The world’s favorite word game just got a whole lot better! Join Crawly the ladybug or one of his many bug friends in helping a young chrysalis grow into a beautiful butterfly by spelling the mystery word. But watch out, because every time you guess a wrong letter, a naughty caterpillar chomps through the vines the chrysalis hangs on! Hang on, chrysalis, we'll save you!

Solve the mystery word! Earn coins to buy hints! Save the chrysalis and free the butterfly!

Spelling Bug Hangman is a unique take on the classic Hangman word game, designed by teachers from the ground up with one goal in mind: to teach kids English spelling and basic phonetics while keeping them entertained by adorable little buggy critters and the world they live in. Kids are presented with a mystery word and must guess letters from the on-screen keyboard. Every correct guess brings the child and his bug companion one step closer to saving the chrysalis and rewards them with coins to buy clues that will help them solve future word puzzles.

But the fun doesn't end there, play with friends and family, too!

Parents and companions can join the child on their quest to solve the mystery words with 2-Player mode! Both players will take turns guessing letters and earning coins until the word is complete and the chrysalis is safe and sound.

Many mystery words to solve! And you can even add more!

Spelling Bug Hangman offers over 100 built-in word lists for children ages 5 to 10, with the option of creating your own custom word lists. Each word has its own recording that plays once the speaker hint is unlocked, and you can even record your own voice for them.

• Play Hangman on your own or with a friend or parent.
• Choose from over 100 built-in word lists.
• Create your own word lists. Perfect for practising your spelling and homework words!
• See many different word clues, including pictures, sound, and word shapes.
• Record your own voice clues for any word.
• Record your progress and show your teacher and parents.
• Automatically matches your skill at Hangman.
• Great for English Second Language (ESL) students because of the picture clues.
• Awarded KID SAFE – no annoying ads or links to the internet to distract you from playing.
• See your kids learn new sounds and words FAST - designed by teachers using the phonics method.

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What’s New

Version 7.5

We fixed an issue with recording custom words.
In this version, you can also:
-Pick a different list from the get-go
-Use quick play mode to play a fast game
-Add your own words and voice in three easy steps

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AshleyPugh14 ,

Excellent game!!!

Spelling Bug Hunting is a very fun game that will keep kids entertained for me hours! This is a mode where the child can play by his/herself or they can play with a sibling or friend with the 2-player mode! There are 3 levels which help kids learn different words quickly and easily and the game itself is very appealing to both the child and even adults. What makes the app even better is that there are no annoying ads like other apps have. My younger siblings have both tried the game and absolutely love it! Definitely worth downloading!!!

ct-knox ,


This is a great “edutainment” type of game for kids. There are a couple of modes including a single player mode so they can play by themselves or with a sibling or friend in the 2-player mode. Our children are too old for this game now (they are in college), but they found this and installed for some visiting relatives. The liked it so much that the put it on their devices for the trip back home. It’s a safe and fun game and definitely worth a download!

Lovely2092 ,

Nice game!

This game is great for English Second Language learners because of the picture clues.
The game will help you play with your spelling words or you can use list that will match automatically to your skills. Simply choose between easy medium and hard and let the games begin!
You can learn new sounds and words FAST - Designed by teachers using the phonics method. This game is beautiful graphics, cute and sounds you will love.


ACE Edutainment Apps Inc
44.7 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


  • Family Sharing

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

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