“Essential - The Best Word Search Games for iPad AppGuide” Highest Rating ~

“5 Stars – Essential – A Must-have for Fans of Word Games” ~

“8/10 – It is a fun and intelligent game which is perfect for anyone looking for a brain teasing, pickup-up-and-play experience. I highly recommend it.” ~

Back & Forth is unlike any word game you have ever played. Highly addictive, remarkably innovative this is an entirely a new twist on the word games!

Use the power of gravity, in every direction to dynamically change your board as you spell words forward, backward, vertically, horizontally & diagonally. With a simple twist of your device, gravity pulls on the tiles and drops them in new patterns.

Rearrange your tiles further through the signature “Back & Forth” move where one simple swipe forces two tiles to swap places.

Simple? Yes.
Challenging? Absolutely!

Play as an individual to hone your skills

Or play the 3 Minute Daily Challenge to refine your lightning quick reflexes

Back & Forth features:
» Completely new word game design concept
» Tiles respond to rotation of the board falling and forming new words
» Back & Forth motion to swap tiles
» Single Player mode offers 24 uniquely hand crafted puzzles!
» Daily Blitz offers a new challenge every day where you have just 3 minutes to post your best score online against the world!
» Daily Breeze offers a new challenge every day without the 3 minute pressure cooker, but still play against the world!
» 21 Game Center Achievements!
» 24 Game Center Leaderboards!
» Beautiful custom music and sounds effects by Dren McDonald!

What’s New

Version 2.01

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Ukiacat ,

Limited playing

Just be aware. You might as well buy a word puzzle magazine. I downloaded this app because I love word games. Then I read the opening page. In Back and Forth 1" there are only "24 unique puzzles“ plus a daily puzzle and a daily, non-timed puzzle. This way they keep you playing at least once a day until finally, you you give in because you want more. Basically, they are herding their players to "Back and Forth 2", which has the option to *purchase* more game. Bleh! I deleted it immediately

Developer Response ,

Back & Forth 2 is also 100% free! You can grab it if you want more single player puzzles. Long ago, Game Center only allowed 25 leaderboards, so BF2 was created with 24 new puzzles plus a combined leaderboard. Word puzzle magazines are great too! Except the letters don’t fall when you rotate them!!

FTO772 ,

Fun game

Well done, unique. Love the music.

Shazam78 ,

Grab it while it's free!

Free, I would snag this while you can. I play the Scramble and Boggle type games but this keeps your mind going. From what I've seen this a perfect time killer that will feed your brain. Well thought of game. I don't normally post reviews but I have started recently commenting on the good apps out there!


Larry Snyder
105.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Larry Snyder


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like