We are Jay and Julia Bacal - the husband and wife team that brought you Chain of Thought. Today, we are super excited to announce our newest word game - Crossword Island.

If you like crossword puzzles - or if you solve the "Wheel" game show puzzles before the contestants - then Crossword Island should become your next destination.

* Solve 100's of fun "connected word" puzzles
* Earn over 50 achievements
* Compete for high score with the world
* 3 difficulty settings (easy, medium and hard)
* Request crossword-style verbal clues
* Use Reveal-A-Letter power-ups
* Dig for daily treasure to get free coins
* Expand your vocabulary with instant definitions

So kick back with a tropical drink, relax to the sounds of surf and seagulls and send your brain on a well-deserved word vacation with Crossword Island!

What’s New

Version 1.164

*Now the "Watch Video" flamingo only appears if there is a reward ad available.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

RobbyRogue ,

Aside from Word Chums and Words With Foxy, the ONLY word game!

As a writer, I have always been into games involving words. So far, online, I have found the only one worth putting energy, time and passion into is Word Chums. Until now.

Crossword Island by Jay and Julia Bacall, is simply dazzlng. I have been playing it for hours, until there is just enough power left in my iPad to review it and plug the sucker in.

If you like beachy themed games, as I do, you will love this. They get everything right, from the beautiful atmosheric sounds, graphics, extras like fish, boats, planes flying overhead - they’ve covered it all. And the gameplay is as challenging as you want it - I started at Medium level and eventually went to Hard, where there is a HUGE upgrade in difficulty. So here, then, you have a gorgeoua looking and sounding game, with true artistry, along with a fantastic challenge element.

Also included : a dictionary element, more game packs for merely a buck ninety nine for them all, etc. etc. The thing that rocks about the Bacals is that they manage to actually balance brilliant creativity with commerce without sacrificing either, which, in this age of barbaric consumerism, is a superior triumph.

KED0709 ,

Really fun and easy to pick up!

This app is a gem! I’ve been playing it for over an hour today and have loved every second of it. The gameplay is simple, yet the puzzles are challenging (especially on hard difficulty) and have a variety that is much appreciated. I highly recommend this app for all word game lovers.

jkanenyc ,

Good value

We enjoy your games and have found them to be an excellent value. Lovers of word games and folk looking to keep their wits sharp are bound to be happy with crossword island.


Jay Bacal
104 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Puzzle Pack 2 $0.99
  2. Puzzle Pack 3 $0.99
  3. Puzzle Pack 4 $0.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

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

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