Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ve probably heard of Wordle. It’s a smash-hit word game that you can play on your phone’s browser. It’s pretty good. Even my mum likes it.
But it only gives you one puzzle a day, so there’s a chance you’re hankering for some more word-based entertainment to fill up the rest of your time. And that’s where this list comes in. These aren’t clones, either – they’re original experiences with their own word-based fun to offer.
You can click on the names of the games below to download them from the Play Store. And if you’ve got your own suggestions for games like Wordle, let us know in the comments section.
This one mixes together puzzle mechanics from the likes of Tetris and throws some spelling into the mix as well. It punishes your mistakes, so you need to be on your toes if you want to win.
What’s better than a word game? How about a word game where you’re trying to save people from a terrible disaster? There are 90 levels, and a mystery story that pushes everything along.
A mix between a word-search and a board-clearing puzzler, this has a simple aesthetic that fans of Wordle are going to be instantly at home with. And it’s also a lot of fun. So that’s a twofer.
This one adds some multiplayer fun to the mix. You’re not just finding words, you’re battling against another player to find them first. It’s simple to pick up, and there are some smart techniques you can learn to get the most out of it.
A fast-paced, single-player word game that sees you having to use certain letters to beat back packs of angry cats – with your own packs of angry cats. It’s wonderfully silly, but also packs a pretty hefty punch.
A super smart mix of crosswords, anagrams and a word search. You don’t need sharp reflexes, just a sharp mind. There are daily puzzles that get tougher as the week goes on, and it’s super hard not to get addicted.
This one throws wizards into the mix. Word wizards, one might say. You’re using words to fire out blasts of magic and beat back assailants. It’s still a word game, but it’s a word game with a fantasy twist.
This one’s pretty similar to Typeshift, but with more of a focus on the crossword part of the experience. It’s going to test your vocabulary, which is basically the point of all these games, right?
A zen-puzzler that uses letters in completely different ways. It’ll make you think, it’ll make you smile and it’ll make you look at language in some new and innovative ways.
A pretty bonkers experience involving bears, time travel and searching for words. It’s an experience that it’s hard not to get entangled with, and it looks awesome too. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t play by the stuffy rules, this is it.
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