Parents' Guide to

Word Crossy

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun crossword/word search game with many ads, few tutorials.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 18+

Don't buy here

Loved the game! Played it every day I always spent a little bit on chips but never more than$5. One morning on Aug 5th 2019 I thought I was choosing 99cents accidentally I hit $99 dollars. This made me sick so I got ahold of C's they told me to write to Google play so I did they told me it is the responsibility of the game to give it refund so I wrote back to them. Well as of today Aug 21 2019 I have not heard from cs they Don't want to refund my money for a one time mistake. The whole thing makes me feel sick. Beware you can't get in touch with them and they are difficult to work with. I haven't had the desire to evan play anymore with all those chips sitting in my account you can have them word crossey they're all yours
age 18+

Annoying Ads

Love the game. Hate the annoying ads.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Players who find the amount of options overwhelming in Scrabble and feel crossword clues are too confusing may love this app's format. In Word Crossy, players are asked to essentially fill in brief crossword puzzles by coming up with words based on several letters. The amount and length of the words you're asked to provide get more challenging as the levels progress; gameplay may start with a trio of three-letter words, but before long, you'll be trying to come up with twice as many terms with four- and five-letter words mixed in. But most of the words are pretty simple, so only younger players may find some issues with not knowing the terms.

Visual learners may like the fact that they can see the letters in different arrangements. If players can't figure a word out, they can get a clue. The first one is free; after that, though, they have to buy clues with coins. These can be earned during play, but it takes a while to rack up the 100 coins a hint costs, and if you don't have enough, the only other option is to buy a package of coins, which can cost up to almost $80. Aside from that, the game moves fast, and even though there are some repeated words and similar terms in the same round -- her and hers, for instance -- it's generally fun to play. The app's biggest hiccup involves its lack of an explanation for some game elements; users, for example, see random amounts of flowers zoom into a total after each round, but the corresponding marker at the top of the screen still reads zero -- and there's no information about what the flowers are used for, or why you're getting them, in addition to coins. It's also unclear why some rounds have bonus words, which are sometimes shorter and seem to be less challenging than many of the main puzzle terms. Clarifying those aspects would be a huge help to navigate the game. You can figure out how to play without knowing -- but being confused about what you're earning and why detracts from the experience a bit. But if you're looking for a fun, simple word game, Word Crossy will entertain you for a while.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, spelling, vocabulary, Math : addition, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : deduction, logic, strategy, thinking critically, Self-Direction : work to achieve goals
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: March 30, 2018
  • Category: Word Games
  • Publisher: gu yunhe
  • Version: 2.3.2 iOS/2.3.23 Android
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later and Android 4.0.3 and up.
  • Last updated: July 11, 2020

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