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The best app store word games for iPhone. This is the top 10 list you don’t want to miss out on.

App Store Word Games

  1. Heads Up! - Warner Bros.
  2. Heads Up! - Warner Bros.
    App Store Link: Heads Up! - Warner Bros.
    It's the game The New York Times called a "Sensation," and Cosmopolitan said "will be the best dollar you've spent." Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show, and you can play with your friends!

    From naming celebrities, to singing, to silly accents -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends' clues before the timer runs out!

    Play one of the many exciting categories, or create a category all your own!

    - Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time.
    - Draw a new card simply by tilting your phone.
    - Keep videos of your hilarious game play for your own amusement, or share them right to Facebook.
    - Diverse categories let you challenge your smartypants friends and entertain your kids for hours, all from one app!

    With 40+ themed decks packed to the brim with exciting gameplay cards, the fun will never stop!

    Decks include:
    - Celebrities
    - Movies
    - Animals
    - Accents
    - Characters
    - And lots more!

    Game-nighters, your app is here.

  3. Scribblenauts Remix - Warner Bros.
  4. Scribblenauts Remix - Warner Bros.
    App Store Link: Scribblenauts Remix - Warner Bros.
    ►►Scribblenauts Remix now has over 5 million players! Get it now!.◄◄

    ►►If you purchased the World Pass or Avatars and can't find them after the update, just use the “Restore DLC” button in Options to get them back - you will NOT be charged for them again! ◄◄

    THINK IT! CREATE IT! SOLVE IT! The award-winning, best-selling video game is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

    Help Maxwell acquire the Starite by creating any object, bringing it to life and using it to solve each challenge.

    Let your imagination run wild in this groundbreaking puzzle game. Summon to life a ‘colossal, winged car’ or a ‘shy, frost-breathing, robotic hippopotamus’! If you can think it, you can create it.

    It’s the perfect game for the casual player looking for fun and extensive replay with unlimited solutions and different outcomes. Or, the Scribblenauts fan wanting the complete Maxwell experience.

    Whether you’re 8 or 80, the only limit is your imagination!

    And, the critics love it!
    > “Editors’ Choice Award” –
    > “A work of utter genius.” – Touch Arcade
    > “A brilliant game.” –
    > “Fits splendidly into the iOS catalog.” – The Daily
    > “4/4 Stars. A highly recommended puzzle game for all ages.” – USA Today


    50 levels to play! Includes 40 of the most popular levels from Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts plus 10 original levels exclusive to Remix.
    Purchase a World Pass and receive all current and future world expansions - 90 extra levels and counting! If you previously purchased a world expansion, you’re automatically upgraded to a World Pass and all future worlds will now automatically appear in your game for free.

    Re-live Scribblenauts by playing as a different character from in the game. Try out the feature with the free Lifeguard and God avatars!

    Post images of your playground creations and puzzle solutions to Facebook and Twitter and share them with your friends!

    Use the keyboard microphone icon to create objects using only your voice!

    Enter the Playground to create objects to your heart’s content, playing and interacting in a true sandbox!

    Engage in endless replayability (and earn a Gold Crown for your troubles!) by solving a puzzle multiple times using different words.
    Use iCloud to seamlessly switch between the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch without ever having to restart your game.

    Use the “shake to undo” function to remove created objects simply by shaking your Apple device.

    Use Game Center to check out the leaderboard to see how your score ranks and to compare game achievements with friends. You can also post game statistics to your Facebook and Twitter profiles.

    Give the gift of Maxwell to your friends and family!

    Create what you want and see what happens!

    Hang out with Maxwell!
    > VISIT Maxwell::
    > LIKE Maxwell::
    > FOLLOW Maxwell:

    Requirements for Scribblenauts:
    - iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
    - iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB and 64GB models only),
    - iPod touch 4th generation
    - All iPads

  5. SCRABBLE Premium - Electronic Arts
  6. SCRABBLE Premium - Electronic Arts
    App Store Link: SCRABBLE Premium - Electronic Arts
    CONNECT WITH FRIENDS. PLAY WITH WORDS. Get a game of SCRABBLE going with just about anyone – or play solo against the computer! Plus, now you can play SCRABBLE in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese.

    • Challenge friends via Facebook and more
    • Find an instant opponent with a single touch
    • Play solo against the computer to improve your skills
    • Get numerous games going at once – more than any word game on the App Store

    Connect to Facebook and share your best scores. You can even talk a good game with enhanced chat and notification features.

    Become a SCRABBLE master with the exclusive “Teacher” feature - see what your best word could have been after every turn.

    Use the in-game word list, built-in official SCRABBLE dictionary, or the exclusive Best Word feature to see your highest scoring choices.

    Want to recreate the feeling of a real-time in-person game? Try the new Speed Play mode where you and your opponent agree to 2 or 5 minute turns. If words aren't played in time, nudge and forfeit options are unlocked.

    View every detail on the board with HD-quality graphics made to maximize the Retina display.

