New Apple Arcade game wurdweb makes crosswords fun again

Wurdweb Screenshot
Wurdweb Screenshot (Image credit: Aran & Adriaan)

What you need to know

  • Wurdweb sees gamers use words to try to reach the finishing tile.
  • The game is a cross between Scrabble and traditional crossword puzzles.

It's Friday which means there are new Apple Arcade games to be had. The latest to catch the eye is an interesting take on crossword puzzles called wurdweb.

Available ad-free and without any in-app purchases thanks to its inclusion in Apple Arcade, wurdweb has players use words to make their way to the finishing tile. It's like a cross between Scrabble and crosswords and it's positively delightful.

Check it out:

wurdweb from indie developers Aran Koning and Adriaan de Jongh is a relaxing word puzzle game where players select words from a list and connect them to existing words on the board. With multiple game modes, players will puzzle their way towards a finished tile by putting down words that meet the objective. In Target Mode, there is only one single solution, whereas the Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Modes, players can put down as many words as they can. And there are infinite unique puzzles to keep players entertained with randomly generated puzzles.

Gamers will need to be Apple Arcade subscribers to play wurdweb and it's available for download from the App Store right now. You can play wurdweb on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. That being said, this seems like the perfect game to lay in bed and play on your phone on a Sunday morning!

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the Best Game Controllers for Apple TV and Apple Arcade 2021.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.