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

**Featured by the App Store for World Battle Games!

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
-Player Rankings and Stats
-Push Notifications
-Multiple Themes

What's New

Version 1.9.3

-Added support for iOS 12 and latest iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
920 Ratings
920 Ratings

Great fun!

Love, love, love this game! Have been playing for years and it is my most very favorite!

Like scrabble....but not! Great challenge! Still my very favorite word game! You gotta try it! They have an opportunity for you to play against the computer so you can learn the ins and outs before playing against a live person. I've met so many people from all over the world that play this game! Meeting other players and where they live and learning a little about them, adds to the fun of this game!


Friends yes, strangers, no!

I thoroughly enjoy UP, it is fun to play with friends, jab each other with a good win, or commiserate all vowels or consonates. However, I hate that challenges just show up from strangers. I feel like I’m rejecting someone I don’t even know, and yet also feel as though my privacy is somehow compromised. Wish you could turn off the stranger challenges if you choose. I’m sure a lot of people enjoy challenging and meeting new people, but I would prefer to hear only from friends.


Some problems

Fun game but it has issues. It does not accept words that are in a common dictionary but accepts words that nobody uses. Also, it does not allow simply making words plural unless the "S" is placed on another letter. Then it allows simply making words plural. That makes no sense. The plural rule should apply at all stacking levels. It should also allow swapping of more than one tile but obviously that request from countless users is being ignored.


Lonely Star Software, Inc.
40.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Lonely Star Software, Inc. and Hasbro, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Word Glow $1.99
  2. 80 Tokens $5.99
  3. Theme Pack $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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