SpellTower+ is now out!

This original version of SpellTower is no longer being supported.

- Originally written about in The New York Times, featured in Apple Stores, heard about on NPR, and played by millions, SpellTower is back and better than ever! -


Pick your words wisely! As you work, more tiles rise from the bottom of the screen, and it'll take all of your lexicological wits, and tactical know-how to keep them down. If any of the letters make it to the top row, it's game over.


- TOWER MODE : No pressure here. Try and get the highest score possible out of 140 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

- DAILY TOWER MODE : Stack up against other players on identical towers that change daily!

- PUZZLE MODE : Every word you make adds a new row of letters! Strategic word finding at its best.

- EXTREME PUZZLE MODE : Puzzle mode with the minimum word length cranked up. Experts only!

- ZEN MODE : Puzzle mode without any length requirements.

- RUSH MODE : Rows of letters build up over time. Find words as fast as you can, but be careful you don't back yourself into a corner!

- [Bonus!] SUPER TOWER MODE : (iPad Pro only) Try and get the highest score possible out of 432 tiles, eliminating small words to set up 7- and 8-letter blockbusters!

GAME CENTER leader boards and achievements, for each mode, and highest scoring word!


Best Word Game! - 148Apps' 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- Touch Arcade's Favorite Puzzle game of 2011 -

Ranked #2 in Mashable's Top 10 iPhone Word Games

"Simple, stylish and furiously addictive. Far and away the best ‘pure’ word game on iOS." 5/5 stars - Tap! Magazine

"I'm obsessed, I'm ignoring my family!" - John Moe, NPR Marketplace

"guaranteed to entertain" - IGN

"by far one of the best [word puzzle games] in recent years" - 4.5/5 Stars - Editors Choice - 148Apps

"SpellTower is an extraordinary word game that deserves a place among the best of the genre." - 4/4 - SlideToPlay

"The Boggle Tetris That We Needed” - Kotaku's Gaming App of The Day

"A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler" - 9/10 - Gold Award - Pocket Gamer

"Nervy, humbling, and strangely energizing. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent" - EDGE Magazine

"A superb word game... for anyone in your household who loves a good word teaser, even the most technologically-challenged. Grab it and start spelling!" - JayIsGames

"It's Boggle on crack... only costs 2$, and your life." - Weekend Confirmed

"The best word game you haven't played", "A brain-picking puzzler" - Pitchfork / KillScreen Magazine

"I’m already convinced SpellTower is a significantly better game [than PopCap’s Bookworm]." -

What’s New

Version 5.1.2

- fixed various bugs related to daily tower

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings


Freeze Fix

UPDATE: I clicked the “Disable Double Tap” toggle and the game unfroze.

UPDATED: Game freezes a lot. I actually reloaded the game (and lost all of my score history, 3 years worth) so I am more than irritated to have it still freezing. Will try turning internet off to see if that helps.

I love this game. Just wish it didn’t freeze so often.

ORIGINAL: I love the update. Notice that in Ex Puzzle Mode the requirement of 6-letter words is now 5-letter words. I’m much more successful. Some mixed feelings about that.

My bigger issue is that I finally got a new high score, but it wasn’t congratulated or saved like on the past. (That has improved somehow.)

I also LOVED the original programming that kept a word highlighted when adding a row. I miss that feature.

Eldercar7 ,

Same Freeze Issue As Everyone Else, It Seems

Shortly after booting up the game (approximately when the Game Center notification vanishes), SpellTower will freeze consistently if my device is able to establish an internet connection. Strangely, this only appears to be an issue during that exact point in time: disconnecting from the internet until the Game Center banner passes, and reconnecting immediately after, does not lead to a freeze.

Because it is so easily surpassable, this bug does not make the game unplayable; however, I see how it can be a source of frustration to others, and it is a minor inconvenience to me as well. I adore the game otherwise, though.

Nancy in NC ,

The word game for people who don’t like word games

I play this game in tower mode every day. Sometimes I play with a goal of clearing the board. Other times, I just want to make the longest word possible. So far, my best single word has been “juxtaposition” for 2288 points. My second best word was “quintessential” and I wish I could see the score for that one. My one suggestion for enhancement would be to see scores for the top three words (instead of just one).

App Privacy

The developer, Zach Gage, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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