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Spelling Out The Best Word Games

For word game fans, there are plenty of options to choose from, but these are must-haves. Score high, take on a friend, or just challenge yourself with the best word games.

SpellTower

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

SpellTower
Sit back and unwind

For those who like logic puzzle games and word challenges.

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.

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.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like a variety of game modes

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure challenges
Alphabear: Word Puzzle Game

Your cute bears will grow bigger as you create words in this fun puzzle game.

Alphabear: Word Puzzle Game
Pleasant gameplay

For those who like cute bears and word games.

Who doesn’t love cuddly bears? Mix them in with a fun word game and you have Alphabear. With this amusing yet challenging game you will have your chance to actually grow your own furry, little cubs into big, strong bears by creating words. Spell long words, tiny words, and race against the clock to grow your bears as big as you can for the most points.

Why we love it

For a unique word game, Alphabear is both adorable and challenging. Grow your bears as big as you can to increase your score and earn more types of bears with special skills and rewards. For a fun and upbeat word puzzle, Alphabear brings it.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like cute themed games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure challenges
Under a Spell

Word power is your greatest magic

Under a Spell
Find hidden words

For fans of word-searching puzzle games

Like most word puzzle games, Under a Spell asks you to spell words off the board. But instead of just spelling any words you see on the board, you’re required by Under a Spell to find predefined words. What’s more, the words you to need to search out are unbeknown to you. In each level of Under a Spell, you have to find all of the hidden words one at a time by tapping or swiping across the letters in the correct order any which way — horizontally, vertically, even diagonally. For each word, you’re shown how many letters you need to swipe as your basic hint to form the word — just bear in mind that just because you’ve managed to form a word of the required length, it doesn’t mean that’s already the right one. Moreover, there’s the added challenge brought about by the presence of special letters, such as frozen letters (which become available only after a certain word has been found) and timed letters (which are available only for a set time). Some levels also have multiple layers of letters, where the lower layer becomes accessible only after completing the upper layer.

Why we love it

Developed by Happymagenta, Under a Spell boasts polished graphics and soothing sounds that jibe well with its magical sylvan setting. But the thing that it can really boast is its special approach to the creation of its levels: It uses artificial intelligence that draws words from books, movies, and articles, ensuring that there’s more than enough verbal variety to go around. Under a Spell also rewards multilingualism, as it lets you play across several languages and lets you earn higher scores the more languages you play.

For those who...

  • like playing word search games.
  • appreciate games with a polished look and feel.

Not for those who...

  • want word search games with specific themes.
  • want word search games where you know from the outset what words you need to search for.
Alpha Omega

Unscramble the letters in this relaxing and beautiful word game.

Alpha Omega
Soothing gameplay

For those who like a brain teaser challenge with their word game.

If you like those peaceful, tranquil game environments that go well with a glass of wine or brandy, then Alpha Omega is a game you should definitely try. With gorgeous game themes and calming background music, this is a unique, single-player experience. The goal is to move through the different Greek letter themed levels by solving word puzzles based on hints. Use the clues and plan your moves in this stylish and casual word game.

Why we love it

With hundreds of clever levels, soothing gameplay, and attractive themes, Alpha Omega is a terrific addition to your word game list. It starts off easy in order to introduce you to the gameplay, but the difficulty ramps up quickly, bringing an enjoyable challenge.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like level-based gameplay
  • Look for relaxing, casual gaming experiences

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer adventure challenges
  • Like fast-paced action games
Words with Friends – Best Word Game

Take on your Facebook friends in the ultimate word game for pals.

Words with Friends – Best Word Game
Who and how you can play

For those who like Scrabble, and enjoy playing with others.

Words With Friends became a fast favorite for turn-based word games after its release in 2009 and is still one of the most-widely played games of its kind. With cool features that add to the game, players can swap letters, view the tile bag for remaining letters, and even check the strength of their words. For fun with friends, this word game is still a winner. With iMessage support, you can take on your pals no matter where you go.

Why we love it

Challenge your friends and family to a Scrabble-type game in Words With Friends. Aside from outscoring your best pal, you can chat while you play, making it a fun social game for those across the miles from each other.

For those who...

  • Like word games
  • Enjoy turn-based multiplayer games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure games
Highrise Heroes - The Towering Word Game

Save Seb and his friends from the collapsing skyscraper by making words.

Highrise Heroes - The Towering Word Game
Save Seb and his friends

For those who want a little story and adventure with their word game.

Highrise Heroes brings a nifty story of Seb who must escape the falling skyscraper following an earthquake. It is up to you to clear a path for him and his friends by creating words and avoiding obstacles. You bombs, hints, and other helpful items to succeed through the many levels and save the day.

Why we love it

If you enjoy story-based word games with many levels and challenges, then Highrise Heroes is for you. The game has great animations, intense-sounding music, and a different type of challenge with each level.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like story-based games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action adventure stories
Letterpress – Word Game

Create words, steal tiles, and take over the board.

Letterpress – Word Game
Letterpress

For those who like word games, and head to head challenges.

Letterpress is a neat game of scoring, stealing, and creating great words. Do better than your Game Center opponent to climb the ranks. Be creative and create longer words for a better chance at reigning over the game board.

Why we love it

Letterpress is a fun word challenge where you must outdo your opponent to win. Steal their tiles and create lengthier words to claim your victory in this turn-based game of words.

For those who...

  • Like word game challenges
  • Enjoy turn-based multiplayer games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer single-player games
Bonza Word Puzzle

Arrange the letter clusters to create words based off of hints.

Bonza Word Puzzle
Find the right words

For those who enjoy crossword puzzles, but are tired of the traditional grid.

