According to 148Apps, “the word game genre suffers from a deluge of clones, and like all of the App Store, finding the best apps can be hard”. That’s why they built a top 6 at the end of last year to recommend the best apps that existed back then.
That’s why when we decided to make our own Word Game we’ve chosen an original theme and created a unique gameplay: Letter Blocks World. We created 5 immersive scenarios including Picnic, Casino and Kindergarden with an original soundtrack for each world; 3 action-packed, challenging game modes for an endless word-compositing fun.
I’ve put together an updated list below based on the App Store rankings. Letter Blocks World for iPhone and the coming Letter Blocks World for iPad is totally in my personal top 10 list for iOS word games. Try it out and let me know if you agree!
Today, the 10 most popular word games on iPhone & iPod Touch and iPad are:
Words With Friends
Based on the Scrabble principles, in Word With Friends players exchange turns forming words horizontally or vertically on the board, trying to score as many points as possible for each word. There’s no single player mode — the entire experience is built around multiplayer. And that formula has proven to be golden: the app now has over 1.6 million daily active users who average a full hour of playing every day. App Store Link
Wheel of Fortune Platinum
With “true to the show” sound effects and music, sparkly wedges and customizable characters, you can have all of the sizzle of the popular game show in your own pocket. Wheel of Fortune Platinum features 1200 puzzles written by the producers of the show, local and global leaderboards, multi-player modes, theme weeks, and plenty of In-App purchases for more avatar choices and 1800 additional puzzles. App Store Link
The official Scrabble word game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Whether you connect with friends and play up to 25 games at a time, or savor a game solo, wordplay fun is always at your fingertips. Challenge friends via Facebook, or square off in Pass N’ Play or Local Network Play. Play up to 4 friends per game. App Store Link
Link letters to trace new words in a honeycomb structure. Create longer words with rare letters to earn hefty points. Challenge your friends over Bluetooth/Wi-Fi or just select a random opponent to confront. Find out who has the best Vocab Power in the WordsWorth clubs and compete with the finest players to reach the top. Game modes: Timed, Classic or Tumble mode; Single-player or Multiplayer gameplay. App Store Link
Link letters left, right, up and down to build words to keep Lex the Bookworm sated and smiling. Bigger words return better bonuses. But watch out for burning letters. The concept is similar to WordsWorth. App Store Link
The original and ever-popular wordsearch game. Just tap “Quick Play,” shake your iPad to scramble your letter cubes, and the wordsearch countdown begins. Dazzling graphics and the bigger, immersive board really hook you in. Beat the clock of play with friends: the iPad gives you a fresh feel for the classic BOGGLE tabletop experience. Go head-to-head with Pass ‘n Play, or email friends and challenge them to a word duel. Show off your word prowess in Challenge Mode, step it up in Advanced Mode, or play by your own rules in Self-Score Mode. Play any way you want. The choices are yours. App Store Link
Bananagrams is the award winning anagram game that will drive you bananas! Just like the original, players can take their game on the go and play anywhere, anytime. There are multiple game modes for players to choose from so Bananagrams has a little something for everyone. Play live games online, set up play-on-your-own-time challenges, test your skills in two single-player game modes – Solitaire and Café. App Store Link
Whirly word is a fun and relaxing world puzzle app for the iPhone with a whirly twist. You get six letters in a circle, somewhat resembling of an old rotary phone dial, and you try to come up with as many words as you can from those 6 letters. Guess enough words and you will get the green light to move onto the next level. Words can be anywhere from 3 to 6 letters long and there’s no timer. Very much like Chicktionary, only without chickens. App Store Link
The main objective of this word game is to spell a word to qualify for the next round while trying to spell as many other words with the given letters for added points before time expires. App Store Link
Crossword puzzles right on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Each day many newspapers provide their crossword puzzles online; with one tap you can download and solve them, get hints, view clues, and track how quickly you’re improving. App Store Link