Updated February 1, 2019: New entries added

Word games are puzzle games too, but they undoubtedly belong in their own genre. Your average word game will tickle a different part of your brain than, say, a number puzzler.

Of course, many word games these days stir in elements of other types of puzzlers in a bid to keep things fresh. Many very successfully, it has to be said.

If you're after a game that'll test your vocabulary as much as your powers of logic, read on. We've rounded up 25 of the very best words games on iOS.

We are thrilled, exhilarated, elevated, animated, enlivened, and excited to share these wordy delights with you.