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Word Bound: Word Games Puzzles
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DOWNLOAD the best word games for your phone or tablet! Word Bound is a one of a kind word game for all ages! Word Bound starts as an easy word game and gets harder as you level up! ENJOY WORD DETECTIVE GAMEPLAY! - Select letters in the correct order to form the hidden word matches! - Use the color of each letter block as a hint to find the right word! - Fill in every word block jumble! Earn bonus coins when you complete a chapter! - Train your Brain while you solve the Mystery Word! - Can't figure out the word jumble? Use coins to get a hint and win the level! FEATURES: - Daily bonus coins for free hints! - Weekend Events and Daily Challenges give you more free word games, more free bonus coins, and more FUN EVERY WEEK! - Over 1000+ Levels to beat and more added all the time! - Get 500 coin welcome bonus when you download Word Bound to use for free hints. - Easy to play but hard to beat, difficulty increases as you go! - Play OFFLINE or ONLINE - anytime, anywhere. - Whether you want word games for adults or word games for kids, Word Bound is the best word game! - Learn new words and train your brain to beat the game! - For single player mode word games, download Word Bound: Word Games Now! Get Word Bound for the best offline word games for word game fans, word search addicts, and more! Play word games now in Word Bound - it's so addictive! Having an issue with these word games for iPhone and iPad? For immediate support, contact us at support@matchasaucellc.com Thanks!
This is the absolute best game!
by Swtpaulapenny on 2019/09/17 13:45
I play Word Bubbles every single day. It keeps my mind alert and focused. It improves my vocabulary and spelling. It is fulfilling to complete each level. I love it! P.S. This is not a game for the faint hearted. It is easy to get discouraged and give up. Don’t give up! Use hints when necessary. And if you find you need to start over, be sure to write down the correct words before you erase them. Good luck!
Luv this game!!
by Fan Keri on 2019/09/16 14:12
Game is very addicting. I play to keep my brain sharp and this doesn’t disappoint.
Cheated Me
by Xcderwa on 2019/09/06 14:01
I paid for lifetime no ads and several months later the ads just came back. I attempted to contact them but their supposed feedback line does not allow actual feedback other than the star rating.
Word Bound
by Jan-714 on 2019/09/05 15:16
I want to address the person or persons who designed this game. I love playing it. When I am stumped I like to add coins to pay for the hints. However, many many times when I try to do this the screen suddenly freezes. The only way I can bring up my game again, I notice it has deleted the last few 25 coins I earned by watching the ads. This is not only frustrating, it is totally unfair, and makes me want to give up the game by deleting it from my icon page. Please get in touch with me regarding this problem. I want it solved so I may continue to enjoy playing Word Bound. The ad, "Farmstead Foodies" freezes and does not work. It needs to be removed or fixed. I can't get back to the game. Thank you.
Good game
by Skinsfan2872 on 2019/09/05 14:24
This game starts out easy and gets progressively harder....keeps my interest! The only complaint I have is getting coins to get hints.....you have to watch a 30 second video to get 25 coins but the hints cost 125 coins! Overall good game!
Review Word Bound
by Kway1956 on 2019/08/30 02:38
Great game, really helps stimulate the mind. Also helps to prepare you for other word based games and increase your vocabulary
Great game!
by mimirose55 on 2019/08/26 18:51
This game can be challenging. Love it! Great to come back to, without losing my place. No time limits so if someone comes visiting, no problems, just turn laptop off and when reconnecting everything is just where you left it.
Word bound
by Bnaujoks on 2019/08/24 12:29
Good game until it quit working. Daily challenge: fill in first answer then a total freeze. Deleted and reinstalled - same problem.
Gets it done
by mudflower :D on 2019/08/13 05:57
I have to say, when I am bored, this game for me is ol’ reliable. Not visually pleasing, but constant! You can play forever without any timer to replenish lost lives, like in other games. And if I’m COMPLETELY stuck, I screenshot it and ask a friend for help...or if I put it down for a while it usually is easier when I come back and look at it again. I like the daily challenges as well. It’s a great escape from a challenging word you may be stuck on in the regular level. Also, the difficulty level progresses nice and slow. There were only a few words so far that seemed harder than should have been on my level, overall a great job increasing difficulty. A surprisingly great game.
Hangs up my iPad
by Eclector2 on 2019/08/09 18:25
i play this game on my ipad and love it. BUT if I don’t close the ap, it prevents my iPad from automatically shutting down. It wears out my battery and skews my screen time data. Does anyone else have this issue?
Great game
by lasdfgghjll on 2019/08/03 22:54
Makes you think and figure it out.
Paid for No Ads Forever
by yophyl on 2019/07/30 00:00
I paid for No Ads Forever and for a while the ads stopped. Now, they are back. Please fix. Don’t want to give a low rating because I like the game BUT..............
Say what?
by Dr.D-Light on 2019/07/20 12:47
Every once in awhile, I will put in a word (such as TRUE) and I will get a pop up message stating it is not a legal word. Otherwise, I like this game.
Love The Game and Only Hate One Ad
by Moxxxeee on 2019/07/17 03:15
I don’t mind the ads but there is one type of ad that doesn’t allow you to hit done. After several observations it is the type of ad that does not finish. One of them I think is Yahtzee. There is constant activity in the ad so clicking ‘Done’ just gets you stuck there and the only choice is the App Store. Other ads that stop let you click done at the appropriate interval and lets you get back to the great game. And it always seems to happen on the daily games and you are stuck and can’t finish the five games because you are in the ad loop. Hope it is fixed soon or that type of ad is removed. Thank you for considering a fix.
Super Fun
by KaliJanese on 2019/07/09 11:05
Finally a game that’s like my favorite game show: Lingo. I’ve been looking for a game that’s similar to the concept of Lingo but more appealing and fun...this is it. I just downloaded today and so far I have no complaints!
word bound
by ...meca on 2019/07/03 20:39
this game is more strategic than all the others i’ve tried! i like it!
This is my #1 favorite game!
by Spill2 on 2019/06/26 12:52
I LOVE this game! The combination of puzzle and words is the perfect distraction for me. I play this game every day!
More ad time than game time
by Jules12349 on 2019/06/26 05:34
There are ads after every single level and running along the bottom of the screen at all times. Yeah it’s a free app, but this is ridiculous. Thousands of people have this app. How greedy can you be that there are 30 second ads between each level that takes the same amount of time to complete. And the daily challenges recycle the same words. It’s just ads and no creativity.
Pay for no ads
by dirfms on 2019/06/23 03:03
I wish there were an option to pay for app to avoid ads. Why not offer that alternative?
Great game, WAY too many ads
by Harryissickofthiscrashing on 2019/06/20 16:42
Title says it all. Love this game. Deleting after months of play because the ads are becoming unbearable.
Waaaay to Many Ads
by Flyingsurfer on 2019/06/11 21:10
Nice game, challenging and rewarding when you get it right, but..... the developers thought 2 minutes of commercials between EVERY round was good business. Their 4.5 star rating has got to total BS Try something ( anything ) else unless you love more commercial than game
Favorite game
by Jen6dawters on 2019/06/11 07:21
I would give this 5 stars but the daily challenge is when I'm working from 5pm to 1am or when I'm sleeping from 5am to 1pm. Frustrating.
GRBK
by GRBTEXAS on 2019/06/06 13:22
Like the game but keeps telling me I’m not connected to internet! Also, shows that no ads are available when I try to earn hint points. Very frustrating.
Bummed
by viak23 on 2019/06/04 04:36
I love this game but the app won’t stop crashing!
Really Annoying AppLovin ads.
by Jessierl on 2019/05/12 22:05
There are way too many ads. I am deleting apps that have adlovin This one is especially annoying. Bad enough to stop using the free apps that use them. This game is 5 stars but the ads make it unusable.
TERRIFIC
by Reckless Ccool on 2019/05/04 15:40
This game is a great way to not getting old
Word Bound
by Eveski45 on 2019/05/04 14:27
Since when is TRUE NOT. a legal word? Your developers are idiots.
Rediculous amount of ads
by WiBumpkin on 2019/04/21 14:52
I realize this game is free, But, there is a limit to how many ads is TOO many!
Challenging and engaging
by Bonnie3j on 2019/04/15 13:07
Love word games and this goes from easy to hard. Love the challenge.
Fun to solve words
by maybe1 on 2019/04/08 01:26
I spend a lot of evenings on Word Bound. I love solving the words.
Slightly mixed
by kbsabcdefg on 2019/04/03 12:14
Enjoy the puzzles but the daily (morn and afternoon) doesn’t work for me. Yes
So close to perfect! No pay from Daily challenge still.
by cat67! on 2019/04/03 11:38
This challenge lets your encourage others to success and is supposed to double a small bonus, but hardly ever pays as it should even when you follow the rules. Come on! If you offer it, do it! The rest of the game is very good with the noted exceptions of incredibly arcane words. Update: they fixed it! Partner points back and no more words based on Roman protectorates . Yea!Love this game! Second update: still no earned rewards wirh partners (you can alternate but it takes coordination). So close to perfect!
Still getting ads.
by Bendershops on 2019/04/02 12:16
Help! I enjoyed this game so much that I paid to go ad-free. Now the ads are back!! I am not happy about that. Is this a mistake or is there is there a time limit on the ad-free game I purchased? If this is the case, then I will delete the game and be cautious about any future purchases.
to have a lot more hints
by Elise Espinosa loves grandma B on 2019/03/31 19:07
We should get a lot more hints because we really don’t know where the other words are
Fun
by Iris Sacha on 2019/03/29 02:54
I love this game. But what are the stars for?????
Love it
by shonda1316 on 2019/03/27 03:31
Awesome game
Fun game.
by playermom68 on 2019/03/25 21:17
All problems resolved and I enjoy playing the challenges. Fun game.
Great to train your brain
by gmasmolek1954 on 2019/03/23 10:25
Most word games aren’t very challenging, but Word Bound is. I’ve been playing for a while and it hasn’t gotten old yet!
Mind Expander
by Shery Sue on 2019/03/21 09:50
This game challenges all I know of how words are formed. All aspects of phonics are employed . As a retired reading specialist it is a perfect game to challenge my mind.
Frequent Crashes
by LadyCravenheart on 2019/03/04 13:33
4 stars for gameplay, but I may have to lower it if the app doesn’t stop crashing. It usually happens when I have to switch out of it—say, to reply to a text message. When I open it back up, it crashes again. This happens several times before I’m actually able to open and play! I love this game, and I’d rather not have to delete it.
Fun game for my wife and I to play together
by Stooby Dooby Doo on 2019/02/28 03:00
Before going to sleep my wife and I will do a few words. It’s a fun nightly ritual to look forward to.
Great game
by gail.ze on 2019/02/25 16:02
I’m on Level 567 Love the game but a couple of suggestions On the Daily game the quicker you solve should give you more stars! And PLEASE finish the update that allows use of the new star feature in regular play. I don’t understand why the Star Streak feature was rolled out so much ahead of the next update to use the stars. I’m sure there’s a reason but why? Otherwise LOVE this Game!
Vocabulary builder
by GrammyKof4 on 2019/02/21 23:41
Learning some interesting new words but get frustrated when real words (in dictionary and not proper nouns) come up as not legal words
Words
by Mkat2010 on 2019/02/17 23:39
Neptune is a word and a lot of words should be available like names!!!
Word Bound
by KyKdCamCoopCas on 2019/02/13 22:39
Please change the blue squares to another color. Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between the green and blue. Not enough contrast. Also what are the stars for? I have over 1,800 and don’t know what to use them for. Also can you change up the games some. Each round is very similar
GREAT APP
by Linda S K on 2019/02/11 16:06
I love this type of word game and this is the best one I have found. I can play and not have to spend a lot of money. It is the greatest way to sit down and have some great “me time!!”
Word Bound
by motor mouth personified on 2019/02/10 01:15
I absolutely love this game!!!!! It keeps my brain thinking and I have noticed a tremendous gain in my memory!!!!!!!
Love this app
by Sgt ob on 2019/02/08 03:26
This app has done more to stimulate thinking than any other app that I’m aware of. Some easy and some not.
When ad free
by Harvey Heilbrun on 2019/02/04 14:26
This is a great and thought provoking game when you don’t have add pop up after every play. Buying extra coins, supposedly stops the ads permanently. If that is true, then it is definitely worth the money. Otherwise I’d suggest keeping your sound turned off.
Good word game
by Cribbage fan on 2019/02/03 20:14
I like the game, I like being able to pick a partner for the daily challenges, and I like the weekend challenges. I don’t like that it’s got two separate daily challenges with specific times to play them. I would much prefer a single daily challenge that can be played any time to accommodate different peoples schedules. And at times, the game doesn’t give the extra money even when both partners have completed the challenge. A glitch I’m assuming that comes up now and then. It’s annoying
Excellent game!
by A Cribbage Lover on 2019/02/02 15:12
This game is my favorite word game! It involves strategy and it’s just great! Please try it and you won’t be disappointed!
Can’t stop playing this!!
by teesnanny on 2019/01/30 01:12
Challenging,but not frustrating.... just lots of fun...
Rustyjones
by Glowplug49 on 2019/01/25 21:09
I love the game, and turn to it when others frustrate me. However, recently I’ve twice in a row had the case where I go to tap “get free coins” (which means watching an ad) but as I’m going to tap it, an ad jumps up on the bottom in the screen, raising the buttons, causing my finger to end up touching “get a hint”. That results in getting a hint I didn’t want, and losing 120 coins! Please move the buttons farther apart! Update: Ok. So they changed the location of the button, which I appreciate. Thank you. The only thing now is the hyper-saturation of practically every game by “toon blast”. I realize that ads pay for the games, but I’m sick and tired of toon blast ads!!!
