Frankenword (Free) by Xether Labs is an original word game where the goal is to mash two words together to create a funny hybrid word. In this game, you will use hints to figure out two words that form an entirely new word with a silly definition.
For example, put together dwarf and warfare (using the supplied hints), and you get dwarfare, which is defined as “armed conflict against small people.” Or combine women and enchilada to get womenchilada, defined as “female humans wrapped in a corn tortilla and covered with sauce.”
If you haven’t yet guessed, this is a silly game, which is what makes it fun. To form these word hybrids, you will be given hints, and you’ll need to figure out how the hints combine.
For the womenchilada puzzle, you’re given the hints “girls” for women and “a mexican dish” for enchiladas, along with a blank space. These words must be combined to form the new word.
This can be a fairly challenging game depending on the size of your vocabulary, and there are also a couple of extra letters thrown into puzzles to lead you astray. You’ll need to puzzle out word each word combination, but you’re given the number of letters in each word, which helps.
The game starts out with easy words, but it ramps up in difficulty as you progress, so expect to be spend some time working out letter combinations.
The controls are simple and easy to use, plus the interface is nicely designed. All you need to do is drag the letters into place, and you can drag to rearrange them as well.
If you get stuck on a word, you can use a hint, but you’re limited to 20. You can earn more hints by tweeting or sharing your solved puzzles.
This is a freemium game, so you’re limited to the first 50 stages. Unlocking more stages costs between $0.99 and $2.99 (for everything) which is a fair deal. The game also promises new free levels every month. My only complaint is that there’s no Game Center support.
All in all, Frankenword is a clever word game that does freemium right. I’d highly recommend downloading it and giving it a try.