The classic game UPWORDS is now available for iOS from indie developers Lonely Star Software.

**Featured in the App Store for World Battle Games!

UPWORDS adds another dimension to crossword board games. Build words by playing letters across, down and stacked atop existing letters. This unique 3-dimensional game play allows you to change existing words into new words. Score points for each letter tile in your word and every letter tile under your word. The higher you the stack, the higher you score. Build words, stack letters, score high and have fun!

If you love word games, give UPWORDS a try.

-Online multiplayer with friends or random opponents
-Online challenges to win tokens against other players
-Play against the Computer Opponent with 4 skill levels
-Pass and Play for 1-4 players
-In-Game Chat
-Player Rankings and Stats
-Push Notifications
-Multiple Themes

UPWORDS is Ad Supported but you can remove ads in the Store section of the app.

What’s New

Version 2.08

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Stylee D ,

My favorite word game

I love this game, it can move quickly when playing a live player. Also no lag playing the computer. I love how it’s so streamlined without animation or silly promotional gimmicks. A dictionary in the game would be great though.

I do question the honesty of level 3 computer play. It seems like the computer wins by giving a really bad mix of letters to the live player and good ones to itself! I do always have an automated game going with my live ones, I wish they added it to the next play cue at the end of the internet challengers.

Pay the $3.99 for ad free lifetime play, you can listen to music uninterrupted while playing.

Otishazel ,

Really fun word game!

I like it because there is really no way to cheat at this game except using a dictionary. Not sure how they validate their qualifying words, though. I wish they would update the app to win letters or make moves. They have an online version but never play on a computer anymore so I have no idea what options are available. Everyone plays on their phone these days so need adapt the game to reflect what the players want. Otherwise, I have been playing for years and will continue to do so!

LostinLJ ,

Great game!

Really fun to play. Moves can be made quickly. Lots of score drama. Great for all levels of ability. Love the glow! Makes plays quick and lively, love the stats and also love the chat! Totally worth buying the ads free and glow word.

I play GrabbyWord too, it's a fun game with dramatic score variation but does not compare with UpwordsLite in the overall sheer joy of the game! Enjoy!!!

By the way, do the UpwordsLite creators know how many people are playing the game online?


Lonely Star Software, Inc.
31.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Lonely Star Software, Inc. and Rudell Design, LLC.
In-App Purchases
  1. Word Glow $1.99
  2. Premium Upgrade $3.99
  3. 10 Tokens $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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