Best word game EVER
by LittleJeanie520 on 2019/01/17 18:11
It can be hard at times, but I like the challenge. I love word games and this is one of the best. Makes me use my brain.
Word bound
by tyrgd on 2019/01/12 02:45
Game is great
Wonderful Challenging Game Number of Ads Unbelievable!
by Wenonahlaneprincess on 2019/01/09 01:56
I agree with all the other reviewers about the ads. Really a pity. Would love to give this game 5 stars, but I am only able play it for short periods of time due to the frequency & length of the ads...it’s too frustrating...Many other word games we play do not have this many...truth.
Partner bonus bug
by Big Dog Bo on 2019/01/07 04:38
The game itself is entertaining. My wife started playing it, and then enticed me into it. However the partner bonus bug is quite annoying and has not been addressed yet. This is one of the main reasons we continue to play the game. Partner play is one of the main attractions. Please address this bug ASAP.
No coins after playing partner challenges
by Retta~ on 2019/01/05 19:21
Very upset with this app after the update. Now we don’t even get our partner coins after completing daily puzzles. Hard to get coins as it. Now it’s really cheating ya. About to delete it.
Fun
by b b delight on 2019/01/03 01:14
Makes you think. It’s tempting to buy coins but why not try without them. A really fun game.
Lost all progress as of January 1?!???!
by Znrxy on 2019/01/01 10:49
So once the new year arrived I list all of my daily challenges. What a bunch of CRAP!
Great with friends
by Emandally on 2018/12/30 16:05
Stretches your vocabulary. Especially fun when you play with friends.
Great word game
by ThisisTee on 2018/12/30 10:28
It’s a game you can enjoy all the time. Word puzzles are a good find
Addictive
by Lainey552 on 2018/12/30 08:17
Love it
Hate the ads!
by Dalchi22 on 2018/12/28 06:07
Hate watching the SAME ads over and over! Why don’t you have an option to buy the game SANS ads? Would be 5 stars then!
A little too hard at times
by cdatlas on 2018/12/27 09:09
No app with forced adds gets a 5* rating, even free to play. I have gone down to three stars though as some of the levels are extremely difficult. Adds are way too frequent, as in after every level, and when the add ends it’s not over, I’m having to wait further for the demo to end. What’s the point of the stars? You get a random amount, increasing the more consecutive levels you complete but what are they good for? Still waiting to find out what the stars are for. UPDATE: still waiting to find out what the stars are for. I dropped the rating by one star because EVERY TIME I OPEN THIS APP IT ASKS ME TO RATE IT WHICH I HAVE ALREADY DONE, thrice now.
Weird Vocabulary; never got coins I paid for.
by bpp10000 on 2018/12/24 16:58
I like this game, but there are a couple of problems with it. 1. For $2.99 you can get rid of all ads and the game is far better without them. But I never got the free coins promised. I followed troubleshooting instructions to no avail. The company then wants you to jump though hoops to prove that you paid them! What’s that all about? 2. This game doesn’t accept valid lower frequency English vocabulary words as legal words (?) and then includes as correct responses words forms that are simply never used by English speakers. If these things were fixed and if stars were actually worth something, this game would be great.
Addicting!
by Bald Legal Eagle on 2018/12/23 03:54
I love this game! They have done a great job of choosing letter options to go with the word you are finding. You are challenged but not frustrated. I highly recommend it. I just wish there were more free coins/rewards to collect everyday.
Play in Airplane Mode to avoid the ads.
by LoCeeBel on 2018/12/21 04:58
This game is really worth a 5, but the ads are so intrusive, and the developers have to know how bad they are. It's one of the worst apps on the entire App Store in terms of how many ads pop up - and many of them have sound and/or silence your music. The developers keep saying that they "have" to have ads to keep the game running - and I understand that! I don't mind all ads, and I think it's important for developers to sustain themselves without having to depend on people buying in-game things. But they can certainly take the feedback from everyone here who is complaining. For one thing, they need to have a PERMANENT AD REMOVAL option. That one-month option is garbage and proves that they just want to fleece people out of money on a monthly basis. For the second thing, maybe they wouldn't need so many annoying intrusive ads if they implemented more banner ads at the bottom of the screen, or even just made the ads way less frequent and obnoxious. Stop doing one ad after each puzzle. That is excessive and makes lots of people not want to play the game at all. (It would also be cool if you could swap your stars out for coins or something. The stars are useless as is, except as a sort of arbitrary marker for how well you're doing.) Other than the ads and the useless stars, this is a fantastic game that is so much fun! Too bad I can only tolerate it in Airplane Mode. I suggest you do the same to keep the constant ads from driving you crazy.
I Needed This!
by Cleaner Screens on 2018/12/20 23:44
I needed a new brain-stretcher. This game is just what the doctor ordered!
Herb
by Hlwcts on 2018/12/20 02:34
Really makes you think!
Friend daily puzzle stopped working
by The10man81 on 2018/12/19 02:06
It makes you pick a Facebook friend to partner with to get double rewards. If you can get it to link (major issues with WiFi especially) it never gives you the rewards. I reported this and they gave me the rewards once I think (next time I logged on there was one there to collect), but it hasn’t worked since. The game itself is ok, but the ads are awful. You have to close the ad twice after waiting through it each time to make it to the next stage. I ended up just playing the morning and evening partner puzzles, but even that is getting tedious with the ads and rewards not working.
Wordbound
by grammajofrog on 2018/12/18 22:44
The greatest game.
Great Game
by goaliegirl76 on 2018/12/18 07:59
Good word game that is not time based. Regular contests. Really like playing.
Ads won’t go away
by LK==== on 2018/12/17 14:23
The game is good and challenging. Unfortunately, they allow the ads that play to take over the game. Trying to play the daily games and the ads don’t quit when you tap the X. Instead they try to load. Ends up wasting too much time fighting with the ads and completely ruins any enjoyment of the game.
Really Fun
by dogggggggggbnz on 2018/12/16 18:48
I really like this game. It challenges my brain.
Challenging
by Fzbde40 on 2018/12/15 22:03
This is a challenging word game and I enjoy playing it. I did finally pay to get rid of ads, they were annoying, but it wasn’t expensive. I like the challenge of trying to solve levels quickly. You get stars for your effort. I don’t like that the stars are completely worthless. Let me get some kind of bonus for the stars I collect, and not free hints, I don’t use the hints (pat myself on the back).
Don’t purchase this game
by theywontevenletyoureview on 2018/12/14 02:10
I actually enjoyed this game. I paid for “no ads forever”. There were no ads for a couple of weeks, but now an ad plays after every word solved. Unfortunately, I can no longer play this game. DO NOT pay for this game. They will cheat you.
Keeper
by O Black Betty on 2018/12/10 13:23
Great game, I’m hooked!
Fun
by Msdarlindeb on 2018/12/09 01:31
Challenging and fun!
Great Game
by Melissarejoices on 2018/12/09 00:35
One of my favorites!
So close to 5 stars
by gdhyfjffghj on 2018/12/08 14:31
They don’t recognize, “AMERICA” as a word... shame
Wcpiano
by Wcpiano on 2018/12/07 20:09
This game is so fun!!
Great game, just a couple suggestions
by sjtpharm6571 on 2018/12/07 14:56
I really enjoy this game, it’s a lot like mastermind and scrabble put together! It’s quite challenging and engaging. A few items to suggest: The letters that were identified as not being in the word do get marked but the color difference is so subtle it’s hard to see- it would be great if they could be marked more obviously (like in pink?). Also it would be nice if you could place a letter anywhere you want instead of having to go through the whole word from start to finish. Thanks for your consideration!!
Awesome game
by RandomPerson365 on 2018/12/07 01:00
This game never gets old. It can be frustrating at times, but you always figure it out eventually.
I’m addicted
by Ogwaite on 2018/12/06 06:55
This game really makes you think, I didn’t understand how it worked at first but once i saw the little tutorial it made it more enjoyable and easier to figure out some of the words, after you spelled out the right word “you think dang why didn’t i see that.”
Great game to play
by MikMikmac on 2018/12/02 19:47
Great game to play
Like mastermind, only with letters
by Fruhfiofdxjkitds on 2018/12/01 15:58
I really enjoy this game. My favorite thing is the daily challenges. My only complaint is that the morning challenge doesn’t start until 6:00. I leave for work at that time. I can only play if I’m running late or off work. I wish it started earlier. I know it goes until 1pm, but I work until 4.
Major Fault
by shawnyrvr on 2018/11/30 14:05
The game will stay on indefinitely if you fall asleep or get distracted while playing. It never LETS your phone shut off. I was playing the other night dozed off and 6 hours later I wake up and my phone is on the floor with the screen is on waiting for me to put letters in. The game should at the very least shut off your screen after several minutes of inactivity allowing your phone to “sleep”.
This word game teaches your brain words more
by Adryheat on 2018/11/30 13:03
Then the other word game. There are no ads to interrupt your thinking so the brain has time to react to next puzzle. There is nothing I would change about this word game.
Way to many ads
by Zinnnman on 2018/11/30 06:35
Super annoying and repetitive. Every single level change gets you two ads
Great game
by bob sniedet on 2018/11/29 22:53
Had so much fun playing
Word
by teckie mary on 2018/11/28 20:40
Love this game
Daily challenges
by Deedee91723 on 2018/11/28 12:56
Very addictive. I really like the 2 daily challenges which they give morning and evening. It allows me to play just enough for R & R without getting crazy time wise. Regular games can be very challenging and it doesn’t time you out of playing. Highly recommend for the hard core player and for someone who wants a quick mind game.
Freezes up on ads
by GolfFit on 2018/11/25 12:43
On your latest version the game freezes up on ads. Need an update to fix it.
Don’t play this game it’s stupid
by xxxxggggjjjjjj on 2018/11/25 02:33
Worst game ever made do not play
Brain challenge
by Cobbean1978 on 2018/11/24 22:45
I really enjoy the challenge Word Bound gives me. I make a point to work both daily challenges every day!
Word bound
by dragonwoman57 on 2018/11/24 02:58
Word bound is fun and challenging. Keeps my mind alive and helps me focus.
Fun with mental gymnastics
by PhonicsDude on 2018/11/21 04:11
A mentally stimulating game without a clock or penalties.
Great game, but the music changed
by Kmanx128 on 2018/11/18 00:42
Overall this is an enjoyable game, but I am used to the music that was used in the version of July than the music is now. It fitted so well as you go on through the gameplay.
Ads are so annoying
by gho22 on 2018/10/06 16:56
The game is fun but you will be playing in the middle of a round and an ad will pop up. Then you will exit out of the ad and it still takes you to the App Store. Then you hit back and you are still at the App Store. Once you get back to the game the same ad will pop up or a new one and you will press the x and it will take you right back to the App Store. The only reason I’m giving a review is because I figured the game kept taking me to the App Store I might as well give them a review. I understand free games have ads but other games don’t have ads pop up in the middle of a round and once you exit the ad it should take you back to the game not the App Store. The ads are absolutely annoying and take away from the game. All the games I have on my phone are free games and this is the only one that has been so annoying with ads that I’m going to delete the game. I have also never given a game a review but this ad to game ratio is not good.
Way too many ads
by jmprod on 2018/10/26 20:07
About ten minutes of playing had me watching an ad in between every one or two puzzles. The game itself is ok, maybe 3 stars. October 26 Update: I gave this another try. The game itself is more like 4 stars. It could be a little snappier (faster animations, particularly after completing a level) for my taste but it’s not too bad. I still stand by my rating of 2 stars for the app because of the frequency of the full screen ads and how each ad has two “X” buttons to get back to the game. I know people who play this in airplane mode to be able to enjoy the app uninterrupted. It has fewer ads in the first five minutes or so before increasing to the point of being in between each and every puzzle. This is really unfortunate during easier puzzles when the ads take up more than 50% of my time with the app. It’s like a plate of really good food being taken away for 10-20 seconds before each and every bite or drink of water. It doesn’t matter how good the food is, I wouldn’t have an enjoyable meal and couldn’t recommend that restaurant to other people, especially when similar restaurants (word solving apps) have fewer interrupting ads. I wouldn’t mind constant banner ads and the occasional full screen ad, especially if I knew when it would happen, maybe once every 10 minutes or 10 puzzles.
Tweak the ads
by G-HUD on 2018/08/26 05:31
This is like playing the game show Lingo with Chuck Woolery! Really addicting. Fun and challenging. Having said that, there’s these ads. There are quite a few of them. I understand that the ads keep the game free. I didn’t spend a dime and I love it, but in order to get five stars, the ads need to be tweaked. Most you can opt out of after a few second. Really not bad. The two types that kill me are as follows (less annoying first). I watch this ad. It gives me an X at its time and a hit it. Then I’m made to watch another 5 seconds and X out a second time. Just don’t give me the option to X out so soon and don’t make me X out twice. Last, some of the ads will silence my music. I have app sound and music turned off so I usually just have to wait silently for the ad to finish. Too many times, upon finishing, it has disabled my music(Pandora), and I have to swap over and restart my music. When I switch back to the game I then get another pop up ad before I can play again. That is incredibly frustrating. If those can be fixed somehow I would gladly rerate at 5 stars.
Too Many Ads Free coins works only half the time
by Kellbelle9828 on 2018/08/04 10:24
The ads are not bad in the beginning but as you reach higher levels, they become ridiculous! I’ve had a 30 second ad sometimes after every word solved. On three occasions I had about a one minute ad! What!?! I already know the answer...”we’re sorry but the ads allow us to keep free play, and let me take your money often for no ads!” But probably worst of all...there is a free coin option ...you have to listen to another ad to earn coins (to use for pricey hints). A good third of the time, it doesn’t give the coins. You promised coins if I watch the ad!!!! That’s just fraudulent. I’ve contacted the developer and they don’t know the answer, of course! New phone and never have this problem with the many other games. Such a fun game, but extremely annoying. I’m about to go look for a different word game and delete this one!! You have way too much of the same in your reviews and you are not listening. That’s going to hurt you down the line. And check your dictionary, I’ve played words you reject and confirmed they are real words.