    Ready for the first and last word in word games? Don’t accept imitations. Just say, “LET’S PLAY SCRABBLE!

    Requires acceptance of EA’s Privacy & Cookie Policy and User Agreement.

  7. Heads Up! Kids - Warner Bros.
  8. Heads Up! Kids - Warner Bros.
    App Store Link: Heads Up! Kids - Warner Bros.
    If you love “Heads Up!” the game created by Ellen DeGeneres, played on her show and by millions of people around the world, then get ready for "Heads Up! Kids," a fun and exciting game you can play with your little ones, no matter their reading level!

    From animals to actions to items around the house -- give clues to help your teammate guess the picture that’s on their head before time runs out! Whether you’re waiting in line, on a road trip, or having a family game night, "Heads Up! Kids" is the only game you need to keep the good times rolling!

    - Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time.
    - Pull up a new card simply by tilting your phone.
    - Keep videos of your hilarious game play
    - Diverse categories let you challenge and entertain your kids for hours, all from one app!
    - Scavenger hunt-style pack where it’s up to you to find the pictures to complete the deck.

    With a ton of themed decks packed to the brim with exciting gameplay cards, the fun never ends!

    Decks include:
    - Animals
    - Actions
    - Who Am I?
    - Around the World
    - Scavenger Hunt
    - And lots more!

  9. Evil Minds: Dirty Charades! - Evil Studios Limited
  10. Evil Minds: Dirty Charades! - Evil Studios Limited
    App Store Link: Evil Minds: Dirty Charades! - Evil Studios Limited
    Evil Minds is the whole-body word game from those jerks who made Evil Apples!

    The goal of Evil Minds is for you and your friends to guess a secret Evil Word based on clues that are either yelled or acted out by each other. The game is played in person with a single phone and has been known to cause players' teeth to fall out from laughing too hard!

    Unlike Adult Charades, Bottoms Up, and Heads Up, Evil Minds features two unique game modes: a Clue Giver mode, and a Word Guesser mode. Play with the over 2,000 Evil Words in the game, or write your own. It never gets old!

    1. Gather one or more friends.
    2. Hold your phone up in front of you, facing the group, so you can't see the Evil Word on the screen.
    3. Your friends will start to gesticulate and yell clues at you like wild animals, giving you hints until you guess the Evil Word!
    4. If you succeed, tilt the phone downward to gain 1 point. If you fail to guess the Evil Word, tilt the phone upward to pass.
    5. After the round is over, pass the phone to the next person!

    1. Gather one or more friends.
    2. Hold your phone in front of you, carefully hiding it so that only you can see the Evil Word on the screen.
    3. Begin to gesticulate and yell like a wild animal, giving your friends clues until they guess the Evil Word.
    4. Tap Next if you succeed, or Skip if you fail.
    5. After the round is over, pass the phone to the next person!

    __DAD QUOTES__
    "I downloaded it and the first time I got it wrong my phone fell to the ground and the screen shattered. But I got to see my dad impersonating a gay cowboy."

    "So far, I'm loving the hell out of this. Hearing my dad give me clues for teabag and then his girlfriend look at him in disbelief when he went for the urban dictionary definition instead of the Lipton Tea route made my night."

  11. Sidewords - Milkbag Games
  12. Sidewords - Milkbag Games
    App Store Link: Sidewords - Milkbag Games
    Grab a cup of coffee and relax with Sidewords.

    Sidewords is part logic puzzle, part word game, all original.

    No timers. No penalties. No pressure. Just you and a good puzzle.

    Sharpen your mind with hundreds of puzzles, from small and quick, to large and captivating. Plus three new puzzles to do every day! There’s even a bonus game included!

    Choose a color scheme that fits your mood and environment. Get your morning started with bright colors, or unwind at the end of a long day with a dark theme.

    So sit back, relax, and enjoy a good puzzle. You deserve your Sidewords time.

    ----- Critics Are Saying -----

    "If you're looking for a truly new word game experience, this is the game to get."
    - 148Apps

    "The word and logic elements mashed together create a special experience that I’ve never seen before in a word game"
    - AppAdvice

    "If you’re looking for a word game with some unique ideas, go download Sidewords"
    - AppUnwrapper

    "Sidewords isn't quite like anything else you've ever played before."
    - PocketGamer

  13. Dirty Birdy: An Evil Minded Rhyme Game - Evil Studios Limited
  14. Dirty Birdy: An Evil Minded Rhyme Game - Evil Studios Limited
    App Store Link: Dirty Birdy: An Evil Minded Rhyme Game - Evil Studios Limited
    If you're someone that likes dirty humor with a twisted point of view, then this is the app for you. When you want a puzzle game that's fun and dirty, then look no further than Dirty Birdy!

    The challenge here is to find the answer to the dirty question or riddle, but you'll have to work a little. Use the letters in the word bank to build a two-word rhyming phrase and if you're too dumb to figure it out on your own, there are other ways. The questions might be too tough for you, but hit the button at the bottom to get a clue. When you finally figure out the answer that's right, move on to the next one, and keep going all night! With hundreds of levels, and more being added all the time, you'll never run out of fun and dirty rhymes!

