The best word games on iOS and Android devices

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If you love words (and of course you are since you’re here), there are a whole bunch of totally fun games to play on your phone. Besides games for kids, there are many challenging word game apps for adults (to bring back old memories again).

Honestly, I love playing first person shooters, racing games, and sometimes I try to make time to play for short breaks. Even when I manage to get virtual money, I often end up asking myself: what did I learn from the time I spent playing it? Well, I can play math games or anything that interests me, especially word games. So, if you’re looking to replace some fun games with a bit of learning through fun, here are the best word games on iOS and Android you should try right away!

1. Baikoh

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

Baikoh is the game resulting from the fusion of Scrabble and Tetris. The gameplay consists of dropping the stack of characters from the top of the screen. You must make as many words as possible from the set of letters provided. I’m sure it sounds easy, but as you progress and earn points, the game levels start to get difficult. It also adds obstacles such as frozen blocks, bombs, etc., which makes it difficult to form the word in the limited time you have.

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2. Cryptogram

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

If you have a knack for quotes or think you know a lot of them. This game comes precisely to test this knowledge. It contains over 1000 famous quotes in encrypted form which you have to decode to reveal the quote below. You have a subscript character which replaces all similar characters in the quote. You can’t take your time guessing because the score goes down when you take longer, guess wrong, or use hints to progress. Maybe by the time this game is over, your quoting vocabulary will be enriched as well.

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3. Bonza Word Puzzle

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

Bonza is a different way to enjoy crossword puzzles, where instead of single words, you move through a whole web of words, so all of them together make sense. The player gets a generic attribute that you can use to correctly guess the grids and add words to them. What sets this game apart from other options is the ability to create your own puzzle which is automatically generated by the app. You can share the puzzle code with your friends and challenge them anytime. This game also offers several puzzle packs that can be purchased through in-app purchases.

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4. Black bar

Cost – $2.99

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

Blackbar is a serious text game where you have to fill in the blanks and decipher the pages. The user interface is very simple, with black text on white pages, and your objective is to follow a short story about a dystopian future. You can go further by selecting those censored words which are basically exchanged between two people. The game has over 40 pages and it will have you hooked as the gameplay is very immersive and engages you in the story. You should also note that it involves a lot of guesswork and trying to find the best permutation and syntax, so if wordplay isn’t something you’re looking for, you might not like it.

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5. 4 pics 1 word

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

This game provides a test with pictures and is ideal for children and adults. It involves users guessing the word using 4 images that represent the hints. The puzzle can contain 3 or more words. It’s a very easy game and you collect coins for each level you pass. You can use them to unlock the daily puzzle and use them as clues if you get stuck in a puzzle. The app shows you low quality banner ads which can be removed for $2 and also gives you 500 coins to use in game.

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6.Type shift

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

Typeshift is a new approach to anagrams. Instead of looking for groups with one word, you get three to five words stacked together. You can solve the puzzle by sliding the letters up and down and form the word. Before you consider it an easy game, here’s the catch. Not only do you make a word in the center, but you have to use each letter at least once to make the words. The game contains several packs that can be unlocked with in-app purchases.

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7. War of words

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

This game is a multiplayer scrabble game so you can play with random opponent and also take your friends and challenge them. It is very easy to start playing, since you have to add letters next to those already present on the board, horizontally or vertically. Additionally, there are bonus points for double and triple words and letters. What I like the most about the game is that you can easily choose which Facebook friends you want to play with, which saves time and makes it more fun. You can remove banner ads by accessing the premium version which costs $4.99.

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8. 7 Little Words

Cost – Free with in-app purchases

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

7 Little Words is my favorite game. The game is a mixture of question challenges, crosswords and riddles. The user gets a puzzle consisting of seven mysterious words and seven clues (hence the name). The goal is to pick the right batch of confusing words that match the meaning of the sentence clues. The levels contain thousands of puzzles that can be purchased, but at the beginning you can access 25 puzzles without any purchase.

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9. The most verbose

No cost

Best word games on iOS and Android devices - Android iOS

The game is played by dragging letters from the list of letters at the bottom to form two words in the top rows. Each letter has points and bonuses if you make multiples or three similar words. It’s not a multiplayer game, but you get a leaderboard and a score that shows you the points of other players who got the same word combination. It comes with a banner ad that you can remove for $1.5.

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concluding remarks

Among all these word games, I strongly recommend you to try 4 Pics 1 Word. It is a relatively easy game and can be played by users of all ages. In fact, I spend most of my time playing 7 Little Words, which not only helps me improve my vocabulary, but the touch of clues gets the mind thinking and making connections. So try all these options and let me know which one you like best!

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