Word choice is questionable, too many long ads
by Lmvuser on 2018/08/19 18:02
I loved this game at first. Even with the repeating, super-long ads, it was fun to play. I am on level 321, and every now and then a word I need to solve for is an unheard of word that I would swear has not been used by those who speak American English in the last 100 years. Ridiculous. Add to that the frequent times I’m told a word I played is not a viable word, it just doesn’t make sense and gets to be more frustrating than fun. I get the sense that perhaps the source for words guessed vs words to solve for are not the same. Please find a different source with more words that are current in the language of the person playing the game. Otherwise it looks like you will lose your fan base for this game.
More simplicity words
by MattyD346 on 2018/08/08 12:07
This game is fine, I like the concept of it where you can create any word and do some cross elimination to find the right word, similar to Lingo. But I don’t agree with a lot of the words in this app that you have to discover, they need to be more simple words that we use everyday. It’s a challenge in itself to find the correct word but to actually have to guess randomly what the word may be is too complicated and not RELAXING. I don’t mind a challenge but some of the words that you have to figure out I don’t agree with and especially where it’s ages 4+!!!!! A 4 year old would never get through the whole app in a million years (first 100 levels) not saying they have to be words a 4 year old uses but words that we are ALL familiar with. I’d say 60% of the words I do agree with but it needs to be 100%! Too much strain the brain you need to simplify it see it’s enjoyable to play at ANY point. And the cost for hints should be half because of the little reward you get for watching an ad. As of right now, for me, on a scale of 1-10. I give this app as of right now, a 6.
Could be a 5 Star!
by Funwithgames on 2018/09/02 21:40
I have read many of the other reviews and everyone’s complaining about too many ads. Hey, it’s a free app so you’re gonna get ads! Deal with it. Whenever a longer ad pops up, I just set my phone down, close my eyes or take a nice relaxing deep breath (or both!) and before ya know it, the ad is over and I can keep playing. Sometime that helps me to refocus when you have a challenging word. I’m on level 375. Here’s the pros & cons: Pros: it’s a great, fun game! If you like Mastermind and word games, you’ll love this challenging twist to solving a word puzzle. I like that you don’t get penalized for guessing an incorrect (illegal) word. I also like the shuffle feature that helps rearrange available letters. It can help see the word sometimes. Cons: there’s a few...therefore only a 4 star rating. There should be some kind of reward for solving the puzzle (finding the word) in as few a moves as possible. The quicker you solve, the greater the reward. As of now, it doesn’t matter how many times you guess, it’s the same reward amount. Also, the hints are way too pricey (120 coins); this needs to be less. Finally, some of the words are indeed obscure and therefore hard to guess when you’ve never even heard of them. Process of elimination with guesses keeps me from buying hints though. Overall, I really like it! I just hope the developers act on all the users suggestions.
They get your rating, then bombard you with ads.
by green808angel on 2018/07/14 22:54
In the beginning of the game, there are no ads. Everything goes smoothly and it's pretty fun and addicting. After a few levels you get a pop-up to review the game and at this point, most people would rate it a five because there are no irritants and it's fun. Then go figure, a few more levels in the ads start. One at the bottom of the screen and a 5-30 second ad you have to watch every 3 levels. I was blowing through the levels fast so every 30 seconds or so I was being forced to watch a new ad. I understand it keeps the game free, but the amount is overboard. That is just greed. Not to mention you can't buy a permanent ad removal. You have to make a coin purchase every month to remove ads. Sure you can get a $0.99 coin purchase every month but I really hate the underhanded way they used to get a good rating because if they showed ads before asking for a review, I guarantee it wouldnt be as high. Most people don't change their rating they just delete the game leaving the rating high. These developers are manipulative and dishonest.
Prosaic, Unrewarding, and Obsolete Vocab Usage
by DenoVini on 2018/10/09 06:41
So, a few things... 1. The hints are WAY too expensive when compared to other games that require ad-watching for free hints. 5 ads worth for 1 hint? Come on, don’t insult us and waste our time. 2. As stated by other people, there is no reward for guessing the word on the first try, nor are there any incentives to continue with the game at all!! Other games like Candy Crush and Glass Tower at least motivate you by providing a map of levels you’re progressing through—if you really want to engage game players, change it up and add more variety to this fuddy-duddy game...which brings me to my last point... 3. The words in here are not always commonly used. Chanfer? Recognized as rare. Pottage? Terser? Jollity? Sallow? ALL regarded as ‘rare’ by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Not that I don’t enjoy learning new words, but when you need to guess words with a limited choice of letters and use all the spaces, please be mindful that our guesses aren’t drawn from the courts of merry England, or from ancient scribes. We guess words that WE know, not words used only by scholars in their 23rd year of schooling. Those are my main complaints, but I do share the sentiment of others’ gripes as well. And if you really want to look like you care, please give an earnest, sincere response that’s not auto-generated by a disingenuous bot, but by an actual person. Otherwise, it’s you—the game maker—that looks like the fool.
Ads Play Sound Even When App Sounds Are Disabled
by Doctor Anarchy on 2018/11/11 04:49
I wouldn't mind the ads but they all play sounds. I have the sounds in the game settings turned off but when the ads pop up, it's full sound. So any chance of getting in a quick game during a meeting requires me to disable all sounds on my phone then remember to turn them back on when I'm done. Too much hassle for a quick game so I uninstalled it. This is not an oversight by the devs since their Help section says to do exactly that. To be clear, I don't have a problem with ads. I know that's the price of admission for free apps. I also don't have a problem that ads have sounds. My issue is that when I use the settings to turn off all sounds that they don't turn them off for the ads. Game is great. 5/5 rating. Ads ignoring my sound settings: 1/5. This gives my overall rating of 3/5.
Gets it done
by mudflower :D on 2019/08/13 05:57
I have to say, when I am bored, this game for me is ol’ reliable. Not visually pleasing, but constant! You can play forever without any timer to replenish lost lives, like in other games. And if I’m COMPLETELY stuck, I screenshot it and ask a friend for help...or if I put it down for a while it usually is easier when I come back and look at it again. I like the daily challenges as well. It’s a great escape from a challenging word you may be stuck on in the regular level. Also, the difficulty level progresses nice and slow. There were only a few words so far that seemed harder than should have been on my level, overall a great job increasing difficulty. A surprisingly great game.
Fun game at first
by RavenBlackShep on 2018/10/05 04:42
This was a fun game at first. But it gets harder as it progresses and as far as I can tell, there is no way to earn points, no matter how well you are doing. If you get stuck and need a hint, you have to pay $.99. Once you pay at least $.99, the ads stop coming up, and you are free to play without the annoying advertisements. However, once you start getting into 6 and 7 letter words, they are difficult to come up with, and the game gets a bit excruciating. I can’t see paying .99 every time I need a hint. It would be better if you could accumulate points for all your past good behavior (finding words), and then use those points for hints. So I don’t think I will be playing this game anymore. I don’t see any way to go back to an easier level either.
Love The Game and Only Hate One Ad
by Moxxxeee on 2019/07/17 03:15
I don’t mind the ads but there is one type of ad that doesn’t allow you to hit done. After several observations it is the type of ad that does not finish. One of them I think is Yahtzee. There is constant activity in the ad so clicking ‘Done’ just gets you stuck there and the only choice is the App Store. Other ads that stop let you click done at the appropriate interval and lets you get back to the great game. And it always seems to happen on the daily games and you are stuck and can’t finish the five games because you are in the ad loop. Hope it is fixed soon or that type of ad is removed. Thank you for considering a fix.
Relaxing & Engrossing Word Game
by TheMcTier on 2018/09/05 18:24
I love this game! I get to guess a word without time or guess limits! Here’s how it goes: I am given the number of spaces in the word they want me to guess, along with a list of letters to choose from. As I guess the word, the letters are either grayed out to show that they don’t belong, turned orange to show that they do, or turned green to show that they do and are in the right place. The game will shows me up to seven of my guesses so I can keep an eye on what I’ve already tried. As the game progresses, the words get harder to guess but without making it so hard that I want to quit. Additionally, every morning and afternoon, I can do their word challenges. There is a limit to how many guesses you can make—but blessedly no time limits, which make the challenges really fun and relaxing! NOTE: I’ve found one issue with the game. It seems to drain my iPhone’s battery very quickly. I don’t know if there’s anything that can be done about this—but it would be really advantageous if something could be done. I hope the developers will look into this.
Good but could be improved
by Jg24fanatc on 2018/09/13 20:50
It's a good way to pass the time but I would like it better if some things were changed. Just my humble opinion. There are no milestones for finishing 100 levels, 200 levels, or even a thousand. Kick down a bonus or other recognition. It would be great to have a leaderboard so you can see where you rank level wise. And lastly, I wish you didn't have to enter letters in order. If you know you have certain letters in the puzzle, it would be nice to be able to enter them to make it easier to figure the word out. Again, just my humble opinion. Fun game. (I also find it funny that many of those that give this game poor reviews can't even spell a simple three letter word like "ads". Lol!)
Great except one thing
by Mouse Clubhouse on 2018/10/16 14:35
I love this game, particularly the daily challenge. The only thing I don't like is that it has the capability of playing against someone but it must be someone from your Facebook. I don't have Facebook friends who are interested so I'm out of luck. I don't know why there isn't an option to play against a stranger like Words with Friends. I really enjoy playing the daily challenge solo where you have to solve the puzzles within a certain amount of turns and wouldn't want to play that against anybody. I really enjoy playing the regular game. I wouldn't want to see any of that change. I just wish there was also an option to play against a random person. Other than that I really love this game.
You have to pay every month to remove ads!
by jbeninson on 2018/08/30 23:48
As many other reviewers have said: the game is fine. The ads, however, make it unplayable. A banner at the bottom of the screen and 30-second videos every other level. If you want to get rid of the ads you have to buy coins, but doing so only removes the ads for 30 days. When I called the developer out on this here was their ridiculous response: Apple has some restrictions with app approval and Ad removals, which sadly means we can only offer the 30 day removal. I hope this helps answer your frustrations. Was there anything else I can help with? So, every other app I’ve paid for removes ads permanently, but somehow Apple’s restrictions prevent just this one developer from doing so as well? I’m thinking they’re full of it. Either way, skip the app unless you want to pay at least $12 a year for it. It’s definitely not worth that much money.
So close to perfect! No pay from Daily challenge still.
by cat67! on 2019/04/03 11:38
This challenge lets your encourage others to success and is supposed to double a small bonus, but hardly ever pays as it should even when you follow the rules. Come on! If you offer it, do it! The rest of the game is very good with the noted exceptions of incredibly arcane words. Update: they fixed it! Partner points back and no more words based on Roman protectorates . Yea!Love this game! Second update: still no earned rewards wirh partners (you can alternate but it takes coordination). So close to perfect!
Deleted then re-downloaded so I could review
by sjxkekc on 2018/09/17 23:02
Almost every negative review has the same issue: ads interrupting gameplay too frequently. On most of these reviews, the developer has responded, “yes but ads make it free!” We’re aware of the business model. And we’re saying it’s too much. Either (1) make a paid version so people can permanently avoid ads, (2) reduce the ad-to-gameplay ratio, or (3) decide complaints about ads are the cost of doing business and stop responding. I understand there’s a “pause ads” option I can purchase, but this really feels like extortion. Then the responses to reviews sound patronizing. I’m happy to support apps that provide good gameplay with the right balance of ads, or to pay more for a permanently ad-free app. But I delete apps that get the ads this wrong. Please don’t bother responding to this review with a canned response about how ads keep the app free.
Ad City
by Kally💛💙💜💗💚❤💓💘 on 2018/07/17 11:58
I usually wait on writing a review about a game for a day (or about two hours total of play because I don’t only play) to see how I feel about the game. It’s fun, gets tricky and thinking. At first I figured there didn’t seem to be so many ads and for once a game I could play and be fine with some of the ads. But then the volume of the ads increased... to one (and sometimes glitching and then giving me two ads) just for one level! I don’t want feedback saying they do a ridiculous amount of ads to pay for the game, because they would theoretically be able to gain enough players were they not doing so many ads at once to get much more longer sustainability, and I’m not paying a penny to get rid of ads because that is just a waste when I could spend money on a properly developed indie game over this quick money grab one.
Rustyjones
by Glowplug49 on 2019/01/25 21:09
I love the game, and turn to it when others frustrate me. However, recently I’ve twice in a row had the case where I go to tap “get free coins” (which means watching an ad) but as I’m going to tap it, an ad jumps up on the bottom in the screen, raising the buttons, causing my finger to end up touching “get a hint”. That results in getting a hint I didn’t want, and losing 120 coins! Please move the buttons farther apart! Update: Ok. So they changed the location of the button, which I appreciate. Thank you. The only thing now is the hyper-saturation of practically every game by “toon blast”. I realize that ads pay for the games, but I’m sick and tired of toon blast ads!!!
Time killer
by CT4256 on 2018/07/13 21:44
A great time killer, but also a battery killer. Waaaaaaay too many ads to the point where it discourages me from playing the game. Then there’s the issue where it claims that real words are not legal words to play, such as gay and a couple others I’ve found. Update the dictionary for the game and at least cut back on some of the ads and you’ll have a great game! Update: immediately after writing this review, I went back into the game and got an ad first thing before playing a level. It was a 3 letter puzzle that I solved in about 10 seconds. The next level came up and before I even got a chance to look at the puzzle surprise surprise, another ad popped up. It infuriated me to the point where I have deleted the app. Two ads within 15 seconds is overkill guys. It’s a shame. Good luck with gouging money out of your players.
