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Mobile Word Games: The Ultimate List

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This list isn’t about the Top Ten of any word games, it’s neither a “Here are a few apps, we’ve accidentally found”-list, nor just a sponsored who-is-who of word games. No, this one is the real deal, the never-ending, unstoppable, ever-growing word game list: The Ultimate Edition!

It has the golden old classics, the often imitated but never reached top games, the hidden gems, the colorful ones, the simple ones, the easy ones, the too-hard-to-solve ones! Sooner or later you’ll find them all while we update the list regularly. So, before you start reading, don’t forget to save this page as a bookmark. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it! The apps are in no particular order, so read it carefully so you don’t miss any top games. Happy scouting!

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Cover art1. Word Crush

“Word Crush” by “LionGame” is an Android app, in which you search words on the letter block square according to the clues. Clues? Right! Each and every stage features a clue that you have to use in order to find related words.

That’s why people love that game. With more than 4.500 reviews and a total score of 4.7, “Word Crush” is among the top-rated word games on Google Play. The downside: It’s a bit too crowded with ads, which also seems to be the only point of criticism captured in the many user reviews.

Download it to see if you’ll find another one. 😉


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2. Word Mocha

If there’s coffee involved in any way, it can’t be a bad game, right? Exactly: With a 4.8 rating coming from over 10.000 reviews, “Word Mocha” by “PeopleFun” seem to be the right choice not only for coffee lovers. Or Android users.

However, being a caffeine-addict will help you twice. First of all, you’ll have the power to sit through over 1.800 levels and secondly, there are plenty of different coffee drinks you can uncover in this original anagram game.

Did someone say anagrams? Yep and in case you need help, we’ve got you covered.


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3. Wordster – Offline Scramble Words Friends Game

“Wordster” by “Gamesters” is more or less (a pretty good) Scrabble clone. Thanks to the well-developed AI, “Wordster” is a great solo game and perfectly designed to train your skills by learning new words from the computer’s moves. Both for Android and iOS.

Although the game is based on the Collins Scrabble Dictionary (and not our very own word list), you can still use our Scrabble Word Finder, in case you’re stuck somewhere.

The only drop of bitterness in this sweet word game: There is no multiplayer option, which is also the reason why it has been only rewarded with a rating of 4.3 stars.


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4. Word Bound – Free Word Puzzle Games

“Word Bound” by “Matcha Sauce LLC” has a fantastic rating of 4.8 stars from over 12.000 different reviewers, who tested the game. It’s so seldom that the developers receive any negative feedback, that they even take the time to react when someone criticizes their app in public.

So, what’s the secret of “Word Bound?” Well, it’s safe to say that this word game has one of the best learning curves within the genre. It starts as an easy word game that’s perfect for beginners and gets harder and harder as you level up. Plus, the weekend challenges are a neat extra providing free bonus coins and more riddles every week.


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5. Wordz 2

The predecessor, “Wordz” is a modern classic, but “Wordz 2” is the cream of the crop in the portfolio of “Fugo Games” for Android and iOS.

The game is simple and intuitive, as you just have to drag your finger across the board in order to create words. It’s both possible to play the game alone (against the computer) or to compete with over 10.000.000 players worldwide.

So, if you’re sick of boring hours, empty servers and unacceptable waiting times, “Wordz 2” will cure you until you’ve completely recovered.


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6. Codeword

And now for something completely different. – Well, not completely, but we all have to agree that crossword puzzles are a comprehensive subgenre, that stands for itself. And with “Codeword” by “Havos Ltd.”, the subgenre has a great exponent with more than one million (mostly happy) users.

The game is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, many, many other languages and more to come. Of course, it’s also available in English, meaning that you can make use of our helpful crossword solver.


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7. Hangman

But now we’re off for something compl… Just kidding. 😉

“Hangman”, published by “Senior Games” (or Tellmewow, if you prefer the iOS version) is not the one and only, but definitely the best hangman game for mobile devices. This absolute classic is suitable for all ages, especially for those who want to practice their language skills and vocabulary.

Since hangman can be quite tricky, it’s no shame to ask for a helping hand. And whenever there are words to discover, we’re the first to help. And you don’t even have to cheat here! Check out these simple hangman tactics to improve your skillset in order to master the game.


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8. Word Fire – Free Word Games

“Word Fire” by “Twisted Bamboo LLC” has 4.8 stars on Google Play and is one of those games, you have to play on a daily basis to unlock its full potential. You’ve read that right, it comes along with daily bonus coins (and trust me, you’ll need them to get some free hints) and also a daily challenge, for more riddles and even more coins.

The scope itself is pretty amazing as you’ll get over 2000 unique and well-designed stages stimulating your gray matter. So, is there a fly in the ointment? Well, it’s the ads. It’s (almost) always the ads people complain about, but as the developers say: “It’s understandable that ads can get annoying. Unfortunately, we need the revenue from ads to keep our games free to play.” Enough said.


