Wordgames have always been popular. Back when everyone still played board games all the time, people would get together to play Scrabble or Boggle and this brought a lot of joy. Nowadays you can say that word games are even more popular because there are thousands of word game apps that you can play on your smartphone, with other people or alone. Word game apps are very addictive and it is easy to get hooked on one. If you are not sure about which word game to download, or if you are already playing one and are looking for another one, check out these 5 awesome word game apps for iPhone below:
Ruzzle describes itself as the fastest word game on the planet, and that may just be true. Ruzzle is very similar to Boggle: you get two minutes to find the most words for the most points, and you can challenge your friends as well as random opponents. Ruzzle has 40 million players so chances are that you will always find someone fresh and challenging to play with. As you play, you can win certain achievements, such as ‘Bookworm’ (find a word of at least 10 letters), ‘Sky’s the limit’ (find over 80 words in one round) and ‘Globetrotter’ (win matches in three different languages). Ruzzle is available in 14 languages, including English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch.
2. Words With Friends
This might be the most popular word game played on the iPhone. It is very similar to Scrabble, only now you can do it whenever you want and with whoever you want. On Words With Friends you can play against someone from your phonebook, your Facebook or Twitter, or with a random opponent. The ‘pass and play’ option allows you to play against your friends ‘locally’ (i.e. if they are sitting next to you). You can play upto 20 games at the same time and pretty much make a move whenever you want. There is a chat option that allows you to talk to your opponent (you may find that this chat becomes the new text messaging service that you use with some of your friends). The app is free, but the ads get really annoying so an upgrade to the paid version ($2.99) may be worth it.
You probably remember hang man from when you were a kid. The best thing about the game is that you can play it anywhere, and all you need is a pen and a piece of paper. People play it in the car, at school and on vacation. However, with the app it is even easier because all you need is your phone. Hangman is not the most intellectual word game imaginable, but it is lots of fun. The app comes with different categories including, easy, standard, hard, animals, food, geography, holidays, SAT and TOEFL. The ‘hard’ category actually does have a few big words that not everyone can guess. All in all, a great game for everyone, regardless of age.
4. Scramble With Friends
Upon first reading about this app, or if you have only seen someone play it from the corner of your eye, you may think that it is just another variant of Wordfeud or Games With Friends (a Scrabble-like game), but it is slightly different. Scramble With Friends can be seen as a crossover between Scrabble and Boggle. Of course, there is the board with letters, but in order to make words you have to connect the letters with each other in the same way you would do with Boggle and Ruzzle. While playing you have some options that help you nail a game. For instance you can freeze time if you want to rotate the board (so that you can see from a different perspective). Scramble With Friends can, of course, be played with friends or random opponents. You can challenge anyone from your contact list, your Twitter or your Facebook account.
5. Wordsearch unlimited
If you like crossword puzzles, this app is perfect for you. It works basically the same as crossword puzzles in a puzzle book: you find words, similar as in Scrabble, but now only horizontal, vertical and diagonal. As the title suggests, the puzzles are ‘unlimited’ and unique. The game offers three different levels and a few categories that make it extra fun to play. You can choose from different word lists, such as ‘basic’, ‘animals’, food & drink’), ‘body parts’, ‘sports’, ‘weather’ and ‘world countries’. The basic, standard word lists are available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
These games are all a lot of fun, and enjoyed by millions of people from all over the world. If you know a great word game that you want to share with us, please let us know in the comment section.