Playing word games can often be a lot of fun, but also have the added bonus of being educational, keeping your mind sharp and improving your vocabulary. Taking these kinds of games with you on the go using your iPhone is a great way to make a long commute seem a little shorter, kill time, or even just wind down and take your mind off other things.
There’s no end to the types of addictive iOS word games available, with lots of popular options like Words with Friends, Jambalaya and more. We’ve put together a list of 3 more great word games you don’t want to miss out on.
7 Little Words
If you’ve been looking for an entertaining word game to pass the time, challenge yourself, and test your wordsmithing skills, look no further than the free iOS app, 7 Little Words. The game comes packed with 50 free levels, a new free puzzle daily, as well as hundreds of additional puzzles, which you can unlock 50 at a time for just $0.99 each, or a huge pack of 500 puzzles for just $4.99.
So how does 7 Little Words work? Opening up any given level, you’ll be presented with 7 hints and a series of 20 letter tiles. Each tile can have 2 or 3 letters on it. 7 Little Words challenges you to match the tiles to create words, based on the available clues.
The game brings elements of anagrams and crossword puzzles, creating an entirely new type of word game that will keep you busy for hours on end, and possibly improve your vocabulary in the process.
Ruzzle is very similar to Boggle – you’re presented with a series of tiles and you have to form as many words as possible. To form a word, simply swipe your finger along the screen from one tile to the next. The only condition to create a word is that the tiles have to be touching. The game also brings elements of Scrabble to the game, with certain tiles counting as double letter/word, and triple letter/word scores to really help boost your final score.
Rather than play against a computer, or just a clock, the highly addictive Ruzzle pits you against other Ruzzle players. Whether your Facebook or Twitter friends, or even just random opponents, you’ll get to test your Boggling skills against other players. As if that wasn’t pressure enough, you’re also racing against a clock.
Once you’re paired up with an opponent, you can hit the play button and get started. You don’t have to wait for your opponent to get started, but you do have to wait to find out the final score. After each round, you get to find out how many words you managed to discover, and after a series of three rounds, you’ll find out the overall winner.
Coming to us courtesy of Microsoft, Wordament is another Boggle-like game which will put your word search skills to test. Available for the Xbox also, the iPhone game lets you take the word game on the go with you. Rather than pit you against just one player, however, endless rounds of the game are played against opponents all over the world. The better you do, the higher you’ll climb the Wordament rankings.
When you launch the app, you’ll be able to pick up with everyone else on the current game. Simply swipe the letters to create new words, and find as many words as you can in the space of two minutes.
Once your time is up, you’ll be presented with the list of words you found, and all the words you weren’t able to uncover in the time allotted. After that you’ll get to see how you ranked against your opponents, with the Wordament leaderboard displayed before the next round begins.
Also be sure to check out Letterpress, another highly addictive two-player word game that we’ve reviewed in the past, and while you’re at it, be sure to check out our recommendations for the best word games available for iOS.
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