Too. Many. Adds.
by ThaPauly on 2018/07/01 04:19
Yes, the income is needed. And yes, a purchase gets rid of adds. But after 100 levels I don’t want to buy coins and aren’t invested enough in the game to invest in the game. You’re going to get an ad roughly every 45 seconds. Seriously, I started timing it. So if you’re zipping though easier puzzles you will get through a few. But if you end up with a few thinkers in a row you will see an ad after every puzzle. And some you can close quickly but others are 30 seconds. When I have to watch a 30 second video every 45 seconds of gameplay, I don’t want to play anymore. So have a lot of patience, or just spend the .99 for a month of free ads. Those options aren’t for me.
Eh
by laur3nipsum on 2018/07/20 21:00
Like other people have said here, there's far too high a volume of ads between almost every (very short) level and the next. I understand that free apps rely on ad revenue for profit, but I think this is the most unreasonable amount I've seen to date. It's also not great that you can't purchase new packs or anything with coins, only hints, and the difficulty doesn't increase much. And ad-removing purchases that only last 30 days? Ridiculous, especially compared to most other games competing for the same audience as this one. Other than that, it's an oooookay Lingo clone. Not looking forward to the same copy/pasted reply that everyone else has gotten about the ads. It's doable to incorporate plenty of ads without creating an experience for your consumers that involves more ad-watching than playing.
Weird Vocabulary; never got coins I paid for.
by bpp10000 on 2018/12/24 16:58
I like this game, but there are a couple of problems with it. 1. For $2.99 you can get rid of all ads and the game is far better without them. But I never got the free coins promised. I followed troubleshooting instructions to no avail. The company then wants you to jump though hoops to prove that you paid them! What’s that all about? 2. This game doesn’t accept valid lower frequency English vocabulary words as legal words (?) and then includes as correct responses words forms that are simply never used by English speakers. If these things were fixed and if stars were actually worth something, this game would be great.
Challenging, but doable
by safeTJ on 2018/09/08 03:58
I find myself coming back to this game everyday. I can normally get the words with some effort and without hints, but the extra coins are readily available enough that I can use a hint when I’m stuck—the perfect challenge level for me. Many games reach a level of challenge where it’s just next to impossible for non-nerds to get any farther...at least not without spending a fortune. I’ve sent the developers feedback within the game comments, which they received and acknowledged. Well done game that I enjoy.
Love this game
by Kitcatfish on 2018/11/08 03:06
I absolutely love playing this game. The only thing that I wish could change is being able to reset the game. It took me awhile to really get the hang of it, and I would like to see how much better I would do knowing what I now know from the start. It’s always fun to try to beat you original scores too. If there is a way to reset the game I really wish you would include that in the next update. I will continue playing the game though, because I don’t think I can stop!
Great game, but way too many ads
by Jendryx on 2018/08/05 02:27
The game is fun, but be prepared to stop and watch an ad after every other level. I understanding having ads and play lots of free games with ads, but let us play for more than 30 seconds without having to watch an ad. It is unfortunate because it is a great game that I will no longer play due to the ad frequency. Response to developer’s canned response: I do not have an aversion to ads if the game is playable. You force people to stop playing every 30 seconds to watch ads. I refuse to make a purchase EVERY month just to remove the nagging ads. Other developer’s seem to be doing just fine without forcing their players to stop this often. Shocking, I know! Maybe you should reach out to one of them and see how it’s done.
Ads. Too many. Unskippable.
by Gfcyftdyff on 2018/07/24 03:16
Normally, when a game gives you a 30+ second ad, you get the option of skipping it after about 5 seconds. In this app, you have to sit through the whole ad, and often the same one literally dozens of times every few minutes. It is literally quicker to close the entire app and reopen it than to watch the ad to get to the next level, and I do not have the consistent income to give you money every few weeks to get rid of them. The only reason you get 2 stars is because the game itself is actually fun and challenging. Response to Developer response: I feel like you’re missing the point. This game literally makes you watch more ads than all the other free games on my phone combined.
My Absolute Favorite Word Puzzle Game!!
by evaded age on 2018/08/18 18:58
While the first few levels play as rudimentary and predictable as every other word game, this one (with an included element of Mastermind) has taken the time to have a broader vocabulary! Even when you’re certain you have the answer, it’s often the similar, yet often unused words that end up being the answer itself! While I’ve run into a few words that I didn’t know, most of the more unique words are still ones I use conversationally.
Friend daily puzzle stopped working
by The10man81 on 2018/12/19 02:06
It makes you pick a Facebook friend to partner with to get double rewards. If you can get it to link (major issues with WiFi especially) it never gives you the rewards. I reported this and they gave me the rewards once I think (next time I logged on there was one there to collect), but it hasn’t worked since. The game itself is ok, but the ads are awful. You have to close the ad twice after waiting through it each time to make it to the next stage. I ended up just playing the morning and evening partner puzzles, but even that is getting tedious with the ads and rewards not working.
Unique
by tcbueti on 2018/10/06 12:50
Lots of apps have you form words from a set of letters, but this one makes you deduce THEIR word. I like that you can construct words you know aren’t right, just to get more clues about the correct letters and their placement. One request: it would be fun if the correct solution and your guesses stayed until you swipe, so you could screenshot your process. I also like how you can easily “coin up” at any point if you're stumped by watching a few videos. Awesome game. Thanks.
Fun but Words aren’t even words used in day to day vocab??
by hkhfjijj on 2018/07/31 04:27
So I loved this game because it reminds me of lingo and it was easy and slowly worked up to being hard which I liked but then the words became ridiculous, I have never used the word typify in a day to day convo and maybe that’s my fault and my vocab is minimal but it just seems obnoxious to have words like that. The game was fun but there were many more words like that and worse in which I would just struggle and once it was solved by many many clues (AND ADS BECAUSE EACH CHAPTER DOESNT EVEN GIVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ONE HINT) I still have no clue what it was. The words are bad and their system of coins is ridiculous into conning you into watching more ads.
Letters can be used multiple times
by Sb7457 on 2018/09/04 17:33
Pros: Good concept, combining Mastermind with Scrabble. Cons: Too many/too frequent ads (I understand they pay for the app to be free but there are a ton here) and it’s not made clear upfront that letters can be used twice, which is frustrating when you get to that level and there are no possible words that fit (without doubling). The levels are super slow to build in difficulty (made all the slower by constant ads) and the animations are also a bit delayed, leading to overall slow gameplay.
Great game, just a couple suggestions
by sjtpharm6571 on 2018/12/07 14:56
I really enjoy this game, it’s a lot like mastermind and scrabble put together! It’s quite challenging and engaging. A few items to suggest: The letters that were identified as not being in the word do get marked but the color difference is so subtle it’s hard to see- it would be great if they could be marked more obviously (like in pink?). Also it would be nice if you could place a letter anywhere you want instead of having to go through the whole word from start to finish. Thanks for your consideration!!
Sneaky ways force me to watch ads
by GranniePants on 2018/10/10 17:10
I love this game, I don’t even mind the ads... I actually found this app from an ad in another game. What I find irritating is to watch an ad for free coins and then not receive my coins. If there is a limit to how many coins you can get by watching... then you need to tell me I’ve reached my daily limit. Otherwise you owe me. A very sneaky way to force players to watch ads for no benefit. There’s also, of course, the perpetual banner ad at the bottom of the screen. I’ll be deleting app if it keeps up...pretty sure it won’t be too hard to find an acceptable replacement.
Good Potential
by realitycheckinc on 2018/08/23 01:07
This game is a really good idea but poorly implemented. If you guess a word on the first try, you get no extra points. You just get a flat reward when the level is completed. There should be a diminishing reward commensurate with how many tries it takes to guess the word. The ads are extremely intrusive and take more time to watch than it takes to finish a puzzle. I understand the need for ads when people don’t want to buy the game, but I don’t see an option to buy the game. If this game was better developed I would pay to get rid of ads. As it is, I’m deleting it and hoping another developer will do it right.
Fun!
by keptwoman2004 on 2018/07/26 15:36
I didn’t get any ads until after level 25, so maybe developers listened to the other reviews. Only thing about this game is that so far it’s been too easy for me, but I’ll, keep playing, maybe more challenging later on. This is a good idea though! Update: As you go along, and especially if you play the daily challenges, the game does get harder, and, for me, that has been even more fun! I am glad I downloaded this game- unique word game.
Developers trick you into leaving a good review
by Nickel829 on 2018/09/14 21:10
So the developers, clever as they are, don’t put any ads (maybe 1) early in the game. Then after about 20 levels when you’re like “ok this game is fun” it asks you to leave a review. Most people would be like, sure I like this game. Then right after that they throw ads at you left and right. I had to watch an ad after every. Single. Level. Around level 30. This means that each level takes about 10-20 seconds, and the ads take about 10-30 seconds. I was spending more time watching ads than playing. I get it that they need ads but they don’t need this much, and it’s a pretty scummy move to trick people into leaving good reviews.
Great Game, But the Ads...
by Indoril1220 on 2018/08/20 18:46
Certainly my new favorite app game. Clever, rewarding, and good fun. Only thing is you spend literally half the time watching ads. They throw one at you after every two puzzles or so, which is annoying. I’ve seen them comment on other reviews about how ads are what lets them support the app (which is understandable), but I’d imagine they could cut it back to one ad every 3 puzzles at the very least. It would make me play for more than just a few puzzles at a time before walking away again.
Too many ads in ur face nonstop
by ipodtouchesyou on 2018/08/06 09:18
Too many adds. Game has potential but it loads you down with advertisements after each round and in order to get a small amount of currency so you can use a hint. Half the time the ads don’t even give credit despite u having already watched them. This game is nice but frustrating to play. I spend more of my time watching ads then getting to play the puzzles. Probably deleting it. I’m sure they sell my information to the highest bidder anyways and that their devs don’t care what users think of their product.
Fun game! Wish they gave definition to the words!
by Smarady on 2018/09/30 10:16
The game is challenging in a way that most words games aren’t. I enjoy how we have to find the word that the developer chose. The objective of most of the word games I play is usually to find as many words as possible with the letters that’s giving, this game is different which is why I enjoy it so much. One thing change that I would really like to see happen, would be after each word is found, the word should have a definition so I know what they me and so that I can use them in my every day life.
Challenging
by Fzbde40 on 2018/12/15 22:03
This is a challenging word game and I enjoy playing it. I did finally pay to get rid of ads, they were annoying, but it wasn’t expensive. I like the challenge of trying to solve levels quickly. You get stars for your effort. I don’t like that the stars are completely worthless. Let me get some kind of bonus for the stars I collect, and not free hints, I don’t use the hints (pat myself on the back).
Fun and challenging
by Karma907 on 2018/07/25 17:10
I really enjoy this game. It’s challenging. But when you get to level 500 and up, it gets plain difficult. The ads don’t bother me, I understand it keeps the game free. What I have a problem with is the coinage. 120 for a hint, and only 15 at the end of a chapter. Why not give an extra bonus if, say, you get it on first try. Daily challenges should also have bigger rewards. Because if we have to sit through ads, then be a little more generous with the rewards.
This is the absolute best game!
by Swtpaulapenny on 2019/09/17 13:45
I play Word Bubbles every single day. It keeps my mind alert and focused. It improves my vocabulary and spelling. It is fulfilling to complete each level. I love it! P.S. This is not a game for the faint hearted. It is easy to get discouraged and give up. Don’t give up! Use hints when necessary. And if you find you need to start over, be sure to write down the correct words before you erase them. Good luck!
TOO MANY ADS. NOT WORTH IT!!
by Lazarellias on 2018/11/10 15:50
Way too many ads. Most of the time they even glitch so you have to watch another ad or close the app completely and reopen it. Once opened, guess what?.... another ad! You can remove them but you have to pay a dollar every month, that's $12 a year and is just not worth it. Any other game is a one time fee! I'm sure the developer will give the same canned response about how it keeps the game free but no other app has this many ads!! The developer is a greedy, money grabber and now that I've left a one star review (which it deserves) I will be deleting the game. Have fun with the 5:1 ad:game ratio. Not worth my time or money.
Too many ads
by L8mommy on 2018/10/02 01:58
How in the world do you have a 4.9 out of 5? This has to be wrong, or you just slammed in a whole bunch of fake reviews. Look at all the bad reviews, most of which complain about the ads. Not possible that this is honestly a 4.9. I just uninstalled this game. Seems like I was watching an ad every other word I got correct. Some of the puzzles are way too easy, and others far too hard. Make your levels increase in an appropriate scale, give some sort of hint without a hint costing half your coins. I know you’re trying to make money, but you’ve got to attract and *keep* players first. This game was a turn off for me!
What happened??
by jammieanna on 2018/08/19 17:18
I like the game and have been playing it for about two weeks. I watched so many ads to collect coins for hints. I had over 800 coins when I stopped playing this morning. When I went back this afternoon I had zero. All 800+ coins disappeared. It was still on the same game. No hints had been purchased. They were all just gone down to an exact and equal zero. Do you know how many ads I had to watch to earn all those coins? You want to get 25 coins per 30 second ad. Where did they go? I’m angry!!
