Laddergrams is the classic and beloved word game enjoyed by magazine puzzlers for years—-and now it's on iOS for the first time!

Laddergrams are like crossword puzzles with numbered clues you solve by writing the answer into the proper spot in the puzzle.

Unlike crossword puzzles, though, Laddergrams are arranged into rows of three answers. And there's a twist: answers are formed by dropping a letter from their left neighbors, like TABLE > BEAT > ATE.

Enjoy tons of puzzles beautifully presented in stunning audio and animation, with unlimited hints and help tips.

Kind words:
“Comfort Food for Gray Matter!

These games are a flashback to nearly 60 years ago, sitting at my mother's knee as she helped me figure out the Laddergrams in Dell magazines. These are just as clever - the puns are great and bring a giggle when solved. Have tried to limit myself to one or two games a day so that they'll last longer but they're just too fun. Instead I've gone back and erased the answers so that I can play them again.

Also want to mention the superb customer service provided. I had occasion to email with a concern and received a response almost immediately (from a human being; not a form letter!) And the follow-up emails were timely and appreciated. Thank you, John. This is chicken soup for my aging brain.”

"Perfect! Addictive!—This game is a treat. Get it. You won't be able to put it down. Great way to dig up those old synonyms! For the lovers of words and puzzles!"

"Addictive—I am really enjoying the puzzles. I liked the free puzzles, and purchased books 1,2,3, and 4...This is a very fun puzzle."

"I am new to Laddergrams. If you like a challenge as much as I do, you will love Laddergrams. It is everything a game should be hard, fun, and a puzzle with a twist! Get your friends playing and challenge each other this game is such a blast!"

What’s New

Version 1.1.5

The feedback submission form now works on newer models.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

AshleyZM ,


I love this original game, and the developers are awesome. I asked for more games for one of their other apps and they said they’re working on it. I like their clues. Some are hard so I ping pong around the puzzles. Glad they are saved. Like the side two word puzzle too. Figuring that out is helpful.

Also, my fav about their apps is that the hint button is on the keyboard so you don’t have to go through menus to get a hint. Just gotta use some self-control.

Re: someone’s complaint of only having a few demo puzzles... I have to say that I rarely buy in-app puzzles. Five was enough to get me.... I agree that 10 would probably make people happier. And a whole pack would be awesome. But I wonder how many people would buy more? Hmm. Packs are kinda expensive but give me a lot of game play. Plus I never remember all of the prev puzzles and can replay after awhile. Just saying...

Norman Basham ,

Laddergrams are here!

I've been playing Laddergrams since I was a little boy with my father in the puzzle magazines. This game brings back all the fun and is even funner on my iPhone! I liked that I got to try the app for free - the puzzles are high quality and I was hooked almost immediately.

PS: I really appreciate the regular updates and great customer service!

Monkey Alarm ,

Super fun!

I really enjoy the App. However, I’m running out of books to purchase. I hope more come along soon. :-)


9.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Book 1 $1.99
  2. Book 2 $1.99
  3. Book 3: Halloween $1.99


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