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This is the classic version of Word Shaker, a word searching game with a twist: words don't have to be in a straight line. Your goal is to earn the most points by finding words in a grid. Each letter has a particular point value, and you earn bonuses by forming longer words.

If you get stuck, just shake your device to scramble the letters!

Online leaderboards, compete with friends and people around the world.

- Grid sizes from 4x4 to 8x8
- 1, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 30 minute timed games
- Relaxing untimed games

- Shake to shuffle your letters
- Fast unlimited board generator, no waiting
- Easy & smooth word circling (tap or slide)
- Full report of found and missed words after a game
- Option to email the report+board for review
- Customize with many different themes
- Option to turn off sounds and/or special effects

- Personal high scores, track your progress
- Daily, Weekly, Monthly and All Time Online leaderboards
- Highest scoring words toplist, personal and global

Got an iPad? Check out Word Shaker HD!

What's New

Version 3.1

- fixes font problems on iOS10
- added haptic feedback option
- misc fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings

Good but Flawed

Ron Brunk

I enjoy this game and it would be 5 stars except for some annoying things.

First, the sound keeps disappearing at random times. The only solution I can find is to delete app from phone, then download from cloud again. Then the sound returns. But then goes away again in another day or two.

Second, the swiping of letters can sometimes be VERY annoying as they don't respond properly or quickly. Slows you down as you're playing.

Third, their dictionary of words is highly suspect. Some real words are not there at all.
But the game recognizes other words that definitely are not words at all. Especially some that are all consonants. It seems to sometimes use proper names, abbreviations, and odd slang expressions, etc. For example, how can things like "cgb" or "trw" or "xtc" or "nps" be words? I've seen dozens of so-called words like this in this game.

The game is still fun and challenging overall, but these 3 issues really hurt its rating.



This is the best version as you can change the length of the minimal letters in a word. However, it would be useful to be able to continue a game past the time limit, just to see the possibilities.
Also, it would be helpful to be able to shuffle when it is inconvenient to shake,such as with an iPad
I play against my self so I don't care about competition. I want the game to add to my vocabulary and not just be a addictive way to spend time.
This version does not appear to be in the AppStore, which is sad as the others won't let you eliminate the boring 3 letter words

Fun, but design seems dated and glitchy


Overall, this iteration of Word Shaker is pretty good. The only problem is that selecting letters sometimes is glitchy. Even though you trace a clear path across the correct letters, for some reason, very frequently this app doesn't properly recognize the letters.

The user interface feels really dated as well. I wish I would have purchased the newer version of this app (by the same developer), but with a blue and yellow icon and interface. The newer version does not seem to have any of the issues with letter tracing.


C Loep
17 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2016 AFKSoft


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