75 Addicting Word Games for iPhone

Scrabble, Words with Friends, Scramble, all of these are nearly essential components of the iPhone gaming experience. The word game market is an incredibly popular one and has spawned the creation of ton of really great iPhone titles, both original and classic.

We spent hours sifting through all of these games to bring you this list of the best 75 word games currently available on the iPhone. Whether you like crosswords, word searches, anagrams or even party games, you’ll find lots of new ways to kill time and expand your vocabulary!

Crossword

Scrabble

“Featuring more ways to connect with friends! Now it’s easier than ever to find friends playing Scrabble. Search by username or email address, scan your phone’s contact list, and post invitations to play via Facebook or email. Square off with friends and play up to 50 games at once – more than any other word game on the App Store.”
Price: $0.99

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Scrabble

Words With Friends

“Experience for yourself why more than 20 million people are addicted to the word building, triple score seeking, chat bubble sending goodness of Words With Friends. ”
Price: $2.99

WordSnake…Words Without Borders

“WordSnake, by oBo Games, takes word-building to a whole new level of fun. Help Elmer the WordSnake get from his snake den to the den of Ophelia, his sweetheart. One catch – Elmer is a word aficionado. He can only cross the game board over actual words. You must use 130 letter tiles to build a word bridge for Elmer to cross. To make the trip more challenging, there are Obstacles and Shortcuts to help and hinder. Obstacles are impassable areas on the board, while Shortcuts allow you to jump over several columns to get closer to Ophelia’s den. There are also letter and word bonus icons to increase your score. ”
Price: $0.99

HexaLex

“Scrabble fans, meet the world’s first hexagonal crossword game. HexaLex takes the classic, easy to learn but hard to master game and adds a new dimension. Hexagonal tiles let you play words in three directions instead of two. Words interact in surprising ways! But have no fear, thanks to the innovative instant feedback system, tutorial, and detailed built-in help, you’ll be laying down major scores in no time. If you’re hooked on Scrabble or Words With Friends you’re going to love HexaLex!”
Price: $1.99

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HexaLex

Lexulous

“The new & improved Lexulous is here! It’s the coolest crossword game with more than 4 million players worldwide!”
Price: $1.99

Wordfeud

“Free crossword style multiplayer word game. Challenge your friends or play against random opponents. Play at your own pace. Participate in up to 30 games simultaneously.”
Price: Free

Crosswords

“Download and play crossword puzzles right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one tap you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you’re improving!”
Price: $9.99

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Crosswords

Word Micester

“Help Sydney the Mouse build his cheese collection by outwitting the mad scientists in the Super Secret Cheese Laboratory. Play word puzzles like you’ve never seen before. Build word chains and clusters to find the secret cheese labs. Evade the dangerous security drones and unlock the 40 types of cheese. Then crack the passwords and build your cheese collection.”
Price: Free

WordTrix

“The object of the game is to make the letters fall in such a way that they spell a word. The words can be any English word from 3-5 characters in length, and can be arranged either top-to-down or left-to-right, just like a crossword puzzle! ”
Price: Free

Words by PlayMesh

“Come play our version of this classic turn-based word game. This app comes with all the basic features you demand: challenging random opponents, multi-challenges at the same time, familiar rules, etc. But we have taken this basic concept and kicked it up a notch!”
Price: Free

Bananagrams

“Bananagrams is the award winning anagram game that will drive you bananas! Just like the original, players can take their game on the go and play anywhere, anytime. There are multiple game modes for players to choose from so Bananagrams has a little something for everyone.”
Price: $0.99

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Bananagrams

SkyWords

“SkyWords is the ‘Scrabble-like’ game with a twist: you can stack letters on top of existing letters to create new words! The higher you stack the higher you score, so Aim for the Sky!”
Price: Free

Word Scramble & Anagram

Word Warp

“Similar to Text Twist, Word Warp is a challenging anagram type of word game in which you try to form as many words as you can out of the six letters you are given before time runs out. You will receive points for each correct word you come up with, but in order to advance to the next level you must come up with at least one word that uses all six letters.”
Price: $0.99

Word-Drop

“Tactically pick away tiles from the board by forming a word to unlock the new possibilities that the falling letters will bring, but choose wisely; the larger the words the greater the reward. ”
Price: $0.99

Word Squares

“Imangi Word Squares is like playing Sudoku with letters and words instead of numbers. Just unscramble each square so that all rows and columns form valid words!”
Price: $1.99

