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Hasbro’s classic game UPWORDS is now available for iOS from indie developers Lonely Star Software.

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UPWORDS adds another dimension to crossword board games. Build words by playing letters across, down and stacked atop existing letters. This unique 3-dimensional game play allows you to change existing words into new words. Score points for each letter tile in your word and every letter tile under your word. The higher you the stack, the higher you score. Build words, stack letters, score high and have fun!

If you love word games, give UPWORDS a try.

-Online multiplayer with friends or random opponents
-Play against the Computer Opponent with 4 skill levels
-Pass and Play for 1-4 players
-In-game chat
-Push notifications
-Multiple Themes

Upgrade to the full version UPWORDS to play without ads.

What's New in Version 1.6.1

-Fixing issue where some users experienced loss of sound from last update
-Fixing issue where new users were presented with the wrong default theme
-Now correctly sorting previous players list in the create game section
-Other smaller bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Better Word Game

I like this much better than Scrabble and other word games available. However, the workings of UPWORDS leaves much to be desired. Too often the play doesn't score and the screen saves it's moving the play then it says it timed out leaving PASS as the only option. After that it says it's resetting the game board and that may time out. And it's frustrating. This last game I played I was behind my competition when the power behind the game gave me three plays in a row with no plays for the competition. Finally, everything made a big switch and we ended back where we started. Wasted a lot of time. I still like UPWORDS but I wish I didn't get these convoluted problems

Free vs paid

I first started with the free option. It was enjoyable to play an old favorite board game again. However, I got tired of the ads and decided it was worth it to purchase the full ad free version. I'm glad I did. We like to play the game when we travel on the airplane (airplane mode) on the "Local Matches", as well as having running "Online" games with my sister who lives in another state. It's great 'cause it has a chat feature that keeps us connected in a more personal way.


Love this game. I've been playing it for years as a board game. This is a great game. However, I get irritated with the computer for playing words that no dictionary has in it. You should stick to the scrabble dictionary. What is URAEI. I couldn't find it anywhere. This is just one of many words that the computer has played that can't be found.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.1
  • Size: 16.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Premium Upgrade$3.99
  2. Word Glow$1.99
  3. Theme Pack$1.99
  4. 10 Tokens$0.99
  5. 80 Tokens$5.99
  6. 35 Tokens$2.99