Capitals – Free Word Battle, or Capitals for short, is a word game available only for iOS, though we certainly hope it debuts soon for the Android platform. In this game by NimbleBit, you have to defend your “capital” as you compete against your friends from Facebook and Game Center, or against random opponents via the game’s matchmaking system. And this is done by spelling words out of the letters that appear on the hexagonal pieces – as NimbleBit says, you should attack and defend with words. It can be quite fun, addictive, and social, while at the same time enhancing your word power. However, if you want to regularly trump your opponents, you may want to check out our share of Capitals tips and strategy guide to give you a consistent edge – this is the first in a two-part series, as this can be quite a detailed game.