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Word Squares

Word Dash

“A great twist on a classic word puzzle game! Find as many words as you can using the six letter tiles. Time is added when you find 4, 5, or 6 letter words. Get 5 words in a row and enter a 2x dash mode. Extend the 2x scoring by quickly finding more words. Scramble to enter as many words as quickly as you can for maximum points!”
Price: $0.99

Word Whirl

“You have 2 minutes to guess as many words as you can from 6 letters! Guessing words that are 4 letters or longer will give you more time. Press the refresh button in the top left corner to swap your puzzle. Word Whirl comes with over 8000 words, awesome graphics, and addictive sound. Its the best word game for the iPhone and a great way to improve your vocabulary. ”
Price: $1.99

WordFu

“Shake your letter dice and spell as many words as you can before the clock runs out. Build up your score by unleashing an endless word barrage! Freeze time, flick dice for better letters, and let loose a fiery spelling fury! Once you’ve mastered it on your own, take on your friends over WiFi. Dominate the leaderboard on your quest to earn WordFu Belts and become a true WordFu Grand Master. Once no worldly man can defeat you, play Shaolin Style for the highest WordFu challenge!”
Price: $0.99

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WordFu

Moxie

“Moxie is all about transforming words into new words. You start with a hand of 52 letters that you go through “Solitaire” style. Place each letter on the board or “Pass”. If you “Pass” you can’t go back to that letter.”
Price: $0.99

Moxie 2

“You start with a hand of 64 letters that you go through “Solitaire” style. Place each letter on the board or “Pass”. If you “Pass” you can’t go back to that letter.”
Price: $1.99

Letter Blocks 3D

“Want a great word challenge? Try story mode: an increasingly challenging game with 15 increasingly challenging levels. Don’t let the board fill in or you’ll loose the game! Want the ultimate word compositing frenzy? Freestyle in a random world in the fast-paced arcade mode. The higher you score, the faster blocks will fall on the board. How long will you last? Feeling in a more relaxed mood? Take your time while you solve the words puzzle in clear the board mode: clean up a board full of blocks without shaking the device to get more blocks to enter the global high scores!”
Price: $0.99

WordMaster: Crossword/Anagram Solver

“WordMaster helps you complete those difficult crossword puzzles where there are few letters you can’t figure out. Just fill in the letters you know in the letter boxes, leaving blanks for the missing letters then tap the Search button. The matching words will appear in a blink giving you narrower options for the answer.”
Price: $0.99

Muddled

“Muddled is an addictive, fast-paced anagram word game. Form all of the words you can from the letter tiles given before the timer runs out! Get enough words, and you move to the next round and build your score. Miss too many, and start again at zero.”
Price: $1.99

Jambalaya

“Use your finger to connect letters and form words by drawing a line across the screen. Drag and reorganize your tiles to create space or find new words; give your device a shake to scramble the tiles at random. Get ready for an addictive and challenging word game experience!”
Price: $1.99

Squabble

“In Squabble, you frantically build the longest word you can in a short time limit. Be quick! Each letter scores points with some being worth more than others. Use the bonus spaces to double and triple your letter points. The final round has a full word you can decipher or build the largest word you can and hope your opponent doesn’t guess the entire word. ”
Price: Free

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Squabble

Word Pirate

“Word Pirate is a word game for one or two players. Build words from new letters or by adding and scrambling the letters of an existing word. Steal words from your opponent for maximum scores.”
Price: $1.99

Wordulous

“The objective of the game is to make the maximum numbers of words out of the given set before the time runs out. Perfect to put your word-building prowess to test. Not able to get the hang of the game yet? Just switch to the ‘Practice’ mode. Once you’ve reached the end of a game, all the possible words appear on the screen. ”
Price: $0.99

Wordmaster

“Wordmaster is an addicting anagram-type game where the object is to form as many real words as possible based on a scrambled 6-letter word. With a massive dictionary of 30,000 Official Tournament and Club Word List words (over 15,000 possible puzzles), gameplay never gets stale.”
Price: $0.99

Word Cup

“Word Cup is a word game in the classic genre of finding as many words as possible in a letter grid. If you enjoy word games, Word Cup is for you! The game has a swift interface, supports different grid sizes and many different dictionaries. Game Center is used for leaderboards and for multiplayer games. ”
Price: $0.99

