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Letterpress – Word Game

by atebits

(263 user ratings)


Download size: 28.44MB
Version: 4.7
Released: 2012-10-24
For ages: 4+


If you enjoy word games then you will love Letterpress for its intuitive play and beautiful design. Two players take turns spelling words to capture the board. Player with the most points wins!

• PLAY words at your own pace.

• ALWAYS FREE and full-featured.

• COMPETE against friends, let Letterpress find you an opponent or challenge one of our Bot players.

• CHAT in real-time with other players.

• TRACK your performance with Statistics and Leaderboards.

• DICTIONARIES power real-time word definitions.

• Many more game features and customizations available.

For free support and answers to frequently asked questions, head over to http://www.letterpressapp.com/support.html. Follow us on Twitter @LetterpressApp. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Letterpress. Play everywhere!

Letterpress is built in the USA by the team at Solebon LLC (http://www.solebon.com) where
we are dedicated to Sharpening Minds at Play.
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Customer Reviews

No more identity problems so regular play has resumed.

Fun, challenging but need new dictionary

I just tried playing the word “prebilling” which wasn’t allowed (???) but in my last game the bot played “ Hakenkreuz” which is a German word meaning swaztika. How is that allowed?

Pandering for reviews = 1 star

Sorry, I love the game, but begging for reviews is bad form.

Best game I have ever paid for

👍🏻 love this ♥️


Very fun, auto matches match skill pretty well and there are not very many glitches, and a lot is customizable. Ads do not affect much as they are not every 10 seconds unlike SOME GAMES.

Ads are horrible... HORRIBLE!

The game itself is entertaining but after virtually every turn you must endure an ad. Recently, there is a 2 to 3 second lapse after you take your turn where the screen freezes and you can’t do anything until the ad plays. A few times I’ve unknowingly tapped the x to exit during this lapse and it automatically whisks me off to the App Store. Annoying, to say the least. I contacted their tech support who claimed they’ve made no changes to the ad format. Not sure I believe that. I feel this is a money making ploy, and I’ll be honest - I hate it. UPDATE: Today, May 14, I encountered a 30-second ad after one of my turns. It was a FRANKENSTEIN RISING HOUSE OF FUN SLOTS ad. Is this what’s coming now, 30-second ads? And of course there’s no way to click out of it, so we must endure it. Horrible. UPDATE: And I got it again 10 minutes later. UPDATE: you keep claiming the ad setup hasn’t changed but I beg to differ. Instead of continually claiming that, maybe more importance and attention should be placed on what players are saying. The ad placement and/or functionality HAS changed, regardless of claims to the contrary. Ads now have a timer on 5 second them, and occasionally longer than 5. They didn’t have a timer in them until recently. The fact that you don’t understand what I mean escapes me because I tried to detail exactly what I’m experiencing. UPDATE: I keep getting this scripted “not sure what you are talking about” response from the developer.

Fast and challenging

I play against the bots - it’s building my vocabulary. Slightly addictive, too.

Turns music off

The game is fine, it’s pretty fun and the app seems to work well. I’m giving this one star because the app turns my music off when I open it and frankly that’s stupid.


Enjoy the game but some words which are allowed for the robots are over the top and I was denied “waylay!”

Letter Press

My favorite & only game I continue to play. Love the upgrades!!


Good job but sorta boring I mean u can’t even win these days...😒 time waster 🕟

Enjoying it!

One suggestion: some of the words the “bad word filter” catches are truly not bad words. You might cause a young person to want to know why he can’t write “fairy” and other such innocent words. I’d rather not needlessly plant seeds in kids’ heads.


I am a regular. I play speed rounds to wake up my brain.

Letterpress fun but...

Fun game, great for connecting every day with a son who is far away! We both wish the notifications worked more reliably for our iPhones.

GREAT game

I just love this game. And glad it is not timed!!! Very challenging and I enjoy playing with the bots. The easy bot is too easy but the medium bot is so hard!! Thanks!!!


Love playing Letterpress!!!

I like the game but

For no discernible reason my in play games disappear and lately even my profile & avatar. The “bad words” filter is dumb. If you’re going to have one, check out the words considered “bad” a little more closely. “Knocker” is not really a “bad word.” And right now I am unable to submit this review because my personal nickname on this site is already taken (by me) and so is every other one I’ve tried so far. I’ll keep at it tho.

