An exciting variant to the decades old "word search" game commonly found in newspapers and puzzle books has hit Xbox Live Indie Games! For those of you doubting the idea of someone actually finding a word search puzzle exciting, well, that's because you've never seen one presented as a real-time strategy game.

Spell Find combines the approachable word search formula with fantasy combat -- all of the words scattered around the puzzle will help you defend your castle and attack your opponent's stronghold. Finding the word "Archer" summons a bowman, while marking "Freeze" temporarily disables your rival's controls.

The game includes nearly 30 spells like Wizard, Mimic, Vampire, and Seduce, all acted out with ASCII graphics. You can grab Sugar Pill Studios' Spell Find from XBLIG for only 80 points.