Word Shout

“How quick are you? Word Shout is a spelling game using letter dice. You never know what words could be created after the 10 lettered dice are presented to you randomly. You have 30 seconds (or 60 seconds based on your choosing) to spell as many legitimate words as possible.”
Price: $0.99

Durion – word game

“You’re looking at the screen and your mind is racing through possible words that you can make from the letters sitting there. With a fingertip, you drag and drop this letter and that to build a great scoring word in just a few seconds flat. When you first started playing Durion, you didn’t always come in under the timer but the more you play, the faster and sharper your mind seems to get. You’ve got speed and strategy, now. You’ve got game!”
Price: $1.99

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Durion

BuzzWord English

“BuzzWord is a totally unique word game, aimed at letters and words lovers. You have 1 min and 30 sec to find the 5 longest words you can using a given draw. Every game is different so you can have unlimited fun! So whether you’re a Goobox long time fan or a new player, come and join the Buzzword champions!”
Price: $0.99

Textropolis

“Travel word-wide and build up your Textropolis by finding the words hidden in each city. Play through 30 different cities in this free-play word discovery game. Stumble across a new word? Textropolis includes definitions for every word in the game. Watch each city grow as you discover its words and add to your total Textropolis population! Shake your phone or iPod to get a helpful hint when you are stuck, and you can even send postcards from your best cities to a friend via email to show off your vocabulary!”
Price: Free

Bee Spelled

“Help a mildly overweight Spelling Bee to defend himself with word-powered attacks and abilities. Make the longest words you can to increase your score!”
Price: $1.99

Boggle & Word Search

Boggle

“Tick-tock. Beat the clock. Once you start you just can’t stop! Test your way with words by playing the popular wordsearch game that’s addictive fun.”
Price: $0.99

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Boggle

Word Scramble Challenge Edition

“Scramble is the fast fun game of finding words in a jumbled grid. quickly slide your finger over letters next to each other to make words!”
Price: Free

Word Quest PLUS

“Word Quest is a fun, polished word and number search puzzle with many twists on the classic genre. With innovative additions to the original concept, challenging features and layouts, and tons of content, it’ll keep you motivated and playing game after game. And unlike other word search games, the puzzles adjust to your preferences to create just the right complexity with the intersections and coverage amounts you want.”
Price: $4.99

Daily Word Search Free

“Explore over 150 preloaded topics, then come back each day to download new puzzles. An advanced generator ensures that every game is exciting, while three difficulty settings offer a challenge for any skill level. Combined with gorgeous retinal graphics, a slick interface, and intuitive controls, it’s the perfect app for any word search enthusiast.”
Price: Free

Word Flow

“Test your brain in this fun, fast paced word game. In Word Flow you have to slide rows and columns of letters in order to create as many words as possible in a limited amount of time. Create longer words to rack up huge scores. Strategically use gold bricks to receive massive bonuses.”
Price: $0.99

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Word Flow

WordWeaver

“WordWeaver adds the fun of Bejeweled to the word finder games like Quordy or wurdle. But WordWeaver introduces something unique – a woven lattice board. Manipulate it to reveal hidden letters, discover cool bonuses and earn extra points. At a loss for words? Weave your way out! WordWeaver brings a fresh face to fans of word games.”
Price: $0.99

WordsWorth

“Link letters to trace new words in a beautiful honeycomb structure. Create longer words with rare letters to earn hefty points. Challenge your friends over Bluetooth/Wi-Fi or just select a random opponent to confront. Find out who has the best Vocab Power in the WordsWorth clubs and compete with the finest players to reach the top.”
Price: $0.99

Word Jewels!

“Word Jewels gives you easy and fun word-finding, for free! Capture all of the red gems to win, but don’t run out of moves!”
Price: Free

Abca

“Over the course of a year and more than ten updates, we at Kieffer Bros. have built and refined four utterly addictive word games into Abca. Foremost, there’s Quest. Quest is nothing short of an adventure. Trace words, collect gold letter tiles, rack up points, and advance to levels of ever-increasing lexical intensity. ”
Price: $1.99

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Abca

Quordy

“Welcome to Quordy, the touch-play, word search game! The object is to form words among the 16 letter tiles. Quordy can be played alone or against friends and is perfect for play on-the-go. Shake or touch your iPhone or iPod Touch to jumble the letters and begin a game. Touch the first letter of the word you want to make, then slide your finger to the next letter in your word. As long as the letter tiles connect–in any direction–you’re on your way.”
Price: $2.99

