Blackbar's cleverly told tale of censorship has arguably never been more relevant. It's essentially a moving story told through the correspondence between two people living in an oppressive state, but with a simple word-identification game cleverly woven in.
You're provided with nine letters from which to construct as many words as possible, with a minimum length of four letters. That's half the appeal of Wooords. The other is its brilliant fridge magnetic aesthetic.
What would the casual game masters behind Candy Crush Saga do with the humble word game? Make AlphaBetty Saga is what. The game takes Scrabble and applies King's familiar bite-sized objectives structure.
Here's an inventive word game from the makers of Quell. Highrise Heroes (aka Highrise Word Heroes) smartly combines word forming with strategic block busting, all underpinned by an intriguing disaster narrative.
Did we say Words With Friends was the most recognisable game on this list? That was silly of us. Scrabble is clearly the king of word games, and the inspiration for many of the other games on this list.
Proving that word games can be both raucous and fun with alcohol, Heads Up has you holding your phone up to your head and guessing the name of the listed famous person from clues provided by your friends.
One of the most prestigious old school crossword puzzles in the world gets its own app. The New York Times Crossword has the kind of classy presentation you'd expect, and the ability to subscribe for an endless supply of puzzles.