OMBY 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings
    • Free



Discover the weird beauty of the language in Moby-Dick with OMBY, a new kind of word-puzzle game based on Herman Melville’s classic novel.

“OMBY is like a friend who accompanies me to the Louvre and keeps me from striding past a hundred unfamiliar masterworks on my way to see the ones I already know. In the Louvre, though, the art is already on the wall. OMBY lets me co-create Moby-Dick’s unfamiliar ingenuities, searching like Melville for the right words, massaging the letters into something meaningful.” ---Tim Cassedy (Avidly, Los Angeles Review of Books)

Playing OMBY, you’ll unscramble sets of 1x2 domino word tiles containing portions of text that have been blacked-out, as if by a censor's pen. As you solve each puzzle, the blacked-out text is revealed. Pause periodically to savor the completed paragraphs.

Finish all 10,395 puzzles and you will have read the complete text of Moby Dick! Page-by-page, chapter-by-chapter, an epic voyage of puzzle solving and classic literature awaits you!


***** Genius! - A wonderful tribute/brain teaser to the great American novel.

***** Great fun - An idea that might on hearing it sound silly or complicated but is in execution a metric ton of fun.

***** Best - Best game ever. The world needs this.

What’s New

Version 1.2

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

Bug fixes and other improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ruberjon ,

A Hidden Gem Of A Word Game

I'm lucky to have stumbled onto this literary word game. By breaking down the novel a few sentences at a time, and through using a fun game element, Omby helps one gain an appreciation of Melville's language. I find that it offers a very casual approach, in that one can choose to play for a quick minute, or for more extended periods. Also, since I'm a bit visually challenged, I'm finding that the clear graphics and layout really help in the enjoyment of the game/language/novel. There are no ads, at least in my version, which was free. Highly recommended.

Nick Fame ,

The Best Game I've Ever Purchased/Played

This game is both challenging and captivating. Because you're not only playing, but also reading a legendary book; there's no accompanying guilt about spending too much time playing games on your phone! Enjoy!

Idontwant12345678 ,

Hidden gem

It’s calming and not always an easy puzzle. Hints are fee if you need. Brilliant idea.

I do wish I could look up a few words in an interactive dictionary.

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