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Play your favorite books in Dear Reader! Puzzle through Pride and Prejudice, Wizard of Oz and more, as you unlock new puzzles and earn books for your library.

Dear Reader lets you curl up and play your favorite books, turning classic literature into clever word puzzles. Unscramble passages from famous books, unlock unique puzzles, and add new books to your library.

Dear Reader includes 101 literary classics and dozens of different word puzzles, from unscrambling anagrams to swapping lines of text. As far as we know, this is the first game where you can dive in and play with the actual written words from so many tempting books.

And it’s fun! As Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon wrote, Dear Reader is “a game that’s as difficult to put down as a good book.”

Best Apple Arcade Games, IGN
Top 5 Apple Arcade recommended games, Bustle Magazine
12 Best Apple Arcade games, Gamespot
10 Best Mobile Games of 2019, Paste Magazine
Official Finalist, IndieCade
Official Selection, Indie Megabooth GDC Showcase
Official Selection, Wordplay Festival
Best Gameplay Finalist, Games for Change
Best Meaningful Play, International Mobile Gaming Awards

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Minor fixes and improvements for all platforms - now optimized for Mac with M1. Enjoy, Dear Readers!

App Privacy

The developer, Local No. 12, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

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

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