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9. Mary’s Promotion- Wonderful Word Game

Many, many years ago, when the whole mobile gaming boom started, I’ve reviewed games splitting the rating into a couple of different categories. One of those categories was “Story” as I thought, having a story or at least a well-thought-out setting should be a must-have, even for mobile games. Oh, what a terrible mistake. It soon turned out that all successful Android games, from “Cut The Rope” to “Doodle Jump”, have everything covered – except a story.

Quite the contrary, “Mary’s Promotion” is not only a word game as you’ve seen it a hundred times before, but it does actually come along with a background story, as you’ve got to solve all these riddles to boost the career of Mary, the main character. Cute idea, isn’t it? Also available for iOS.


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10. BattleText

When you envision battles, you probably won’t think about texting and chatting, but about weapons and war. But after you’ve tried “BattleText – Chat Game with Friends” by “Random Logic Games”, it possibly will be the first thing to come to your mind as this is a cut-throat, fast-paced and challenging text battle word game. And in this case, your weapons will be words, fast reaction capacity, bulked up finger muscles and a razor-sharp intellect.

The design is laid out like a messaging app and the goal is to find better, longer words than the opponent, formed out of the letters on the keyboard. They also have to start with the same letter that the opponent’s previous word ended with. An additional difficulty lays in the challenge to type faster than your partner.
There are even two game modes: A story and a multiplayer one. You can play against in-game challengers or other people respectively.

If you pride yourself on your fast typing skills, I suggest you give this app a go! It is also available for iOS.


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11. Word Academy

If not battles but academic training is your forte, maybe you take a fancy to “Word Academy” by “Scimob”. The game was downloaded more than 5 million times and rated 4.5 stars by almost half a million people.

To earn your diploma you need to solve the grids and find the words that are hidden within and in every direction. Each of the grids has a theme that gives you a context of the solutions. But be careful! You also need to pay attention to the order in which you type in the words.

Thus, if you want to be promoted from the lowest teddy bear level to a mad scientist, show what you’ve learned so far and will be even able to do in the future. The game is available for iOS as well.


Cover art12. Jumbline 2

Jumbline 2? What about Jumbline 1, you ask? Well, for one: it is not available in the Apps stores anymore. And secondly: Why settle for the first part, when you can try the second, improved one? And a 4.6 and 4.7 stars rating does sound favorable indeed. The developers “Brainium Studios” even promise you “the most addictive word game” and it is also available for iOS.

So, what makes this app so special? Among others, it is the fact that you’ve got three different game modes. All of which have a charming design and most importantly are fun to play. You can either rearrange the scrambled letters into words and underline them to score or you try to pop as many clouds as possible by spelling the correct words out of the letters each cloud contains or you’ll try to build a word tower on sinking grounds to try and reach the stars. Either way, you’ve got more than 20.000 puzzles waiting for you!



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13. Puzzly Words

After finding the most addictive word game, now we take a look at an app that claims to be more than just a classic word game: “Puzzly Words” by “SIA Fufla”.

It is a great game that has a clear strong point: the time-limited multiplayer challenge. When you play the game, you need to drag the letters to form three unique words. Interestingly, each of the rounds only lasts 60 seconds, and as you try and find the words, other players are doing the same. Hence, you not only battle against the time, but against your own vocabulary abilities and most importantly other people as well.

Unfortunately, it is only playable with a Facebook account. But the developers are currently working on another solution. At least it is also available for iOS.



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14. Word Town

“Word Town: Search, find & crush in crossword games” by “Hi Studio Games” is a classic word game: In more than 3000 puzzles your task is connecting the letter blocks to find the missing words that are compiled into different topics. All puzzles take you on a journey around the world and through various cities like Paris, Kyoto or Irkutsk. Additionally, the altitude of the sun shows you when you’ll unlock the next background. With further completions of puzzles, you unlock different beautiful city themes.

More than 1.000.000 people joined the worldwide expedition and 60.0000 of them rate the game with 4.6. stars. It is available for iOS too.


Cover art15. Tasty Words

You know what goes well with traveling (and some people might see it a the main or even sole reason to travel)? The food all over the world. Therefore, the following app seems like a great addition to the one above. “Tasty Words” by the developers with the tasty name “Matcha Sauce LLC” is only just starting out with around 100.000 downloads, but it already has a great rating of 4.8 stars!

The gameplay is like in other word game classics: You need to connect the letters on your plate in any direction to form the hidden words to gain coins and golden apples. The beginning is easy of course, but later on, you will need to use hints and in case you are running low on coins, check out our Word Unscrambler tool. It will surely be helpful to you!

Bad news for our hungry iOS gamers: This app is only available for Android.


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That’s it! – for now! As promised, we’ll keep this list updated regularly, so feel free to check in now and then.

In the meantime, have fun playing!

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