Snippets is a family friendly, tabletop word game with a unique "anything goes" rule. This free app can be used as a fun alternative for the sand timer included in the game box.

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Perfect for a party or family game night, Snippets is for 2-8 players and takes about 45 minutes. Unlike Scrabble, you don’t need a crazy vocabulary, unlike Scattergories there’s no ambiguity, and unlike most word games, the “smartest” player doesn’t always win.

A "snippet" is a short sequence of letters that can be found as a whole within one or more words. For example, the snippet IPP can be found in the words SNIPPETS, QUIPPED, and HIPPIE but not in SHIPSHAPE, PIPE, or HOPPING.

Players have 60 seconds to write down as many words as they can think of that contain each round's snippet. Anything goes! Dictionary words, people names, place names, brand names, fictional things, technical terms, slang, acronyms, abbreviations, contractions, hyphenations, non-english words, the snippet itself, and even plurals and alternate verb tenses are all allowed!

When time's up, players compare answers, earning points for unique words and fun bonuses. The player with the most points wins the round and the first to 3 rounds wins the game!

With its unique "anything goes" rule, Snippets isn't like most word games, requiring more of a creative mind than a large vocabulary. And with only 60 seconds to think, everyone’s answers will be equally hilarious.


"I get lots of games... It is rare that I get a game that is so perfectly fun, so enjoyable in a broad sense as this game is." - Ed Baraf of Edo's Game Reviews

"This is a really fun game! I am horrible at word games... the first time we played though I actually won!" - Brian of Cloak and Meeple

"Anyone that enjoys a word game, even those that may not... [Snippets] is something that they should definitely look into." - Barry Ricks of the Sweet Kicks with Bricks Podcast

What’s New

Version 1.1

Minor improvements


Shaun Salzberg
6.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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