Bonza is a fun word game with unique gameplay, soothing sounds, and attractive graphics. Just slide the puzzle pieces to form words that match the clue. You will begin with a small amount of pieces and this number will gradually increase as you move through the challenging levels.

Why we love it

Bonza is an enjoyable and distinctive word puzzle game. With wonderful background music and lovely graphics, it will bring out the creative-thinker in you as you move the game pieces to form the words.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like a relaxing game experience

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure games
Capitals - Multiplayer Word Battle

Take on your friends and expand your territory using words and strategy.

Capitals - Multiplayer Word Battle
Find Your Word

For those who like word games, and showing off their vocabulary with friends.

Capitals places you in a battle of words against your pals. Take over the game board by capturing your friend’s tiles and reign supreme. Be strategic and be creative in this fun, social game of words.

Why we love it

Capitals brings a twist to multiplayer word games. Like the game of Risk, you must capture your opponent’s tiles to take over the game board and win.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like multiplayer challenges

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer to play alone
Four Letters

Using just four letters, create a word, any word, and score before time runs out.

Four Letters
Fast and fun

For those who like word games, and want some speedy action too.

Four Letters is a fun challenge if you enjoy word games. The better you do and more words you create, the faster your remaining time will decrease. So, think fast and score as high as you can.

Why we love it

If you like timed word games then Four Letters is one for you. Your goal is to simply create four-letter words, as quickly as you can, to score high, before time runs out.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like time-based challenges

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or level-based games
Hexiled

Escape, explore, and survive in this space-themed word challenge.

Hexiled
Hexiled

For those who like word games, and want a clear objective.

Hexiled has a terrific space theme, galactic sounds, and glass-breaking effects. If you begin with Escape mode, you must create words to reach the edge of the game board within a certain amount of time. If you choose to start with Discover, you must reach the edge within the move limit. Hexiled is fun and challenging for word game fans.

Why we love it

Hexiled brings an enjoyable experience to this genre. From the attractive visuals to the cool sound effects to the challenging gameplay, this is a great game if you enjoy word puzzles.

For those who...

  • Enjoy word games
  • Like puzzle-based challenges

Not for those who...

  • Dislike word games
  • Prefer action or adventure games
Word Ache for iMessage

When you want to pass the time, just play some word games through messages

Word Ache for iMessage
Word Ache for iMessage

For anyone who likes word games and wants to pass the time through iMessage.

Word Ache for iMessage brings WordBrain to your iMessage app. Play with a friend directly through iMessage, and try to get more points than your opponent. The first player to score seven points wins! You start with a 2x2 board, then move to 3x3, 4x4, and so on. The difficulty is increased with each board size increase, so get ready! You're in for a real mental workout with this one.

Why we love it

Word games are always fun, so it's nice to see one that is able to be played directly through iMessage.

For those who...

  • Love word games
  • Want to play WordBrain with a friend through iMessage

Not for those who...

  • Don't like word games
  • Don't care about playing word games through iMessage
MsgMe WordGuess

Guess your friend’s word before they guess yours to win.

MsgMe WordGuess
MsgMe WordGuess

For those who like Hangman-style word-guessing challenges.

Stump your friends playing MsgMe WordGuess in iMessage. Be the first to guess the other person’s word by selecting a letter on your turn. Chat while you play, celebrate when you are victorious, and become a word-guessing champion without ever leaving iMessage.

Why we love it

MsgMe WordGuess is simple and fun game for iMessage. If you enjoy the game of Hangman, then this new challenge is for you.

For those who...

  • Enjoy Hangman-style word games
  • Like word-guessing games

Not for those who...

  • Dislike Hangman types of games
  • Prefer word-guessing games with pictures
Sletters - A word game mixed with sliding puzzle

Word puzzle meets 15-puzzle in this fun and colorful brain-teaser

Sletters - A word game mixed with sliding puzzle
Slide

For lovers of old-school word puzzles

In each level of Sletters, you have to slide tiles in whatever direction the empty space allows with the ultimate goal of forming all of the required words. While you can make as many moves as you need, and can form words in either orientation (horizontally or vertically) and in any order, Sletters puts forth plenty of challenges. If it gets so tough that there seems to be no way out, you can choose to swap tiles.

Why we love it

Sletters combines word puzzles and sliding puzzles into one neat brainteaser. Its word-forming and tile-sliding mechanics are dead simple, but its levels include stumpers that really dare players to swap tiles lest they reach a dead end. But stuck or no, players can always rely on the game's With vibrant colors and ragtime-inspired music to keep the mood bright and cheery.

For those who...

  • you enjoy playing word puzzles and sliding puzzles.
  • you like games with vibrant colors and fun music.

Not for those who...

  • you prefer casual games that don't require much brainpower.
  • you don't like puzzle games in general.
WordBubbles!

A fresh new take on the classic word search

WordBubbles!
Begin with short words

For those who like word searches but want something new and different.

WordBubbles! is a word game that will appeal to fans of word search puzzles. Just find the words in the bubbles and connect them to spell them out. But things aren't as easy as they seem! If you can't seem to connect letters to form a word, just remember that there is a certain order for the words that you're searching for. This makes the game even more challenging and stimulating as you figure out what the words you need are and what order they need to be in. Anyone who is a word game fan will appreciate the fresh gameplay that WordBubbles! offers.

Why we love it

We love word games, but we do get tired of the same type of word game over and over again. WordBubbles! is fresh and new in terms of gameplay, which is always welcome.

For those who...

  • Like word games
  • Enjoy word search puzzles

Not for those who...

  • Don't like word games and want something more action-packed
  • Aren't fans of word searches