Learning in a classroom can sometimes feel a bit too boring, especially if it involve thick and heavy textbooks. Thankfully, there are more fun ways to learn, such as through games. If you’re looking for a word game that will help improve or test your vocabulary skills, or maybe if you’re a parent hoping that these games will improve your child’s English, then you will definitely want to check out these games.
For those who enjoy word searching or crossword puzzles, Wordscapes could be worth taking a look at. The game is a blend of word searching and crossword puzzles, where players are presented with a series of alphabets and a crossword puzzle and they’ll have to fill it up by creating words with the alphabets that are available to them. It looks and starts off easy, but it does get tricky later on.
Download Wordscapes (FREE with in-app purchases) – iOS / Android
Alphabear: Words Across Time
The game tasks you to spell words by selecting words that are available on a puzzle grid, and the more letters you use, the higher you’ll score. Solving puzzles will also unlock cute cuddly-looking bears that you can collect that can aid you in future puzzles, like by extending the timer, increasing your points, and so on. You can even dress up the bears, and the bears will also “speak” by using the words that you have created.
Download Alphabear: Words Across Time (FREE with in-app purchases) – iOS / Android
If you’re really looking for a way to test your English and vocabulary skills, then Typeshift looks like it could be a way to challenge yourself. The game describes itself as a hybrid of sorts between word searches and crosswords. It also utilizes anagrams where players will need to come up with new words that they can form from the word that they are given. There is a daily global leaderboard so that players can compete with other players for the added competitiveness.
Download Typeshift (FREE with in-app purchases) – iOS / Android
One of the ways to improve your language skills is by understanding context and how certain words fit into sentences. Blackbar will most definitely put you to the test because as its name suggests, this game involves an interactive story that comes with words that have been redacted from it. Players will need to identify the correct words before they can move on. This can create roadblocks and prove to be extremely challenging, but it could be a good way to help stimulate your brain.
If straight up word games feel a bit boring and you want a bit more excitement, then Spellspire could tick off some of those boxes. This is because the game is a combination of spelling and role-playing. Players will need to spell out words in order to defeat enemies, and the bigger the word you are able to spell, the more damage your spells will do. Given its RPG elements, there will be gold and items that players can collect that will help them through the various levels.
Download Spellspire (FREE with in-app purchases) – iOS / Android
Oh… Sir! The Hollywood Roast
Think you are good at hurling clever insults and roasting? Maybe you fancy yourself being capable of extremely witty comebacks? If you do, then Oh… Sir! The Hollywood Roast is one of the more unique word games we’ve come across in a long time. The game features a variety of characters which are a mashup of Hollywood cliches where players can battle against each other by hurling a combo of insults and comebacks.
Download Oh… Sir! The Hollywood Roast ($2.99) – iOS / Android
Words With Friends 2
This list would most definitely not be complete without mentioning Zynga’s Words With Friends 2. The sequel to the original Words With Friends, the game will see players play a turn-based online version of Scrabble where they can play against multiple people at the same time, with each player trying to outdo the other player by coming up with bigger and better words with the letters they are given.
Download Words With Friends 2 (FREE with in-app purchases) – iOS / Android