So you think you're a smarty pants? Drag your finger in any direction to spell as many words as you can before time runs out. Finding words adds time to the timer. Boggle your mind as you try to find the TOP WORD, which is the longest word in the puzzle! Find one of the top-ten words in the puzzle and you'll earn a special "Chicka-Pah".

"Guys - our family has all been playing this game for about a month and there is no sign of letting up. Very addictive! "
- Jeff Y

"I am seriously addicted to this game!! It's like scrabble mixed with a word search!!! I was up until 1am playing in bed!!! I feel like it's making me smarter!!!!! I'm learning so many new words!!!! I love Top Word!!!!"
-Lexi B.

How to play:

The timer is increased slightly when you spell words correctly and it fills up completely when you find 25%, 50% or 75% of the words in the puzzle or when you find the TOP WORD. Words comprised of one or two letters don't count.

The player begins on Tier 1. Each tier has six goals. When all six goals have been met, you can advance to the next tier with six more challenging goals. On the main menu, tap on the goal tiles for more information about each goal. Speaking of the tiles on the main menu, there may be a secret hidden in them.

Tap the commence button to start a new game.

The game is over when time runs out. All words in the puzzle will be revealed and are color coded as follows:
red = missed word
green = found new word (first time)
white = found word that you found previously in another puzzle
yellow = hint word missed

If you're curious about the meaning of a word, you can tap on any word to bring up a dictionary with the word's definition.

What’s New

Version 2.2.3

Removed an intermediate screen to streamline the user interface. Now just tap the OPTIONS button on the main screen to get to all of the good stuff! Fixed a bug where two of the goals on Tier 4 were reversed. Added volume control for game sounds. This is for folks that want to play the game while listening to music or an audio book.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

kattheaunt ,

Highly addictive!

Still addictive and one of my favorite games!

I play on my IPad. Great game for kids and adults. I am addicted. I love that there are no annoying ads and I don't need good eye-hand skill to play. Lol. Chickapahs are fun and I like that it keeps track of the words you find and that you learn new words as you go.

Lots of fun!

enatek ,

Fresh, fast paced (and addictive!) Word Game

Topword is a compellingly simple word game that will get you hooked and keep you coming back for more...and more...and more.

The game presents you with a fixed set of letters that you can connect into words. It is surprising how many words can be found in a single game, and even more how easy it is to overlook words. You are in a race against the clock to find as many as you can, and you earn more time based on the length of words you find.

With Game Center, you can challenge your friends to matches. The game even has its own currency, called Chicka pahs (you have to play it to understand it ), that you can wager in matches against friends.

This game is a great diversion at the end of the day, or a great way to completely shift gears during a busy work day. It's so absorbing it takes your mind off of whatever project has your attention.

Beyond entertainment, it will also enhance your vocabulary. The game allows you to look up definitions for words you find, or more likely, words you miss, after the game is over.

Words with Friends better watch out. Such a fresh, simple but absorbing word game that draws you in like Topword does is destined for greatness. I can't get enough.

LexiBTinkyL ,


I wish there were 6 stars because that's how high I would rate this game! I have only been playing a couple days but I am totally hooked! It's a mix between scrabble, words w friends, crossword puzzles & a word search. Basically you are given a set of letters to work with. You have a certain amount of time to spell out as many words as you can, the more you spell, and the bigger the words, the more time you're given & the higher you move up in your score. What's really nice is there are no turns (something I despised about words w friends!) you don't have to wait a certain amount of time to take your turn, you can just open the app & play as much as you want! This game is great for exercising your brain! It's a not-so-guilty- guilty pleasure!! I love it!!


Ditty Labs, LLC
27.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. 25% Goal $0.99
  2. Chicka-Pah Goal $0.99
  3. 50 games goal $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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