Posts Tagged Word Games

Coolson’s Pocket Pack Review

Coolson’s Pocket Pack Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Coolson’s Pocket Pack is a polished word game, a great distraction for adults.

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Word Explorer Review

Word Explorer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Word Explorer is an easy-going word game that lets players collect photographs as they spell out solutions.

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Word Monsters Review

Word Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Word Monsters won't keep hardcore word game fans occupied for long, but younger players will love the cute, friendly visuals.

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Playing Favorites Review

Playing Favorites Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Playing Favorites scratches that Cards Against Humanity itch in a much less crass manner. As un-crass as scratching oneself in public can ever be, that is.

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Morph’em Review

Morph’em Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The hype of Words with Friends may have died down some. So if anyone is looking for something that isn't a total knock off of a classic board game and gives them that competitive spark, Morph'em is their game!

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Tug of Words Review

Tug of Words Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tug of Words is a competitive multiplayer word game that combines elements of Scrabble and Boggle.

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Word Up Dog Review

Word Up Dog Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help a hip hop puppy dig his way out of certain doom using nothing but bones and the power of spelling.

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Word Derby Review

Word Derby Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
I don't know how they did it, but Chillingo's released a racing/word game hybrid that actually feels a lot like a racing game. With words.

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Word Bird Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Spell words using a jumble of letters, collect coins to boost scores, and even unlock new rules to earn even more bank in one dynamite avian word game.

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War of Words Apocalypse Review

War of Words Apocalypse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
War of Words Apocalypse might look like a rehash of an all-too-familiar favorite, but that's just on the surface. Go a little deeper and it becomes a rather hectic battle of cunning, luck, and of course spelling.

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WordTag Review

WordTag Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
WordTag is an online multiplayer word game where players guess words with words.

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Spell Rift Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The puzzle pros at Kieffer Bros. send players on a search for the Well of Words in a meticulously crafted experience that captures the curiosity and wonder of language.

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Verbosity Review

Verbosity Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Verbosity is groovy new anagrams game with a retro vibe.

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Who doesn’t love a good word game? Nobody, that’s who! With this in mind EA Mobile is working on Word Smack, a new free-to-play spelling puzzler that takes its cues from Mastermind and Hangman.

Word Smack is, at its core, an asynchronous multiplayer word game where the highest score wins the match. Players will have to guess their assigned words using only a couple of hints and their personal spelling knowledge, with proper guesses leading to new words and potentially more points. Once they’ve exhausted their allotted 15 guesses their turn is over, however, so it pays to stop and think for a bit rather than charge blindly ahead. Of course that’s just the first round. The two that follow get progressively more difficult but also yield higher points. So really, it’s the final round that can make all the difference. Assuming someone hasn’t totally botched the first two, anyway.

Word Smack is due out this fall, and it won’t set you back a single pe–y.

Ordet Review

Ordet Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ordet is a simple word game with finely detailed graphics. But are good looks all it has going for it?

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New App: Astraware Word Games Released – 5 Games Included

Posted by on August 20th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Astraware, one of the early mobile gaming pioneers, have just released an update to their Universal Word Games collection. The collection includes five games lovingly crafted in a great pencil art style. Worth a look if you are a fan of word games.




Spellet Review

Spellet Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Spellet combines strategy and action to create a challenging word puzzler.

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Word Off Review

Word Off Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Word Off is a word game built in HTML5 that supports multiple platforms, with strategic gameplay.

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Dabble Review

Dabble Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fun but ultimately fleeting letter rearrangement game.

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Word Ninja Deluxe Review

Word Ninja Deluxe Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Combine Fruit Ninja with a word game and this is the result.

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Bubble in Paradise Review

Bubble in Paradise Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Clickgamer doesn't reinvent the word game, but it adds polish and lots of replay value.

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Movie Quotes Hangman Review

Movie Quotes Hangman Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Movie themed Hangman that's fun for a short time.

