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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. Either - One Mighty Roar
  10. Either - One Mighty Roar
    App Store Link: Either - One Mighty Roar
    Either is the largest online game of "would you rather" questions.

    The Either app helps you deal with life's hardest questions pulled from our website:

    There's always a free, ad-supported version as well! Find it here:

    You can now answer some of life's most challenging "would you rather" questions, such as:

    * Be a mermaid or a centaur?
    * Only date people with severe OCD or chain smokers?
    * Know what really happened at Area 51 or receive $1 Million?

    You're going to find out what type of person you really are. And the best part? You can do this anywhere because we're nice enough to provide you with a mobile app. You're welcome.

    **Set up an account for access to adult questions, ability to comment, submit questions, and keep track of answered (no repeats!).

  11. Draw Something - OMGPOP
  12. 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

    Collection and use of personal data are subject to Zynga's Privacy Policy (

  13. Her Story - Sam Barlow
  14. Her Story - Sam Barlow
    App Store Link: Her Story - Sam Barlow
    A real life crime story where you play detective.

    ** Winner of Best Narrative & Best Performance at The Game Awards 2015 and The Grand Jury Award at IndieCade 2015 **

    "Her Story is one of the most entrancing experiences you can hope to find on mobile"
    9/10, Pocket Gamer

    "It’s a murder case where you’re in the detective’s chair, a mystery where you make the running, and an engrossing experience from start to finish. With this we should consign the term “interactive movie” to history’s dustbin, because movies can’t dream of offering audiences a narrative structure as intimate and involving as this: they’re just moving pictures. Her Story points to the future"
    5/5, The Guardian

    Her Story is a fresh take on the police procedural from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle.

    Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands on with a police database full of live action video footage. It stars Viva Seifert, actress and one half of the band Joe Gideon and the Shark.

    "Her Story is a beautiful amalgam of the cinema and video game formats... a remarkable achievement..."
    90, The Washington Post

    "Profound, gripping live-action drama… sure to be discussed for years to come"
    5/5, Digital Spy

    How does it work?

    Her Story sits you in front of a mothballed desktop computer and logs you into a police database. Search through hundreds of video clips that cover seven interviews from 1994 in which a British woman is interviewed about her missing husband. Explore the database by typing search terms, watch the clips where she speaks those words and piece together her story.

    Unlike anything you've played before, Her Story is an involving and moving experience. One that asks you to listen.

  15. Evil Minds: Dirty Charades! - Evil Studios Limited
  16. 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."

  17. Phrase Party! - logan sease
  18. 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™.

  19. Pretty Little Trivia - Liars Edition - Middle Pond Games
  20. Pretty Little Trivia - Liars Edition - Middle Pond Games
    App Store Link: Pretty Little Trivia - Liars Edition - Middle Pond Games
    Top 15 in Trivia!

    How much do you know about the Pretty Little Liars? Put yourself to the test with the only app with a true library of questions about the show!
    Test your knowledge with tons of questions from seasons 1, 2 & 3! Test yourself and challenge your friends to see how much you know about Pretty Little Liars

    Game Center Leaderboards to find the fan with the highest score

    Free updates coming with questions from the new season!

    All trademarks and copyrights are owned by their respective owners. This app is not endorsed by or affiliated with Pretty Little Liars, HarperTeen or their affiliated entities. It is used only for the purpose of review, criticism and entertainment. No copyright violations are intended under the fair use clause.