Whichever app categories we discuss, there’s no doubt that everyone loves a classic! Word games are no different; Scrabble, Hangman and Word Search will never go out of fashion and will be played and enjoyed time and time again! Many new and innovative word games are bursting though the app store and I have sifted through to find five of the best newcomers that just might make it onto the classics list in years to come! Check them out!
1. Word Bird -
Word Bird is an innovative and extremely fun new word game. Users must build words from the grid presented and collect coins along the way. With so many variations to the game, new levels to unlock and daily challenges, Word Bird will be your next app-diction! It’s easy to play and highly addictive! It features some catchy music and sound effects and has a clear layout.
Released: 15 November 2012 Developer: Funkitron, Inc. Price: $0.99
2. LetterSlider -
LetterSlider is a brilliantly challenging word game, which will transfix you for hours!
The purpose of LetterSlider is to form as many words as possible, by sliding the lettered tiles into place. It’s a simple concept but once the clock starts ticking, you have to think and slide in synchronisation! Users can score points and continue to challenge their best by trying to build longer words and spell more words within the time limit. Game play can be altered from 2 minutes to 5 minutes and scores can be shared on Social Media. A great game if you’re up for a challenge!
Updated: 29 November 2012 Developer: Scott Stanchak Price: $0.99
3. RoJo Word -
RoJo is a fun and fast-paced word game that can be played solo or with up to 4 other players, using the Apple Game Centre. Users are presented with a rack of letters to form words, which includes a RED letter vowel. ‘RoJo’ is the Spanish translation for ‘red’ and so whenever the red letter vowel is used; the score for that word is doubled! The unique element to this game involves letters being used multiple times, making spelling options vast. Words can be formed using as little as two letters, through to ten letters in length. Letters can be shuffled and hints are available for those that need it.
Released: 14 November 2012 Developer: Ziggity Zoom, LLC Price: $0.99
4. WordStreet -
WordStreet adds a modern and fun twist to a classic puzzle game. Users can choose to play either a classic or street mode game. The street mode is what sets this game apart from the rest, as all street slang is welcome here! This turn-taking based game can be played by up to 4 players and opponents can be easily connected with via Facebook integration, a personal friends list or the built-in match making system. Boards and tiles can also be customised to suit individual users. The street dictionary is actively growing, so why not ‘chillax’ with a game of WordStreet!
Released: 26 November 2012 Developer: Xeative UG Price: Free
5. Letris 2 -
Think of the classic game Tetris but with letters! Letris 2 is a fantastic game that requires its users to build as many words as possible, in order to keep the screen clear and tidy. The iPad version has a great split screen feature, allowing multiplayer modes. The WordMatrix mode is also available, which works in the opposite way to Letris. It presents users with a complete grid of letters, where words can be formed and then removed until all the tiles are gone!
Updated: 18 November 2012 Developer: Ivanovich Games Price: Free