Hasbro’s classic game UPWORDS is now available for iOS from indie developers Lonely Star Software.

**Featured in the App Store for World Battle Games!

UPWORDS adds another dimension to crossword board games. Build words by playing letters across, down and stacked atop existing letters. This unique 3-dimensional game play allows you to change existing words into new words. Score points for each letter tile in your word and every letter tile under your word. The higher you the stack, the higher you score. Build words, stack letters, score high and have fun!

If you love word games, give UPWORDS a try.

-Online multiplayer with friends or random opponents
-Play against the Computer Opponent with 4 skill levels
-Pass and Play for 1-4 players
-In-Game Chat
-Player Rankings and Stats
-Push Notifications
-Multiple Themes

Upgrade to the full version UPWORDS to play without ads.

What's New

Version 1.8.9

-Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

269 Ratings

269 Ratings

Good but annoying


Not quite as bad as scrabble by allowing nonsense words and disallowing some words in the dictionary. The most annoying thing to me is when you plan your next move with the tiles, only to have the tiles scrambled as they were when it is your turn. it would be a good idea if there was a facility to 'send' a word that is correct but not allowed, to the software developer to include in the games' AI. The falling stars when you win should have an on/off switch. Otherwise it is a good app.

Feel cheated


I payed for the full version. Played it happily. Thought I’d done a google d thing paying the developer even though the free version was available.

After the upgrade to iOS 11 I couldn’t use the payed for version. Contacted Apple who tried to help then said some developers make minor changes and after an upgrade you have to pay all over again if you want to use the App.

Contacted Hasbro twice. You’ve guessed it. No reply.

Shame on you. Not a fair way to treat customers.

Annoying dictionary


I love the board game but playing this app against the computer is just tedious. It seems to vary between very simple, low scoring words, or high scoring "words" that I've never heard of. (For example in the last game it played zax, xis, cerci, peag, and kafs.) We end up with fairly similar scores but it doesn't feel like a real match somehow. I've deleted it after half a dozen games.


Lonely Star Software, Inc.
42.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Lonely Star Software, Inc. and Hasbro, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium Upgrade £3.99
  2. Word Glow £1.99
  3. 10 Tokens £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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