What's New

Thanks for playing War of Words! This long-awaited update brings you the following goodies:

- I know how much you love spinners, but this one was really getting in the way. Sorry about that! You may now resume your regularly-scheduled war.
- Support for iOS 9
- Support for 64-bit devices
- Support for iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus
- The QuickType bar no longer blocks chat
- Added a new Nightmare Mode purple aura around games in your game list (requires visiting the game one time first)
- Removed all prompts for social sharing, Game Center invites, and Facebook invites—no more nags! You can still share on your favorite social media by tapping More | Share This at any time.
- Various other bug fixes

Bombs away!
— Jeremy

App Description

Get ready for the ultimate word battle! An exciting blend of turn-based strategy and crossword game, War of Words 2 pits you against up to 3 other players for an all-out word destruction brawl!


"In comparison to War of Words, [those other word games] are so innocent." —TiPb

"War of Words adds a welcome cut-throat edge to more classic word games... and is damn fun to play as a result." —What's On iPhone

"This game threw all my prejudices about crossword puzzles out the window!" —AppMyWorld

"If you like crossword battle games and the letters on your board have worn away with use, then I suggest you give this game a try and see if the aggressive gameplay helps to refresh a classic board game." —Smokin' Apps

"Thankfully a spelling game where the favor tends to lean on my [aggressive] side." —App Store Arcade


War of Words 2 takes your standard online crossword game and amplifies it with Bombs, Poisons, Blasters, Black Holes, Portals, Nuclear Bombs, and more! Level your character up, unlocking new actions and boards. Experience epic four player games, customize your character with unique titles and avatars, or try out Nightmare Mode for an extra challenge! Grab an extra boost anytime by calling in the Reserves!


- Multiplier Tiles multiply scoring of letters and words
- Star Tiles let players play a word anywhere
- Bomb Tiles destroy letter tiles in a square
- Shield Tiles protect areas from opponents
- Titanium Tiles are indestructible, serving to block other actions
- Extra Turn Tiles allow players to play two turns in a row
- Poison Tiles poison players over several turns
- Medic Tiles grant points to players over several turns
- Blaster Tiles destroy letters in a straight line across the board
- Black Hole Tiles grow to a large size, destroying everything in their path
- Portal Tiles let you warp part of your word to an arbitrary place on the board
- Nuclear Bomb Tiles destroy the entire board and upgrade all the multipliers on the board
- Expansion packs add 6 more action tiles and other mechanics


- Dozens of board layouts
- Titles and Avatars
- Leaderboards and Achievements
- Integrates with your Game Center friend list
- Support for up to four players in a single match
- Combat Log lets you keep track of everything that happened during each turn
- Play online with up to 60 friends at once, or play at home with friends using Pass and Play
- Online chat


- Devices supported: iPhone 4S and up, iPod Touch 5th Generation and up, iPad 2 and up
- Requires iOS 9 or higher
- A Game Center account is required to play with friends
- Requires an Internet connection

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 27, 2013 Initial release
  • July 13, 2013 New version 4.2.1
  • July 25, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • August 25, 2013 New version 4.2.2
  • August 25, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • September 11, 2013 New version 4.2.3
  • October 18, 2015 New version 4.3

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