Mystery Word Town Spelling 4+

Spell words to catch outlaws‪!‬

Artgig Studio

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings
    • $3.99



You'll need sharp spelling skills to find the gold and capture the Huevos Rancheros Gang. Play with the teacher-developed word lists, or record your own words.

* Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice

* Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

"Mystery Word Town is a mix of western style fun and silliness, but also has serious educational chops." - Teachers With Apps

Your Mission: Help the sheriff, a friendly and curious little ghost, recover the missing gold and catch the outlaws.

- Spelling practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience
- Play with the teacher-developed word lists, or record your own words.
- 3 skill levels and 2 game modes provide a highly customizable and flexible learning experience for a range of ages
- Optional audio hints speak the words
- Visual hints provide scaffolding for difficult words
- Unlimited user accounts; create your own avatar and save your game progress
- Quirky characters and interactive discoveries delight young learners

• Increase spelling and word recognition skills
• Reinforce reading development
• Promote strategic and critical thinking


Designed to support classroom learning, Mystery Word Town provides a unique and engaging way to practice spelling

Each player can customize various skills and play modes to suit their age, interest and ability:

- Select from 3 included word lists, created in collaboration with teachers and based on Fry high frequency words and sight words
- Make your own word lists and record your own voice

2 game modes:
- Listen Then Spell - hear a word spoken, then spell the word
- Spell Your Own - spell any word you want to solve the puzzle; words are validated against an extensive dictionary


Add as many custom profiles as you like. Individual game settings and progress are saved in each player profile. Create different profiles, each tailored for specific practice and abilities.


The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we create to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again.

We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Thanks for playing Mystery Word Town!


Also available - Mystery Math Town and Mystery Math Museum

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What’s New

Version 1.2.1

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

- Improved word list management
- Updated for the latest version of iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

jedipadmaster ,

Another winner

There are so many edu apps in the App Store that it's hard to get excited for them any more. I have started judging them by whether or not my kids like them. I had to take my son to the doctor the other day. While waiting for the doctor to come in I noticed that he was playing Mystery Word town. He had even typed in his own set of words to spell. He was choosing to play a spelling game without being forced to play. That tells me that this app is not only good but great! It's easy to set up & customizable.

Vickthree ,

Great tech support!

I had not enabled my iPhone microphone for Mystery Word Town and so I went to the website and left a message. I was bummed because I couldn't use the app I had just purchased to study spelling words with my son. Matthew K. Responded to me almost immediately to help troubleshoot. He asked one question and diagnosed the problem. I was up and running after one quick setting fix. The game is great, my son loves it and The tech support response is AMAZING! I may have to purchase the math game now!

AmyMomCO ,

Guess the missing letter game, not spelling

This app might be appropriate for a beginner reader/speller, but it was much too easy for my second grader. You only need to fill in 1-3 missing letters from a word, not spell the entire word. My daughter finished the whole thing in 1 1/2 evenings. I know you can add your own words, but what’s the point if you don’t actually have to spell the whole word? This should really be stated in the description. It’s a fill in the missing letter game, not a spelling game. The graphics are great, but I bought this to help my daughter with spelling (she tests below grade level, so it’s not a case of my kid just being too advanced)

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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