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Bonza Word Puzzle

By Minimega Pty Ltd

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** App Store Best of 2014 **

"Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!"
- Will Shortz (Crossword Editor, The New York Times)

"It’s an idea so simple I can’t believe it hasn’t been done yet."
- Mark Serrels, Kotaku

Bonza is a new type of crossword that has become an instant classic. It mixes word search, jigsaw and trivia knowledge to create something completely fresh. If you like a word challenge and you enjoy pushing boxes around with your fingers, then you'll love Bonza Word Puzzle.

Every day you'll be able to solve a new free puzzle. Some are based on current events, others are designed by the Bonza community.

A new type of crossword
Free Daily Puzzles based on current events
Stunning minimalist art style
Puzzle packs by celebrity designers
Puzzles designed by the Bonza community
Relaxing ambient soundtrack


** Bonza is Designed for iPhone 4 and above. It is not compatible with iPod Touch 4th Generation or iPad 1.

What's New in Version 1.8.1


Hi Bonza Solvers,

Last update was a dud, sorry about that.

We tried out some "Freemuim" style game design and it was poor.
The result was annoying, obnoxious and simply not Bonza.
The game no longer felt right for us and no longer felt right for many of you.
This kind of monetisation is not worth it, you deserve better.

So we've made Bonza back to how it was!

• Annoying "Free Hint Pop-out" is gone
• Daily puzzles are back to 10 coins
• Old daily puzzle packs are back to 220 coins
• Bundles are back in place
• Hints are still cheaper at 35 coins
• January 2014 is still free
• 100 free coins when you update

If you like watching an ad to get a free hint, you can access that from the Hint menu.
If you don't like video ads, you can disable them from the Settings page.

This update stays true to the Bonza philosophy.
If this is good news to you, we'd love to hear your feedback.
Please leave a review and tell us what you think.

The Bonza Team


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Customer Reviews

One of the best

Update: The previous update's "freemium" additions were kind of annoying. I'm glad the developers agreed, and rolled back many of these changes, and left the 'free coins' options for those who want it. I always applaud developers who listen to feedback, so I continue to be a fan of those folks.

I've played a lot of word games on iOS - a LOT - and this one has kept my interest longer than all of them. It's a super creative take on crosswords that has vibes of other word "assembly" games. It's gorgeous, works in both portrait and landscape, depending on how you want to play, and offers a ton of content, both included free and for a more-than-reasonable price.

Top-notch word game

I like how the video ads are an option to get free hints, but now easily disabled in settings. Personally, I'd rather buy coins than watch the tacky videos that don't seem to match the vibe of such an elegant, tasteful game.

Overall, this is one of my absolute favorite games. Quality design, relaxing soundtrack, and endless game play.

The puzzles aren't timed, so you can play at your own pace. The game is very simple to learn, but can be pretty challenging. It's a one player game, but I've had fun playing this with friends who also have the app; we see who can finish the same puzzle first.

The best word game on iOS

Not much else needs to be said. If you like word or puzzle games, this is essentially the top app for your device.

The devs certainly listen to their fans. The update everyone hated was pulled within a week, and we are left with the previous version, which really had nothing wrong with it.

As far as what improvements I would make, the answer is a short one: more content. The monthly system is fine, and the rare celebrity bundles are an added treat, but the game needs more!

My suggestion is to start releasing new packs more frequently. Some ideas would be expert puzzles (where the entire Bonza is made up of only 1 or 2 letter strings) and theme packs (based on a sporting event, video game series with large nostalgic appeal, or current favorite television shows). This would provide more revenue for the devs as I for one would be more than happy to pay for more content for this great game.

Bonza Word Puzzle
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.1
  • Size: 51.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Mini Stack$0.99
  2. Classic Bundle 1$2.99
  3. Value Stack$4.99
  4. Basic Stack$1.99
  5. Classic Bundle 2$2.99
  6. Celebrity Designer Bundle 1$2.99
  7. Puzzle Pack 3$0.99
  8. Celebrity Designer Bundle 2$2.99
  9. Coin Doubler$1.99
  10. Mega Stack$9.99