Astraware Word Games
By Astraware Limited
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Love word games? Then look no further - Astraware Word Games is the best brain-teasing pack of 5 different word games for iPhone and iPad!
Each game has a choice of difficulty levels or grid sizes and options for Classic or Timed games. All 5 games include instructions and tips on how to play. Complete the featured daily puzzle for each of the mini-games, activate delightful doodles which are drawn before your eyes as you find the right words! Compare your word power with Game Center friends and aim for the most points to top our global leaderboards!
The 5 games are:
✎ Shuffle - Find anagrams and make as many words as you can with the letters provided including the 5, 6 or 7 letter target word to unlock the next level. The more small words you get, the bigger your score. Use the Shuffle button to spin, twist and mix the letters up and help yourself spot more words!
✎ Hexxed - Make words by tracing your finger through the tiles to make a chain within the hexagonal grid! Two play modes - limited tiles or limited time. Create long, interesting or unusual words to keep your word power score up and earn more tiles or time!
✎ Wordsearch - Find all the listed words within the grid of letters, horizontally vertically, or diagonally! Play using the standard dictionary, or choose from over 8 special lists of themed words!
✎ Gridlock - Make words by tracing your fingers through the letters to make a chain. As you make words this lights up the tiles. Light up the whole grid to level up! New levels bring new board shapes and board sizes to complete, each with a different challenge. Use special tiles to boost your word power, score bonus points and help you to solve the trickiest puzzles!
✎ Spellmaster - Challenge your spelling skills against words of increasing difficulty. Choose the correct spelling from a choice of 4 words, 3 of which are misspelled! Easy at first, it gets more challenging as you are tested on words that you certainly don’t see every day!
The game also includes a built-in dictionary where you can check the definitions of obscure words. Access it through the Bookcase tab or by tapping on a word while you play! It will also keep a handy text scrapbook of the recent words you've seen in case you want to find out what a new word means and you can even share the definition on Facebook or Twitter!
View the bookcase full of awards to see various achievements within the game, each of which is based on a classic book, with its own custom doodle for you to see!
What's New in Version 1.10.002
✎ All new simpler title-screen layout!
✎ New bookshelf and book achievements, with smoothly animating books
✎ More animated doodles
✎ Game Center leaderboard - compare your word power with your friends!
✎ Retina iPad support added
✎ New and improved graphics throughout
✎ Air Print your Wordsearches to give to your friends and family to play
✎ New features added to Gridlock - new gifts to tap for rewards
✎ Universal build now with lower filesize
Absolutely Love it but it has problems.
I LOVE this app. Had it on an old tablet and was thrilled to find it for my iPad. Sadly, it crashes after a few games and then, though it still functions, it loses some of my favorite features. Most notably the feature that lets you find out what a word means. Every time it crashes it resets itself so former accomplishments are gone. I can delete and re- download the game to restore full functionality, but it crashes again after a few games. As I am on limited data plan I cannot keep doing this over and over. If you are willing to put up with its foibles this is a great word game. I just really wish the folks who sold it to me would deem it worthy of a fix. Seems only right.
Good games but problems
Opening the program on my iPad is a chore. It acts like it is opening then just closes. I reopen it and it takes several seconds to get to the game choice screen. When I choose a game and then the level, there is another delay of several seconds. It has crashed a couple of times and given me messages about “encountering an error.” When - and if - I get to the games, it seems okay. I like the choice of games, the hardness levels, and especially the “doodles.” When it’s working correctly, it’s a great game to kill an hour or two and can be easily set down without any major problems. I hope how soon Astraware updates, as I would like to keep the program on my iPad.
Love this app!
This game is truly wonderful! Not only are there a variety of games, but there are several levels within each one. Some levels involve time challenges, while others do not. There is something to love for everyone.
Despite a recent quirk, where the game initially appears to crash, but easily is reopened and then works (that I expect developers to correct soon), this is probably the most enjoyable set of word games I have ever played.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 20, 2012
- Version: 1.10.002
- Size: 26.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Astraware Limited
- © 2011-12 Astraware Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).