Word Search Plus

“Word Search Plus is not your ordinary word search game. When you finish a game, you can look up the Details page to learn what the words stand for. Not very fun? We agree. The fun begins when you start playing at the two most difficult levels, where the word list is not given, and you search totally in the dark… Your only weapon is your vocabulary.”
Price: $0.99

Scrabble Blast

“Your favorite word game is now blown out with new dimensions of fast-paced fun and puzzling intensity. Make words by quickly connecting letters raining down onto the board in any direction (including diagonally). Don’t worry about the rules and scoring system. Just jump into the game and you’ll get it! ”
Price: Free

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Scrabble Blast

Wurdle

“Wurdle is a fun, flexible and fast-paced word game, perfect for coffee breaks or the subway. Find and trace as many words as possible before time runs out. Can’t find any more words? Shake the board to mix up the tiles! Customize wurdle the way you like it, and see how you measure up against your friends and the world with online high scores.”
Price: $1.99

Woffo

“Intersect a horizontal and vertical word over the Golden Square and score big. Build four horizontal words or four vertical words and you’ll get a Woffo. Do them both at the same time and you’ll get a Super Woffo, a feat so amazing that we take a picture of it and post it for the world to see.”
Price: $0.99

WordWiz

“WordWiz is surprisingly different: the goal is to form words in order to turn all the letters in a grid orange. That’s easier said than done! Because at the end you’ll be left with letters which won’t form a word. Now you need to bring orange letters back into the game and blacken them again, until you find a way to form a final word. ”
Price: $0.99

Bookworm

“Link letters left, right, up and down to build words to keep Lex the Bookworm sated and smiling. Bigger words return better bonuses. But watch out for burning letters — they could spell disaster!”
Price: $2.99

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Bookworm

Virble

“Help Virlo on his quest for Golden Choobies! A word puzzle game featuring three modes and endless action.”
Price: Free

Word Seek Social

“Come and join the Word Seek Social crowd! Word Seek Social is the game for you if you love social word games or puzzles! Sharpen your mind, expand your vocabulary, and challenge yourself to solve a puzzle with this innovative, interactive, and addictive play off a classic word search game. You’ll have tons of fun as you find as many words as possible by yourself or live online against your friends in this board game!”
Price: $0.99

Miscellaneous

Word Solitaire: Aurora

“Look northwards and to the stars for a dazzling display of word creation and traditional solitaire! Drag letters onto each other to arrange them into words. Flip over cards to expose more letters and complete the level by using all provided letters in the creation of words.”
Price: $0.99

Word Warrior

“Word Warrior is a new age role playing word game. Use words in this epic quest to conquer your foes and restore peace to the land.”
Price: $0.99

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Word Warrior

Word Detective

“Become a vocabulary sleuth by searching for words from intriguing topics. Long word lists offer puzzle variety and hours of puzzle solving pleasure. Word Detectives keeps track of your hard work and gives you trophies for your success.”
Price: $1.99

Word Party

“Do you enjoy the game Password, Taboo, or Catch Phrase? Then you will love Word Party, the FIRST (August release) multi-player, multi-team, word party game for your iPhone and iPod Touch! You only need one device to get the party started. Have a ball playing with all of your friends at the same time. This game is great fun for all ages, parties, and even long car rides. Why play Sudoku by yourself, when you can throw a Word Party! ”
Price: $2.99

Word Spin

“Boost your mental agility, language skills and greatly enhance your ability to play ALL word games better with one of the most captivating word games ever invented: Word Spin. Any time you have a spare moment you can now experience the mesmerizing word game that millions of Word Spin fans around the world have enjoyed.”
Price: $0.99

Word BINGO

“Listen to the word the BINGO Bug speaks and tap on the corresponding word on the screen. Get four words correct vertically, horizontally or diagonally to get BINGO and win! The quicker you get BINGO the better your score. Your score is based on time and the lower the score, the better. Earn a BINGO Bug when you beat your best score.”
Price: $0.99

Word War

“Word War is a new word game that pits you against the computer or a friend. The gameplay involves going back and forth against your opponent trying to out-spell or trap them. The computer has three levels to play against – ranging from an easy version with a limited vocabulary whom you can easily out spell to a version with an almost perfect vocabulary against whom you must trap.”
Price: $0.99

