7 Little Words is a unique puzzle game invented in 2011 by Christopher York. The game is a unique combination of puzzles, crosswords and anagrams that comes in short, easy to pick up bursts. Each bite-size puzzle consists of 7 clues, 7 mystery words, and 20 letter groups. The aim of the game is to find the mystery words by deciphering the clues and combining the letter groups.
7 Little Words is wildly successful on mobile devices, with millions of downloads and plays, with media praise and topping the iTunes app store. If you find you’ve aced every level of 7 Little Words and want something else to challenge yourself with another puzzle gaming app here are 10 alternatives:
Ruzzle is a multiplayer word game where the aim is to score the most points in two minutes. The premise is you have to create words from the jumble of letters by holding down and dragging your form through adjoining letters.
Ruzzle is popular because there are several game modes that include the ability to challenge a friend, play Facebook friends or practice alone. Ruzzle is available is English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.
- Alphabetty Saga
Alphabetty Saga mixes Candy Crush Saga’s addictive game style and mixes it with the word search format.
The app will offer progressively harder boards of letters you must clear to get to the following level. You follow a little 1930s mouse called Betty on an adventure through bubbles on boards, falling cheeses and finding adjacent or diagonal words. This game will keep you occupied for hours as it features tones of different levels with loads of different objectives.
- Word Brain
This is a challenging upgrade of the word search format. This update on the classic pits players against a layered grid with concealed words underneath. The goal of the player is to identify and reveal all the tiles with the least moves possible. There are hint options to stop players getting stuck in a boring rut for too long.
Word Brain will keep you entertained as you play through increasingly more difficult sets of grids from small 2×2 to 10×10 and beyond.
- Line Hidden Catch
Line Hidden Catch is a line connecting game that challenges users to find-the-difference. The basic gameplay encourages users to find five differences between two pictures within a 60 second time limit.
Along with their animated images, users can unlock real-life images that are harder to play due to the heavy amount of details. Line Hidden Catch will also allow users to connect and play against friends and challenge them to games. The best aspect of this app is that the pictures will randomize so each round will be new and fresh.
Wordament has a very similar format to Boggle, where users have to make words from a 4×4 grid of letters. Letters in Wordament are assigned values from 1-10, much like Scrabble, so harder letters will score more points.
What makes Wordament stand out from other word puzzle apps is that the games are played entirely online in the form of live tournaments. All online players take on the same grid in a two-minute battle to score the most points but making the most words. There is also Xbox Live integration with the promise of 200 gamer points just by playing it.
- Fit Brains Trainer
Fit Brains Trainer is a popular education application from Rosetta Stone. The app’s goal is to stimulate intellectual and emotional intelligence levels, and to push the brain to its full potential. There is a varied amount of different games with 60 different games and 500 brain workouts.
The app, uniquely, uses your performance data to assess and adjust the difficulty of its games, depending on your skillsets.
- Word Feud
Word Feud is a two-player competitive game that is very similar to Scrabble. The game is very simple to play, match with a random opponent or a friend and then you have 72 hours to play.
This is a popular alternative to Words with Friends and Scrabble but a much more basic user-friendly version of the classic board game. Word Feud comes with English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese and Finnish dictionaries.
BookWorm is a word puzzle game where users have to form chains of letter tiles to create words. The longer the word is the higher the score will be. As you go through the levels of the game it will add additional difficult elements like burning tiles that burn their way through the surrounding tiles and if one hits the bottom the game ends.
BookWorm is a great game for word lovers as it will really challenge your vocabulary knowledge. It comes in various time limit formats or unlimited easily games.
- Cody Cross
Cody Cross is an updated crossword experience with a fun alien storyline. Travel across time and space and unveil the planet’s history through themed crossword puzzles. Each of the thousand levels will unveil new themed games that will challenge even the most experienced crossword players.
Wordspace is a colourful puzzle app that puts users in charge of Chuchu, a bright alien who is trying to acclimatize to Earth. This is a simple version of a word search that is perfect for younger game players. The aim is to look out for hidden words that have been concealed within the scene. Simply swipe the screen and connect the letters. The alien character will not be able to jump to the next level until you have completed the word puzzles.
The best thing about Wordspace is that it caters to novices and more avoid word searchers. With more than 400 levels you will have plenty of areas to explore including concentration test, spelling exams and word formations.