** 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.
BONZA PUZZLE CREATOR
Create your own custom Bonza puzzles and challenge friends.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s been a year and I still play
I have a short attention span for phone games but I just keep coming back to this one. It’s not repetitive; there’s a huge range of topics; and the game doesn’t badger you to make in-app purchases. The use of ads in this game is clever because you always have the option of turning them down, but if you choose to watch it it gives you double the “reward” for completing a puzzle, which then can go towards unlocking the next puzzle pack. If you get stuck on a puzzle, you can get hints by watching short ads, which again, are optional. I showed this game to my parents who now also play it!
Developer Response ,
So glad you love the game so much you've passed it onto your parents! Thanks for playing Bonza!
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.
Nice on many levels, just one annoying flaw
I like this game. It's well designed, has no annoying pop ups or ads that intrude on your play. I even like the music, which is more than I can say about any other game I've ever played. The game itself is basic but can be challenging as well.
It had only one flaw, but it's a big one. I've played this game for many hours, but I'm about ready to throw my phone across the room because the background moves the same way the pieces move. What I mean is that you use one finger to move the (teeny tiny, on a phone screen) word fragments around, but the whole screen also moves with only one finger. So when you mean to reach for a word, you often end up moving the whole board. It's maddening and entirely unnecessary. Simply make the background adjustable with two fingers rather than one. I mean, who thought this was a good design?
Please fix this intensely irritating flaw.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Minimega PTY LTD
- 128.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2016 MiniMega pty ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Mini Stack $0.99
- Value Stack $4.99
- Classic Bundle 1 $2.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.