Word nerds and letter lovers definitely have the App Store for games to keep their erudite brains engaged. Whether it’s Words with Friends or Zynga’s Scrabble, the plethora of word games available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will keep even the most erudite word smiths busy on the go (but remember, not on the tarmac). What are some of the best word games that spell FUN for everyone? The following is a collection of puns that have earned prime real estate on our home screens.
It is unlikely that anyone missed this game. But just in case, Draw Something by OMGPOP is a turn-based word guessing game that combines artistic skills with letter ciphers. Players take turns drawing a picture to represent a word, then send it to their partner to guess. As you accumulate the number of spins, you accumulate the coins and can use them to buy additional colors for your palette or bombs to help you when you get stuck. It’s not social networking per se, but social drawing and it’s weirdly addictive. (exam)
Abble Dabble is kind of like Scrabble on a white mocha double espresso. In another turn-based word-building game, players take turns laying down letters to score the most points. The twist? The squares on the game board move around, randomly and deliberately depending on the settings, meaning players may have to chase the triple word score for several rounds before there is a valid word game. This makes planning your next move all the more difficult as you try to rack up the most pun value. (exam)
For those who enjoy a challenge, Wofford is a great example of a word game that requires thought. Players build words from letter tiles provided on a horizontal and vertical playing field.
If you can fill all the horizontal squares with words, you score a Woffo – but why stop there when a Super Woffo is up for grabs? Fill the horizontal and vertical boxes with words and it’s a big win – like hitting the letter lotto. (exam)
Who could ever think of puns and forget Pop Cap’s Bookworm? With a library of letters that can catch fire and burn to the ground, hidden books and bonus words, Bookworm is the word search and word creation bomb.
Build words from adjacent letter tiles, score big with bonus tiles, unlock and complete books by finding all the words. Bookworm is laid back and engaging and can be played for minutes or hours. (exam)
Anagrams can be fun, and with Text Twist 2, word fanatics have many ways to play. Choose from four game modes that each continue through increasingly difficult rounds as you try to form as many words with the available letters within a set amount of time.
The ability to change the gameplay makes it interesting and a “daily word” bonus round is available every day. Text Twist 2 is simple, challenging, and satisfies the craving for words.
Have a favorite word game that isn’t mentioned here, share it with other word game fans and let us know how you spell fun!