Brain Blaze Word Roots Flashcards for GRE* & SAT* Prep

“With BB Word Roots, you will learn 156 important Greek and Latin word roots. These word roots are essential to learning advanced vocabulary words, such as those found on the SAT and GRE. To help you learn, each flash card displays an easy word and two more difficult words derived from the word root. Use the easy word as a mnemonic device to help you remember the meaning of the word root.”
Price: $3.99

Hangman Free

“Think you have a good vocabulary? Take on your iPhone or a friend in this chalkboard classic and find out how good your vocabulary really is. Hangman Free is the best Hangman game available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game faithfully captures every detail of the classic Hangman experience, right down to the chalk dust. ”
Price: Free

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Hangman Free

Word Ace

“Word Ace combines a classic word game and Texas Hold ‘Em into an online multiplayer game you can carry in your pocket! Compete against thousands of players online to spell the highest-scoring words, and see how many chips you can win!”
Price:Free

WordJong

“WordJong Daily Challenge features simple, yet engrossing game play. Use a set of lettered tiles to create words and complete Mahjong solitaire puzzles. Shoot for high-scoring words, earn gold coins and bomb power-ups, and attempt to clear the board with no leftover letters. ”
Price: $1.99

WordSurge

“WordSurge is an addicting new take on word games. As bubbles float up, tap them to release the letters inside. Make rhymes for even more points. Keep up with the bubbles or you could run out of air!”
Price: $2.99

Mad Gab

Just read a group of words aloud, like “Yore Luke Ink Hood.” Did you “hear” the answer? Try saying them again. Sound familiar? Quick, the timer’s ticking! Did you hear yourself say “You’re Looking Good”?
Price: Free

Wheel of Fortune Platinum

“Wheel of Fortune Platinum features over 1400 puzzles written by the producers of the show, local and global leaderboards, multi-player modes, theme weeks, and plenty of In-App purchases for more avatar choices and 1800 additional puzzles. Download Wheel of Fortune Platinum today and call out letters all day and night.”
Price: $4.99

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Wheel of Fortune Platinum

Cryptogram

“Cryptogram is an elegant new take on the classic word game. Game play is hand crafted for the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPhone 4. We’ve studied how players use the game and have worked and reworked each aspect of the game to create a simple but powerful interface. Prepare yourself for hours of fun decoding the mysteries held in each puzzle.”
Price: $1.99

The wheel show

“The wheel show is television game show. The user compete against each other to solve a word puzzle for cash and prizes. The show’s main premise is word puzzles, which are presented with an appropriate category and none of the letters revealed. ”
Price: $0.99

Crypto-Families HD

“What’s Hot. Crypto-Families is a compact cryptogram where your mission is to decrypt 10 related words. The puzzles are challenging, fun, witty, and can be solved in minutes.”
Price: $1.99

SnapWords – The Party Game

“If you’ve ever played word games like Taboo or Guestures, you know how to play SnapWords on your iPhone. Your goal is to get your friends to guess a word. You’re allowed to do anything to help them get there except for say the word itself.”
Price: Free

ABC Maze

“ABC Maze is more than just a simple and fun maze toy for toddlers, it is also a powerful tool for: stimulating imagination, developing fine motor skills, developing hand eye coordination and learning to recognize letters and simple words.”
Price: $1.99

Word Buzz HD

“Here’s the twist: the words are scrambled and falling from the top of the screen. Your job is to spell the words correctly by typing the falling letters as fast as possible! Pay attention to your spelling and don’t let those letters pile up all the way to the top!”
Price: $0.99

Letter Matrix

“As books fall, choose letters from any position in the stack to form words. If you let all of the books stack up to the top of the game play area, the game is over. While trying for the large word scores yields more points and bragging rights, it also increases pressure and creates a scenario where one wrong move could cost you the game. As the game progresses through its 20 possible levels, balancing strategy and composure is critical – even the seasoned word game veteran will have to fight to stay alive. Pay attention to letter values and word length bonuses to really maximize your score.”
Price: Free

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Letter Matrix

Fourfeit

“How many four letter words do you know? Fourfeit knows them all and challenges you to transform words one letter at a time.”
Price: $0.99

WordZinga!

“WordZinga! is an intuitive, simple, and addictive word game. Players are challenged to solve puzzles by providing missing letters to complete known words.”
Price: $1.99

What Did We Miss?

The 75 games above should be enough to keep your mind engaged for years to come. Some are priced as high as $9.99 but if you look closely you can find quite a few free gems for the budget-conscious downloader.

Even with all these titles, there are plenty more that we didn’t list. Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite iPhone word games are and why!


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