Now that we are firmly entrenched in summer at our house, my troops are getting a bit resistant to my stealthy techniques to keep their brains in learning mode. As in the past, I've found that if they can play it on an iPad they are willing to overlook the fact that it is educational. So, I've been on a quest for word games to help keep the little minds at my house active, and today I'm sharing the top ten on my list with you.
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Jenni gave Word Mess four stars when she reviewed it, and I agree that it is an excellent word game to challenge young minds. We've already made great use of this app on our latest road trip, it kept my newly-turned-nine-year-old tuned in and occupied (and not asking how much longer it would be until we got there.)
Word Mess is fun for word enthusiasts of all ages! But it is specifically great for kids in middle school as it boosts spelling, word recognition and general knowledge. It is also being used in special education programs and by occupational therapists.
Word Ball challenges your word building skills in a fast paced, unique, and fun word game. Play with friends and beat the top scores! Test your limits by keeping the letters alive and reach the top levels. Gain achievements for different word building categories. Word Ball will make you a "Word Master" in no time!
Are you a bookworm at heart? Befuddled is an all new word game that is a mix of puzzle games, crosswords, word search games, and much more! If you ever want to relax to a word game that has no timer and lets you get lost in strategic thinking, Befuddled is the game for you.
(iPad only, $1.99 with in-app purchases)
Look northwards and to the stars for a dazzling display of word creation and traditional solitaire! Drag letters onto each other to arrange them into words. Flip over cards to expose more letters and complete the level by using all provided letters in the creation of words.
(iPad only, FREE with in-app purchases)
wurdle is a fun, flexible and fast-paced word game, perfect for coffee breaks or the subway. Find and trace as many words as possible before time runs out. Can't find any more words? Shake the board to mix up the tiles! Customize wurdle the way YOU like it, and see how you measure up against your friends and the world with online high scores.
Moxie is all about transforming words into new words. You start with a hand of 52 letters that you go through "Solitaire" style. Place each letter on the board or "Pass". If you "Pass" you can't go back to that letter.
(iPad/iPhone, completely FREE)
Tick-tock. Beat the clock! Get a full BOGGLE experience for FREE!
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(iPhone, x2 iPad, FREE with in-app purchases)
SPIN the wheel, GUESS the phrase, and SOLVE the puzzle in the NEW word game that will get you and your friends asking "What's the Phrase?" GUESS phrase puzzles from over 40 current and unique categories. CHALLENGE your friends with your own hilarious custom Phrases.
(iPad/iPhone, $1.99 with in-app purchases)
Join the Ring with the latest innovation in word games on iPhone & iPad.
Create words quickly as you progress through levels of increasing difficulty.
Rings of letters and blocks will fall more and more rapidly.
Test yourself with our exigent word search game. Race against time to create words listed in the right column. Test your powers of presumption by finding the hidden words.
With increasing variety and difficulty, this puzzle game will keep you entertained and intrigued for hours.
(iPad only, $4.99)
Kelli is a vicious Scrabble player. She should really learn to be a better sport.