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Smart Box Design Offers Word Gamers a Vacation from the Ordinary with Word Monaco, an On-the-Go Word Solitaire Game for Palm OS PDAs and Treo smartphones

SEATTLE – May 2, 2006 - - Smart Box Design, developer of high-quality games for PDAs and 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.

Word Monaco will be an engaging game for anyone who enjoys word games, solitaire-style card games, or both. Playing against the backdrop of a beach towel on a Monaco beach or on a table at Royalty Café, players are presented letters in columns as they would cards in a game of solitaire. They are challenged to use the letter cards to create words by moving letters from column to column. The game is won when all the letters are used.

“Word Monaco can provide you with a couple minutes distraction or a real brain-buster, or anywhere in-between,” reports Rich Kendrick, contributing writer to the popular Palm Addicts blog. “And the cross-genre style makes it appealing for the solitaire junkie and the word-game whiz alike. Word Monaco is an excellent addition to Smart Box Design's stable of terrific games.”

Word Monaco offers three levels, three game variations, and three different high-resolution Monaco-themed backdrops—all designed to give players the ability to customize the game to match their own goals and skill levels.

“To round out our collection of word games, we loved the idea of incorporating the solitaire-style word genre—but with a twist,” said Todd Sherman, president of Smart Box Design. “We know that our games are commonly played as a quick escape when there are a few moments in the middle of a busy day, so we built Word Monaco around the ‘trip-to-Monaco’ theme to truly give our customers a quick vacation from their daily routines.”

Word Monaco joins WordPop! and Word Watch in Smart Box Design’s collection of mobile word games—each designed for players of all ages and skill levels. The breadth of the games’ word lists allows players to push the limits of their vocabularies and creates an excellent educational tool for parents and educators.

Detailed information about Word Monaco and a free trial version are available at The game is available for $14.95.

About Smart Box Design
Smart Box Design LLC, based in Seattle, Washington, was formed in 2003 by game industry veterans who share a common vision of creating exciting high-quality strategy games for mobile users. Smart Box Design licenses, develops, and publishes games for Palm Powered and Windows Mobile handheld and phone devices, including the Treo line of smartphones. The company’s games include WordPop!, Triples, Farkle, Word Watch and Word Monaco. For more information about the company, visit

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