No matter how short the alphabet spectrum is, there are countless possibilities of words that can be made out of it and this is that very element that excites every puzzle-maker. They have a question in their mind that they want the reader to answer. But the question is so broad-range that you can just “hope” for the reader to guess it correctly until and unless you’re up against a real tight player. But still we have only a handful of good puzzle games. Then there is something else as well that we’re missing on and I think that element would be “engaging”. Yes, each such game, no matter how difficult and no matter how intelligent the mind behind it is, should be engaging that invites the player to leave everything else and just search for the solution at that very moment. There are not many names that come to my mind, but the one on top is Modern Words.


Modern Words is an iOS app that is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5.


Modern Words is a bunch of 5 different games: Anagrams, Riddles, Mini Crossers, Crosswords and Word Search. Let’s start up with Anagrams. This game is a pure combination of fun, creativity and intelligence. There are five or more letters given to you and you have to create words out of them; as many as you can. As I told you, the spectrum of choices is small but the possibilities are so many that it becomes a challenge to fill all the empty spaces. The next one i.e. Riddles is similar to Anagrams but with a difference that you have to use the words provided to answer a given question. So it’s possible that a question has two possible answers but the given set of letters permits only one of them. So you can see that they have turned the same ball in two different directions and it’s a challenge to face it each time. Mini Crossers is like filling-the-blanks with a set of letters given to you.


Crosswords is just what you’d expect and I think after so many twists-and-turns in the previous games, you deserve one that sticks to the tradition especially when the original one is so much challenging and appealing. Last but not the least is Word Search and it’s again a game that you can play for hours.

What’s unique about these games apart from the features already discussed is that you can choose a particular category like animals, sports, etc and you can also choose a difficulty level. The graphics are decent and well crafted out. Overall, it’s an amazing outfit for a word-puzzle.

Though the app is available for free in the App Store, only one category is unlocked at the start for you in each game and the rest can be unlocked by watching a 5 second ad. But if you don’t have that much time, you can unlock them for $0.99 or you can unlock the entire game for just $2.99. Choice is yours!

Pros: 5 unique games; addictive gameplay; decent graphics; free.

Cons: none.

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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