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Hanging With Friends Review

Hanging With Friends Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Hanging With Friends is Zynga With Friends' take on the classic hangman game, in asynchronous multiplayer form.

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Some game genres have had a rough time in their induction into the App Store (like action hack n’ slashes), but a few genres seem like they’ve been waiting for devices like the iPhone and iPad. Case in point? Word games work out perfectly with iOS. This week, we’ll showcase our Favorite Four word games.

Crosswords
Released ages ago in App Store years, Crosswords is the one word game to rule them all. At the high price point of $9.99, it’s a tough one to buy. We eventually just took the plunge about a year ago and the app has been well worth the cost. The reason it’s worth such a steep price (for an app) is that it’s the last crossword-related purchase anyone will ever need to make. The app is updated from a ton of free sources as well as some paid ones that require subscription info, like the New York Times. We will never run out of crossword puzzles. Our queue is a little backed up currently at 787 puzzles (and we’re not even using all of the free sources, just our favorites!). In our homescreen folder titled “Favorite Games,” Crosswords is the first app.

$9.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games

Words with Friends
It was obvious that a Scrabble-type game had to make the cut for this Favorite Four, but choosing between Scrabble and Words with Friends was quite difficult. We decided on Words with Friends simply because more of our friends play it (it’s cross-platform). While Scrabble would seem to provide more real-life friends to play with (by linking it with the Facebook Scrabble app), it’s simply easier to play with people we know via Words with Friends.
$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-07-19 :: Category: Games

$9.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Games

War of the Words (iPad only)
This app is a hidden gem. The app was released last year and still hasn’t had enough ratings for the App Store to display an average rating. We’re hoping that we might change things for the better with this post. War of the Words includes something that more iPad games should: players sitting across from one another. In War of the Words, when a player forms a words, the letter blocks go over to the other player. Whoever fills the other player’s side of the screen first wins. It’s a simple concept but provides some fast-paced wordy fun.
$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-06-29 :: Category: Games

Wheel of Fortune
We can’t leave out one of the most popular word-based game shows: The Wheel of Fortune apps are great. There are plenty of puzzles to solve and the graphics are impressive on the iPad version. Give them a try!
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$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-07-30 :: Category: Games

7 Little Words Review

7 Little Words Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
7 Little Words is a fun game, even if it is simple; it combines letter tiles with crossword-puzzle-like clues.

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Here’s a story straight out of the “man bites dog” pile. While games making the jump from iOS to Android are commonplace, games going in the other direction are quite rare. Wordfeud is one of the few games to land in that category of Android to iOS ports. Originally launched on Android as an alternative to Words With Friends before Zynga and Newtoy released an Android version of the game, Wordfeud is now available on the App Store. The Scrabble-inspired word game sports asynchronous online multiplayer with push notifications when it’s your move, and works with current Wordfeud user accounts, and the game boasts over 2.5 million registered users to play against. The game does support cross-platform multiplayer between iOS and Android Wordfeud users, and can be played on both platforms with the same user account. The game synchronization between devices appears to be much smoother than Words With Friends’ implementation, as it loads up the current game list faster than Words With Friends does, especially on the Android side of the app. The iOS version is available as a free download on the App Store, with ads that display between moves. However, you can pay a one-time $2.99 in-app purchase to disable ads. Wordfeud is available from the App Store right now.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-04 :: Category: Games

Phrase Phrenzy Review

Phrase Phrenzy Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
This iPad game app offers a hangman-style phrase fill-in-the-blank game with the familiar aesthetic of fridge magnets. Fun for quote and pop culture junkies.

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Bookworm for iPhone Review

Bookworm for iPhone Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The game itself has been around for a while, but if you've never played Bookworm, you owe it to yourself to try it out on the iPhone.

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Jumbline 2 Review

Jumbline 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Jumbline 2 is a fairly typical anagram game that has a few bells and whistles that separate it from some of the rest.

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HexaLex Review

HexaLex Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
HexaLex is a word game both enhanced and constrained by what it does differently from other games.

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