Five Words: A Word Puzzle Game

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About this game

FIVE WORDS - Train your brain with a new type of word game puzzle!
Rearrange tiles to create a square of 5 five letter words that read the same across and down.

Five Words is an easy to learn and easy to play word game. Just drag the letter tiles at the bottom of the screen to the square at the top to create a grid of 5 words that read the same across and down. So if the first word across is "WORDS" then the first word down must be "WORDS" as well, and so on. The levels are not timed allowing you to play at your own pace and your current game is saved if you need to leave and come back later. The minimalist interface was designed for tablets and phones.

Unlike other word games out there, Five Words does not require you to download additional puzzle packs to keep playing. All one million+ unique puzzle combinations are included for free. Also, unlike other word games where many of the words sound made up, we use mostly common everyday English words for our puzzles. Though, we did leave a few in so you can learn some cool 5 letter words.

Five Words was loosely inspired by the "Sator square" an ancient Latin word square found buried in the ash of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the ruins of Pompeii. Other versions have been discovered in historic sites around the world. And now this mysterious relic is updated and available right on your mobile device for your puzzle-solving pleasure!

• Over one million unique puzzle combinations
• Easy to learn and play
• Uses common English words
• No additional puzzle packs to buy
• An optional Hint button shows you words if you get stuck
• Single Player
• Play Offline
• Designed for tablets and phones
• No Advertisements
• No In App Purchases

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Oct 14, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

154 reviews
A Google user
November 30, 2019
Love this game! Great for playing during short breaks. Nice clean interface. Auto saves, playable offline. Haven't encountered any bugs or other game-breaking issues.There are even on-screen quotes by notable people. No intrusive permissions, requires only full network access, as of ver 1.05. Many thanks to the devs; I will definitely look out for your future games. Please consider an email newsletter if possible, for those of us who don't use Twitter but are eager to hear about your next game. Update: Have just subscribed to your newsletter, thanks very much!
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Defpotec Studios
November 26, 2019
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A Google user
March 10, 2019
Just the right amount of challenge and good for short sessions. Would like the ability to freely arrange the pieces in the lower area to help with brainstorming, and a setting to make the background black for AMOLED screens.
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Steve Domina
October 8, 2023
Actually was 5 Stars. It absolutely challenges your brain to dredge up all those 5 lettered words you used years ago.. Exciting, fast and (sorta) easy for that 5 minute break.. It has no way of keeping track over a factory reset or new phone.
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What's new

Fixed an issue with using back key on Stats screen.