Descend into the Crossword Dungeon, where every level is made up of a procedurally-generated crossword, and each letter guarded by a vile monster you must best!

Guess the correct letter to instantly dispatch the monster, or risk combat damage if incorrect.

Test your wits against crosswords of increasing complexity and monsters with deadly abilities with one of three classes with their own unique skills:

The Barbarian, a muscled berserker who lives for the thrill of battle and feeds his rage with the blood of his enemies.

The Ranger, a feared hunter who uses a deadly combination of marksmanship and tracking instincts.

And the Scoundrel, a ne'er-do-well who makes the best of limited resources and subverts enemies' defenses with stealth attacks.

...each in search of riches and glory beneath the Crossword Dungeon.

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

- 100+ new words!

- Words are now less likely to repeat across all games!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Nolithius ,


This version fixed a number of issues, added iPad support (no need to purchase again if you bought the iPhone version), and added a ton of words!

someone_else_again ,


Great concept! As a young game designer I applaud you. However, I would recommend tons of new words, new monsters, and a few more classes as well (Valkyrie, knight, paladin, sorcerer), also maybe upgradable items as well. I know this is a lot to ask but I would like to see these implemented over time! Thanks for your time and great job! Please pass this on fellow consumers so that it shall be heard across the land! Jk

Cat Pizza King ,

Good concept, dull game

I really liked the idea of a rogue/crossword hybrid but unfortunately this is far to much average crossword and very little rogue.

You'll wander around small crossword boards that slowly get bigger as you descend levels. I noticed the clues repeated in the few games I played. The clues aren't particularly taxing but since free movement isn't allowed unless you kill the monsters in your path you probably won't be doing much back-solving if you get stumped.

Killing a mob consists of picking one of a selection of letters. the correct letter is a crit and fills in the square, the wrong letter is a swing which allows the mob to attack back. If this sounds fun then I described it wrong.

From an RPG perspective the game is weaker. You level, choose something like strength or constitution or stun resistance and keep going. There are 3 classes but they didn't seem to change the pace of the game.

I would recommend avoiding this. I personally think Bookworm Adventures is still the best word/RPG hybrid you can play.

On a price note I found 1.99 to be far too expensive after playing this and regretted not having gotten a neuroshima hex army or some other expansion for a better game. Even at .99 I would avoid this unless the devs due some serious work on improving this.


29 MB

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


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


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