15 Best Free Word Games for Android to have fun or test yourself


Top 10 Free Android Games for KidsWhether you want to challenge your brain, have fun, or simply chill, there are plenty of word games for Android devices to fit the bill!

Best Free Word Games for AndroidThe sheer amount of word games available on the Google Play Store can make it difficult to know where to begin, and for every great one, there are also some real duds. Therefore, we’ve done the groundwork by checking out a variety of Android word games to produce our choice of the best free word games for Android. All of our picks are free to download and play, though some include in-app purchases (IAPs) for additional features, items, power-ups, in-game currency, removal of ads and more. Word games are also some of the easiest games to pick up so they can appeal to all kinds of players from young to old. That means they can be played and participated in by all members of the family or with groups of friends. Likewise, it’s easy to challenge players you don’t know and increase your friendship circle. Word games also have appeal whatever your language skills, so whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player there’s a game for you.

15 best Word games for Android

1. Words With Friends 2 – Word Game

Price: Free with Ads/ Offers IAP

Zynga’s Words With Friends is commonly thought of as the daddy of all word games, and this later version carries on the success. Take it from one who knows, this scrabble-type game is completely addictive and there are various game modes to suit all players. For instance, you can play the Solo Challenge events against fictional characters, take part in the super speedy Lightning Round as part of a team, or challenge other players (friends, family or Smart Match opponents) in classic gameplay.

Additionally, there are weekly challenges where you can attain themed badges, and notifications will alert you when you can take your turn. IAPs are for in-game currency but there’s really no need to splash your cash, as there’s plenty of gameplay that’s entirely free. However, we did think it was worth a small purchase to remove the ads.


Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

Wordscapes from PeopleFun has gathered a whopping user rating of 4.8/5 stars on the Play Store. This word puzzle game will put your wits to the test, and if you’re a fan of anagram or crossword puzzles you really should try this out. There are more than 4,700 crossword puzzles and updates bring new levels all the time. For example, the most recent update added a further 400 levels. Wordscapes has been downloaded more than 10 million times and we can see why.


Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

This game offers a nice twist as it combines a word game with a story. The simply drawn story concerns a man who has been framed and put in prison, who hopes that one day he might be free again. You can help by finding the mystery words to win games, and if you need assistance there are free hints to help you along. It’ll take real perseverance though as there are 1,000 levels to get through. Words Story is a good logic game that’s worth checking out.


Price: Free with Ads/ Offers IAP

One of the newer word games on the block, Word Crafty has plenty to offer for those who enjoy puzzles involving word swiping and letter connecting. It’s easy to learn, has more than 3,000 brain puzzles, and you’ll need to complete chapters to progress with the chance to earn bonuses along the way. Various Word Select themes are available, such as festive word cookies, spooky candy, and beach vacation, and if you get stuck you can ask your family and friends for help.

It’s nicely designed, with customizable options, and you’ll find it easy to lose many hours playing this app. At the same time, you’ll be enhancing your vocabulary so it’s a win-win situation.


Price: Free with ads

Another one from game giant Zynga, Boggle (formerly known as Word Streak) is extremely enjoyable and hard to put down once you’ve started. Personally, it’s a go-to word game to the extent that I could boggle till dawn! The game involves swiping letters to spell out words, and you can challenge family, friends, or complete strangers in a battle against the clock. As each round only lasts two minutes it’s the sort of game that you can pick up at odd moments, or you can keep challenging more people if you find you can’t stop.

If you’re a little rusty as far as word games are concerned, you can also play the Coach across three rounds to help improve your skills. In-app purchases can be used for in-game currency, although with daily bonuses and power-ups there’s no need to spend a penny if you don’t want to.


Price: Free

We really wanted to include Wordament in our list of the 10 best free word games for Android as there are no in-app purchases so it’s completely free to play. There are some ads but we didn’t find them too bothersome so don’t let that put you off this real-time online word jumble game. You can play against thousands of other players at the same time on the same board, with different challenges such as themed words, speed rounds and many more.

It’s possible to keep a detailed look at your progress as this Microsoft app offers stats such as best word count, total score, first place finishes and more. Check out the leaderboards to find your main competition, and who knows, one day you could be at the top.


