Chain Link is an easy to play but deceptively challenging word puzzle game. Each puzzle consists of five sets of three words. The middle word of each set is missing, and when discovered, it combines with the words on the left and right to turn them into everyday compound words and phrases.

Example: BED – ? – SPRAY
Answer: Both words can be linked together by the word BUG to form BEDBUG and BUGSPRAY.

Every puzzle provides an interesting fun fact or definition for one of the compound words.

Progressive hints are available to assist you if needed. They provide you first with the number of letters in the missing word, then the first letter and then the word itself.

Each pack of puzzles contains bonus puzzles that can be unlocked by completing progress milestones within the pack.

In addition to the available puzzle packs, there is always a new free puzzle released each day.

If you like word puzzle games, then you will love Chain Link!

What’s New

Version 2.0

Two new puzzle packs: Fandemonium and Fanfare! Brought to you by fan puzzle submissions!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

1st Time iPhone_User ,

Developer needs to make one change

This is the closest thing I’ve found to the TV game show “Chain Reaction”. In addition, it has a good balance of the degree of difficulty. I thought I’d found my new favorite word game, but I’ve had to uninstall it after quickly becoming exasperated with one issue that the developer could so easily fix. The missing word in each of the 5 chains per set uses letters from one pool of letters at the bottom of the screen. If you get stuck on one of the first word chains in a set, but you can see that you know the answer to the some of the others in the set, you absolutely cannot proceed to those others until you solve each one in the order listed. This is different than so many other games where you can skip something you’re stuck on and solve the ones you know, thereby making the difficult ones more solvable by process of elimination. If the developer would tweak this so that you could tap the chain you want to try and fill in, it would allow you to complete those you can and then go back to those that were so challenging. The way it is now, if you’re stuck on one, you simply can’t advance. This is extremely frustrating. Even quitting and coming back to it later doesn’t help. DEVELOPER - PLEASE CONSIDER CHANGING THIS! It would be a fantastic game, if you would!

Bakuham ,


Surprisingly difficult, this game will have you stumped in minutes. It's just challenging enough to keep you playing, while simple enough to not turn you away. Runs well, no glitches, and easy payments. 5 stars

Dustee134 ,

Chain Link


I used to play this game but I had uninstalled it. I thought I would try it again but the game keeps freezing. I kind of miss this game and I would like to try it again. Very disappointing.

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Pocketpests, LLC
25.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Hints Feature $0.99
  2. Birds Pack $0.99
  3. Fruit Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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