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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Subwords 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.

DetailsGame Details

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

Platforms: iOS

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Sequencing

Accessibility: 25 features

Developer: Klemens Strasser (@KlemensStrasser)




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

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player 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 Rating

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.


Our Subwords Accessibility Report documents 25 accessibility features:
You can select either kids or adults for difficulty. Although reaction time isn't critical you do need to complete levels faster to earn stars to unlock further levels.

You can play the game without sight using the iOS VoiceOver feature. You can also control the game with Voice Control.

For phones with TrueDepth camera you can play by just moving your head. Selecting elements is done either by sticking your tongue out or focusing on an element for a certain amount of time. The amount of time can be adjusted.

You can play in different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian). You can option for a font to make the content more legible for people with dyslexia.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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