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.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "word game."
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).
WordJong is a Word Puzzle and Mahjong in One Game
Every time I begin to think I've seen every imaginable variation on a word game, along comes something like Gameblend Studios' WordJong. Evidently the game has been around for the PC, DS and Wii platforms for quite a while, so I'm surprised I haven't run across it before.
Super Word Find Will Keep Search Enthusiasts Busy
Super Word Find is exactly what it purports to be — a word finding puzzle which remains true to the classic word search puzzles. Moreover, it’s “supercharged” in a kind of way that only a Word Search can be.
Look for More Strategy and Story-Heavy Adventure Games in the Next Few Months
In the months ahead, you'll continue to see the same steady flow of puzzle and word games in the App Store, but just not as many of them as before. You'll also see more strategy titles and some new genres, especially in the story-heavy adventure game category.
word.i.pus is the Dictionary Every Scrabble or Boggle Player Needs
I need word.i.pus, from Paul Jacobs, because I cheat at Scrabble. That's the only way I can beat my wife who has Oracle Database 11g for a brain. She knows I cheat but she lets me get away with it because she also knows I won't play against her otherwise.
Word Warp is Best Word Game for iPhone
Word Warp! I love this game and everything about it. This is probably the one iPhone app that I have used everyday since I have downloaded it. The object of the game is exactly like that of Text Twist if you are familiar with it.