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Android word games to test your spelling and knowledge

by Larry Sullivan

When it comes to word games, I am not too good at them. English, specifically spelling, was never one of my strong points in school. So, why do I play them? Because they are a challenge and they make me think. There are plenty of word games out there right now, but the ones below are all pretty good and you might not have heard of them.

Gravity Words (Free)

In Gravity Words, you need to spell as many words as possible within the time allowed. Letters will fall from the top of the screen, tap on the ones you want and they will be put in your tray. When you have a word, hit submit and then begin again. You keep going until time runs out. The game features some nice retro graphics and sound. There are three modes to the game, Classic mode, Challenge, and Multiplayer. Within the Challenge mode, you can play Word Completion or Word Match. Within the Classic and Challenge mode, you can adjust the difficulty setting. There are a number of in-game achievements you can strive for and share on Facebook. Overall, it’s a very challenging game. A paid version of the game is also available.

So You Think You Know Words (Free)

So You Think You Know Words is a very different sort of game. What you have to do is guess (and spell) three different words from the letters provided. Now the words are all somewhat related based on the topic or puzzle pack you choose. If needed, you can turn on the hints to reveal a letter in each word or even ask for help via Facebook. The game comes with five different puzzle packs: TV and Movies, Anatomy, Animals, Food, and Synonyms. Within each pack there are close to 100 puzzles. If you were to choose TV and Movies, one puzzle you can chose is Starship Captains. The game will keep track of your progress and indicates more puzzles are coming. A pro version is also available. This is definitely a thinking man’s game, plus knowing some trivia does not hurt.

Word to Word: Association ($1.99)

Word to Word is the one word game in this group that does not involve spelling. The object of the game is to find the connection or association between the groups of words in the list. The game is very simple to pick up and play. To start a game, simply choose the puzzle pack you want to play and go. The game currently has 11 puzzle packs and each pack has 40 levels. There is no time requirement and when you finish a level, it is marked with a star. Overall, it is a fun game but doesn’t pack as much of a challenge compared to the others in this list. There is also a free version of the game.

Unolingo (Free)

Unolingo is a cool crossword puzzle but has no clues, only letters! Each puzzle is a 10x10 crossword containing up to 25 words in them. Since there are no clues, you need to figure out where the letters go to form the correct words. Now, there are some letters already filled in on the puzzle. If you get stuck, you can hit the hint button. There is also an audit button which will check your answers for you. The game has a nice tips area and a FAQ section to provide some guidance. The game comes with five sections with 30+ puzzles in each, providing plenty of gameplay. Unolingo will keep up with your statistics and does time you. If you enjoy this game, there are more in this series that you can purchase.

Dabble ($1.99)

Dabble is a spelling game where you race against the clock. You begin with five rows of letters, two on the top, then three, four, five and six in the following rows. You job is to figure out what word goes in each row. There are no hints or help: is it better to start with the largest word and then work your way down? Good question. As you play you will be forming words, but are they the words the game will accept? There are in-game achievements you can earn. Dabble is available as an award-winning board game and you can also play it on Facebook.