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I need a good word puzzle game.

11-29-2016, 11:50 AM
#1
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I need a good word puzzle game.

My 78 year old mother got an iPad recently and she loves it. She enjoys 2 games, Word Academy and 4 pics 1 word. I'm looking for something else she might like. Any suggestions are helpful. Hoping there's some iOS puzzle fans out there with good ideas.
11-29-2016, 12:12 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by digitalphil View Post
My 78 year old mother got an iPad recently and she loves it. She enjoys 2 games, Word Academy and 4 pics 1 word. I'm looking for something else she might like. Any suggestions are helpful. Hoping there's some iOS puzzle fans out there with good ideas.
Can't go wrong with Letterpress.

One of my favorites is an older game that I can't remember the title of off the top of my head. It was kind of like an RPG where you battle different monsters by placing Scrabble tiles on a board. There was also a meta aspect where you unlock letters and add them to a bigger scrabble board as you play through the game. I feel like it had an aztec theme or something like that. It was surprisingly deep and content-rich for a mobile game. Can't believe I forgot the title. Can anyone help?

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11-29-2016, 06:38 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by digitalphil View Post
My 78 year old mother got an iPad recently and she loves it. She enjoys 2 games, Word Academy and 4 pics 1 word. I'm looking for something else she might like. Any suggestions are helpful. Hoping there's some iOS puzzle fans out there with good ideas.
If she likes scrabble type games - Words with Friends has been a long time favorite.

A personal favorite is SpellPix by Kris Pixton. If she likes that type of game, Kris has a lot of games/puzzles that are excellent.

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Last edited by pluto6; 11-29-2016 at 06:41 PM.
11-29-2016, 07:27 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2012
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Thanks for your replies..
I've tried the some of the ones you've mentioned...she's picky..but i'd love to find her a game.
or heck... even one for me.
I'm installing spellpix now.
11-29-2016, 08:07 PM
#5
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QatQi is a really interesting take on word puzzle games.
11-30-2016, 12:34 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by sweetdiss View Post
One of my favorites is an older game that I can't remember the title of off the top of my head. It was kind of like an RPG where you battle different monsters by placing Scrabble tiles on a board. There was also a meta aspect where you unlock letters and add them to a bigger scrabble board as you play through the game. I feel like it had an aztec theme or something like that. It was surprisingly deep and content-rich for a mobile game. Can't believe I forgot the title. Can anyone help?
Aha! I remembered it. Word Wonders: Tower of Babel. That game is phenomenal.

Also, like the guy above said, QatQi. Can't believe I forgot about that game. One of the most unique and strategic single player word games on the App Store. So goddamn good.

My power-pop band is on iTunes.
11-30-2016, 10:01 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by digitalphil View Post
Thanks for your replies..
I've tried the some of the ones you've mentioned...she's picky..but i'd love to find her a game.
or heck... even one for me.
I'm installing spellpix now.
Please let me know if you like it.

Some long time favorites
ABC Soup, Jumbline 2, and TextTwist 2 are all variations on finding words in jumbled letters.
AlphaOmega is very well supported and is a sort of twist on crossword puzzles.

Flip Words is sort of like wheel of fortune ~ guess letters and try and solve the puzzle.

Crosswords is an excellent crossword puzzle game.

Word Quest is a great word search type game.

Bold Moves was recently an Apple favorite and Seven Words is a good puzzler as well.

There are really huge numbers of excellent word games/puzzles out there ~ really would help to know what sorts of word games she likes. (Or you like, for that matter ;-)

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01-03-2017, 10:09 PM
#8
I have a fun variation on a crossword puzzle about to go into beta if you wanted to test it out....
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=299507
has all the details
01-03-2017, 11:05 PM
#9
I've played many IOS word games, but the one that's still on my phone is Wordament.

It's a challenging word finder by Microsoft.

Each round lasts 2 minutes, with hundreds of people simultaneously playing to get the best scores.

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/wordament/id580935508?mt=8

And it's free.

Oops - Just realised it's for your grandmother! This game would be too fast paced for most grandparents. But, you may like it.

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Last edited by Red1; 01-03-2017 at 11:08 PM.
01-09-2017, 06:58 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2016
Location: California
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I love this thread! Big fan of word games/puzzles, and there are a few here that are new to me, that I'm excited to try out. Word Wonders: Tower of Babel in particular sounds awesome. There's a game I've played called Pandoras Books that sounds a bit similar - you construct words from different works of fiction, to defeat monsters as they descend from the sky. It's pretty cool! I hope your mom enjoys these games.