Ever wonder why we're not just happy, we're happy as a clam? We call something jumbo, instead of just big? We don't just talk, we chew the fat? Orijinz is the original word and phrase card game, now available on your iPhone/iPad for the first time!

Have a blast with the word and phrase origins game that has gotten kudos from the New York Times and People Magazine. It’s simple! Read the origin and try to guess the matching word or phrase. Play on your own or with friends and family! And now with the iPhone/iPad version it is even easier to play Orijinz wherever you go!

Learning to play is a snap -- only a few minutes! And, in case you're worried, you don’t need to be a word nerd or a history buff to play, win and have a blast. One customer called Orijinz "the best thinking game for adults in a long time." It is a great family game too (teens and above) winning a Parent's Choice Approved Award.

Another customer called it a “wonderful game! Kept the family engaged and "howling" for hours!” There are over 600 new cards available for purchase, and you get 15 cards for free to try out the fun and fascinating word and phrase origins game.

Quiz yourself when you want a challenge or play with family and friends on car trips, during or after dinner, at the kitchen counter or have a game night! You too can join the tens of thousands of Orijinz players from around the world that have a ball with the game that is a cut above and the pick of the litter -- Orijinz!

What’s New

Version 2.1

Check out our latest card pack, with many new updates!
- Smoother gameplay
- Improved user interface
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Watashi wa Dave ,

A fantastic, intellectual game

This is a game that asks you to come up with a phrase or word but hearing its origin. First one to guess it, wins. It tests your intellect, is interesting, and super fun. Can be played as a drinking game or with the family. Glad to see the game on the phone now!

JC gamelover ,

Fun word game for the whole family

Great game to play at your family events! Learn the origin of words and test your memory. We laugh and learn when we play!

Mg.Galvanized ,

Migs Poppa

Great brain game, fun, fascinating, and a great way to get the crowd involved!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Entspire, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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