Word Games are played by millions of people on a daily basis – just look at how many people still do the crossword puzzles in the newspaper, most times in pencil and if you are really daring, in ink. These word games were once the domain of the older people, but now that they are on our mobile devices, people of all ages try to tackle them when they have a few minutes to kill – especially waiting in the doctor’s office for older people, waiting for a meeting to start for middle-aged users, and waiting to visit the principal for young people.
Fortunately, this is one application where developers have excelled in giving us a wide variety of apps and ones that really challenge the “little gray cells,” as a famous detective would put it. You will be treated to a wide range of games to choose from – ones that you play by yourself, with one other person, or online games for more than two people. Many are totally free with just a small ad at the top or bottom of the game play and others are “free” to download with a few teaser games or boards, and then it will require a small fee to continue or go to other levels – like Candy Crush Saga. Most games are going this route now, so be aware – they will try to get you addicted, and then charge you a fee, generally “only $.99” to continue playing…until you reach the next level! Enjoy and exercise that mind of yours by doing word puzzles or teasers. Below are ten really good games, in no particular order, other than from simple to more complex.
Word Search has over 10 million downloads, almost 130,000 reviews and over 111,600 Google+s, making it one of the best Word Search games on the market today – a true classic. Words cross, intersect, and each is a different color, making for a colorful game. It is simple and straight forward to use, stores high scores, best times of your games, is FREE and has a very unobtrusive advertising across a small, top, banner. At the bottom is the list of words it is looking for and as you find them, it “crosses them out.”
Word Search Puzzles
With over 5 million downloads, over 80,100 reviews and over 16,900 Google+s, Word Search Puzzles is one of the free top word search games. It contains different themes and categories to use depending on your mood and offers unlimited play with random puzzles. You can replay categories to try to beat your previous scores and challenges and improve your brain power.
Word Swipe : Word Search
Word Swipe : Word Search is the only top word search game in several languages with scores, rankings, and online competition. It has Normal, Medium, and High levels of difficulty modes. Each game “pack” has a particular topic, such as Sports, Food, Animals, etc., and nine levels with several game packs offering four difficulty modes. In English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian, you can compete with thousands of players around the world. Almost 15,900 reviews and over 30,000 Google+s.
4 Pics 1 Word
This word and picture game has over 100 million players worldwide – 4 Pictures that have one Word in common and your job is to determine what that world is. There are almost 570,000 reviews with a 4.5 out of 5.0 rating and over 215,200 Google+s. No complicated rules or instructions, just download, play and enjoy the fun.
Pop Words Reaction
Pop Words Reaction has over 26,600 reviews with a whopping 4.7 out of 5.0 rating and over 5,000 Google+s…numbers of a well-liked Game. You must guess words and then link them in chains from categories such as, Music, Movies, Brands, and Pop Stars. It is full of brainteasers and then you guess the words, with the object to guess words, link them together to make logical combinations that will trigger a chain reaction.
Word has over 5 million downloads, over 45,100 reviews with a 4.4 rating out of 5.0 and over 41,590 Goggle+s. The object is to try to discover all of the hidden words in the grid. You can pick from two game modes – Challenge, where you solve a series of difficult levels or Time Attack where you must locate as many words as possible in a set timeframe. Online dictionary and three levels of difficulty – Easy, Medium, and Hard, and you can play by yourself or with family or friends.
There is nothing like an old-fashioned game of Scrabble, either by yourself or with friends online. Over 1 million downloads, almost 33,800 reviews, and over 21,650 Google+s, must agree. There is a “teacher” feature, built-in official Scrabble dictionary, play solo against the computer or play up to 50 games at once with friends online.
7 Little Words
7 Little Words was featured in the 2011 issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine.” And yes, that was a while ago, but with over 1 million downloads, a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating based on over 94,500 reviews and over 11, 700 Google+s, you know this is a terrific word game. It combines the fun of crossword puzzles, word finds, and anagram games into one terrific word puzzle – it is fun, challenging, and very easy to learn. It contains 50 puzzles that you can pay free and then additional puzzle packs can be purchased within the app to further challenge you.
Scramble With Friends Free
The hottest new word game comes from the makers of the hottest old word game – Words With Friends. There are over 10 million downloads, 380,500 reviews, over 77,300 Google+s, and a rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 of this popular word game. It is fast-paced and exciting as you try to find words in a jumbled grid within three, two-minute rounds. Try this new and addictive game with your friends.
Words With Friends
This is the definitive #1 mobile word game with over 60 million downloads on all platforms. Keep in touch with your friends while playing – by chatting each turn, in between turns, or whenever you have the need to pass along some information. You can also make new Word friends as the game will also make suggestions or send out invitations to other friends, or even to complete strangers with your playing skills. You can also access you games across all platforms. There are close to 1.5 million reviews with at 4.3 out of 5.0 rating and almost 300,000 Google+s.