Good word game
by Cribbage fan on 2019/02/03 20:14
I like the game, I like being able to pick a partner for the daily challenges, and I like the weekend challenges. I don’t like that it’s got two separate daily challenges with specific times to play them. I would much prefer a single daily challenge that can be played any time to accommodate different peoples schedules. And at times, the game doesn’t give the extra money even when both partners have completed the challenge. A glitch I’m assuming that comes up now and then. It’s annoying
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Word Bound: Word Games Puzzles
Description
DOWNLOAD the best word games for your phone or tablet! Word Bound is a one of a kind word game for all ages! Word Bound starts as an easy word game and gets harder as you level up! ENJOY WORD DETECTIVE GAMEPLAY! - Select letters in the correct order to form the hidden word matches! - Use the color of each letter block as a hint to find the right word! - Fill in every word block jumble! Earn bonus coins when you complete a chapter! - Train your Brain while you solve the Mystery Word! - Can't figure out the word jumble? Use coins to get a hint and win the level! FEATURES: - Daily bonus coins for free hints! - Weekend Events and Daily Challenges give you more free word games, more free bonus coins, and more FUN EVERY WEEK! - Over 1000+ Levels to beat and more added all the time! - Get 500 coin welcome bonus when you download Word Bound to use for free hints. - Easy to play but hard to beat, difficulty increases as you go! - Play OFFLINE or ONLINE - anytime, anywhere. - Whether you want word games for adults or word games for kids, Word Bound is the best word game! - Learn new words and train your brain to beat the game! - For single player mode word games, download Word Bound: Word Games Now! Get Word Bound for the best offline word games for word game fans, word search addicts, and more! Play word games now in Word Bound - it's so addictive! Having an issue with these word games for iPhone and iPad? For immediate support, contact us at support@matchasaucellc.com Thanks!
This is the absolute best game!
by Swtpaulapenny on 2019/09/17 13:45
I play Word Bubbles every single day. It keeps my mind alert and focused. It improves my vocabulary and spelling. It is fulfilling to complete each level. I love it! P.S. This is not a game for the faint hearted. It is easy to get discouraged and give up. Don’t give up! Use hints when necessary. And if you find you need to start over, be sure to write down the correct words before you erase them. Good luck!
Luv this game!!
by Fan Keri on 2019/09/16 14:12
Game is very addicting. I play to keep my brain sharp and this doesn’t disappoint.
Cheated Me
by Xcderwa on 2019/09/06 14:01
I paid for lifetime no ads and several months later the ads just came back. I attempted to contact them but their supposed feedback line does not allow actual feedback other than the star rating.
Word Bound
by Jan-714 on 2019/09/05 15:16
I want to address the person or persons who designed this game. I love playing it. When I am stumped I like to add coins to pay for the hints. However, many many times when I try to do this the screen suddenly freezes. The only way I can bring up my game again, I notice it has deleted the last few 25 coins I earned by watching the ads. This is not only frustrating, it is totally unfair, and makes me want to give up the game by deleting it from my icon page. Please get in touch with me regarding this problem. I want it solved so I may continue to enjoy playing Word Bound. The ad, "Farmstead Foodies" freezes and does not work. It needs to be removed or fixed. I can't get back to the game. Thank you.
Good game
by Skinsfan2872 on 2019/09/05 14:24
This game starts out easy and gets progressively harder....keeps my interest! The only complaint I have is getting coins to get hints.....you have to watch a 30 second video to get 25 coins but the hints cost 125 coins! Overall good game!
Review Word Bound
by Kway1956 on 2019/08/30 02:38
Great game, really helps stimulate the mind. Also helps to prepare you for other word based games and increase your vocabulary
Great game!
by mimirose55 on 2019/08/26 18:51
This game can be challenging. Love it! Great to come back to, without losing my place. No time limits so if someone comes visiting, no problems, just turn laptop off and when reconnecting everything is just where you left it.
Word bound
by Bnaujoks on 2019/08/24 12:29
Good game until it quit working. Daily challenge: fill in first answer then a total freeze. Deleted and reinstalled - same problem.
Gets it done
by mudflower :D on 2019/08/13 05:57
I have to say, when I am bored, this game for me is ol’ reliable. Not visually pleasing, but constant! You can play forever without any timer to replenish lost lives, like in other games. And if I’m COMPLETELY stuck, I screenshot it and ask a friend for help...or if I put it down for a while it usually is easier when I come back and look at it again. I like the daily challenges as well. It’s a great escape from a challenging word you may be stuck on in the regular level. Also, the difficulty level progresses nice and slow. There were only a few words so far that seemed harder than should have been on my level, overall a great job increasing difficulty. A surprisingly great game.
Hangs up my iPad
by Eclector2 on 2019/08/09 18:25
i play this game on my ipad and love it. BUT if I don’t close the ap, it prevents my iPad from automatically shutting down. It wears out my battery and skews my screen time data. Does anyone else have this issue?
Great game
by lasdfgghjll on 2019/08/03 22:54
Makes you think and figure it out.
Paid for No Ads Forever
by yophyl on 2019/07/30 00:00
I paid for No Ads Forever and for a while the ads stopped. Now, they are back. Please fix. Don’t want to give a low rating because I like the game BUT..............
Say what?
by Dr.D-Light on 2019/07/20 12:47
Every once in awhile, I will put in a word (such as TRUE) and I will get a pop up message stating it is not a legal word. Otherwise, I like this game.
Love The Game and Only Hate One Ad
by Moxxxeee on 2019/07/17 03:15
I don’t mind the ads but there is one type of ad that doesn’t allow you to hit done. After several observations it is the type of ad that does not finish. One of them I think is Yahtzee. There is constant activity in the ad so clicking ‘Done’ just gets you stuck there and the only choice is the App Store. Other ads that stop let you click done at the appropriate interval and lets you get back to the great game. And it always seems to happen on the daily games and you are stuck and can’t finish the five games because you are in the ad loop. Hope it is fixed soon or that type of ad is removed. Thank you for considering a fix.
Super Fun
by KaliJanese on 2019/07/09 11:05
Finally a game that’s like my favorite game show: Lingo. I’ve been looking for a game that’s similar to the concept of Lingo but more appealing and fun...this is it. I just downloaded today and so far I have no complaints!
word bound
by ...meca on 2019/07/03 20:39
this game is more strategic than all the others i’ve tried! i like it!
This is my #1 favorite game!
by Spill2 on 2019/06/26 12:52
I LOVE this game! The combination of puzzle and words is the perfect distraction for me. I play this game every day!
More ad time than game time
by Jules12349 on 2019/06/26 05:34
There are ads after every single level and running along the bottom of the screen at all times. Yeah it’s a free app, but this is ridiculous. Thousands of people have this app. How greedy can you be that there are 30 second ads between each level that takes the same amount of time to complete. And the daily challenges recycle the same words. It’s just ads and no creativity.
Pay for no ads
by dirfms on 2019/06/23 03:03
I wish there were an option to pay for app to avoid ads. Why not offer that alternative?
Great game, WAY too many ads
by Harryissickofthiscrashing on 2019/06/20 16:42
Title says it all. Love this game. Deleting after months of play because the ads are becoming unbearable.
Waaaay to Many Ads
by Flyingsurfer on 2019/06/11 21:10
Nice game, challenging and rewarding when you get it right, but..... the developers thought 2 minutes of commercials between EVERY round was good business. Their 4.5 star rating has got to total BS Try something ( anything ) else unless you love more commercial than game
Favorite game
by Jen6dawters on 2019/06/11 07:21
I would give this 5 stars but the daily challenge is when I'm working from 5pm to 1am or when I'm sleeping from 5am to 1pm. Frustrating.
GRBK
by GRBTEXAS on 2019/06/06 13:22
Like the game but keeps telling me I’m not connected to internet! Also, shows that no ads are available when I try to earn hint points. Very frustrating.
Bummed
by viak23 on 2019/06/04 04:36
I love this game but the app won’t stop crashing!
Really Annoying AppLovin ads.
by Jessierl on 2019/05/12 22:05
There are way too many ads. I am deleting apps that have adlovin This one is especially annoying. Bad enough to stop using the free apps that use them. This game is 5 stars but the ads make it unusable.
TERRIFIC
by Reckless Ccool on 2019/05/04 15:40
This game is a great way to not getting old
Word Bound
by Eveski45 on 2019/05/04 14:27
Since when is TRUE NOT. a legal word? Your developers are idiots.
Rediculous amount of ads
by WiBumpkin on 2019/04/21 14:52
I realize this game is free, But, there is a limit to how many ads is TOO many!
Challenging and engaging
by Bonnie3j on 2019/04/15 13:07
Love word games and this goes from easy to hard. Love the challenge.
Fun to solve words
by maybe1 on 2019/04/08 01:26
I spend a lot of evenings on Word Bound. I love solving the words.
Slightly mixed
by kbsabcdefg on 2019/04/03 12:14
Enjoy the puzzles but the daily (morn and afternoon) doesn’t work for me. Yes
So close to perfect! No pay from Daily challenge still.
by cat67! on 2019/04/03 11:38
This challenge lets your encourage others to success and is supposed to double a small bonus, but hardly ever pays as it should even when you follow the rules. Come on! If you offer it, do it! The rest of the game is very good with the noted exceptions of incredibly arcane words. Update: they fixed it! Partner points back and no more words based on Roman protectorates . Yea!Love this game! Second update: still no earned rewards wirh partners (you can alternate but it takes coordination). So close to perfect!
Still getting ads.
by Bendershops on 2019/04/02 12:16
Help! I enjoyed this game so much that I paid to go ad-free. Now the ads are back!! I am not happy about that. Is this a mistake or is there is there a time limit on the ad-free game I purchased? If this is the case, then I will delete the game and be cautious about any future purchases.
to have a lot more hints
by Elise Espinosa loves grandma B on 2019/03/31 19:07
We should get a lot more hints because we really don’t know where the other words are
Fun
by Iris Sacha on 2019/03/29 02:54
I love this game. But what are the stars for?????
Love it
by shonda1316 on 2019/03/27 03:31
Awesome game
Fun game.
by playermom68 on 2019/03/25 21:17
All problems resolved and I enjoy playing the challenges. Fun game.
Great to train your brain
by gmasmolek1954 on 2019/03/23 10:25
Most word games aren’t very challenging, but Word Bound is. I’ve been playing for a while and it hasn’t gotten old yet!
Mind Expander
by Shery Sue on 2019/03/21 09:50
This game challenges all I know of how words are formed. All aspects of phonics are employed . As a retired reading specialist it is a perfect game to challenge my mind.
Frequent Crashes
by LadyCravenheart on 2019/03/04 13:33
4 stars for gameplay, but I may have to lower it if the app doesn’t stop crashing. It usually happens when I have to switch out of it—say, to reply to a text message. When I open it back up, it crashes again. This happens several times before I’m actually able to open and play! I love this game, and I’d rather not have to delete it.
Fun game for my wife and I to play together
by Stooby Dooby Doo on 2019/02/28 03:00
Before going to sleep my wife and I will do a few words. It’s a fun nightly ritual to look forward to.
Great game
by gail.ze on 2019/02/25 16:02
I’m on Level 567 Love the game but a couple of suggestions On the Daily game the quicker you solve should give you more stars! And PLEASE finish the update that allows use of the new star feature in regular play. I don’t understand why the Star Streak feature was rolled out so much ahead of the next update to use the stars. I’m sure there’s a reason but why? Otherwise LOVE this Game!
Vocabulary builder
by GrammyKof4 on 2019/02/21 23:41
Learning some interesting new words but get frustrated when real words (in dictionary and not proper nouns) come up as not legal words
Words
by Mkat2010 on 2019/02/17 23:39
Neptune is a word and a lot of words should be available like names!!!
Word Bound
by KyKdCamCoopCas on 2019/02/13 22:39
Please change the blue squares to another color. Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between the green and blue. Not enough contrast. Also what are the stars for? I have over 1,800 and don’t know what to use them for. Also can you change up the games some. Each round is very similar
GREAT APP
by Linda S K on 2019/02/11 16:06
I love this type of word game and this is the best one I have found. I can play and not have to spend a lot of money. It is the greatest way to sit down and have some great “me time!!”
Word Bound
by motor mouth personified on 2019/02/10 01:15
I absolutely love this game!!!!! It keeps my brain thinking and I have noticed a tremendous gain in my memory!!!!!!!
Love this app
by Sgt ob on 2019/02/08 03:26
This app has done more to stimulate thinking than any other app that I’m aware of. Some easy and some not.
When ad free
by Harvey Heilbrun on 2019/02/04 14:26
This is a great and thought provoking game when you don’t have add pop up after every play. Buying extra coins, supposedly stops the ads permanently. If that is true, then it is definitely worth the money. Otherwise I’d suggest keeping your sound turned off.
Good word game
by Cribbage fan on 2019/02/03 20:14
I like the game, I like being able to pick a partner for the daily challenges, and I like the weekend challenges. I don’t like that it’s got two separate daily challenges with specific times to play them. I would much prefer a single daily challenge that can be played any time to accommodate different peoples schedules. And at times, the game doesn’t give the extra money even when both partners have completed the challenge. A glitch I’m assuming that comes up now and then. It’s annoying
Excellent game!
by A Cribbage Lover on 2019/02/02 15:12
This game is my favorite word game! It involves strategy and it’s just great! Please try it and you won’t be disappointed!
Can’t stop playing this!!
by teesnanny on 2019/01/30 01:12
Challenging,but not frustrating.... just lots of fun...
Rustyjones
by Glowplug49 on 2019/01/25 21:09
I love the game, and turn to it when others frustrate me. However, recently I’ve twice in a row had the case where I go to tap “get free coins” (which means watching an ad) but as I’m going to tap it, an ad jumps up on the bottom in the screen, raising the buttons, causing my finger to end up touching “get a hint”. That results in getting a hint I didn’t want, and losing 120 coins! Please move the buttons farther apart! Update: Ok. So they changed the location of the button, which I appreciate. Thank you. The only thing now is the hyper-saturation of practically every game by “toon blast”. I realize that ads pay for the games, but I’m sick and tired of toon blast ads!!!
