You'll need sharp spelling skills to find the gold and capture the Huevos Rancheros Gang. Play with the teacher-developed word lists, or record your own words.

* Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice

* Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

"Mystery Word Town is a mix of western style fun and silliness, but also has serious educational chops." - Teachers With Apps

Your Mission: Help the sheriff, a friendly and curious little ghost, recover the missing gold and catch the outlaws.

- Spelling practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience
- Play with the teacher-developed word lists, or record your own words.
- 3 skill levels and 2 game modes provide a highly customizable and flexible learning experience for a range of ages
- Optional audio hints speak the words
- Visual hints provide scaffolding for difficult words
- Unlimited user accounts; create your own avatar and save your game progress
- Quirky characters and interactive discoveries delight young learners

• Increase spelling and word recognition skills
• Reinforce reading development
• Promote strategic and critical thinking


Designed to support classroom learning, Mystery Word Town provides a unique and engaging way to practice spelling

Each player can customize various skills and play modes to suit their age, interest and ability:

- Select from 3 included word lists, created in collaboration with teachers and based on Fry high frequency words and sight words
- Make your own word lists and record your own voice

2 game modes:
- Listen Then Spell - hear a word spoken, then spell the word
- Spell Your Own - spell any word you want to solve the puzzle; words are validated against an extensive dictionary


Add as many custom profiles as you like. Individual game settings and progress are saved in each player profile. Create different profiles, each tailored for specific practice and abilities.


The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we create to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Thanks for playing Mystery Word Town!


Also available - Mystery Math Town and Mystery Math Museum

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What’s New

Version 1.2.1

- Improved word list management
- Updated for the latest version of iOS

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

ebd35 ,

Another brilliant app from Artgig!

The new update to Mystery Word Town has turned a great app into a truly fabulous one! Like all apps from artgig it is a sure fire winner for children both at home and in school! The update not only now lets you make your own custom word lists but also you’re able to record your voice as well! Genius!
As a teacher in a special school I would say it’s a must have app in any classroom. Mystery Word Town is one of those unique apps that are not only educational but also great fun!

M7o ,


Since downloading this app, have had some kind of virus on my phone , it's impossible to erase and took over my phone's memory!

Developer Response ,

Hi, This is the first we're hearing of an issue like this with any of our apps. It's quite likely an unfortunate coincidence that you are having an issue with with your phone. Please contact and we will do our best to help resolve the problem.


Artgig, LLC
729.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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