As soon as you start playing Letter Bug, you will find that it is a unique word-forming game, with multiple layers and levels. However, because Letter Bug is more complex than other word games, it can also be slightly confusing.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "word game."
It Takes Moxie to Win this Word Game
Moxie, a bitter soda from Maine, has come to mean “guts” or “nerve. It probably has something to do with the intestinal fortitude of those who drink this belly-washer.
Moxie, the app from Blue Ox, also requires a strong stomach because you have to be willing to gamble to form words to score big points without using up all the letters in your hand.
Seek 'n Spell is a GPS-Based Adventure Game For Groups
Don’t let the name mislead you. Seek ‘n Spell is nothing like your childhood toy, Speak & Spell. In fact, forming words is only a small part of this adventurous, GPS-based scavenger hunt.
Interview with Adam Saltsman of Semi Secret Software
Adam Saltsman and Eric Johnson, are co-founders of Semi Secret Software. If you're a fan of the popular Wurdle word game, then you'll probably recognize the company's name. Saltsman handles the design end, and Johnson does the coding.
App Sales and Giveaways: Devs Get Together to Promote Apps, Make Some Noise
Almost from the ribbon-cutting ceremony, it’s been tough for developers to grab the attention of App Store shoppers. Maybe it’s coincidence, or the start of a trend, but two groups of devs announced this week they are collaborating on their own versions of a department store, blue-light special in hopes of generating attention, and obviously, more dough.
WordSearch Unlimited is Short of Interesting Features.
There’s not much to hidden-word search puzzles like VirtueSoft’s WordSearch Unlimited. The big idea is to find words hidden in a grid. The words are spelled forward or backward, top to bottom or on a diagonal.
Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform
If you’re a word game fan and have never played Pop Cap Games’ Bookworm online, then check out Bookworm in the App Store. From the same developers that brought us Bejeweled, Bookworm is by far one of the best search and create word games around and having it available for iPhone and iPod touch is pretty exciting if you’re a word game fanatic.
TextTwist Turbo is Disappointing
If you play TextTwist on your computer, do not expect a similar experience playing TextTwist Turbo on the iPhone. The two word games are surprisingly dissimilar.
Both games are based on the same objective: form as many words as you can from a bunch of jumbled letters.
Easter Words is a Feel-Good Family Game
Easter Words is a family-friendly holiday game for the iPhone. Like its cousin, Hangman, the user guesses a word one letter at a time. Unlike Hangman, there are no negative consequences for picking the wrong letters.
Wheel of Fortune: Take It For a Spin
Fellow word nerds, rejoice! The Wheel of Fortune app for iPhone by Sony Pictures Television is a near-perfect replication of the popular TV game show. You spin the wheel, buy vowels and attempt to guess the word or phrase hidden behind the blank squares.
Build Cities as You Build Words with Textropolis
Textropolis is a text twisting game for the iPhone that lets you vicariously travel the world, if cartoon buildings and faceless people represent the world. Like Chicktionary and Word Warp, the object of this app is to form new words from the letters of one big word.
Million Dollar Password Goes for Broke
I'm a big fan of word games, but I just couldn't get into Million Dollar Password 2009 Edition from RealArcade. I've never been able to understand the popularity of Regis Philbin but that's not what put me off about this game.
Scramble Live Stacks You Against Word Puzzlers Everywhere
Scramble Live (now called Scramble With Friends), a word game from Zynga, is loads of fun and addictive to play. It's also humiliating.
The object of Scramble Live is to find words hidden in a 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 grid of letters.
Chicktionary is an Eggcellent Word-Making Text Game
I have a thing for chickens. I admit it. Word games make me a little crazy, but chickens? I love them. Chicktionary is an excellent text-twisting game with darn cute cartoon chickens who cluck, flap their wings, toss feathers and make encouraging chicken noises as you play.
Stitch'em Sews Words and Pictures Together
Syed M. Ali's Stitch'em Words is a toe-tapping, entertaining word puzzler.
It's part text twister and part rebus puzzle. The aim is to solve word puzzles using a combination of letters and pictographs (that's what a rebus is, if you're not familiar with the word).