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Word Social is an addictive new game for the iPhone and iPad where you search for words in a grid of 4x4 random letters.

It's a social (i.e., party) because everybody who's online plays against each other! Everybody sees the same grid at the same time. At the end of each 2-minute game, you find out how well you did against your competition.

Word Social uses the Elo rating system to mathematically calculate a rating for you based on who you play and how well you do against them (i.e., if you win or lose). Compare ratings with your friends for bragging rights!

Word Social is made by the developer of tChess (the popular chess app) and Learn Chess (the Apple Staff Favorite e-book).

What's New

Version 1.0.5

- Word Social now uploads your score twice at the end of a game, if necessary, to address network glitches
- More robust system for resetting your rating if your score wasn't received in time
- Switching from iAd to AdMob
- Fixes the problem that phone calls, etc. would occasionally disable the sound effects
- Supports the iPad Pro's native screen resolution

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Fast and furious, in small bites


Word Social is a great real-time competition game for those who like word finding. Each round is nice and short, so you can still play if you're short on time. I enjoy measuring my word skills against others. The ads don't get in the way of play—I've never accidentally clicked on one like I do in some games.

Just don't expect it to be social in a "social networking" kind of way. You can see the names and scores of other competitors, but there is no message or chat feature. I'm also not sure how Game Center makes it better: I can't find achievements, or challenges, or a leader board. But this isn't a problem with the game—just don't expect the wrong thing because of the title.

Best Game!


I don't know why this game isn't more popular. It's the best b0ggle game out there. Play in real time against everyone else who is currently playing - it's awesome! And if you don't want to sign in, you can play as a guest. So simple and fun. Tell your friends!

Hint to the developers: the option of a 5x5 board with a 4-letter minimum would enhance this already awesome app.

Word social


This is a really fun game. I like competing against so many.

The one thing that is really frustrating is the ad a the bottom of the screen. I find myself opening it by accident during the game. Please update by moving the ad to the top of the screen.


Tom Kerrigan
8.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Tom Kerrigan


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