Best word game EVER
by LittleJeanie520 on 2019/01/17 18:11
It can be hard at times, but I like the challenge. I love word games and this is one of the best. Makes me use my brain.
Word bound
by tyrgd on 2019/01/12 02:45
Game is great
Wonderful Challenging Game Number of Ads Unbelievable!
by Wenonahlaneprincess on 2019/01/09 01:56
I agree with all the other reviewers about the ads. Really a pity. Would love to give this game 5 stars, but I am only able play it for short periods of time due to the frequency & length of the ads...it’s too frustrating...Many other word games we play do not have this many...truth.
Partner bonus bug
by Big Dog Bo on 2019/01/07 04:38
The game itself is entertaining. My wife started playing it, and then enticed me into it. However the partner bonus bug is quite annoying and has not been addressed yet. This is one of the main reasons we continue to play the game. Partner play is one of the main attractions. Please address this bug ASAP.
No coins after playing partner challenges
by Retta~ on 2019/01/05 19:21
Very upset with this app after the update. Now we don’t even get our partner coins after completing daily puzzles. Hard to get coins as it. Now it’s really cheating ya. About to delete it.
Fun
by b b delight on 2019/01/03 01:14
Makes you think. It’s tempting to buy coins but why not try without them. A really fun game.
Lost all progress as of January 1?!???!
by Znrxy on 2019/01/01 10:49
So once the new year arrived I list all of my daily challenges. What a bunch of CRAP!
Great with friends
by Emandally on 2018/12/30 16:05
Stretches your vocabulary. Especially fun when you play with friends.
Great word game
by ThisisTee on 2018/12/30 10:28
It’s a game you can enjoy all the time. Word puzzles are a good find
Addictive
by Lainey552 on 2018/12/30 08:17
Love it
Hate the ads!
by Dalchi22 on 2018/12/28 06:07
Hate watching the SAME ads over and over! Why don’t you have an option to buy the game SANS ads? Would be 5 stars then!
A little too hard at times
by cdatlas on 2018/12/27 09:09
No app with forced adds gets a 5* rating, even free to play. I have gone down to three stars though as some of the levels are extremely difficult. Adds are way too frequent, as in after every level, and when the add ends it’s not over, I’m having to wait further for the demo to end. What’s the point of the stars? You get a random amount, increasing the more consecutive levels you complete but what are they good for? Still waiting to find out what the stars are for. UPDATE: still waiting to find out what the stars are for. I dropped the rating by one star because EVERY TIME I OPEN THIS APP IT ASKS ME TO RATE IT WHICH I HAVE ALREADY DONE, thrice now.
Weird Vocabulary; never got coins I paid for.
by bpp10000 on 2018/12/24 16:58
I like this game, but there are a couple of problems with it. 1. For $2.99 you can get rid of all ads and the game is far better without them. But I never got the free coins promised. I followed troubleshooting instructions to no avail. The company then wants you to jump though hoops to prove that you paid them! What’s that all about? 2. This game doesn’t accept valid lower frequency English vocabulary words as legal words (?) and then includes as correct responses words forms that are simply never used by English speakers. If these things were fixed and if stars were actually worth something, this game would be great.
Addicting!
by Bald Legal Eagle on 2018/12/23 03:54
I love this game! They have done a great job of choosing letter options to go with the word you are finding. You are challenged but not frustrated. I highly recommend it. I just wish there were more free coins/rewards to collect everyday.
Play in Airplane Mode to avoid the ads.
by LoCeeBel on 2018/12/21 04:58
This game is really worth a 5, but the ads are so intrusive, and the developers have to know how bad they are. It's one of the worst apps on the entire App Store in terms of how many ads pop up - and many of them have sound and/or silence your music. The developers keep saying that they "have" to have ads to keep the game running - and I understand that! I don't mind all ads, and I think it's important for developers to sustain themselves without having to depend on people buying in-game things. But they can certainly take the feedback from everyone here who is complaining. For one thing, they need to have a PERMANENT AD REMOVAL option. That one-month option is garbage and proves that they just want to fleece people out of money on a monthly basis. For the second thing, maybe they wouldn't need so many annoying intrusive ads if they implemented more banner ads at the bottom of the screen, or even just made the ads way less frequent and obnoxious. Stop doing one ad after each puzzle. That is excessive and makes lots of people not want to play the game at all. (It would also be cool if you could swap your stars out for coins or something. The stars are useless as is, except as a sort of arbitrary marker for how well you're doing.) Other than the ads and the useless stars, this is a fantastic game that is so much fun! Too bad I can only tolerate it in Airplane Mode. I suggest you do the same to keep the constant ads from driving you crazy.
I Needed This!
by Cleaner Screens on 2018/12/20 23:44
I needed a new brain-stretcher. This game is just what the doctor ordered!
Herb
by Hlwcts on 2018/12/20 02:34
Really makes you think!
Friend daily puzzle stopped working
by The10man81 on 2018/12/19 02:06
It makes you pick a Facebook friend to partner with to get double rewards. If you can get it to link (major issues with WiFi especially) it never gives you the rewards. I reported this and they gave me the rewards once I think (next time I logged on there was one there to collect), but it hasn’t worked since. The game itself is ok, but the ads are awful. You have to close the ad twice after waiting through it each time to make it to the next stage. I ended up just playing the morning and evening partner puzzles, but even that is getting tedious with the ads and rewards not working.
Wordbound
by grammajofrog on 2018/12/18 22:44
The greatest game.
Great Game
by goaliegirl76 on 2018/12/18 07:59
Good word game that is not time based. Regular contests. Really like playing.
Ads won’t go away
by LK==== on 2018/12/17 14:23
The game is good and challenging. Unfortunately, they allow the ads that play to take over the game. Trying to play the daily games and the ads don’t quit when you tap the X. Instead they try to load. Ends up wasting too much time fighting with the ads and completely ruins any enjoyment of the game.
Really Fun
by dogggggggggbnz on 2018/12/16 18:48
I really like this game. It challenges my brain.
Challenging
by Fzbde40 on 2018/12/15 22:03
This is a challenging word game and I enjoy playing it. I did finally pay to get rid of ads, they were annoying, but it wasn’t expensive. I like the challenge of trying to solve levels quickly. You get stars for your effort. I don’t like that the stars are completely worthless. Let me get some kind of bonus for the stars I collect, and not free hints, I don’t use the hints (pat myself on the back).
Don’t purchase this game
by theywontevenletyoureview on 2018/12/14 02:10
I actually enjoyed this game. I paid for “no ads forever”. There were no ads for a couple of weeks, but now an ad plays after every word solved. Unfortunately, I can no longer play this game. DO NOT pay for this game. They will cheat you.
Keeper
by O Black Betty on 2018/12/10 13:23
Great game, I’m hooked!
Fun
by Msdarlindeb on 2018/12/09 01:31
Challenging and fun!
Great Game
by Melissarejoices on 2018/12/09 00:35
One of my favorites!
So close to 5 stars
by gdhyfjffghj on 2018/12/08 14:31
They don’t recognize, “AMERICA” as a word... shame
Wcpiano
by Wcpiano on 2018/12/07 20:09
This game is so fun!!
Great game, just a couple suggestions
by sjtpharm6571 on 2018/12/07 14:56
I really enjoy this game, it’s a lot like mastermind and scrabble put together! It’s quite challenging and engaging. A few items to suggest: The letters that were identified as not being in the word do get marked but the color difference is so subtle it’s hard to see- it would be great if they could be marked more obviously (like in pink?). Also it would be nice if you could place a letter anywhere you want instead of having to go through the whole word from start to finish. Thanks for your consideration!!
Awesome game
by RandomPerson365 on 2018/12/07 01:00
This game never gets old. It can be frustrating at times, but you always figure it out eventually.
I’m addicted
by Ogwaite on 2018/12/06 06:55
This game really makes you think, I didn’t understand how it worked at first but once i saw the little tutorial it made it more enjoyable and easier to figure out some of the words, after you spelled out the right word “you think dang why didn’t i see that.”
Great game to play
by MikMikmac on 2018/12/02 19:47
Great game to play
Like mastermind, only with letters
by Fruhfiofdxjkitds on 2018/12/01 15:58
I really enjoy this game. My favorite thing is the daily challenges. My only complaint is that the morning challenge doesn’t start until 6:00. I leave for work at that time. I can only play if I’m running late or off work. I wish it started earlier. I know it goes until 1pm, but I work until 4.
Major Fault
by shawnyrvr on 2018/11/30 14:05
The game will stay on indefinitely if you fall asleep or get distracted while playing. It never LETS your phone shut off. I was playing the other night dozed off and 6 hours later I wake up and my phone is on the floor with the screen is on waiting for me to put letters in. The game should at the very least shut off your screen after several minutes of inactivity allowing your phone to “sleep”.
This word game teaches your brain words more
by Adryheat on 2018/11/30 13:03
Then the other word game. There are no ads to interrupt your thinking so the brain has time to react to next puzzle. There is nothing I would change about this word game.
Way to many ads
by Zinnnman on 2018/11/30 06:35
Super annoying and repetitive. Every single level change gets you two ads
Great game
by bob sniedet on 2018/11/29 22:53
Had so much fun playing
Word
by teckie mary on 2018/11/28 20:40
Love this game
Daily challenges
by Deedee91723 on 2018/11/28 12:56
Very addictive. I really like the 2 daily challenges which they give morning and evening. It allows me to play just enough for R & R without getting crazy time wise. Regular games can be very challenging and it doesn’t time you out of playing. Highly recommend for the hard core player and for someone who wants a quick mind game.
Freezes up on ads
by GolfFit on 2018/11/25 12:43
On your latest version the game freezes up on ads. Need an update to fix it.
Don’t play this game it’s stupid
by xxxxggggjjjjjj on 2018/11/25 02:33
Worst game ever made do not play
Brain challenge
by Cobbean1978 on 2018/11/24 22:45
I really enjoy the challenge Word Bound gives me. I make a point to work both daily challenges every day!
Word bound
by dragonwoman57 on 2018/11/24 02:58
Word bound is fun and challenging. Keeps my mind alive and helps me focus.
Fun with mental gymnastics
by PhonicsDude on 2018/11/21 04:11
A mentally stimulating game without a clock or penalties.
Great game, but the music changed
by Kmanx128 on 2018/11/18 00:42
Overall this is an enjoyable game, but I am used to the music that was used in the version of July than the music is now. It fitted so well as you go on through the gameplay.
Ads are so annoying
by gho22 on 2018/10/06 16:56
The game is fun but you will be playing in the middle of a round and an ad will pop up. Then you will exit out of the ad and it still takes you to the App Store. Then you hit back and you are still at the App Store. Once you get back to the game the same ad will pop up or a new one and you will press the x and it will take you right back to the App Store. The only reason I’m giving a review is because I figured the game kept taking me to the App Store I might as well give them a review. I understand free games have ads but other games don’t have ads pop up in the middle of a round and once you exit the ad it should take you back to the game not the App Store. The ads are absolutely annoying and take away from the game. All the games I have on my phone are free games and this is the only one that has been so annoying with ads that I’m going to delete the game. I have also never given a game a review but this ad to game ratio is not good.
Way too many ads
by jmprod on 2018/10/26 20:07
About ten minutes of playing had me watching an ad in between every one or two puzzles. The game itself is ok, maybe 3 stars. October 26 Update: I gave this another try. The game itself is more like 4 stars. It could be a little snappier (faster animations, particularly after completing a level) for my taste but it’s not too bad. I still stand by my rating of 2 stars for the app because of the frequency of the full screen ads and how each ad has two “X” buttons to get back to the game. I know people who play this in airplane mode to be able to enjoy the app uninterrupted. It has fewer ads in the first five minutes or so before increasing to the point of being in between each and every puzzle. This is really unfortunate during easier puzzles when the ads take up more than 50% of my time with the app. It’s like a plate of really good food being taken away for 10-20 seconds before each and every bite or drink of water. It doesn’t matter how good the food is, I wouldn’t have an enjoyable meal and couldn’t recommend that restaurant to other people, especially when similar restaurants (word solving apps) have fewer interrupting ads. I wouldn’t mind constant banner ads and the occasional full screen ad, especially if I knew when it would happen, maybe once every 10 minutes or 10 puzzles.
Tweak the ads
by G-HUD on 2018/08/26 05:31
This is like playing the game show Lingo with Chuck Woolery! Really addicting. Fun and challenging. Having said that, there’s these ads. There are quite a few of them. I understand that the ads keep the game free. I didn’t spend a dime and I love it, but in order to get five stars, the ads need to be tweaked. Most you can opt out of after a few second. Really not bad. The two types that kill me are as follows (less annoying first). I watch this ad. It gives me an X at its time and a hit it. Then I’m made to watch another 5 seconds and X out a second time. Just don’t give me the option to X out so soon and don’t make me X out twice. Last, some of the ads will silence my music. I have app sound and music turned off so I usually just have to wait silently for the ad to finish. Too many times, upon finishing, it has disabled my music(Pandora), and I have to swap over and restart my music. When I switch back to the game I then get another pop up ad before I can play again. That is incredibly frustrating. If those can be fixed somehow I would gladly rerate at 5 stars.
Too Many Ads Free coins works only half the time
by Kellbelle9828 on 2018/08/04 10:24
The ads are not bad in the beginning but as you reach higher levels, they become ridiculous! I’ve had a 30 second ad sometimes after every word solved. On three occasions I had about a one minute ad! What!?! I already know the answer...”we’re sorry but the ads allow us to keep free play, and let me take your money often for no ads!” But probably worst of all...there is a free coin option ...you have to listen to another ad to earn coins (to use for pricey hints). A good third of the time, it doesn’t give the coins. You promised coins if I watch the ad!!!! That’s just fraudulent. I’ve contacted the developer and they don’t know the answer, of course! New phone and never have this problem with the many other games. Such a fun game, but extremely annoying. I’m about to go look for a different word game and delete this one!! You have way too much of the same in your reviews and you are not listening. That’s going to hurt you down the line. And check your dictionary, I’ve played words you reject and confirmed they are real words.
