Bonza Word Puzzle 12+

A new type of crossword


    • 4.7 • 8.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



** App Store Best of 2014 **
"Bonza puzzles are instantly addictive!" - Will Shortz (Crossword Editor, The New York Times)

"It’s an idea so simple I can’t believe it hasn’t been done yet." - Mark Serrels, Kotaku

Bonza is a new type of crossword that has become an instant classic. It mixes word search, jigsaw and trivia to create something completely fresh. If you like a word challenge and you enjoy pushing boxes around with your fingers, then you'll love Bonza Word Puzzle.

Every day you'll be able to solve a new puzzle designed by the Bonza community.

Create your own custom Bonza puzzles and challenge friends.

What’s New

Version 4.6.8

Major update
• All packs are now unlocked for free with ads
• Changes to the store page
• New puzzle packs added

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

diac1 ,

Great Game

I really enjoy this game. Ads are minimal and although there's the option to pay for some puzzle packs, I've been playing for a few years and haven't spent a dime. I'd love to spend the 13,000+ coins I've accumulated on new Showcase Packs if anymore ever become available though. For now I'm just playing the daily shuffles and occasional bonus puzzles.

Some of my favorites are the mystery clue puzzles for their extra challenge. I also like having the option of being able to get a small clue (or several if I need them) by watching a short ad. I keep the sound off and the ads are short so they don't bother me at all.

Highly recommend this one if you enjoy word puzzles.

Adam Tolley ,

Almost really great

Lots of fun and a different take on crossword puzzles, I found this game addictive enough to blaze through all the free content in under a week.

Now I can only do a couple ( literally 2 ) free daily shuffles each day while I slowly acquire points to spend on puzzle packs, or buy the packs at a dollar a piece. Problem is the packs are not very large and playing through them would get expensive quick. But maybe I am just cheap.

But what bothers me more than the rest of that is how community content is handled. Free daily shovels all seem to be made up of randomly selected community contributed puzzles. Furthermore, these puzzles can be rated upon completion, and I am guessing the higher rated puzzles are used more often. The problem is that the puzzles you create don’t seem to link back to your account and don’t earn any kind of reward for being highly rated. I would love to be able to earn credits towards other puzzle packs for writing good content, and that seems more than fair given how much user retention relies upon this community generated content.

IbuSaja ,


Update: After years of playing Bonza and Bonza Planet, I have thrown in the towel. Nothing but repetitive crowd sourced puzzles and blaring sound on ads. Even when I cut the sound in the app and mute the sound on my device it somehow breaks through. That is so disrespectful of users and a terrible marketing strategy. Despite having accumulated over 23,000 coins in Bonza and 22,000 coins in Bonza Planet I have deleted both apps.

I have been playing Bonza and Bonza Planet since their inception and have bought every puzzle pack available. They used to be my favorite games. The original packs were fun and a great way to get the grey matter firing in the morning. The problem is that there have been no new puzzle packs for sale for years. The only puzzles available are the daily puzzles which are 100 percent crowd sourced, very limited in scope and extremely repetitive. It’s a constant litany of: colors, Australian animals, makes of cars, breakfast items etc. It’s rare to find something that is thought provoking or challenging. Really good word puzzles mature and grow. This one is dying from neglect. I am truly disappointed.

In-App Purchases

Value Stack
Coins to use in Bonza Word Puzzle

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