New version a disaster went from 5 to one- PUT IT BACK

New version has bugs that need fixing!

Love this game!

I’m a word person and most word games make me roll my eyes. But this one is challenging and fun. I paid a dollar I think it was for the full version because the free version limited me to 3 simultaneous games at a time. Now there are times where I’ve got 13 games going at once. Some players only take their turn every few days, while others are near instant so I always have a challenge available no matter when I pick up my phone.


This game is great. I’ve met some fantastic people playing it.


I like the game, and the new changes, but for the past few months, when I open the app it looks as if I had made the last move, although there had been an alert (before the app is opened). If I close the app and open it again the opponent’s game is there.

❤ this game

HANDS DOWN year after year & update after update LETTERPRESS IS SIMPLY THE BEST WORD GAME out there ✨🙌🏻

Simple but Deliciously Challenging

This is my favorite word game. I still play Words With Friends, but it’s gotten so gummed up with add-ons and hints that there’s less and less pure skill involved. This one is simple, elegantly designed, and free of all that. It’s also different; not just another Scrabble re-mix.

New owner is ruining it

This app is getting worse and worse with each new revision. The new owner does not have common sense. They logged me out of the app and won’t let me log back in again. I suspect this is because they didn’t like how Game Center keeps private user information like email address private. I guess they want to harvest email addresses. Usually companies do this so they can partner with ad companies to feed private user behavior and preferences into ad networks, for a payoff. Or so they can otherwise profit in some way from hooking into the tracking systems that are available to them once they get hold of the users email address. All this tracking is why Apple Game Center does not reveal the address to the game developer. I’d prefer it if Letterpress stuck with Game Center instead of taking this new route.

For real?

This game starts out fun...but enough with the made up and misspelled words when playing against bots. If you’re going to create a word game like this make sure it’s actually using real words that are spelled correctly. Thumbs down.


Relaxing fun game!

Just beautiful

This is one of the games you can play for years, and Letterpress is so polished and works great that it just never gets boring.

It’s great.


Just need dictionary update

Terrific game, but many words that should be accepted are not. If that were fixed, it would be fabulous.


Allowing words with no definitions is deplorable!

Ad are dirty

I get that the app needs its advertising. But do the need to be suggestive of sex and cheating? The latest version seems to have new ads focused on other games that lack moral values. That is why I dropped the stars to 3 of 5.

Boo to the ads between turns,

Letterpress has been my FAVORITE game since I purchased the app years ago. I had deleted it (needed space on phone to take pics), and today reinstalled it. I've been updating the app whenever they are available, but for the first time ever, I am being subjected to ads for violent, distasteful apps/games. WHY????? Usually when one pays for an app, there are no ads!!!! I don't expect to be subjected to apps in a game that I've purchased. Either the ads go, or the app goes!

So much fun!

I love this game. It’s challenging and entertaining, makes me appreciate my large vocabulary.

Positive Addiction

I love this game and have been hooked on it from the start. The lexicon is amusingly puzzling at times in what it does and doesn't include but it's always turn-by-turn fun.

Go Back To Merriam-Webster!

I just thought I’d update my review to once again plead with the developers to go back to Mercian-Webster and more importantly a better means of verifying words. The number of non-words and misspellings accepted by this game is growing exponentially. Otherwise this is a fantastic game. Update after receiving developers response: Thank you to the developers who responded to my recent review with the following: “Oxford is vastly superior to Merriam-Webster. Don't let a few random words ruin the experience for you." I appreciate that the developers thought enough to respond but took away another star of what had previously been a five-star game because they are either totally unaware or uncaring that the number of words that are “valid” yet no definition in the Oxford Living dictionary (or any other legitimate dictionary for that matter) is increasing at an alarming rate. I play this game a lot — probably too much as it is so addictive and fun (when I’m learning interesting new legitimate words) — and have a lot of games going on. Last night the number of these bogus “words” were more than “a few” but more like eight or nine. And, yes, some were used by me. Tonight I’ve only played a brief amount of time and there were already three or four of these abominations that were accepted by the game. In addition to the couple I encountered this afternoon. This is what wrecked Words With Friends for me. Although I’ve explored the Oxford dictionary, I still prefer M-W. However it seems to me that the real issue is not the dictionary but whatever means the game is using to verify words. Please (please, please, please!) fix this before this game is totally ruined. I have discussed this with several of my opponents and I am not alone in this point of view. Original review: I adore this game. Some games are quick, others go many rounds. But the one thing that drew me to this game — and won me over from Words With Friends — is that you had to use actual words found in a reputable dictionary. Since the last upgrade and the switch to the Oxford Living Dictionary, the number of bogus words that are accepted as valid by the game but have no definition available — in the dictionary used by the game or any other reputable source — seems to be growing exponentially. For that reason, I can only give this game three stars rather than the five I would have given prior to this new development. Please go back to the old method and dictionary used for acceptable words! Flawed as it was it was vastly better than the current method.

