word Monaco Solitaire. "Word Monaco is a best selling Palm OS game and we are thrilled to have our game on RealArcade," says Todd Sherman, president of Smart Box Design. More information on Word Monaco for XP can be found by visiting Smart Box Design.



Escape to Paradise with Word Monaco Solitaire for Windows XP, Me, 98

Mon, 7 Aug 2006 21:06:26 -0800

Sandlot Games, a leading publisher of entertaining PC games and Smart Box Design announced the release of Word Monaco, a truly challenging and innovative game set in the French Riviera. Already a chart-topping hit on Palm OS® devices, Word Monaco will engage any player who enjoys either solitaire-style card games, word games, or both. Word Monaco is available for purchase at www.sandlotgames.com and will soon be available on all other major portals.



Word Monaco Receives Award of Excellence from treocentral

Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:30:28 -0800

Treocentral awards Word Monaco the highest rating possible and has this to say about their new new game, "With the Only a month out of the "box", Word Monaco Solitaire promises escape with Riviera themed graphics, pretty musical riffs, and a light to industrial-strength challenge to vocabulary, spelling, and patience. It delivers a handy time-eater cozily packed in a Treo."



Smart Box Design is now a member of OISV

Wed, 14 Jun 2006 12:50:13 -0800

The OISV is the Largest Organization of Independent software vendors, marketers, retailers and distributors in the World! Membership represents thousands of software professionals who create, sell and supply shareware and trial software in 90 countries. The goal is to provide continued support for vendors who support the try before you buy. All of Smart Box Design games support this model as it represents the best way for customers to learn about our games before committing.



Word Monaco Palm Game Released

Tue, 2 May 2006 11:19:46 -0800

Smart Box Design, developer of high-quality games for PDAs and Treo smartphones, announces the release of Word Monaco, the latest installment in its series of challenging word games for mobile devices. Word Monaco is the only true word solitaire game for handhelds on the market and promises to give players a chance to experience a quick "vacation" from daily routines and escape into a challenging word game with a fun French Riviera theme. Player create words by moving letters from column to column. When all the letters are used, they've won!



Game Forum is Now Open

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 20:56:25 -0800

Players of WordPop! for Palm and Pocket PC now have a bulletin board where they can discuss their best words and high scores. Additionally, players of Farkle Dice, Triples, and Word Watch can exchange strategy tips, recommend features, and comment on the games.

"We are very excited about building a community of players. We see it as an opportunity for us and others to learn about how to improve our games" said Todd Sherman, President of Smart Box Design, "and we are eager to see what some of the best words and high scores have been reached by players."

To enter the forum go to http://www.smartboxdesign.com/phpBB2



Word Watch for $9.95

Mon, 26 Dec 2005 10:39:02 -0800

Word Watch for Palm OS is on sale for $9.95 for a limited time. Word Watch is Smart Box Design's most recent release and represents a unique twist on solving anagrams. In Word Watch the game does not end when the target word is not found. Instead, letters not used become red tiles, which can be recovered during the bonus round. When 8 or more red tiles are collected, the game ends.



Word Watch and Triples in Geek.com Best of 2005 List

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:00:44 -0800

Smart Box Design programs Word Watch and Triples were included in Geek.com end of year best of product round up. Matt Miller enthusiastically states, "Smart Box Design creates some wonderful games that are playable off the cuff, yet they are also quite challenging and are good for brain exercise. [Their] newest game for Palm devices is Word Watch, and at this time it is my favorite game to play. Another game I recently enjoyed playing is Triples." Smart Box Design is honored to be included in the round up of such a well respected and read online magazine. The round up can be read here.



Gift Certificates now Available

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:00:44 -0800

Smart Box Design is pleased to announce Gift Certificates available just in time for the holidays. The purpose of the Smart Box Design gift certificates is to allow our dedicated user base to purchase one of our award winning games for someone else without having to know anything about their Palm or Pocket PC.

Often our customers know someone who would enjoy playing a Smart Box Design game, such as a nephew or grand-daughter, but they may not know about our games, or they may not be used to shopping online, especially for software.

Our customers can have the Gift Certificate either emailed on a specific day or they can print it out and delivery the gift certificate in person. The certificates can be personalized by adding their name and the recipients.



Farkle Dice Pocket PC Released

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:16:53 -0800

Smart Box Design is pleased to announce the release of its Farkle dice game for Windows Mobile devices and a free update for Palm OS users. Like most games of chance and skill, Farkle’s attraction stems from players hoping to beat the odds and roll a high scoring combination. Farkle, which earned rave reviews by journalists and gamers alike after its Palm OS launch, will now provide users of both major PDA and smartphone platforms the chance to enjoy this classic dice game whenever and wherever they want.



Farkle Dice 1.1 Upgrade

Sat, 17 Sep 2005 12:40:04 -0800

Smart Box Design, developer of highly successful Palm and Pocket PC games upgraded Farkle Dice for Palm OS devices. This new release includes an additional game variation, players cannot pass if all dice are kept. This adds a new strategy to the game by having the user think about the benefits of keeping all the dice and chancing another roll and receiving a farkle or keeping fewer dice with a lower score and passing. Improved sound support was added allowing the user to customize the exact volume. These changes were suggested by users. The upgrade is available free to all registered users and continues Smart Box Design's commitment to creating high quality and exciting casual games.



WordPop! 1.1.2 Available

Thu, 1 Sep 2005 23:02:28 -0800

Smart Box Design, developer of the highly successful Palm and Pocket PC game WordPop! released an upgrade today. The new release includes additional words suggested by users, reorganized help based upon user suggestions and integration of the SBD word list for easier installation. The upgrade is available free to all registered users. This upgrade continues Smart Box Design's commitment to creating high quality and exciting casual games.



Word Watch 1.0.1 Upgrade

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:02:28 -0800

Smart Box Design, developer of the highly successful PDA game Word Watch released an upgrade today to fix an infrequent hang on the High Score screen.



Word Watch 1.0 Released

Thu, 28 Jul 2005 09:02:28 -0800

Smart Box Design, developer of high-quality games for PDAs and smartphones, announces the release of Word Watch, an entertaining word jumble game for Palm Powered mobile devices.



Fourth of July Sale

Fri, 1 Jul 2005 13:30:02 -0800

Smart Box's Design's popular games WordPop!, Farkle Dice and Triples are on sale for $9.95 each. Smart Box Design is having an unprecedented sale as these three games have never all been on sale at the same time. The sale ends July 10, 2005.



Triples on Sale

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:30:02 -0800

Smart Box's Design's popular game Triples is on sale just in time for summer. Play the strategy game against the computer or your friends.



OTA Releases for Sprint

Sun, 5 Jun 2005 17:04:32 -0800

Smart Box Design releases over the air (OTA) versions of WordPop! and Farkle Dice for Sprint network, enabling users of Treo 600 and 650 smart phones to download and purchase either game anywhere they have a connection.



Triples 2.0 Released

Sat, 4 Jun 2005 18:02:17 -0800

Smart Box Design announces the launch of the newly updated Triples game, a remake of its popular 9 Men;s Morris "capture and defend" strategy game for Palm OS devices. Triples, or Mühlespiel as it's called in its German edition, is a popular game played in homes and pubs throughout Europe.