Interactive word game apps beat the traditional board and paper versions; they allow you to challenge friends worldwide to live word duels.Apple Heads Up! ($0.99)* — In Heads Up!, you hold your phone in front of you, it shows your friends a word, and they give you clues to guess that word. It's great fun for a group. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Scribblenauts Remix ($0.99)* — Scribblenauts allows you to draw and create objects to help you solve its puzzles. (Score: 99/100) Wheel of Fortune ($2.99)* — Can you guess a word with just a few letters as hints? Wheel of Fortune challenges you to do so, just like its namesake classic TV show. (Score: 98/100) Bookworm ($1.99) — Bookworm challenges you to find words going vertically and horizontally under time pressure and the threat of burning letters. (Score: 96/100) SpellTower ($1.99)* — This fast-paced find-and-spell game allows you to spell words with swipe gestures, even on the diagonal. (Score: 96/100)Android Word Search Puzzles (Free)* — Word Search Puzzles combines traditional word search with interactive features and vocabulary builders. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Words With Friends Free (Free)* — Words With Friends continues to be a favorite among word-game players of all ages. Challenge your friends or your grandma to a game. (Score: 99/100) Words (Free) — This game challenges you to make as many words as possible from rows of letters under time pressure. It is available in more than a dozen languages. (Score: 98/100) Wordfeud ($2.99)* — Wordfeud is another crossword-based social word game with an interesting element: You can change the board and placement of bonus scoring spaces. (Score: 95/100) Scrabble (Free)* — The original crossword board game, Scrabble, also brings its classic challenges to your mobile device. Play up to 50 games at a time. (Score: 89/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search-and-discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.