A game for anyone who enjoys a fast-paced word puzzle! Alphen presents you with several words of equal length, one above the other. The only problem is that the letters have been mixed up: the letters are all in their proper positions from left to right, but most of them are in the wrong rows! Your only clue for unscrambling the words is that you are told the category each one belongs to. The first word might be the name of a flower, the second a musical instrument, and so on. Figuring out one word narrows the choice of letters available for those remaining, so each successive word gets easier to solve. But it's a race against time. Alphen starts out easy then gets harder as the time limit goes down in later rounds. The easiest level is suitable for children of about 8-10 years; the hardest will challenge diehard word puzzle fans.
» version 1.2.0 - posted on 2004-11-20
» version 1.2.0 - posted on 2004-10-03
The Alphen User License
The following is an agreement between us (AHA! Software Inc.), the
author and publisher of Alphen, and you, its user. If you are not
willing to abide by the terms of this agreement, you must not install
the program, and must remove from your computer any files extracted
from the distribution archive.
You may use the evaluation version of Alphen as long as you choose.
There are no time limits. However, not all features of the game are
available in the evaluation version. Upon registration you will
receive a code that can be used to convert the evaluation version of
Alphen to the full registered version, with all parts of the game
The evaluation version of Alphen prominently announces itself as such
each time the program is run. Until you have purchased a registration
code for Alphen, the evaluation version is the only version you may
You are allowed and encouraged to give the evaluation version of
Alphen to other individuals, provided that you give them the entire
contents of the archive you downloaded (or otherwise obtained), with
no files removed, added or modified. You may repackage the archive
onto floppy disks as long as the contents remain intact as just
You are also allowed and encouraged to upload the original archive,
exactly in the form you yourself obtained it, to a bulletin board
service or other software library.
You are also allowed and encouraged to publish the original archive,
exactly in the form you yourself obtained it, as part of a software
collection on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or the like, provided that no
individual disc in the collection contains more than three games by
AHA! Software Inc., unless by explicit permission of same; and
provided also that the documentation accompanying the collection
clearly and prominently states that the software is for evaluation
only, and that a registration fee is required in order to unlock its
full capabilities. Notice of inclusion in CD-ROM and similar
collections, by email or in writing, is requested but not required.
You are NOT allowed to distribute any individual file or files from
within the archive, or from the installed program, whether or not you
have registered your copy. If you have registered the game, you must
take reasonable precautions to prevent your registration code being
used to operate a registered copy on more than one machine at one
Alphen is provided "as-is". No warranties of any kind, express or
implied, are made as to it or any medium it may be on. AHA! Software
Inc. will provide no remedy for indirect, consequential, punitive or
incidental damages arising from it, including such from negligence,
strict liability, or breach of warranty or contract, even after
notice of the possibility of such damages.