Wordsmyth is simple - one new puzzle, every day you play.
No timers, no levels and no distracting adverts - just you and todays 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 18 years worth of puzzles, Wordsmyth will provide you with a peaceful, meditative puzzling experience for years to come.
AppAdvice - Game Of The Week - Feb 26th 2021
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148Apps - “a refreshingly chill take on Boggle” 4/5
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Metro UK - "Near perfect mobile entertainment - 9/10"
Ratings and Reviews
Good but some flaws
I love how relaxing this game is. However, it's difficult to enjoy a word game that doesn't recognize valid words! On my first game, and it did not accept "hued" and "reshod" as well as others I can't remember off the top of my head. This kills the enjoyability of the game.
Edit: changing to 5 stars because the developer response was amazingly fast and I was informed that getting the best dictionary for the game without making it get too tediously bogged down in filler words is a challenge. It’s clear that the developer wants to make the game the best possible and values user feedback.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review!
The dictionary has been a difficult part of Wordsmyth to get right - the first release I used the Scrabble dictionary, which unfortunately contained a lot of ‘filler’ words, ultimately causing users to have to grind through a large number of 3-letter words in order to finish.
The new dictionary I released a few weeks ago aimed to eliminate that by using a word set custom built for word games - but I fear this may have gone too far the other way, as most feedback now is down to their being a small number of missing words.
Obviously a word game is nothing without a strong dictionary, so this will always be the highest priority to me when it comes to future improvements. This is where user feedback is so vital to me, so I do appreciate your comments! I will look into this further, and aim to support Wordsmyth with the best dictionary I can.
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!!
This brilliant and very simple word game got me hooked immediately. It is beautifully designed and presents a big challenge that renews on a daily basis, so the fact that I have only one new puzzle to work a day keeps me going on it as far as I can get. The controls and color indications as you type words are both very well though out.
One of my Game Center friends are playing but I have yet to figure out how to make the synch feature provide us with the exact same puzzle to compete together on.
The hint feature is really nice when you get stuck but sometimes I find that I do not recognize the words I find through it. A suggestion would be to provide a way to look up the definition of any accepted words.
Regardless of what may be missing, this seems like the perfect game for those who love word puzzles.
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- Rose Design & Education Services Ltd
- 187.7 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
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