Updated April 9, 2019: New entries added

Ah, word games: the brainy, quietly spoken cousin of the puzzler. How we love them.

Shuffling blocks, matching colours and tinkering with virtual contraptions is all great fun, of course. But there's a very particular gaming itch that only a word game can scratch.

You see, messing around with words and letters tickles a different part of the brain than your usual spatial and logical conundrums. It's as much about your vocabulary and your spelling skills.

Which is why word games deserve their own spell in the spotlight. Check out these 25 word games for your Android phone.