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Word Search Puzzles app review: become a super-sleuth 2021



Is there anything more classic than word search puzzles? What you once would do on paper can now be done on your iDevices, which offers you even more puzzles than any paper.

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The Word Search Puzzles app provides you with plenty of puzzles for you to work your way through and in a variety of themes in order to spice it up.

Many of the puzzles in this Word Search app for iPhone and iPad are free. You can even embark on some word search "quests," which add another challenge to a typical word search puzzle.

Let's dig deeper into this app with our Word Search app review to see if it's one of the best word search puzzles you have come across. 

Word Search Puzzles


A Wide Range of Puzzles

This app works in a couple of different ways. Yes you can solve the word searches and you can also complete quests which unlock more free puzzles for you.

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The quests are timed so you have to complete it in that time frame in order to get points. While they aren’t hard as far as gameplay goes, i because you’re working against the clock, there is definitely a challenge.

When you launch the app there are three categories you can scroll through which are My Packs (word search puzzles divided into theme packs), Quest, and Store (where you can buy additional puzzle packs).

Even if you just play a regular word search puzzle there is a clock ticking but it isn’t counting down; rather, it is keeping track of how long it takes you to complete the puzzle.

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Game Play

As far as the puzzles go I have to say I am a little surprised by how difficult they are! This isn’t a negative thing; in fact, it’s positive. I am tired of word search puzzles that aren’t challenging in the least and you solve it within a minute or two.

Many of these puzzles will take you longer than that yet others you’ll race through quickly. This makes the game perfect for casual play.

At any time during the game you can pause it, which stops the clock. There is also a ticker at the top that shows you how many words you’ve found. You are given quite a few theme packs to work through for free which is a nice surprise as I didn’t think this many would be offered for free.

To highlight the word just drag your finger across the letters. The app is incredibly sensitive so you won’t have to press hard or keep trying to highlight that particular word. There are really no graphics or extra features to speak of, but again this isn’t a negative.

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Word Search Puzzles


Pros and Cons


  • Gameplay is simple and intuitive
  • User interface is uncluttered and easy to navigate
  • Puzzles load incredibly quick
  • There is a huge selection of free puzzles
  • Complete quests to unlock more puzzles


  • There are no added features/functions
  • You will need to complete the quests in order to unlock new puzzles unless you want to pay for them

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Final Words

The Word Search Puzzles app is a wonderful way to pass the time with an addictive challenge. This app can be enjoyed on all your devices – iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, and offers two different modes of play.

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