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Beautifully simple. Endlessly challenging.

Word Forward is an ingenious new word puzzle game you can play solo or with friends via Game Center.

Can you use all of the letters in the 5x5 grid to make words? Touch and drag to spell out words, making those letters disappear. You also can manipulate the board with special modifiers that allow you to replace, swap, jumble and remove letters.

It's just as important to think of the letters you leave behind as the ones you clear - after all you wouldn't want to paint yourself into a corner.


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• FIND dictionary words by tracing a line between tiles to spell them out. Tiles can be linked in any direction including diagonally.

• SWAP any two letters on the grid by using a SWAP TOKEN, earned during gameplay.

• REPLACE a letter on the grid with a SPARE from your inventory to make longer words.

• JUMBLE the tiles on the grid to replace all the letters with new ones when all else fails.

• CHANGE the letter on a tile to any other letter you choose using the SWAP MODIFIER.

• ELIMINATE stubborn tiles with BOMBS when you can't make any more words and need to nudge your score over the line.

Word Forward is more fun with friends! Challenge your Game Center friends to a match.


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(* Please note that this setting is applied on a per-device basis and is not saved if the game is uninstalled.)

What's New

Version 1.50

Word Forward now supports iOS 8. Thanks for your patience.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings

Excellent! Truly a 5* (NOT common in the past several years)

I LOVE this game! It requires an entirely different way of thinking than all of the other word games I've tried. I had this game on my phone for several months before I opened it (incorrectly assuming it was like the word games that attempt to dupe words w/friends.
This game is truly independent; it stands alone & is a unique, creative game! It forces the player to think several steps ahead. I love the simple design- easy to use interface, etc. All around great app!!! Highly recommended!!


Best word game ever

I found this app years ago, it’s always stays on my phone. Sometimes I forget it’s there until I open it again and play & start playing again, I remember how much l love it. I wish there were more levels.


Fun and challenging

I’m still getting the hang of it, but so far I’ve been happily absorbed for quite a while...
Challenging game play, increasing difficulty...Fun way to waste some time.


Shane McCafferty
34.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Shane McCafferty
In-App Purchases
  1. Pack of 2000 Coins $1.99
  2. Pack of 20000 Coins $9.99
  3. Pack of 7500 Coins $4.99


  • Game Center

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  • Family Sharing

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

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