Stop - Categories Word Game 12+

Word Trivia Battles


Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Love word games and trivia? Try Stop, the smash-hit word puzzle game that's been an App Store Editor's Choice in 18 countries!

Stop starts by randomly selecting five categories and one letter. You then have 60 seconds to think up five words—one for each category—that begin with that letter. Submit the most correct answers, and you win!

One letter. Five categories. Infinite chances to prove you are a word wizard!

- A fast-paced, easy-to-play update of a beloved pen-and-paper game
- 200+ captivating categories (and counting!)
- Connect with friends through in-game nicknames, Facebook, or Game Center. Or let Stop match you with a fresh opponent
- Unlock achievements that validate your vocab mastery
- Multilingual? Mix it up! Stop can be played in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Turkish!

Start playing Stop today!

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What’s New

Version 3.27.0

In this newest version, we've granted you access to Stop's Ambassadors' Club. Now you can post about Stop on your social media accounts and win rewards! We've also fixed bugs and made improvements to the game's functionality.
Thanks everyone for the feedback!
Team Fanatee

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94.6K Ratings

94.6K Ratings

Mace d Ace ,

Addictive and Fun!

This game is like Scattergories on speed! My family and I can’t stop playing! The best part is it is free (unless you opt to pay for ad removal). I really love playing. The game rewards you extra credit for rare answers, so that adds a fun, competitive angle. I also like the option of being able to watch ads to reveal correct answers for the words that I miss and getting to earn coins to get hints, change categories, or spin the wheel for a different letter. Even with the greatest games, there is always room for improvement. For instance, you should be able to use coins to buy more time on the clock, at least when you play in “zen” mode. It would also be nice to be able to buy more time before a game expires (6 day time limit per game). Sometimes, they count an answer wrong that is correct. You can submit a notice to them of “this answer is correct,” but the answer doesn’t always get added to the database. Finally, they do need to expand their list of correct answers for Q, X, Y, & Z words. You have to get really creative to find answers to fit these letters, yet valid answers aren’t always counted. For instance, a definition for “zany” is “clown” or “clown’s assistant,” yet this answer gets counted as incorrect in the “birthday things” and “circus things” categories. Overall, this is the BEST iPad game I have ever played, and I highly recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for enjoying Stop as much as we do! We’ll make sure to share your feedback with the team in charge so that they can improve the game experience.

doggos rock ,

Amazing Game!!!

This game is so fun and I play it all the time. It not only gets your brain thinking but you can invite your friends to play with you and see who has a bigger vocabulary. It gets a bit annoying when you get a letter like u or y or x that their isn’t really many words for but it’s hard for the other player too. Even if you get timed out because the other player stopped the game first, you can change it to zen mode when you get to a certain level which is less of a challenge because you always get a minute unless you stop it so, you don’t need to worry about how fast they are. You can also customize your name and photo on the app for other players to see. If you don’t want to play with your friends or none of your friends have it, you can pick random opponent and it will match you with another player. Sometimes I do wish the app would give you more than 2 or 3 letters when you use your coins for hints. Once I was asked for a super bowl music performer that started with z and it gave me zi when I used my coins on a hint. This game is the perfect game to use when you’re in bed and settling in. Overall this is an amazing game and I really do recommend you getting it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words. We here at Fanatee work every day to bring moments of joy for our players, messages like this really warm our hearts and make us go that extra mile to improve our games. I'll be sharing your words with the whole team, we appreciate you taking your time writing for us :)

ghostslovefriends ,

Great game with some flaws

Overall, I absolutely LOVE this game. Some good things: quick rounds make it easy to play without a huge commitment, fun categories, and super fun to play with friends. Some problems: some letters are chosen way more often than others and there is one formatting issue. In the game, the letter that you must use to fill out the categories is chosen through spinning a wheel. The problem with this is, the wheel starts in the same place every time you spin it, and so it usually ends in the same place. For example, usually when I spin the wheel I get the letter M. I would like to play with some other letters once in a while! If letters were picked in a different way, this wouldn’t be a problem. One last problem I’ve run into only comes up when I search for friends. The background of the search box is white, but so is the font color! When I’m typing my friends usernames, I’m typing in white font on a white background! I can’t see what I’m typing, which can lead to me needing to search for the same person multiple times. I don’t know if I’m the only one running into this problem. In the end, this is a great game that I have recommended to my family and friends, and would recommend to anyone who enjoys word games.

Developer Response ,

Hi. Thank you for your thorough feedback. I will forward this to our team so they can look into the issues you addressed and try to use your input for our new version of STOP. If you have any other suggestions or feedback, feel free to send us an email at Have a great day! =)

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