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Ordet Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Dale Culp on August 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ELEGANT BUT DULL
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 Jeff Scott 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

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on June 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPELLING FUN
Spellet combines strategy and action to create a challenging word puzzler.
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Word Off Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on May 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MIXED WORDS
Word Off is a word game built in HTML5 that supports multiple platforms, with strategic gameplay.
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Dabble Review

By Sinan Kubba on April 3rd, 2012
Fun but ultimately fleeting letter rearrangement game.
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Word Ninja Deluxe Review

By Jennifer Allen on March 20th, 2012
Combine Fruit Ninja with a word game and this is the result.
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Bubble in Paradise Review

By Lisa Caplan on February 17th, 2012
Clickgamer doesn't reinvent the word game, but it adds polish and lots of replay value.
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Movie Quotes Hangman Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: WORDY
Movie themed Hangman that's fun for a short time.
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Hanging With Friends Review

By Carter Dotson on June 15th, 2011
Hanging With Friends is Zynga With Friends' take on the classic hangman game, in asynchronous multiplayer form.
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Favorite Four: Word Games

Posted by Kevin Stout on June 1st, 2011

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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7 Little Words Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPELLBINDING
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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Wordfeud Makes The Rare Jump From Android to iOS

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 19th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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.

Phrase Phrenzy Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chantelle Joy Duxbury on April 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FILL IN THE BLANKS
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on October 19th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: AGELESS
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

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on September 24th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ANAGRAM-Y
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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