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Description

Wordsmyth is simple - one new puzzle, every day you play.

No timers, no levels and no distracting adverts - just you and your 9 letters. Focus on them, absorb them and find as many words as you can. There's no pressure, so sit back and take your time.

The beautiful, dynamic scenery flows with every interaction, while the mellow soundscapes help draw you deeper into the experience.

With over 1000 puzzles, Wordsmyth will provide you with a peaceful, meditative puzzling experience for years to come.

AppAdvice - Game Of The Week - Feb 26th 2021
AppAdvice - Games Of The Month - Feb 2021
148Apps - “a refreshingly chill take on Boggle” 4/5
iMore - “will relax, rather than stress“
PocketGamer - "a fresh new experience each day"

What’s New

Version 1.2

Welcome to Wordsmyth 1.2

Shuffle - Shake your device to shuffle the grid, allowing you to see your letters from a whole new perspective. If shaking isn't your thing, just switch to a button through the new...

Settings Menu - Customise your game with toggles for Audio, Shake to Shuffle and more.

All New Gestures
+ Quickly swipe Up to submit a new word, or across to delete it.
+ Tap and Hold to activate the improved precision delete, allowing you to partially delete your current entry.

iCloud Backup - Your progress will be saved to iCloud should you want to continue where you left off on your new Apple Device

Numerous other improvements and fixes to improve your experience.
+ Hints will always reveal the first letter first
+ Moved the grid to a more comfortable, higher position.
+ Hints have now been moved to the bottom of the grid to avoid accidental tapping
+ A new day will now appear automatically should you resume a current game the next day or stay up past midnight.

Finally, a huge thank you to every single person who has downloaded and played Wordsmyth - it really does mean a lot!

As always, my inbox is always open - so any suggestions, big or small are always appreciated.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

RoabertG ,

Very good game

I really enjoy the game, it has a relaxing feel. I would like a *bit* more interaction in the background when you complete a word.

Developer Response ,

Really pleased you’re enjoying Wordsmyth so far! There is plenty I want to add in the future, so watch this space!

Ach4el ,

Excellent brain stimulation

I really like this daily exercise for my brain. I would have given it a five but a one of the functional updates done recently isn’t welcome. Now when I want to backup on letter selection, perhaps because I accidentally touched the wrong letter, all my selected letters are removed and I have to totally start over.
Otherwise, the ability to customize functions and ‘mix up’ the letter presentation are great upgrade.
Suggested updates: 1) If I missed how to do this, my apologies. Could you add a way to go back to previous days to work on those challenges? I haven’t figured out a way to activate those so I can work on them again.
2) Another nice to have would be the ability to place my cursor at the beginning or in the middle of a word that is already entered to change the word again. Much the same way as adding an S at the end of some words makes a new word.
Thanks for a great app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your great review and feedback, it really is appreciated!

Regarding your deleting issue - if you tap+hold for a short time, you will be able to delete letters individually, as before. Should you simply prefer the old way, you can disable ‘Quick Delete’ in settings.

1. If you tap the arrow at the top of the screen, you will see your current days ‘card’, showing your current progress. If you swipe left and right you will scroll through those cards - each of which will hold your previous puzzles. Tap the down button to continue playing for that day!

2. I did actually test this as part of this update, but found it to be quite fiddly to control. By no means have I given up, however - so I will continue to investigate!

Thank you again for your feedback, it’s very welcome!!

StephenAT ,

Great game play let down by poor dictionary

I love the way this game plays, but any word search game lives and dies by its dictionary. This one isn’t very good. It doesn’t recognize obvious words like “raping,” yet it does include many that I find nowhere else. I completely solved a recent game by brute force. The 38 “words” in the solution included: sri sris dit dits sics siti cist cris strid irids sitis disci cists. More than a third of the solution does not appear in my dictionary, and this seems typical. (Dealing with autocorrect while writing this review is an exercise in frustration.) Ultimately this means the only way to completely solve any puzzle is by brute force, which really kills the fun.

Developer Response ,

Edit: Interestingly, I have been looking into this today and all the words you mentioned (bar the excluded offensive word) all appear in the official Scrabble dictionary. That doesn't necessarily mean this is the best dictionary to use in the case of Wordsmyth, as you say its not as fun to have to trudge through the last few words to complete a day.

Thank you for your review, and I’m glad you enjoyed the game despite the issues with the dictionary. For obvious reasons, I removed words that could offend from the game. I do acknowledge the smaller words are an issue however, and there are some appearing in the dictionary I used that make the game harder to play once you’ve found the more obvious ones. I’m currently developing new features and improvements to Wordsmyth, and making amendments to the dictionary is highest priority. Please feel free to contact me directly, your input would be very useful!

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

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