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Mobilewalla: World game apps for Apple and Android

Interactive word game apps beat the traditional board and paper versions; they allow you to challenge friends worldwide to live word duels.


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)


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.