12 of the best online word games to play after your daily Wordle

Warning: these games are incredibly addicting (Image: Wordscapes / Wordalot / Bonanza Word Puzzle)

Over the past few days, everyone has become a a little obsessed with a game called Wordle.

As the name suggests, it’s a play on words. Each day it produces a gray block that gives players six attempts to guess the word of the day – starting with a word of their own, and the game highlighting the correct letters.

If that sounds a bit like ITV Lingo’s game show, it’s because it’s not a million miles away.

But cleverly and also boringly, Wordle only offers one word per day, so you can’t keep playing as you like.

However, you can get rid of the pun intended itch with one of these addicting online puzzles …

The best online word games and word game apps

Word landscapes

With its seemingly endless levels, Wordscapes is one of the best word game apps available.

It’s part crossword, part anagram decryptor. You will be given a wheel of letters and your job is to connect them to create a word.

When you are successful, the word appears in the crossword – and you can try to figure out the other words.

Download now: App store Where google play

Uncrossword landscapes

Uncrossed is another version of the Wordscapes app – with slightly different games and formats, designed to relax you.

There are 3000 games on this app including anagram puzzles. However, they probably won’t relax you as much – unless you pay a one-time fee to remove annoying pop-up ads.

Download now: App store Where google play


Word Collect gives you a small group of letters, and you have to find all the possible combinations.

There are 2,500 levels so it will definitely help you pass the time, especially if you are traveling by bus or train.

Download now: App store Where google play

The spelling of the New York Times

If you generally find the New York Times crossword puzzle too difficult, why not try their Spelling Bee online puzzle?

Launched online in 2018, it offers you a honeycomb of seven letters. Your goal is to make as many words of four letters or more as you can.

If you get them all, you will be officially the game’s “queen bee”.

Now play: New York Times


Find as many words as possible from the letters WordHub appears in the wheel for you.

Play yourself for fun, race against the clock for a challenge, or connect with your friends to find out who the real wordsmith is.

By the way, there is a seven letter secret word to be obtained on each turn. Good luck!

To download: App store Where google play

Words with friends

The name ‘Words With Friends’ probably rings a bell. Before Wordle went viral, it was the buzzword game.

The game is to find the perfect word to play on the board, collecting points for each letter you place. You can fight with friends or random players, but you can also play it in single player mode.

Good for brain training, this one. There is a classic version and a newer app called Word With Friends 2.

Download now: App store Where google play


Although this is not a simple pun, you have to guess the word.

By pressing “play”, you will join a game room with random players, who take turns sketching a word (using their keyboard or mouse).

Once you know what it is, type the word into the chat. The first player to get it gets the most points, and the final winner is the player with the highest score.

Besides, you will also have the opportunity to draw.

Now play: Skribbl.io

Bonza puzzle

Serious word puzzle enthusiasts will enjoy Bonza Word Puzzle app.

It presents itself as “a word search, puzzle and anecdotes part”, which is correct. You will participate in all kinds of word games including dragging and dropping pieces to put words together.

You can participate in pre-programmed puzzles, but passionate users can also create their own puzzles to share. Exciting.

Download now: App store Where google play

Metro crossword

Sometimes you just can’t beat a good old-fashioned crossword puzzle.

And if you weren’t able to grab a hard copy of Metro, you can still do the daily crossword puzzles online as well.

If you like digital puzzles there is also Sudoku to play while you visit Metro.co.uk.


This browser based American dictionary website word game is surprisingly enjoyable and relaxing.

You will be given a clue and you will have to spell the word that you think the clue represents. However, you can’t just pick an old letter from the options.

You must make sure that your answer forms a “chain” of letters. Is it worth it!

Now play: Merriam webster

Alpha bear 2

Alphabear 2, also called Alphabear: Words Across Time, is definitely not your typical word game app.

On the one hand, you will collect adorable square-headed bears. The more puzzles you solve, the more bears you get. You will also travel around the Alphabear world to find the puzzles.

Download now: App store Where google play


Wordalot is a crossword puzzle with a difference – it comes with a picture hint every time!

It also has 1000 levels to complete, so this is another one that you will play over and over again.

Download now: App store Where google play

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