Knoword is a fast-paced word game that challenges your vocabulary, tests your typing skills, and stimulates your mind. Equipped with only the first letter of a word and its dictionary definition, you have to guess the word in question. Solve as many words as you can before time runs out and stack up some points while you're at it!

"Every logophile in your life is sure to love Knoword." —Netted by the Webbys
"Terrifyingly addictive and so fun!" —University of Delaware English Language Institute
"Remarkably enjoyable... and it's incredibly addictive." —Lifehacker

What’s New

Version 5.0.4

Updated splash screen

Ratings and Reviews

AshleyZM ,


Found out about this on U of Michigan’s Dyslexia Help website. As someone with “tip of the tongue” problems, this may help. It’s fun, for sure.

Negatives - no settings? No directions (how do the coins work? They’re free, I know. No way to see the words you skipped? That last one would be awesome!

Any way to set up an account from the app? Maybe point people to the web version?

Btw, the font size is too big (only on results page) on the little old 6s.

Gabckmyr1 ,

Awesome game!

If you're a fan of word games, this is an essential for your collection. The game is simple to learn, but can keep you entertained for quite a while.
EDIT: There are several problems. One, every time I open the app, I have to login again, despite the fact that I had already logged in last time I used the app.
Secondly, it seems as though, even when I choose a different difficulty, the game is always in easy/beginner mode.
Please fix these problems!

Weirdfunctioning ,

Great game with minor flaws.

Do you get enjoyment out of finding new words and/or challenging your vocabulary? Then this game is for you!

A dictionary definition is given as well as the first letter and the goal is to guess the word. Each session lasts 1 minute and points are gained by guessing right.

The game is very fun but also has its flaws(for now). No landscape mode means you're stuck with the small keyboard and knowing what difficulty suits you will take a few tries. You can make an account to earn achievements and top the leaderboards but no gamecenter and no autologin makes it more trouble than it's worth.

Whether you're looking to guess words like mist and gelatin, or lethargic and kowtow, you can kill a few minutes easily while learning at the same time.


Trevor Blades
70.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 Trevor Blades


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