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Can you keep your tower low? Create words and just don’t let it reach the top.

SpellTower is a puzzle-based word challenge that offers several game modes


by Zach Gage
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Sit back and unwind
$2.99 in the App Store

SpellTower is a puzzle-based word challenge that offers several game modes. Relax and try to get a high score, play a strategic game by not letting your tower reach the top, or try your hand in a fast-paced mode of rising rows of letters. The ultimate goals of all modes are to create words from a board of mixed up letters.

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Sit back and unwind. After a long day, open Tower Mode and just see how many points you can get from the 100 letters on the board. Take your time and make longer words for a higher score. This is a very relaxed mode with no rushing or time limits.

Sit back and unwind
Keep your tower low

Keep your tower low. There are two different game modes that challenge you to keep your tower from reaching the top. In Puzzle Mode, a row will be added to the board with each word you make. In Rush Mode, an additional row of letters will be added every so often. Whichever you choose, just make sure to keep your tower from becoming a high-rise.

If you feel like company. If you really like SpellTower and want to challenge a friend, this option is available. Create words to drop onto your friend’s tower and see how high theirs is rising in the shadows. There are not as many puzzle options in Multiplayer mode, but it is always fun to beat your best buddy, right?

If you feel like company

What is it about?

Different from Scrabble-type, turn-based sorts is a fun game to play on your own. SpellTower is great because it provides various types of game modes, so there one for every mood or taste. Shoot for a high score, keep your tower low, and then take on friends in multiplayer mode if you’re feeling lonely.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like a variety of game modes

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure challenges

Why we love it

For word game fans, SpellTower is a fun challenge. Just connect the letters to create your words to either score high or keep your tower from reaching the top. Play fast, play slow, or somewhere in between with the enjoyable game options.

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App Details

Word Puzzle
Last updated
January 18, 2019
Release date
November 10, 2011
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App Store Description

- Originally written about in The New York Times, featured in Apple Stores, heard about on NPR, and played by millions, SpellTower is back and better than ever! -


Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits, and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.


- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 140 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

- DAILY TOWER MODE : Stack up against other players on identical towers that change daily!

- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

- ZEN MODE : Puzzle mode without any length requirements.

- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

- [Bonus!] SUPER TOWER MODE : (iPad Pro only) Try and get the highest score possible out of 432 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements, for each mode, and highest scoring word!


Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -

Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games

"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best ‘pure’ word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine

"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace

"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN

"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps

"SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay

"The Boggle Tetris That We Needed” - Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day

"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - EDGE Magazine

"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames

"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed

"The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine

"I’m already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCap’s Bookworm]." -

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