Word games have always been part of our pastime through the years. From the crossword puzzles printed in newspapers to the classic board games we loved as kids and now, to their digital counterparts easily accessible on our favorite gadgets.
If you love word games and can’t get enough of one Wordle a day, this list has you covered. We’ve rounded up free iOS and Android games that will really challenge your vocabulary!
Games like Wordle
The most recent word game that rose to popularity is Wordle, available on The New York Times website. Every day, you get to guess a word in six tries using the game’s color indicators as hints: green means you guessed the correct letter, while yellow means the letter is in the word, only misplaced. Wordle was quick to spread on social media as players would post their results as colored squares. Below are some mobile games like Wordle.
Word Guess Challenge
If you just want to simply play Wordle, but without limits, then this mobile game is worth checking out. It adopts Wordle’s simple gameplay and lets you play it to your heart’s content.
Wordle! also allows players to play the game without the one-word-a-day restriction. It also gives the players the option to choose the length of the word ranging from 4 letters to 8 letters.
Games like Scrabble & Boggle
Scrabble and Boggle are both classic word games that many of us used to play with our family and friends. Nowadays, one doesn’t really need a physical Scrabble board or a Boggle tray to get into the game, as these games have made the jump into the digital space. Here are some mobile games similar to Scrabble and Boggle.
Scrabble GO is simply Scrabble for people on the go. The mechanics are the same, but you can play against up to three players from around the world. The game also has some bonus features such as new word puzzle games every day so you can further hone your skills.
If waiting for your opponent’s turn during an online game of Scrabble might feel like a dealbreaker, Word Domination is the game you’d want to download. It makes the game more exciting by making it fast-paced with collectible boosters to take advantage of in the game.
Boggle with Friends
Boggle is yet another beloved word game that is available on your phone through Zynga’s Boggle with Friends. Just swipe the words you see on the tray before the two-minute time limit, and whoever gets the longest and most number of words, wins the game!
Games like Bookworm Adventures
Bookworm Adventures is a PC word game from PopCap Games that fused word puzzles with a fantasy adventure. While the original game has been scrubbed off the game stores, there are a few similar titles you could play to somehow recreate the experience. Check them out below.
In Spellspire, you play as a wizard who must reach the top of the tower infested by monsters and evil creatures. Defeat the enemies by building words– the longer the word, the more powerful the attack! You can also upgrade your wand, hat, and robe to make more potent spells.
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Adventure
Join the adorable grim reapers Grimm and Rose in their quest to defeat monsters, ghosts, evil bunnies, and more by crafting words in this turn-based game. Be on the lookout, as your foes can also affect your letter tiles, limiting your abilities to attack.
More word games to play
Alphabear: Words Across Time
Alphabear also has simple mechanics– to pick letters and form words. But what makes this game really addicting is the fact that you can collect cute bears in different outfits as you beat each level.
Words of Wonders: Crossword
If you want a game that is easy to get into during short breaks or long travels, Words of Wonders is worth checking out. The game is simple, you’re given a set of letters and you just have to find all the words that you can make with those letters. The levels are also designed with vibrant backgrounds that will take you around the world.
Word Lanes: Relaxing Puzzles
Here’s another beautiful word game to try on your mobile devices. In Word Lanes, you must answer trivia questions, but giving your answer is not as simple as picking it from a list of choices. Instead, you are given a grid of letters and you must swipe the word that answers the question to progress in the game.