Upgrades are Worth It

I bought this games ages ago. I played it very frequently with friends and co-workers until it kind of feel out of sight for awhile. I recently picked it back up, got my wife to download it, and we’ve been playing for awhile. The new features are spot on while maintaining the older ones that were implemented fantastically. Keep the good work!

Completely wiped my account.

My account, which I’ve had since Letterpress first launched, is now apparently completely gone. I can’t enter my old username, and sending safeguard keys to any of my email addresses does nothing. Why doesn’t this just work with Game Center?


Fun and engaging. Wish there was a 24 hr limit in turns.

My go-to first game

Fast paced. Usually have 40+ games going. Love it.



Throughtful, fun game for word ♥️ers!!

Three years later I still absolutely adore this game. It’s like scrabble and chess had a baby. It’s simple, yet challenging and just super fun. I love the minimalist, clean lines and layout. Try it!

Great phone word game

Unlike other spelling games in this category, Letter Press feels great on the phone. No pinching in and out to zoom, no crazy power ups... Just one clean, responsive game board. Also, you can pay to remove the ads – hooray!

Great game

I can search and find my user ID, but can’t access it now that Game Center is defunct. I’ve provided my game center email without luck. Now I’ve also lost access to my user ID, and the games in progress, on my old device!

The Most Ingenious Innovation in Word Games Since UpWords and Scrabble!

A friend introduced me to Letterpress. I was reluctant to try another word game because I hadn’t found anything truly challenging or even new in the profusion of “new” word-game apps. I’m a die-hard UpWords player and I like real mental challenges that are also fun. Initially, Letterpress looked preposterously easy to me. But then ..... I learned how to play it! I read all the material the developers included in “How To Play” and “Tips and Tricks” — where I even watched a highly competitive match in action, from beginning to end, narrated throughout. That was enormously helpful for understanding the game’s strategic complexities. Believe me, this is no Boggle or Word Find. It’s the most brilliant innovation in word game I’ve seen since .............well since UpWords and Scrabble (aka Words With Friends.) I was astonished! Any word-game aficionado would miss a terrific challenge and a wonderful game if they passed on a chance to learn Letterpress. I had initially berated the developers for being inaccessible but Wow has that changed! They now happily accept recommendations and requests for help and answer users promptly. And bless them for adding a chat screen! I don’t like playing against a computer, I like playing against a person! And the way I get to know who I’m playing against is to talk to them. And I’ve made several good friends that way. And now that games, Letterpress included, signal you when a word is acceptable, it’s even more useful than studying words from a lists to try to improve one’s vocabulary. You can try dozens of unfamiliar letter combinations and suddenly voilà – you’ve got a word! I learn hundreds of new words from my games, though admittedly most of this vocabulary serves no purpose beyond surprising opponents and scoring points – but it pleases me nonetheless to acquire words and know their meanings. Letterpress facilitates this by including access to definitions by holding your finger on a word that’s been played. Bravo Atebits, Well Done!

iPhone X update is great.

The developer fixed an annoying bug very quickly. Good app support!

Best App in the App Store

It never gets old because it’s never the same game.

Needs dictionary updated

This is a challenging but rewarding game however the dictionary is in dire need of expanding/updating!

The best?

Yep! Highly challenging, well designed and respectably maintained by its new owners.

Best word game

Part Scrabble, part chess!

Preview Page

This game would be much better if you could see a preview of what the board would look like if you played a certain word.