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Subwords (2019) is trivia spelling puzzle game. Unlike other spelling challenges, words are split into syllables rather than letters. You tap them in order as fast as possible. Each level has a topic or theme that you need to learn to find the words.

If you are stuck you can click the bulb for a hint. There are 45 levels, ranging from animals and fruits to European countries, our solar system or greek mythology. There are also 20 bonus levels built specifically for kids up to an age of 8 years. You play each level in classic-endless or timed-limited modes.

The result is a game that is not only a good puzzle, but builds knowledge and understanding of words and syllables.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Subwords 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Sequencing game. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There's a mode with simpler topics for younger children.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/01/2019, updated in 2021

Out Now: iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Sequencing

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Klemens Strasser (@KlemensStrasser)

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