Twist your tongue with these great word games for Android.
We've rounded up the best Android word games you'll find in the Google Play Store. These will test your puzzle-solving skills, trivia knowledge, and sheer reflexes. Quite a few have in-app purchases, but still offer plenty of free content on their own.
Ready to start working with letters? Check out our list of the best Android word games!
Wordament is an online-only multiplayer game that lets you compete against other spellers across the globe. Swipe to connect letters diagonally, horizontally, and vertically in order to score points based on a word's rarity, determined by how often the word is found by the player-base. You can rotate the board to better see combination options, but the placement of letters does not change in relation to other letters.
Add an Xbox or Facebook account in order to keep track of your friends and progress as you move up the leaderboard. Ads are minimal — a refreshing for many gamers.
Words with Friends
Many people's favorite word game, Words with Friends has been a staple Android game since 2009. Start off by placing a letter on the center tile and go about building words — fans of the classic Scrabble board game will immediately feel at home with double and triple letter scores, and double and triple word scores. You can swap unwanted tiles in lieu of a turn, and the built-in dictionary will let you know what words you can and can't play.
If you play a word you're especially proud of, share a picture of the game board through an option in the game menu. There is an option to remove ads, but at $12.38, you might be better of dealing with the ad that pops up after each of your turns.
Wordfeud pits you against an opponent over Facebook, from your phone's contact list, or an opponent Wordfeud finds for you. Fans of the classic board game Scrabble will immediately feel at home when the board is revealed; begin by playing a word on the center tile, and build your vocabulary from there.
If the competition isn't strong enough playing one versus one, Wordfeud offers a tournament mode. Log in with Facebook or email and have a go at the rest of the world. With more than 30 languages available, you're sure to find a worthy opponent.
An in-app purchase is available for $2.99 to remove ads and reveal statistics. Not a bad idea if you'd like to track your progress — the ads are few and far between and might not be worth the money to get rid of them.
Heads Up! is a really fun local multiplayer trivia game. One player holds a phone or tablet to their head showing a word, and a teammate gives hints as to what the word is (without saying it specifically, of course). A quick flip down of the device brings up a fresh word when guessed right, while a flip up is a pass. After it's all done, you can watch a video replay taken from the device's front-facing camera and share it out to friends. There are six themed packs available out of the gate, and plenty more through in-app purchases of about a buck a pop.
Definitely give Heads Up! a try if you've been looking for something easy to play at parties.
SnapAttack is the classic Scrabble game with a twist. Instead of taking turns against opponents creating words one at a time, SnapAttack gives you 2.5 minutes, 7 letter tiles, and a board with two words already on it. Your job is to place the letter tiles on the board as words and rearrange them as many times as possible before your time is up. SnapAttack rewards points the same way as Scrabble: tiles are assigned a number, and the board has score multipliers in the form of double or triple word and letter scores.
Work your way up the global leaderboard by creating as many words as possible during each round. A new round will automatically begin, so expect to lose track of time. There doesn't seem to be any ads in this game, a nice change from the norm.
WordBrain is a single player game that sees you move your way through increasingly difficult word puzzles. The puzzles start with four letters and you must create a four letter word by swiping in any direction, using each tile once. As you progress through the game you will eventually see 64 letter puzzles where you have to create multiple words of varying length. Upon reaching the puzzles with nine tiles the game becomes a challenge — the extra letter tiles (ones not yet used for the other word) are there to fool you and sometimes get in your way. Luckily there is a hint option you can use to reveal a letter's placement in the word.
A really cool feature, you say? Create your own word puzzles and challenge your friends. There are some pop-up ads found here but they're not very frequent and can be quickly closed.
Bonza is a word puzzle game where players are given a topic and have to to assemble an assortment of crossword-style letter tiles so they make a full set of words. New packs of puzzles are available daily, and more still through in-app purchases. If things get too tricky, you can spend the coins you earn in-game on hints.
Bonza is a relaxing word game that puts a modern twist on an old crossword aesthetic.
7 Little Words
7 Little Words gives players a batch of trivia hints in a crossword format, and letter tiles to assemble into their solutions. Every pack has a certain theme, with new packs being made available regularly through in-app purchases. Hints are available for those that are stuck, too.
Anyone looking to test their knowledge and wordplay at the same time will get a lot of mileage out of 7 Little Words
Your favorite word game?
Let us know in the comments below if we missed any of your favorite word games! If you'd like to see more great Android games, check out our roundup of the best Android games.