Price: Free with Ads/ Offers IAP

We love the simple, minimal interface of Letterpress where you’ll compete against other players to spell words on a 5 x 5 grid and take control of the board. You can play at your own pace and receive notifications when it’s your turn, and if you want to learn how to play before you challenge friends or other opponents, you can challenge a Bot first.

Features include a real-time chat with other players, detailed stats including matches played, running score, and unique words played leaderboards, and real-time definitions powered by Oxford Dictionaries. Letterpress has an intuitive play and the opportunity for customization, and it will help hone your strategic skills.


Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

If you’ve ever thought of yourself as a wizard with words why not take on the role of the wizard in Spellspire. We love the little fella with his magical wand, and the bigger words you spell out with the letters from the grid, the more potent spells you can weave to make your way up the floors. Dead monsters leave gold to collect so you can treat yourself to more wands, robes, hats, or abilities, and increase your chances or beating those monsters. Spellspire has a neatly comic touch and is a lot of fun to play, so do take a look.


Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP

Meet CodyCross, a friendly alien who wants to find out about our planet after crash-landing here. It’s your job to show him by traveling through time and space and solving themed crossword puzzles as you go. Every correct answer will take you a step closer to revealing a secret word.

There are over 1,000 puzzles, weekly updates, and the chance to become a trivia master, all the while exploring new worlds. Power-ups can be used to reveal a letter if you’re stuck, and difficulty levels include easy, medium, and hard, as well as a kid’s mode. The app is packed with features and plenty of the play is free. However, some features (such as special packs) require the use of IAPs.


Price: Free/ Offers IAP

This is one of the newest word games available and is quickly gaining fans. It comes from the same developer as Wordscapes so it’s perhaps no surprise that it’s finding success already. It’s simple enough to get the hang of but the challenge soon builds so you’ll be giving your brain a workout. The basic idea is to swipe to uncover hidden words, and success will make the Word Stacks crumble to the ground. There are over 2,000 evolving levels and features include clues, power-ups such as Light Bulb or Spyglass, and rewards for bonus words. You can also unlock custom themes and backgrounds as you play, and like many other word games, you might find you get addicted to this one in no time at all.

11. Ruzzle

Price: Free/ Offers IAP

Ruzzle is one of the most downloaded word games for Android. The application presents a board on which you must find as many words as possible in the shortest time, in any direction but always without lifting your finger from the screen. Challenge friends online and discover who is the fastest.

12. Words

Price: Free/ Offers IAP

Words is a game in which you must find the hidden words in the grid system. You can move freely in any direction. You can choose different difficulty levels, or select the game mode against the clock.

13. Words With Friends

Price: Free/ Offers IAP

Words with Friends is another free social word game where your skills are tested. Millions of users compete in this application by creating words to get higher scores and progress in the ranking. You can play up to 20 simultaneous games with friends or random users chosen by the system.

14. Bonza Word Puzzle

Price: Free/ Offers IAP

Bonza is a game that will take you to solve a lot of thematic crosswords, with an unusual mode in relation to what you are accustomed in this kind of games. In this game, you’ll give a topic and have to assemble an assortment of crossword-style letter tiles so they make a full set of words. If things get too tricky, you can spend the coins you earn in-game on hints.

15. WordOn HD

Price: Free/ Offers IAP

Wordon HD is another addictive game that works perfectly on both smartphones and tablets and has a large comnmunity of users. It is played by forming words with 7 and 2 letters that our adversary gives us. In every play, you’ll get stars with which you can get help or have a look at the letters that your opponent have.

Final Thought

We’ve really enjoyed compiling our choice of the 10 best free word games for Android and have found new favorites to go with our existing ones. Many of these games can be played offline as well as online, and while in-app purchases are commonplace, they are really not necessary to enjoy most of these apps.

These games will help you relax at the end of a busy day, and keep your gray matter ticking over at the same time. If you find a new word game that you think should be included as a top pick, let us know by sending a comment about it. Which of the above word games do you like best?


  1. “Word War W” is a great little word game with a funny name (think World War Z).

    It combines arcade elements with word spelling. It’s fun and can get quite challenging. Besides it helps teach spelling and fast typing.

    It’s available for Android as well as iPhone.


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