Word choice is questionable, too many long ads
by Lmvuser on 2018/08/19 18:02
I loved this game at first. Even with the repeating, super-long ads, it was fun to play. I am on level 321, and every now and then a word I need to solve for is an unheard of word that I would swear has not been used by those who speak American English in the last 100 years. Ridiculous. Add to that the frequent times I’m told a word I played is not a viable word, it just doesn’t make sense and gets to be more frustrating than fun. I get the sense that perhaps the source for words guessed vs words to solve for are not the same. Please find a different source with more words that are current in the language of the person playing the game. Otherwise it looks like you will lose your fan base for this game.
More simplicity words
by MattyD346 on 2018/08/08 12:07
This game is fine, I like the concept of it where you can create any word and do some cross elimination to find the right word, similar to Lingo. But I don’t agree with a lot of the words in this app that you have to discover, they need to be more simple words that we use everyday. It’s a challenge in itself to find the correct word but to actually have to guess randomly what the word may be is too complicated and not RELAXING. I don’t mind a challenge but some of the words that you have to figure out I don’t agree with and especially where it’s ages 4+!!!!! A 4 year old would never get through the whole app in a million years (first 100 levels) not saying they have to be words a 4 year old uses but words that we are ALL familiar with. I’d say 60% of the words I do agree with but it needs to be 100%! Too much strain the brain you need to simplify it see it’s enjoyable to play at ANY point. And the cost for hints should be half because of the little reward you get for watching an ad. As of right now, for me, on a scale of 1-10. I give this app as of right now, a 6.
Could be a 5 Star!
by Funwithgames on 2018/09/02 21:40
I have read many of the other reviews and everyone’s complaining about too many ads. Hey, it’s a free app so you’re gonna get ads! Deal with it. Whenever a longer ad pops up, I just set my phone down, close my eyes or take a nice relaxing deep breath (or both!) and before ya know it, the ad is over and I can keep playing. Sometime that helps me to refocus when you have a challenging word. I’m on level 375. Here’s the pros & cons: Pros: it’s a great, fun game! If you like Mastermind and word games, you’ll love this challenging twist to solving a word puzzle. I like that you don’t get penalized for guessing an incorrect (illegal) word. I also like the shuffle feature that helps rearrange available letters. It can help see the word sometimes. Cons: there’s a few...therefore only a 4 star rating. There should be some kind of reward for solving the puzzle (finding the word) in as few a moves as possible. The quicker you solve, the greater the reward. As of now, it doesn’t matter how many times you guess, it’s the same reward amount. Also, the hints are way too pricey (120 coins); this needs to be less. Finally, some of the words are indeed obscure and therefore hard to guess when you’ve never even heard of them. Process of elimination with guesses keeps me from buying hints though. Overall, I really like it! I just hope the developers act on all the users suggestions.
They get your rating, then bombard you with ads.
by green808angel on 2018/07/14 22:54
In the beginning of the game, there are no ads. Everything goes smoothly and it's pretty fun and addicting. After a few levels you get a pop-up to review the game and at this point, most people would rate it a five because there are no irritants and it's fun. Then go figure, a few more levels in the ads start. One at the bottom of the screen and a 5-30 second ad you have to watch every 3 levels. I was blowing through the levels fast so every 30 seconds or so I was being forced to watch a new ad. I understand it keeps the game free, but the amount is overboard. That is just greed. Not to mention you can't buy a permanent ad removal. You have to make a coin purchase every month to remove ads. Sure you can get a $0.99 coin purchase every month but I really hate the underhanded way they used to get a good rating because if they showed ads before asking for a review, I guarantee it wouldnt be as high. Most people don't change their rating they just delete the game leaving the rating high. These developers are manipulative and dishonest.
Prosaic, Unrewarding, and Obsolete Vocab Usage
by DenoVini on 2018/10/09 06:41
So, a few things... 1. The hints are WAY too expensive when compared to other games that require ad-watching for free hints. 5 ads worth for 1 hint? Come on, don’t insult us and waste our time. 2. As stated by other people, there is no reward for guessing the word on the first try, nor are there any incentives to continue with the game at all!! Other games like Candy Crush and Glass Tower at least motivate you by providing a map of levels you’re progressing through—if you really want to engage game players, change it up and add more variety to this fuddy-duddy game...which brings me to my last point... 3. The words in here are not always commonly used. Chanfer? Recognized as rare. Pottage? Terser? Jollity? Sallow? ALL regarded as ‘rare’ by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Not that I don’t enjoy learning new words, but when you need to guess words with a limited choice of letters and use all the spaces, please be mindful that our guesses aren’t drawn from the courts of merry England, or from ancient scribes. We guess words that WE know, not words used only by scholars in their 23rd year of schooling. Those are my main complaints, but I do share the sentiment of others’ gripes as well. And if you really want to look like you care, please give an earnest, sincere response that’s not auto-generated by a disingenuous bot, but by an actual person. Otherwise, it’s you—the game maker—that looks like the fool.
Ads Play Sound Even When App Sounds Are Disabled
by Doctor Anarchy on 2018/11/11 04:49
I wouldn't mind the ads but they all play sounds. I have the sounds in the game settings turned off but when the ads pop up, it's full sound. So any chance of getting in a quick game during a meeting requires me to disable all sounds on my phone then remember to turn them back on when I'm done. Too much hassle for a quick game so I uninstalled it. This is not an oversight by the devs since their Help section says to do exactly that. To be clear, I don't have a problem with ads. I know that's the price of admission for free apps. I also don't have a problem that ads have sounds. My issue is that when I use the settings to turn off all sounds that they don't turn them off for the ads. Game is great. 5/5 rating. Ads ignoring my sound settings: 1/5. This gives my overall rating of 3/5.
Gets it done
by mudflower :D on 2019/08/13 05:57
I have to say, when I am bored, this game for me is ol’ reliable. Not visually pleasing, but constant! You can play forever without any timer to replenish lost lives, like in other games. And if I’m COMPLETELY stuck, I screenshot it and ask a friend for help...or if I put it down for a while it usually is easier when I come back and look at it again. I like the daily challenges as well. It’s a great escape from a challenging word you may be stuck on in the regular level. Also, the difficulty level progresses nice and slow. There were only a few words so far that seemed harder than should have been on my level, overall a great job increasing difficulty. A surprisingly great game.
Fun game at first
by RavenBlackShep on 2018/10/05 04:42
This was a fun game at first. But it gets harder as it progresses and as far as I can tell, there is no way to earn points, no matter how well you are doing. If you get stuck and need a hint, you have to pay $.99. Once you pay at least $.99, the ads stop coming up, and you are free to play without the annoying advertisements. However, once you start getting into 6 and 7 letter words, they are difficult to come up with, and the game gets a bit excruciating. I can’t see paying .99 every time I need a hint. It would be better if you could accumulate points for all your past good behavior (finding words), and then use those points for hints. So I don’t think I will be playing this game anymore. I don’t see any way to go back to an easier level either.
Love The Game and Only Hate One Ad
by Moxxxeee on 2019/07/17 03:15
I don’t mind the ads but there is one type of ad that doesn’t allow you to hit done. After several observations it is the type of ad that does not finish. One of them I think is Yahtzee. There is constant activity in the ad so clicking ‘Done’ just gets you stuck there and the only choice is the App Store. Other ads that stop let you click done at the appropriate interval and lets you get back to the great game. And it always seems to happen on the daily games and you are stuck and can’t finish the five games because you are in the ad loop. Hope it is fixed soon or that type of ad is removed. Thank you for considering a fix.
Relaxing & Engrossing Word Game
by TheMcTier on 2018/09/05 18:24
I love this game! I get to guess a word without time or guess limits! Here’s how it goes: I am given the number of spaces in the word they want me to guess, along with a list of letters to choose from. As I guess the word, the letters are either grayed out to show that they don’t belong, turned orange to show that they do, or turned green to show that they do and are in the right place. The game will shows me up to seven of my guesses so I can keep an eye on what I’ve already tried. As the game progresses, the words get harder to guess but without making it so hard that I want to quit. Additionally, every morning and afternoon, I can do their word challenges. There is a limit to how many guesses you can make—but blessedly no time limits, which make the challenges really fun and relaxing! NOTE: I’ve found one issue with the game. It seems to drain my iPhone’s battery very quickly. I don’t know if there’s anything that can be done about this—but it would be really advantageous if something could be done. I hope the developers will look into this.
Good but could be improved
by Jg24fanatc on 2018/09/13 20:50
It's a good way to pass the time but I would like it better if some things were changed. Just my humble opinion. There are no milestones for finishing 100 levels, 200 levels, or even a thousand. Kick down a bonus or other recognition. It would be great to have a leaderboard so you can see where you rank level wise. And lastly, I wish you didn't have to enter letters in order. If you know you have certain letters in the puzzle, it would be nice to be able to enter them to make it easier to figure the word out. Again, just my humble opinion. Fun game. (I also find it funny that many of those that give this game poor reviews can't even spell a simple three letter word like "ads". Lol!)
Great except one thing
by Mouse Clubhouse on 2018/10/16 14:35
I love this game, particularly the daily challenge. The only thing I don't like is that it has the capability of playing against someone but it must be someone from your Facebook. I don't have Facebook friends who are interested so I'm out of luck. I don't know why there isn't an option to play against a stranger like Words with Friends. I really enjoy playing the daily challenge solo where you have to solve the puzzles within a certain amount of turns and wouldn't want to play that against anybody. I really enjoy playing the regular game. I wouldn't want to see any of that change. I just wish there was also an option to play against a random person. Other than that I really love this game.
You have to pay every month to remove ads!
by jbeninson on 2018/08/30 23:48
As many other reviewers have said: the game is fine. The ads, however, make it unplayable. A banner at the bottom of the screen and 30-second videos every other level. If you want to get rid of the ads you have to buy coins, but doing so only removes the ads for 30 days. When I called the developer out on this here was their ridiculous response: Apple has some restrictions with app approval and Ad removals, which sadly means we can only offer the 30 day removal. I hope this helps answer your frustrations. Was there anything else I can help with? So, every other app I’ve paid for removes ads permanently, but somehow Apple’s restrictions prevent just this one developer from doing so as well? I’m thinking they’re full of it. Either way, skip the app unless you want to pay at least $12 a year for it. It’s definitely not worth that much money.
So close to perfect! No pay from Daily challenge still.
by cat67! on 2019/04/03 11:38
This challenge lets your encourage others to success and is supposed to double a small bonus, but hardly ever pays as it should even when you follow the rules. Come on! If you offer it, do it! The rest of the game is very good with the noted exceptions of incredibly arcane words. Update: they fixed it! Partner points back and no more words based on Roman protectorates . Yea!Love this game! Second update: still no earned rewards wirh partners (you can alternate but it takes coordination). So close to perfect!
Deleted then re-downloaded so I could review
by sjxkekc on 2018/09/17 23:02
Almost every negative review has the same issue: ads interrupting gameplay too frequently. On most of these reviews, the developer has responded, “yes but ads make it free!” We’re aware of the business model. And we’re saying it’s too much. Either (1) make a paid version so people can permanently avoid ads, (2) reduce the ad-to-gameplay ratio, or (3) decide complaints about ads are the cost of doing business and stop responding. I understand there’s a “pause ads” option I can purchase, but this really feels like extortion. Then the responses to reviews sound patronizing. I’m happy to support apps that provide good gameplay with the right balance of ads, or to pay more for a permanently ad-free app. But I delete apps that get the ads this wrong. Please don’t bother responding to this review with a canned response about how ads keep the app free.
Ad City
by Kally💛💙💜💗💚❤💓💘 on 2018/07/17 11:58
I usually wait on writing a review about a game for a day (or about two hours total of play because I don’t only play) to see how I feel about the game. It’s fun, gets tricky and thinking. At first I figured there didn’t seem to be so many ads and for once a game I could play and be fine with some of the ads. But then the volume of the ads increased... to one (and sometimes glitching and then giving me two ads) just for one level! I don’t want feedback saying they do a ridiculous amount of ads to pay for the game, because they would theoretically be able to gain enough players were they not doing so many ads at once to get much more longer sustainability, and I’m not paying a penny to get rid of ads because that is just a waste when I could spend money on a properly developed indie game over this quick money grab one.
Rustyjones
by Glowplug49 on 2019/01/25 21:09
I love the game, and turn to it when others frustrate me. However, recently I’ve twice in a row had the case where I go to tap “get free coins” (which means watching an ad) but as I’m going to tap it, an ad jumps up on the bottom in the screen, raising the buttons, causing my finger to end up touching “get a hint”. That results in getting a hint I didn’t want, and losing 120 coins! Please move the buttons farther apart! Update: Ok. So they changed the location of the button, which I appreciate. Thank you. The only thing now is the hyper-saturation of practically every game by “toon blast”. I realize that ads pay for the games, but I’m sick and tired of toon blast ads!!!
Time killer
by CT4256 on 2018/07/13 21:44
A great time killer, but also a battery killer. Waaaaaaay too many ads to the point where it discourages me from playing the game. Then there’s the issue where it claims that real words are not legal words to play, such as gay and a couple others I’ve found. Update the dictionary for the game and at least cut back on some of the ads and you’ll have a great game! Update: immediately after writing this review, I went back into the game and got an ad first thing before playing a level. It was a 3 letter puzzle that I solved in about 10 seconds. The next level came up and before I even got a chance to look at the puzzle surprise surprise, another ad popped up. It infuriated me to the point where I have deleted the app. Two ads within 15 seconds is overkill guys. It’s a shame. Good luck with gouging money out of your players.
