Stop - Categories Word Game 12+

Word Trivia Battles


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Love word games and trivia? Try Stop, the smash-hit word puzzle game that's been an App Store Editor's Choice in 18 countries!

Stop starts by randomly selecting five categories and one letter. You then have 60 seconds to think up five words—one for each category—that begin with that letter. Submit the most correct answers, and you win!

One letter. Five categories. Infinite chances to prove you are a word wizard!

- A fast-paced, easy-to-play update of a beloved pen-and-paper game
- 200+ captivating categories (and counting!)
- Connect with friends through in-game nicknames, Facebook, or Game Center. Or let Stop match you with a fresh opponent
- Unlock achievements that validate your vocab mastery
- Multilingual? Mix it up! Stop can be played in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Turkish!

Start playing Stop today!

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What’s New

Version 3.30.1

- Bug fixes
Thanks everyone for the feedback!
Team Fanatee

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
102.2K Ratings

102.2K Ratings

Mace d Ace ,

Addictive and Fun!

This game is like Scattergories on speed! My family and I can’t stop playing! The best part is it is free (unless you opt to pay for ad removal). I really love playing. The game rewards you extra credit for rare answers, so that adds a fun, competitive angle. I also like the option of being able to watch ads to reveal correct answers for the words that I miss and getting to earn coins to get hints, change categories, or spin the wheel for a different letter. Even with the greatest games, there is always room for improvement. For instance, you should be able to use coins to buy more time on the clock, at least when you play in “zen” mode. It would also be nice to be able to buy more time before a game expires (6 day time limit per game). Sometimes, they count an answer wrong that is correct. You can submit a notice to them of “this answer is correct,” but the answer doesn’t always get added to the database. Finally, they do need to expand their list of correct answers for Q, X, Y, & Z words. You have to get really creative to find answers to fit these letters, yet valid answers aren’t always counted. For instance, a definition for “zany” is “clown” or “clown’s assistant,” yet this answer gets counted as incorrect in the “birthday things” and “circus things” categories. Overall, this is the BEST iPad game I have ever played, and I highly recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for enjoying Stop as much as we do! We’ll make sure to share your feedback with the team in charge so that they can improve the game experience.

doggos rock ,

Amazing Game!!!

This game is so fun and I play it all the time. It not only gets your brain thinking but you can invite your friends to play with you and see who has a bigger vocabulary. It gets a bit annoying when you get a letter like u or y or x that their isn’t really many words for but it’s hard for the other player too. Even if you get timed out because the other player stopped the game first, you can change it to zen mode when you get to a certain level which is less of a challenge because you always get a minute unless you stop it so, you don’t need to worry about how fast they are. You can also customize your name and photo on the app for other players to see. If you don’t want to play with your friends or none of your friends have it, you can pick random opponent and it will match you with another player. Sometimes I do wish the app would give you more than 2 or 3 letters when you use your coins for hints. Once I was asked for a super bowl music performer that started with z and it gave me zi when I used my coins on a hint. This game is the perfect game to use when you’re in bed and settling in. Overall this is an amazing game and I really do recommend you getting it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words. We here at Fanatee work every day to bring moments of joy for our players, messages like this really warm our hearts and make us go that extra mile to improve our games. I'll be sharing your words with the whole team, we appreciate you taking your time writing for us :)

CupcakeCraze491 ,

Amazing game! ...with a few complaints

Hi 👋 hope you guys are having a great day/night
So to start off this game is a ton of fun and pretty addicting! I played Scattergories a lot in school and this reminded me a lot of it! To be critical, there are a lot of ads, which is pretty annoying. If you’re a ‘no ads or nothing’ kind of person, I wouldn’t say this is the best game. Also I won’t reveal my age for privacy reasons but a lot of the categories are too hard for me 😭 plus I despise sports so I also don’t know anything about them, which makes a lot of it difficult. However it is a fun game to exercise your brain while still having fun. Though I think it it would be better if there were like a page where you could select the categories you want to play with, so I wouldn’t have to do certain ones. With the letters, I have to agree with one review I read, it does tend to land on the same letter a lot. Also I wish we didn’t have to pay 2 coins to respin especially if it lands on letters like ‘Q’ or ‘X’. The coins are hard to get 😢
Despite everything listed above I still love this quick paced and challenging game, it’s really addicting! The concept is great, the game has a few flaws but whatever! I also love how quick the rounds are so you can just play a little bit at a time... but that won’t happen if you get addicted like me.
Thanks for reading ✌️

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for such a detailed review! We really appreciate it :) We'll make sure to share this with the team so that they can use it to improve the app over time! If you have any other suggestions that you can share, please get in touch with us from inside the app (Tap Settings ---» Contact Us).

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