"The gameplay is slick and rewarding, and not afraid to kick you in the face if you're not paying attention." - Pocket Gamer

"I’ve gone through a ton of word games since I’ve picked up my first iPhone, but AlphaPit is a real gem." - App Advice

"Great, time consuming, app for the word nuts out there that miss Bookworm." - User review

Tap to raise letters. Hold to lower them. Work your way through the alphabet to build the biggest and best words you can -- but don’t leave any tiles lonely!

“Shane McCafferty’s best word game yet, and I should know.” - Shane McCafferty

From the creator of Word Forward, the challenging word puzzle game with more than a million downloads, comes AlphaPit -- a new word game about depth and loneliness. Cycle through the alphabet to remove tiles by spelling words, but be careful not to abandon any tiles on their own. You’ll need to use every last time if you want to solve the puzzle.

- WORDS: AlphaPit knows words. AlphaPit has the best words.
- BOMBS: If you can’t win by smarts, you’ll have to win by force.
- TIME TRAVEL: Not really. But there’s an undo button.
- LONELINESS: Letters need friends too. Don’t leave them alone.

If you’ve grown bored of Boggle, scrapped shamelessly with Scrabble players, and aged out of the Junior Jumble, AlphaPit is here to spell out a new word for you: C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E.

Already love AlphaPit? Check out Shane McCafferty’s other games: Word Forward, Starseed: Origin, and Crobble.

What’s New

Version 2.01

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Updated app icon

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

1 Rating

CRO1002 ,

Great word game!

Great, time consuming, app for the word nuts out there that miss Bookworm. The pattern is holding the tile will change the given letter 2 to the right of the alphabet while tapping will change the letter 2 to the left.

After understanding the tutorial, playing the game is relatively easy. A great way to freshen up vocabulary and pass time.

Mobileiscancer ,

Not very good

This game has the potential to be fun, but falls extremely short. It feels like a money-hungry bookworm knockoff.

-Mildly entertaining
-Decent design/graphics

-Poor tutorial: does not replay any accidentally skipped instructions
-Feels overly complicated. A simple concept has been convoluted with excessive features that don't really add any strategic value or entertainment to the game.
-Bad soundtrack. Okay if you listen to your own music while playing, but the in-game music is quite annoying.
-"watch ads to get more of X feature!"

Overall it feels very rough, and cheap. Would not recommend.

MommaIphone ,


If you can change to any letter them you can make any word. If you can not change to any letter what is the pattern. Some letters will let you tap one or hold once but there is no pattern. Too much trouble to figure out. Bored after the tutorial.

App Privacy

The developer, Shane McCafferty, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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