Worder is a challenging word game which tests your ability to find words within a set of nine letters.
Worder requires no internet connection and is great for plane flights, commuting on subways and remote travel destinations.
The object of the game is to make as many words as possible.. and find the one word using all nine letters too.
Worder has no timers, explosions or music, just sit down for a relaxing game of Worder.. playing at your own pace.
Worder includes many game options, including a "Shared Letter" mode where all words should include the highlighted letter, or standard mode that allows you to use all letters.
The minimum word length for a game can also be selected, which can limit the number of words that need to be found.
Worder also includes 6 difficulty levels, so that Worder can cater for those who are intimidated by games with large word sets, to those people who are word game experts. Level 6 includes all words, where lower levels include a subset of the entire word list, based on how commonly words are used in everyday language/text.
You can challenge your friends by sending your current game for them to play. See if they can beat your score.
"If your looking for a good word game that's simple to use with no frills then buy this. I love the simplicity of it and main reason for my purchase. Sometimes I want to play a quiet word game without all the glitz and noise and this one I can play peacefuly. I haven't any problems using it and find the words ok but you will find word variations in any word game. Tried the free version first before I decided. I recommend this to all. Nice game Peter!"
"It's on my first page. It's my favorite 'go to app.' Never get's old"
"This game is so fun I could play it all day"
"Thank you for the update, the game is now excellent. I don't know how you managed to control the difficulty level of word choices, but you've done it! We are on level 5 (out of 6) and the words are challenging but there's not a single obscure word (many games, including the two I mention next, have problems with words no one has ever heard or seen). My wife and I play this often, it's now our favorite word game, alongside of Wurdle (boggle) and Lexitron (anagrams)."
"Simple and so enjoyable! Well-designed. I'm very happy I found this."
"What a revelation to have one of my fave games in an app WITHOUT TIMERS! Just wonderful!"
Ratings and Reviews
Needs Improvement - 2
Although I still enjoy this game, it remains very frustrating to play. As noted by others, it still rejects some very common words. A dictionary upgrade is still badly needed. In additon, it would be nice to know what effect the level setting has. The fact that some words are recognized but not accepted is kind of a disconnect for this type of game. (It is either a word or it is not - why the artificially created middle ground?) At minimum, let the players know what the rules are to better manage the settings.
Finally, there should be a screen warning if one is about to start a new game before either finishing or giving up the previous game. On several occasions, I have accidently hit the new game button and erased a game in process.
Although the concept of this application is great, the execution has some basic flaws. A number of very common words are not included in the dictionary (ie. oat, vim etc.) which makes the game very frustrating to play. In addition, it definitely needs an option where you can alphabetize the words entered to enable them to be reviewed without scrolling through the entire list. Finally, when a game is finished, the list of words should distinguish between words successfully entered and those that were omitted. I would greatly like to see an update of this application.
Addictive game, but incomplete dictionary
one big issue, even at highest level, is that there are too many commonly used words not in the dictionary! Missing are too many words especially from the fields of biology and the sciences. I'm not talking about more obscure scientific terms, but animal species, body parts, and words known even by many grade schoolers that are in common usage and appear in regular dictionaries. There don't seem to be identifiable rules that are consistent in the contents of the game dictionary, which is really frustrating to advanced players. Some letters of the Greek alphabet are included, but not others. Many slang words are included, but not all in common use. Yet there are some words included that most English majors have probably never heard or seen used, and that do not appear in many dictionaries in common use. I'm getting increasingly frustrated by the poor word list and may just give up on this one for that reason.
I would give this one an easy 5 stars if the dictionary were upgraded, however!
Heaven for Word Game Fans
This is a wonderful app, perfect for casual game play. The best part is no ticking timer, no lights flashing and sound effects blasting, it is a very zen quiet experience that can eat several hours without you even noticing the time passing. The only problem is that only one game can be played at once. My husband is determined to clear a 218 word grid (he's at 97% and has about 6 words left to find) and I can't start a new game because that would erase the epic game he is in the midst of. A suggestion would be to have the option of saving a game in progress and also allow a new game for a different person to start as well. Not sure if the one game at a time thing is a limitation of the ipad and/or the OS or not. If not, please consider adding the 2 games in progress choice, that would be perfect.
- Peter Damen
- 24.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Peter Damen
- In-App Purchases
- Worder Classic Style $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.