Downwordly 4+

Use letters to make words‪!‬

BJ Malicoat

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 672 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Use letters to make words—sounds easy enough!

Downwordly is a word building game that challenges you to make the most out of the letters you have. Not all letters you see are playable! Use your intellect to find the best word you can make while also planning for the future.

Play against your GameCenter friends in turn-based multiplayer!

Play solo with an endless stack of letters!

Try searching for words in Puzzle mode!

Work your way through a new set of 5 layers of tiles every day in the Daily Challenge!

See how you stack up against your friends and the world on the leaderboards.


• Solo Versus - Test your skills against four different difficulties of computer opponents.
• 50 new Puzzles
• 8 new themes
• Customize your theme and app icon
• Compete on 2 new leaderboards

What's the longest word you can make?

What’s New

Version 2.4

Various bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
672 Ratings

672 Ratings

***Avanater*** ,

I’m obsessed!

As someone who rarely plays games and quickly loses interest in most games, I had about given up on finding the game for me. With a lifelong love of Scrabble, I was excited to give Downwordly a try, and I’m so glad I did! Downwordly is a word game unlike any other I have tried. I love that it has multiple modes: Multiplayer for some friendly competition with your Game Center friends, Puzzle to solve themed puzzles, Endless to test your ability to keep your board going for as long as possible, and the Daily Challenge to try to maximize your points with each daily board. I have played Downwordly every day since I found it! Not only have I learned new words, but the longer I play, the more techniques I learn for maximizing points, strategically revealing tiles, and using shiny tiles to their full potential. Do yourself a favor and try Downwordly asap!

WRS15743 ,

Best word game I’ve ever played

OMG I’m so glad I found this game! The developer did absolutely everything right here. And no, I don’t know them, so this is legit.

The concept is unique and clever. I love endless mode especially; it can be as relaxing or strategic as you feel at the time. And I love that you can always save progress, that makes me want to play more often because I can play during a short break here and there.

I’ve tried many word games and have either gotten frustrated or bored with them. But this one is different, it’s keeping me engaged. It will stay on my phone.

I love the design, and the UI is great. It’s good on battery too (especially if you turn off sounds, haptic, etc.).

I also super appreciate the fair monetizing; there are no ads, and the IAP is purely optional.

Only one suggestion: for those like me who only intend to play solo (and therefore won’t buy the unlimited multiplayer upgrade), I’d like a way to tip you to support you. Maybe offer other optional IAP, such as different color palates (I’d prefer more muted colors) for solo players or something, or skins or whatever.

Thank you for this game, I hope it’s successful for you! All other word games can go to … oops, I ran out of letters. ;-)

Developer Response ,

Wow, thanks WRS15743! That is a very kind review and I truly appreciate it! Downwordly was a way for me to feel productive during the crazy times we've all been experiencing. It really makes me feel good to know it'll have a place on your phone!

In terms of in app purchases, the best tip you can give me is telling your friends :)

I'm working on a big update with new color ways (some are more muted! Others...maybe not), a new game mode, and more puzzles. I'm really hoping to wrap that up soon. It'll be part of the Multiplayer+ IAP to try to entice folks like you :)

Thank you!

JustBe333 ,

Great solo game, Cheaters in multiplayer

Not gonna lie the one reason I wanted to give you guys the premium price beyond supporting your work was to play this game multiplayer because the single player was just so peaceful and calming and fun and it looked really pretty. I don’t really know what you should do to correct it but y’all messed up the multiplayer.
For one through game Center, those matchmaking‘s have never been good, but second allowing players too much time giving people ample time to just look up the biggest word they could find in their grouping of letters… and it seems like most everybody’s doing it. There are always gonna be people smarter than me and I’m fine with that… But it should still be a fair game. As far as the single player experience I find it quite peaceful and fun, maybe some more backgrounds or some thing different music… But overall a good game. Also maybe difficulty modes for solo verses would be nice

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