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

**Featured by 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
-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

What’s New

Version 1.9.60

This version of Upwords is being retired
We have a new version "Upwords 2" in the AppStore, please migrate to that version in the future
You'll be able to access all your same games in Upwords 2 and along with a few new features

-Migration assistant. We've added a migration assistant to the home screen to help you transfer over to Upwords 2
-This version will still work but will be removed from the store in the near future

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Kat71353 ,

Great fun!

Love, love, love this game! Have been playing for years and it is my most very favorite!

Like scrabble....but not! Great challenge! Still my very favorite word game! You gotta try it! They have an opportunity for you to play against the computer so you can learn the ins and outs before playing against a live person. I've met so many people from all over the world that play this game! Meeting other players and where they live and learning a little about them, adds to the fun of this game!

Roo Bee Doo ,

Fun but very buggy, bad dictionary

Game is a fun twist on other word games but can be buggy. Often after opponent has played it still says "no next game" and user must go through the menu. Sometimes sends notifications, sometimes doesn't which is super annoying. Either send them or don't. I'm tired of waiting days for my turn only to find the other guy played days ago. Doesn't accept common words other games do or those in every word games dictionary. However it accepts words not defined in such guides or in any standard dictionary app. Please stick to reputable sources like Webster's and Oxford, or integrate a dictionary into the game that defines all accepted words. And quit signing me out of my devices randomly!

LVGolfer ,

So much fun

If u love word games UpWords is for you. It's so much more challenging to have the ability to not only make new words but to change the existing ones. Really makes you think. Only downside is you can only swap one letter. If you get a bad rack that’s hardly worth it. So I wish you could swap more than one tile since if you’re going to have to lose a turn, it’d better be worth it.


Lonely Star Software, Inc.
26.3 MB

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



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Word Glow $1.99
  2. Theme Pack $1.99
  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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