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12 Excellent iPad Word Game Apps

In response to some of the requests I received this week regarding iPad apps for early literacy. I decided to arrange apps into different categories and in different posts. Today's list features apps to help your kid or student temper with the notion of words. These are basically word games and puzzles that scaffold vocabulary and grammar learning. Enjoy


1- Letterpress

Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy.
2- Crostic
Welcome to the world of acrostics! An acrostic, also called a crostic or double crostic, is a cousin of crossword puzzles, with clues and answers whose letters are rearranged to form a quote from a famous (or not-so-famous) author. If you're familiar with acrostics, you will quickly see how convenient they are on the iPhone, because letters are automatically copied to the correct place as you type them in.
3- Word Swipe

Very Addictive word search game with several packs based on different topics

4- Word Off

Play the FREE version of Word Off! The addicting strategy word game everybody is talking about! Experience for yourself why so many people are addicted to this word spelling, territory capturing choose from over 10 unique boards word game.
5- Bookworm
Have an appetite for words? Then join Lex the Bookworm in the hit word-puzzle game created by PopCap Games! Link letter tiles left, right, up and down to build words and keep Lex sated and smiling. The bigger the word, the better the bonus. But watch out for burning letters — they could spell disaster for you and Lex!
6- What's The Phrase Free
SPIN the wheel, GUESS the phrase, and SOLVE the puzzle in the NEW word game that will get you and your friends asking "What's the Phrase?"
7- Words with Friends
Unleash your vocabulary and play Words With Friends HD, the world’s favorite crosswords puzzle game, featuring NO ADS BETWEEN MOVES!
8- 7 Little Words

Each bite-size puzzle consists of 7 clues, 7 mystery words, and 20 letter groups. Find the mystery words by deciphering the clues and combining the letter groups.
9- All Word Games

All your favourite word games are brought together in this collection of 26 word games. Whether you like classic word games like Crossword or Hangman, or like to try something original – you will definitely find something for yourself.
10- Word Puzzle Game
Letris 2 is one of the most played word games in the AppStore where you must build words in order to keep the screen clean and tidy as long as possible. A simple concept that will catch you with frenetic gameplay while trying to defeat the next level and beat your own score.
11- Word Solitaire HD
Look northwards and to the stars for a dazzling display of word creation and traditional solitaire! Drag letters onto each other to arrange them into words. Flip over cards to expose more letters and complete the level by using all provided letters in the creation of words.
12- Wordly
Spell the longest words possible, claim your opponent's tiles, and dominate the board in this exciting letter landgrab game. You can play against friends and family everywhere, on both smartphone and tablet, and challenge historical and literary greats -- such as Shakespeare, Cleopatra, and Count Dracula -- in "Play the Greats" mode, Wordly's awesome single-player experience.
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