Don’t download Word Forward if you’re looking for an easy or relaxing word game.
Developer Rocketship Park has just released a new version of the devious puzzler that first landed back in 2014. And the rebuilt version is just as difficult, and fun, as the original.
To start each puzzle, you’re presented with 25 different letters tiles in a 5×5 grid. You’ll need to clear every tile on the board by creating different words by tracing a line between letters. The tiles can be linked in any direction, including diagonally.
But that’s much easier said than done.
Thankfully, there are a number of modifiers you can use to help clear the board. You can swap any two letters, replace a letter on the grid, jumble the tiles on the grid, and change the letter on any tile to something you choose.
And if all else fails, you can use a bomb to eliminate a tile that is causing problems.
Even with those modifiers, the game definitely rewards strategic thinking instead of trying to spell out a long, obvious word. You’ll always need to be thinking a few steps ahead.
There are 500 different puzzles in the game, so you’ll never be left without a challenge.
Word Forward is universal and designed for the iPhone, all iPad models, and Apple TV. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for $2.99.