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Best Free Word Games Like Words With Friends for iPhone and iPad

We're giving all you word nerds the next best thing to Words With Friends cheats. Here's a list of all the similar games to Words With Friends that you need to try.

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Zynga's original Words With Friends, called Words With Friends Classic, has been a major success since its 2009 release on iPhone. Like Scrabble, the massively popular multi-player game tasks playersmore

Zynga's original Words With Friends, called Words With Friends Classic, has been a major success since its 2009 release on iPhone. Like Scrabble, the massively popular multi-player game tasks players with building words crossword puzzle style in turns. It is easy to pick up, not to mention win, if you're a word nerd. It's also great for sharpening vocabularies, spelling, and puzzle skills.

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While waiting for an opponent to take their turn, you can play up to 30 others simultaneously, getting push notifications to alert you when you're up. Wordplay with friends or randomly assigned opponents and win coins and badges. You can also chat with word chums in the app. Play for free or pay for power-ups or for the ad-free version. But if after nine years you're ready to try another word game, here are seven great alternatives.

Best Word Games Like Words With Friends for iPhone and iPad

Words With Friends 2

Words With Friends 2

Words With Friends 2 is like Words With Friends -- only better, with a beautiful, more streamlined design. You can still challenge friends to word games, but now you can also take part in themed Solo Challenge events against the app, or join a real-life team and compete in the edge-of-your-seat Lightning Round against others. Words With Friends 2 is free to play, but feel free to pay for power-ups or to remove ads.

Letterpress

Letterpress

Similar to Words With Friends and powered by Oxford Dictionaries, the Apple award-winning, beautifully designed word game Letterpress has players taking turns creating words in order to capture the board. Play against friends, strangers, or a Bot; chat with other players; track your performance; and more. Letterpress is free, with optional in-app purchases.

Word Connect

Word Connect

You've played connect the dots, but have you ever connected words? You can with Word Connect, powered by Oxford Dictionaries. Just swipe wooden, Scrabble-like block letters to build words and win coins across almost 3,000 levels. Free, with optional in-app purchases, Word Connect allows you to play at your own pace and ask friends or family for help if you get stuck.

WordBrain

WordBrain

How big is your vocabulary? Put it to the test with WordBrain, a word puzzle that tasks you with discovering hidden words by sliding your finger over them and clearing the grid. The game, which is free, with in-app purchases, gets progressively harder as you play through 700 levels.

​Wordscapes

​Wordscapes

Wordscapes melds word finding and crosswords in one highly addictive game that gets progressively more difficult as you work your way through almost 4,000 puzzles. Wordscapes' beautifully themed backgrounds with stunning beach and park photos set it apart from the rest. Wordscapes if free to play, with optional in-app purchases.

Word Cookies!

Word Cookies!

Trade in those high-carb cookies for an equally satisfying, calorie-free, word-searching puzzle game. In Word Cookies!, which is free to play, with optional in-app purchases, your letters are baking in your oven, and it's your job to turn them into letter-shaped word cookies. Discover hidden words from mixed letters, and derived words from main words, and win.

​Word Search Pro

​Word Search Pro

Word Search Pro is a top-10 word game that has you identifying hidden words and then swiping to mark them. The unlimited puzzles across 50 different word categories can be played from easy to hard in four progressively difficult levels. Play at your own pace, or try the Blitz or Marathon modes for added pressure. Word Search Pro is free, with optional in-app purchases.