Word games can be a tricky genre to pin down. There are so many variations out there that sometimes it's hard to decide whether or not a game fits into the little pocket you're trying to push it into. That doesn't bother us though, because it's our job to do things like that. Which is why we've written this list of the best words game for iOS.

We're pretty sure we've picked five games that best represent every corner of the word game genre, from mystery to action, with a fat chunk of puzzling thrown in for good measure. Some of these games are going to make you think about the words you use in a completely different way, and we think that's something that should be shouted from the rooftops.

If you've got your own favorite word game that hasn't been included on the list, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you click here you can check out all of the other lists on the site - each one is a work of exquisite beauty, even if we do say so ourselves. Right then, on with the word games.

Alphabear 2

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This one manages to mesh together spelling, character collection, humor, and more into a brilliant letter-tapping experience. There's a slightly frantic nature to some of the puzzles, thanks to the way letters turn into blocks if you don't use them quickly enough. It's super smart, super entertaining and, strangely enough, super funny as well.

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You're a wizard in this one, pushing your way through the titular tower in order to right wrongs, get loot, and do all the other sorts of things that adventurers do. The twist here is that the magic spells you're throwing at your enemies are generated by creating words from the letters at the bottom of the screen. It's clever because spell can mean two things, y'see?


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The first two games on this list are more about letters than words, but not so Blackbar. It's a game about filling in the blanks in censored letters, trying to get to the bottom of what's going on, all the while living in the middle of an oppressive regime. Words can be incredibly powerful, and Blackbar shows that abusing them can have just as big an effect of the world around you.

Device 6

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Another one that doesn't play by the rules. Device 6 is an adventure game set on a strange island. You're mainly reading, but you follow the words around the screen like you're navigating a maze. There are some great twists and turns here, and just the right amount of eureka moments to keep you pushing on to find out what on earth's going on.


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Considered by many to be THE classic mobile word game, in all honesty it's difficult to argue with them. Developed by Zach Gage, it's all about making words in a simple looking grid. Of course, things are never that easy, and there are several levels to this one that are going to have you thinking in completely different ways. If you're looking for a game that typifies the modern digital spelling experience, then this is definitely the one to go for.

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