    Check out these features guaranteed to blow your mind out your backside:
    - A collection of puzzles that never stops growing
    - Timed challenges to get your blood flowing
    - Hints that keep the good times going

    Whether you're going out for drinks or staying in because you don't have a friend, bring this game along, and the fun will never end!

    The company that made this great game isn't just a bunch of Joe Schmos, this comes from the mad geniuses over at Evil Studios. They've got talents and skills of all kinds, and are the same team behind hits like Evil Apples and Evil Minds. Combining their twisted sense of humor with this addictive game play promises an app that you won't be able to put away!

  15. Draw Something - OMGPOP
  16. Draw Something - OMGPOP
    App Store Link: Draw Something - OMGPOP
    "Draw Something is the coolest social drawing game around! Draw and Guess everything from doodles to perfect works of art with your family and friends! Play for free and experience fun like never before.”

    What people are saying:
    “The game has been a winner from day one” – The Guardian
    “My artistic ability has indeed grown” –
    “I just can't help but gush all over this game. Everyone I know is playing it.” – Touch Arcade
    “I use Draw Something as a type of sketchbook. It's genius and perfect for me. I have been using it since 2012. Still relevant now.” - Margot Gran

    Highlights –
    • Play with Friends & Family
    Challenge friends for a quick match or partner up with new ones!

    • Addictive turn-based gameplay
    Take turns drawing and guessing at your leisure.

    • Bombs
    Can’t guess a word? Bombs to the rescue! Eliminate incorrect letters with this helpful tool.

    • Color Packs
    All the colors of the rainbow and then some for the best sketching and painting experience!

    • Fresh Content
    Loads of new and updated categories! From Science to Pop Culture, we’ve got you covered.

    • Guess Something
    The daily challenges are a chance to prove your awesome word skills! Guess curated artwork from users and win exciting rewards!

    • Leaderboard
    Complete challenges and earn a coveted place on the leaderboards!

    Follow us on social media for updates, features, competitions and much more!
    - Facebook:
    - Twitter: @WeDrawSomething

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  17. Adult Charades! Guess Words on Your Heads While Tilting Up or Down - FatChicken Studios
  18. Adult Charades! Guess Words on Your Heads While Tilting Up or Down - FatChicken Studios
    App Store Link: Adult Charades! Guess Words on Your Heads While Tilting Up or Down - FatChicken Studios
    Adult Charades! is the outrageously fun and exciting multi-activity game for you and your friends with an adult twist!

    Filled with ridiculous words from urban slang to sex positions -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!

    - Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time.
    - Draw a new card by tilting your phone up or down

    Packed with over 200+ exciting gameplay cards, the laughs will never stop!

    Challenging players in trivia and creativity, your next party, reunion or family game night will never be the same.

  19. Phrase Party! - logan sease
  20. Phrase Party! - logan sease
    App Store Link: Phrase Party! - logan sease
    Phrase Party is a simple but exciting game where you describe fun phrases to your teammates, who are trying to guess them. Pass the game around until the buzzer sounds and the person holding it loses.
    You will laugh. You will yell. You will… Party!

    “A simple app that will get a great game going in minutes”
    “A Party in your Pocket.”
    “Just like Catch Phrase™, but Better” -User Rating
    "A great way to get your friends together and have fun"
    “Makes the party entertaining and full of life”

    Huge hand-picked phrase list, constantly updated and always growing from 13 amazingly fun categories. Choose one, mix and match, or play with 'Everything'.

    From Movies and Pop Culture to Kids Only or Science… no matter what your interests or age, Phrase Party! has categories and phrases you will have a blast playing with.

    Play with amazing and hilarious expansion categories that fit your niche. You can buy them or earn them for free.

    Whether you are looking for Adult themed packs, holiday packs, decade flashback packs or even for a specific cult interest, there’s sure to be a category just for you.

    A clean, beautiful interface that you will feel right at home using.

    -= VIDEO RECAP =-
    Watch a video recap of your game after you play to let the memories live on. Share to Facebook and Twitter.

    -= PLAY SOLO =-
    Use the hints from random players online to help you guess your phrases. How long can you go?

    -= ONLINE PLAY =-
    Play with your friends online in a turn based, play at your leisure multiplayer mode.

    Aside from the well known classic mode, there is a Party and a Race game mode if you want to change it up.

    Add your own phrases and phrase packs. Share them with your friends.
    Adapt the game settings to your specific needs.

    -= NO REPEATS =-
    or spelling errors. I promise.

    This app has been constantly updated and improved since 2009 and I have no intent to stop. “Phrase Party 4 Lyfe!”

    Although The rules and game play in Phrase Party!'s classic mode are very similar to that of Catch Phrase™ by Hasbro Inc., Catch Phrase™ is a registered trademark of Hasbro Inc. This product is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Hasbro and should not be confused with their product, Catch Phrase™.