If you’re not sick of cookies yet (if that’s even a thing), you might want to try out Word Cookies!, a delicious word game that has you picking words out of trays of freshly baked cookies. It’s a good challenge, but also surprisingly relaxing. If you love word games, you can’t do wrong by trying. Or maybe you’re already a tried and true Word Cookies! veteran ready to branch out into something new. Word games are not uncommon on the app store, so we’ve narrowed down five of the best to help you get your fix.
Letterpress is game design at its finest. Players take turns spelling out words on the game’s simple yet elegant grid, trying to conquer the entire board. It’s a great game to play with friends, though you can also match up against random players, too. The game’s integrated with the Merriam-Webster dictionary to keep the words flowing.
Maybe 1 vs. 1 isn’t enough for you, though. Maybe you’d like to face off against, say, thousands of people at once. Wordament is the solution here. This highly addictive take on Scrabble has you competing against hundreds of people on the same board. There are a bunch of different modes, including themed words, multi-letter tiles, and speed rounds if you feel like switching things up.
Words With Friends never gets old. Everyone has this app, meaning it’s the perfect way to compete with friends and form new rivalries. It’s Scrabble in your pocket, and translates to mobile perfectly.
Alphabear charmed pretty much the entire internet when it launched back in 2015. This adorable puzzle game sees you spelling words by choosing letters on a grid to rack up the most points. Bears appear in spots where you select multiple letters, and the more letters you choose in that area, the more points you can gather! There’s a wide array of adorable bears to collect, each with their own unique power-ups to help you through the game’s trickier challenges.
A fun twist on the usual Scrabble formula, SpellTower has you swiping letters together to form words. The letters slowly creep up to the top of the screen, so you’ll have to think on your feet to spell out words before they reach the top and it’s game over. It’s fast and frantic, something you don’t usually associate with word games, but it’s a welcome change.
Word games are a great way to tease your brain when you have some off time from the usual rush and these particular titles all have something unique to offer, even amongst mobile games in general.
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