The Best Words Games of 2019

If you love word games, there’s a host of absolutely fun games to play on your phone. There are so many challenging word game apps out there that are meant for adults to play (and play again)

This is a list of the best word games in 2019. Boost your vocabulary with these awesome games.


Devices: iOS | Android

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Anagram lovers will absolutely love TYPESHIFT. Usually, you’ll want to look for new combinations of words within just one word, but Typeshift presents three to five words stacked together at a time.

You’ll be shifting columns of letters around to find new combinations of words to spell out and you should use every letter at least once before moving on to the next puzzle.

Typeshift goes beyond the normal “find word repeat” type of word game app, it is beautiful to play and quite challenging.

This game includes a good amount of puzzles for free, but you’ll want to unlock more through in-app purchases. Each puzzle pack also comes with its own color theme that looks just as tasty as it sounds.


Devices: iOS | Android

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

The goal in Alphabear 2 is to spell out words using letters on a puzzle grid.

Alphabear 2 is a fresh and unique word game that’s full of cute, squishy bears. It is a sequel to the original Alphabear that came out in 2015 which proved to be a success.

You spell out words using letters on a puzzle grid. As you use letter tiles that are adjacent to each other, bears appear on the grid.

The more you use, the bigger the bears get, thus earning you more points at the end of the round. You need to get creative with the words that you spell out to be successful in this game.


Devices: iOS | Android

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Like all word game apps, Four Letters starts out simple but quickly progresses to harder and harder puzzles to solve. With only four letters, you have to make a word as quickly as possible. Smooth and easy to play in small pockets of downtime to improve your vocabulary.


Devices: iOS | Android

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

This is the highly-popular word game that you’ve probably already played. However, it’s still one of the best word game apps for straight fun and multiplayer functionality.

You can take part in weekly challenges to showcase your skill and win a lot of themed badges as rewards. There is also a solo mode to let you play the game secretly.

Moreover, you will be able to play this game in multiple languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and British English.


Devices: iOS | Android

Price: Free

WordWhizzle Search offers hundreds of themed levels to play. The game starts slowly with simple puzzles, but as you go ahead, it increases difficulty levels. So, even if you’re not good at solving puzzles, you will like having a go at the game.

Challenge your friends to beat your high score. Don’t forget to collect a lot of rewards to enhance your reputation as a player.

7 reasons why you should try WordWhizzle Search:

  • Free, it costs nothing to play 
  • It has over 2700 fun challenging levels 
  • The difficulty level increases along with your skill as you play
  • It sharpens your vocabulary and tests your puzzle prowess
  • Solving WordWhizzle Daily Puzzles gives you free hints
  • You can show off your skills and play WordWhizzle with friends on Facebook
  • It is easy to play but hard to beat.

Help the WordWhizzle Professor and become the top word search expert by finding hidden words in a grid of letters… Swipe letters up, down, diagonally and across to build words as you and the professor tackle the ultimate vocabulary challenge.


Devices: iOS | Android | Windows

Price: Free with in-app purchase

It’s basically a modified word search game, but the fun in it is in the little extras. With a nice and clean interface, it’s simple to play. And you’re making cookies so win-win.

It has enjoyable graphics with easy controls and simple premise, it also stimulates the brain and it is highly entertaining and educational for everyone. There is no time limit or penalties for incorrect answers and you can use hints if you’re stumped on a word.

Simply swipe to connect each alphabet cookie on the baking pan to form a word or fill up Jack’s cookie jar with additional words to earn extra coins.


Price: $2.99

Spelltower is considered one of the classic word games, and it’s from the same guy who gave us Typeshift. Think of Spelltower like Tetris, but with words. You’ll want to select adjacent letter tiles to spell out as many words as possible before one column reaches the top.

Otherwise, it’s game over. The more complex the word, the more points you earn! There are a ton of different game modes available in Spelltower, and each one is just as frantic and challenging as the last, except for maybe Zen mode if you just want to relax.


Price: Free

Another classic that should be on every word game lover’s device is Letterpress. In Letterpress, two players must capture the board by spelling words with the letters on the grid.

You can use the tiles freely, so they don’t have to be adjacent, but you can’t reuse a word that the opponent has spelled out. And once all of the letters have been captured, the player who has the most tiles wins.


Devices: iOS | Android | Windows

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

If you love the TV show, this game gives you the ability to take your own turn at the wheel and guess the show’s puzzles. Play with friends and family, compete for prizes, and play lighting quick rounds for a fast brain workout.

Thinking of making your own word game? Check out WordsAPI!