Dropwords is word-finding puzzle. Valid words boost your score and the dwindling timer; used letters disappear and new ones drop from above.

The game includes six game modes: Normal, Hard, Lightning, Blocker, Relax and Untimed. Whether you just want to relax, or are looking for something challenging, there's a game mode that will suit you.

The game offers three dictionaries:
1. Scrabble: contains all the 2-to-8-letter words from the SOWPODS list of Scrabble competition words. This amounts to 114575 words, including both US and UK spellings. Because this is a Scrabble dictionary, proper nouns like "June" or "Rome" are not included. Plurals are included.
2. Webster's: based on the Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd Edition, this contains 87421 2-to-8-letter words. Includes some proper nouns, but not plurals or Scrabble-specific words (such as my own favourite, "QI"!). I have added certain words that seemed to be missing in error: BOX, HAS, KID, NEAR.
3. Both! The combination of the Scrabble and Webster's dictionaries, comprising 153138 words. This is the dictionary used by default.

You can switch dictionary via the game options.

Have fun!

Please feel free to contact me with any bug reports, requests, or questions!

What's New

Version 1.7

1) Rewritten to use a more efficient rendering system.
2) Removed banner ads during play (in favour of occasional full-screens ads after the "Game Over" screen).
3) Updated dictionaries to include 9-letter Webster's words.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Game malfunction?


Normally I would have given this game five stars because it is one of only two games on my iPad Air. After a few time playing the game, the game no longer loads. It just cycles back to the home screen, no matter how many times I touch the icon to load the game. I would have to delete the game and re-install it to get the game to actually load. This time I deleted and decided to try Dropwords 2 free. It did the same thing (but that will be reviewed separately.) The same thing happens when trying to load the game on my iPhone. These issues appear to have started around the time the developer went to full page ads after each game inlieu of banner ads during games. Coincidence?



I have enjoyed playing this version of Dropwords (1.7 free) but suddenly, there are full banner ads appearing during timed play! Yes, during play - not after! The seconds that are spent trying to clear the screen lower my overall score. This happened to me several times tonight. I have never seen ads before now. I would like to continue using your version, but will look for another app if these ads continue. I am willing to pay a small fee for an ad-free experience.

Needs an ad free version


Ads that talk loudly! Really? Will not have on my phone/tablet until I can get an ads free version. Other than that I enjoy the game although I am not very good at it.


B Garrett
48.6 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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