-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Estimated time for 200: 2-5 hours (depends on if you already played WP version)
-Minimum playthroughs: At least 10 games
-Offline: 0/20 (0)
-Online: 20/20 (200)
-Missable Achievements: 0
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitchy achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: Windows 8 Tablet or PC (Additional WP or W8 device recommended)
Alphajax is a Scrabble-clone game that is cross-platform with the Windows Phone version that released in 2012. As usual, each player is given seven random letters and players take turns interlocking words across the board. Special tiles on the board offer point bonuses, so significant strategy factors in. The game offers asynchronous online and local play against a single opponent. However, all of the achievements must be earned online. For a more in-depth review of the game (the WP version) from WPCentral, click HERE. Currently the game is FREE, but ad-supported, in the Windows 8 Store.
Step 0: Set-up another device or user on your computer to play against
Unlike the Windows Phone version, this one does not allow you to earn achievements in local multiplayer. That means you will need find another account to play (boost) against online with. You can either use a Windows Phone 7.5 or 8 device, or another Windows 8 computer. Regardless, the other device must have a different gamertag (or no gamertag if Windows 8) linked to it. However, if you do not have another device, you can also just use a local account on the same computer. To make a local account, go to the charms bar, and click settings, then click at the bottom on "Change PC Settings." Scroll to the Users menu, and click "Switch to a local account." This works fine because the game is free. You could also just find a real world boosting partner, but the achievements require a good amount of coordination, so this would be quite a hassle to work through.
Step 1: Get the "Superintendent" achievement out of the way
In your very first game, get this achievement out of the way to prevent it from becoming a problem later. See the guide for more information.
Step 2: Complete the miscellaneous achievements
Most of the achievements in the game are rather straightforward and can be completed easily in a couple of games. Some are even as easy as inviting a friend or starting a match. Use this SOLVER (or another if you prefer) to make most of the achievements easier.
Step 3: Grind any cumulative achievements you may have left
Even the cumulative achievements are quite easy. If you don't unlock them all during Steps 1 and 2, take this time to quickly polish them off. The longest grind, if you can consider it that, is to play 200 words.
READ THIS IF YOU ALREADY PLAYED THE WINDOWS PHONE VERSION: If you already played the Windows Phone version, many of the achievements will automatically unlock as soon as you fire up the Windows 8 version, specifically those related to your stats displayed in the "Statistics" screen. However, these shared statistics can create a problem for you. The "Superintendent" achievement requires you have an average score for each word of 20+ points, having played at least 10 total words. Unfortunately, if you played the Windows Phone version a lot and have significantly lower than an average of 20, it could take you a long time to bring that average up.
[x360a would like to thank Arsenic 17 for this Roadmap]