Top 25 best word games on Android

1

Blackbar

Developer: Neven Mrgan

Publisher: Neven Mrgan

Genre: Adventure, Word game


Blackbar’s cleverly told tale of censorship has arguably never been more relevant. It’s essentially a moving story told through the correspondence between two people living in an oppressive state, but with a simple word-identification game cleverly woven in.

2

Sticky Terms

Sticky Terms

Sticky Terms is a game that quite literally has you playing with words. Peel apart colourful clusters of abstract dashes and dots, and reassemble them to form untranslatable words from across the world. Fun!

3

Letterpress

Developer: atebits

Publisher: atebits

Genre: Puzzle, Strategy

Letterpress

If you think of word games as dry, solitary pursuits, you’ve clearly never met Letterpress. This is a fine multiplayer game of verbal chess.

4

Crossgrams

Publisher: Nevercenter

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

Crossgrams

The humble crossword meets the word jumble in this inspired word game supergroup. Add some super-clean presentation and an intuitive control system, and you’re L-A-U-G-H-I-N-G.

5

Wooords

Developer: Stray Robot Games

Publisher: Stray Robot Games

Genre: Puzzle

Wooords

You’re provided with nine letters from which to construct as many words as possible, with a minimum length of four letters. That’s half the appeal of Wooords. The other is its brilliant fridge magnetic aesthetic.

6

Spellspire

Publisher: 10tons

Genre: Action, RPG, Word game

Spellspire

Who says word games have to be dry puzzlers? Spellspire is an action RPG, but one where your attacks are powered by your vocabulary.

7

TypeShift

Publisher: Zach Gage

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

TypeShift

The maker of SpellTower also produced this fine word game. TypeShift is a concise and stylish blend of anagrams, word searches, and crosswords.

8

Words With Friends

Developer: Zynga With Friends

Publisher: Zynga

Genre: Card/board game, Casual, Multiplayer

Words With Friends

Perhaps the most famous game on this list, Words With Friends is the perennially inclusive online Scrabble-like that every person and their Mum seems to have played.

9

Alphabetty Saga

Publisher: King

Genre: Word game

Alphabetty Saga

What would the casual game masters behind Candy Crush Saga do with the humble word game? Make AlphaBetty Saga is what. The game takes Scrabble and applies King’s familiar bite-sized objectives structure.

10

supertype

Developer: Philipp Stollenmayer

supertype

One of the most original word games in ages, Supertype adds a physics-based puzzler angle, so the shape and size of the letter makes all the difference.

11

Alphabear 2

Alphabear 2

Alphabet 2 follows the original game’s lead, asking you to form words in order to create huge bear-like blocks. It’s very cute, very silly, and very moreish.

12

Four Letters

Four Letters

Imagine a word scramble game where you’re limited to forming four letter words. It might sound restrictive, but Four Letters builds a compellingly accessible score chaser out of the premise.

13

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast

Publisher: Gambitious

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast

Not a word puzzler, as such, but a game that’s interested in the power of words to wound. The idea here is to build elaborate insult combos to take down your smack-talking rival.

14

BAIKOH

BAIKOH

Imagine if you took a regular world jumble game and used it as the battle system in a casual RPG. That’s the fun premise of Letter Quest, and it works very well indeed.

15

Highrise Heroes

Highrise Heroes

Here’s an inventive word game from the makers of Quell. Highrise Heroes (aka Highrise Word Heroes) smartly combines word forming with strategic block busting, all underpinned by an intriguing disaster narrative.

16

Ruzzle

Developer: MAG Interactive

Publisher: MAG Interactive

Genre: Casual, Multiplayer, Puzzle

Ruzzle

If you’ve ever played the boardgame Boggle, then you’ll be perfectly au fait with Ruzzle’s light and snappy competitive word jumbles.

17

Word Forward

Publisher: Rocketship Park

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

Word Forward

A tastefully minimalist word jumble game that tasks you with dragging out words in all directions. The twist is, you can only use each letter once, and must use as many as possible.

18

Boggle With Friends

Publisher: Zynga

Genre: Word game

Boggle With Friends

Another classy social word game from Zynga, this time revolving around the classic word scrambling of Boggle. Pull out the best words from a random grid of letters.

19

Scrabble Go

Scrabble Go

Did we say Words With Friends was the most recognisable game on this list? That was silly of us. Scrabble is clearly the king of word games, and the inspiration for many of the other games on this list.

20

Bonza Word Puzzle

Developer: MiniMega

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

Bonza Word Puzzle

Bonza Word Puzzle turns the crossword on its head by tasking you with building the crossword itself from various jumbled up clumps of letters.

21

Wordament

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Genre: Puzzle

Wordament

Microsoft’s approachable word game riffs off the classic word search formula, but with the added incentive of Xbox Live integration.

22

Syllablade

Syllablade

Syllablade is similar to Letter Quest in the way it combines word jumbles with RPG battling. It isn’t quite as involved, but it’s arguably more streamlined for mobile.

23

Heads Up!

Publisher: Warner Bros. Games

Genre: Puzzle, Word game

Heads Up!

Proving that word games can be both raucous and fun with alcohol, Heads Up has you holding your phone up to your head and guessing the name of the listed famous person from clues provided by your friends.

24

WordBrain 2

Publisher: MAG Interactive

Genre: Word game

WordBrain 2

Find hidden words in a jumble of letters, swipe to pick them out, and watch as the grid falls into place like a match-three puzzler.

25

The New York Times Crossword

The New York Times Crossword

One of the most prestigious old school crossword puzzles in the world gets its own app. The New York Times Crossword has the kind of classy presentation you’d expect, and the ability to subscribe for an endless supply of puzzles.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*