Too. Many. Adds.
by ThaPauly on 2018/07/01 04:19
Yes, the income is needed. And yes, a purchase gets rid of adds. But after 100 levels I don’t want to buy coins and aren’t invested enough in the game to invest in the game. You’re going to get an ad roughly every 45 seconds. Seriously, I started timing it. So if you’re zipping though easier puzzles you will get through a few. But if you end up with a few thinkers in a row you will see an ad after every puzzle. And some you can close quickly but others are 30 seconds. When I have to watch a 30 second video every 45 seconds of gameplay, I don’t want to play anymore. So have a lot of patience, or just spend the .99 for a month of free ads. Those options aren’t for me.
Eh
by laur3nipsum on 2018/07/20 21:00
Like other people have said here, there's far too high a volume of ads between almost every (very short) level and the next. I understand that free apps rely on ad revenue for profit, but I think this is the most unreasonable amount I've seen to date. It's also not great that you can't purchase new packs or anything with coins, only hints, and the difficulty doesn't increase much. And ad-removing purchases that only last 30 days? Ridiculous, especially compared to most other games competing for the same audience as this one. Other than that, it's an oooookay Lingo clone. Not looking forward to the same copy/pasted reply that everyone else has gotten about the ads. It's doable to incorporate plenty of ads without creating an experience for your consumers that involves more ad-watching than playing.
Weird Vocabulary; never got coins I paid for.
by bpp10000 on 2018/12/24 16:58
I like this game, but there are a couple of problems with it. 1. For $2.99 you can get rid of all ads and the game is far better without them. But I never got the free coins promised. I followed troubleshooting instructions to no avail. The company then wants you to jump though hoops to prove that you paid them! What’s that all about? 2. This game doesn’t accept valid lower frequency English vocabulary words as legal words (?) and then includes as correct responses words forms that are simply never used by English speakers. If these things were fixed and if stars were actually worth something, this game would be great.
Challenging, but doable
by safeTJ on 2018/09/08 03:58
I find myself coming back to this game everyday. I can normally get the words with some effort and without hints, but the extra coins are readily available enough that I can use a hint when I’m stuck—the perfect challenge level for me. Many games reach a level of challenge where it’s just next to impossible for non-nerds to get any farther...at least not without spending a fortune. I’ve sent the developers feedback within the game comments, which they received and acknowledged. Well done game that I enjoy.
Love this game
by Kitcatfish on 2018/11/08 03:06
I absolutely love playing this game. The only thing that I wish could change is being able to reset the game. It took me awhile to really get the hang of it, and I would like to see how much better I would do knowing what I now know from the start. It’s always fun to try to beat you original scores too. If there is a way to reset the game I really wish you would include that in the next update. I will continue playing the game though, because I don’t think I can stop!
Great game, but way too many ads
by Jendryx on 2018/08/05 02:27
The game is fun, but be prepared to stop and watch an ad after every other level. I understanding having ads and play lots of free games with ads, but let us play for more than 30 seconds without having to watch an ad. It is unfortunate because it is a great game that I will no longer play due to the ad frequency. Response to developer’s canned response: I do not have an aversion to ads if the game is playable. You force people to stop playing every 30 seconds to watch ads. I refuse to make a purchase EVERY month just to remove the nagging ads. Other developer’s seem to be doing just fine without forcing their players to stop this often. Shocking, I know! Maybe you should reach out to one of them and see how it’s done.
Ads. Too many. Unskippable.
by Gfcyftdyff on 2018/07/24 03:16
Normally, when a game gives you a 30+ second ad, you get the option of skipping it after about 5 seconds. In this app, you have to sit through the whole ad, and often the same one literally dozens of times every few minutes. It is literally quicker to close the entire app and reopen it than to watch the ad to get to the next level, and I do not have the consistent income to give you money every few weeks to get rid of them. The only reason you get 2 stars is because the game itself is actually fun and challenging. Response to Developer response: I feel like you’re missing the point. This game literally makes you watch more ads than all the other free games on my phone combined.
My Absolute Favorite Word Puzzle Game!!
by evaded age on 2018/08/18 18:58
While the first few levels play as rudimentary and predictable as every other word game, this one (with an included element of Mastermind) has taken the time to have a broader vocabulary! Even when you’re certain you have the answer, it’s often the similar, yet often unused words that end up being the answer itself! While I’ve run into a few words that I didn’t know, most of the more unique words are still ones I use conversationally.
Friend daily puzzle stopped working
by The10man81 on 2018/12/19 02:06
It makes you pick a Facebook friend to partner with to get double rewards. If you can get it to link (major issues with WiFi especially) it never gives you the rewards. I reported this and they gave me the rewards once I think (next time I logged on there was one there to collect), but it hasn’t worked since. The game itself is ok, but the ads are awful. You have to close the ad twice after waiting through it each time to make it to the next stage. I ended up just playing the morning and evening partner puzzles, but even that is getting tedious with the ads and rewards not working.
Unique
by tcbueti on 2018/10/06 12:50
Lots of apps have you form words from a set of letters, but this one makes you deduce THEIR word. I like that you can construct words you know aren’t right, just to get more clues about the correct letters and their placement. One request: it would be fun if the correct solution and your guesses stayed until you swipe, so you could screenshot your process. I also like how you can easily “coin up” at any point if you're stumped by watching a few videos. Awesome game. Thanks.
Fun but Words aren’t even words used in day to day vocab??
by hkhfjijj on 2018/07/31 04:27
So I loved this game because it reminds me of lingo and it was easy and slowly worked up to being hard which I liked but then the words became ridiculous, I have never used the word typify in a day to day convo and maybe that’s my fault and my vocab is minimal but it just seems obnoxious to have words like that. The game was fun but there were many more words like that and worse in which I would just struggle and once it was solved by many many clues (AND ADS BECAUSE EACH CHAPTER DOESNT EVEN GIVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ONE HINT) I still have no clue what it was. The words are bad and their system of coins is ridiculous into conning you into watching more ads.
Letters can be used multiple times
by Sb7457 on 2018/09/04 17:33
Pros: Good concept, combining Mastermind with Scrabble. Cons: Too many/too frequent ads (I understand they pay for the app to be free but there are a ton here) and it’s not made clear upfront that letters can be used twice, which is frustrating when you get to that level and there are no possible words that fit (without doubling). The levels are super slow to build in difficulty (made all the slower by constant ads) and the animations are also a bit delayed, leading to overall slow gameplay.
Great game, just a couple suggestions
by sjtpharm6571 on 2018/12/07 14:56
I really enjoy this game, it’s a lot like mastermind and scrabble put together! It’s quite challenging and engaging. A few items to suggest: The letters that were identified as not being in the word do get marked but the color difference is so subtle it’s hard to see- it would be great if they could be marked more obviously (like in pink?). Also it would be nice if you could place a letter anywhere you want instead of having to go through the whole word from start to finish. Thanks for your consideration!!
Sneaky ways force me to watch ads
by GranniePants on 2018/10/10 17:10
I love this game, I don’t even mind the ads... I actually found this app from an ad in another game. What I find irritating is to watch an ad for free coins and then not receive my coins. If there is a limit to how many coins you can get by watching... then you need to tell me I’ve reached my daily limit. Otherwise you owe me. A very sneaky way to force players to watch ads for no benefit. There’s also, of course, the perpetual banner ad at the bottom of the screen. I’ll be deleting app if it keeps up...pretty sure it won’t be too hard to find an acceptable replacement.
Good Potential
by realitycheckinc on 2018/08/23 01:07
This game is a really good idea but poorly implemented. If you guess a word on the first try, you get no extra points. You just get a flat reward when the level is completed. There should be a diminishing reward commensurate with how many tries it takes to guess the word. The ads are extremely intrusive and take more time to watch than it takes to finish a puzzle. I understand the need for ads when people don’t want to buy the game, but I don’t see an option to buy the game. If this game was better developed I would pay to get rid of ads. As it is, I’m deleting it and hoping another developer will do it right.
Fun!
by keptwoman2004 on 2018/07/26 15:36
I didn’t get any ads until after level 25, so maybe developers listened to the other reviews. Only thing about this game is that so far it’s been too easy for me, but I’ll, keep playing, maybe more challenging later on. This is a good idea though! Update: As you go along, and especially if you play the daily challenges, the game does get harder, and, for me, that has been even more fun! I am glad I downloaded this game- unique word game.
Developers trick you into leaving a good review
by Nickel829 on 2018/09/14 21:10
So the developers, clever as they are, don’t put any ads (maybe 1) early in the game. Then after about 20 levels when you’re like “ok this game is fun” it asks you to leave a review. Most people would be like, sure I like this game. Then right after that they throw ads at you left and right. I had to watch an ad after every. Single. Level. Around level 30. This means that each level takes about 10-20 seconds, and the ads take about 10-30 seconds. I was spending more time watching ads than playing. I get it that they need ads but they don’t need this much, and it’s a pretty scummy move to trick people into leaving good reviews.
Great Game, But the Ads...
by Indoril1220 on 2018/08/20 18:46
Certainly my new favorite app game. Clever, rewarding, and good fun. Only thing is you spend literally half the time watching ads. They throw one at you after every two puzzles or so, which is annoying. I’ve seen them comment on other reviews about how ads are what lets them support the app (which is understandable), but I’d imagine they could cut it back to one ad every 3 puzzles at the very least. It would make me play for more than just a few puzzles at a time before walking away again.
Too many ads in ur face nonstop
by ipodtouchesyou on 2018/08/06 09:18
Too many adds. Game has potential but it loads you down with advertisements after each round and in order to get a small amount of currency so you can use a hint. Half the time the ads don’t even give credit despite u having already watched them. This game is nice but frustrating to play. I spend more of my time watching ads then getting to play the puzzles. Probably deleting it. I’m sure they sell my information to the highest bidder anyways and that their devs don’t care what users think of their product.
Fun game! Wish they gave definition to the words!
by Smarady on 2018/09/30 10:16
The game is challenging in a way that most words games aren’t. I enjoy how we have to find the word that the developer chose. The objective of most of the word games I play is usually to find as many words as possible with the letters that’s giving, this game is different which is why I enjoy it so much. One thing change that I would really like to see happen, would be after each word is found, the word should have a definition so I know what they me and so that I can use them in my every day life.
Challenging
by Fzbde40 on 2018/12/15 22:03
This is a challenging word game and I enjoy playing it. I did finally pay to get rid of ads, they were annoying, but it wasn’t expensive. I like the challenge of trying to solve levels quickly. You get stars for your effort. I don’t like that the stars are completely worthless. Let me get some kind of bonus for the stars I collect, and not free hints, I don’t use the hints (pat myself on the back).
Fun and challenging
by Karma907 on 2018/07/25 17:10
I really enjoy this game. It’s challenging. But when you get to level 500 and up, it gets plain difficult. The ads don’t bother me, I understand it keeps the game free. What I have a problem with is the coinage. 120 for a hint, and only 15 at the end of a chapter. Why not give an extra bonus if, say, you get it on first try. Daily challenges should also have bigger rewards. Because if we have to sit through ads, then be a little more generous with the rewards.
This is the absolute best game!
by Swtpaulapenny on 2019/09/17 13:45
I play Word Bubbles every single day. It keeps my mind alert and focused. It improves my vocabulary and spelling. It is fulfilling to complete each level. I love it! P.S. This is not a game for the faint hearted. It is easy to get discouraged and give up. Don’t give up! Use hints when necessary. And if you find you need to start over, be sure to write down the correct words before you erase them. Good luck!
TOO MANY ADS. NOT WORTH IT!!
by Lazarellias on 2018/11/10 15:50
Way too many ads. Most of the time they even glitch so you have to watch another ad or close the app completely and reopen it. Once opened, guess what?.... another ad! You can remove them but you have to pay a dollar every month, that's $12 a year and is just not worth it. Any other game is a one time fee! I'm sure the developer will give the same canned response about how it keeps the game free but no other app has this many ads!! The developer is a greedy, money grabber and now that I've left a one star review (which it deserves) I will be deleting the game. Have fun with the 5:1 ad:game ratio. Not worth my time or money.
Too many ads
by L8mommy on 2018/10/02 01:58
How in the world do you have a 4.9 out of 5? This has to be wrong, or you just slammed in a whole bunch of fake reviews. Look at all the bad reviews, most of which complain about the ads. Not possible that this is honestly a 4.9. I just uninstalled this game. Seems like I was watching an ad every other word I got correct. Some of the puzzles are way too easy, and others far too hard. Make your levels increase in an appropriate scale, give some sort of hint without a hint costing half your coins. I know you’re trying to make money, but you’ve got to attract and *keep* players first. This game was a turn off for me!
What happened??
by jammieanna on 2018/08/19 17:18
I like the game and have been playing it for about two weeks. I watched so many ads to collect coins for hints. I had over 800 coins when I stopped playing this morning. When I went back this afternoon I had zero. All 800+ coins disappeared. It was still on the same game. No hints had been purchased. They were all just gone down to an exact and equal zero. Do you know how many ads I had to watch to earn all those coins? You want to get 25 coins per 30 second ad. Where did they go? I’m angry!!
Good word game
by Cribbage fan on 2019/02/03 20:14
I like the game, I like being able to pick a partner for the daily challenges, and I like the weekend challenges. I don’t like that it’s got two separate daily challenges with specific times to play them. I would much prefer a single daily challenge that can be played any time to accommodate different peoples schedules. And at times, the game doesn’t give the extra money even when both partners have completed the challenge. A glitch I’m assuming that comes up now and then. It’s annoying
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