In What's The Word?, the developers throw four stock photos onto the screen that have one word in common. Your job is to figure out this word from a jumbled group of letters, where spelling it correctly results in a modest number of gold coins and the next puzzle.
Examples? A duck floating on water, a frog just beneath the surface, a child making his way to the ocean and a woman treading water. What do they have in common? S-W-I-M-M-I-N-G. In yet another, there's a paper airplane, along with three images of origami. Answer? F-O-L-D.
Keep in mind the answers aren't necessarily this obvious, which is where the hint system comes into play. Amass enough coins normally and/or through in-app purchase, and you can remove letters (359 coins), reveal a letter (239 coins) or add one more picture (239).
The catch? It takes quite a while to afford the cheapest options, though RedSpell will award you with 250 coins for reviewing the game. A shady practice we don't approve of, but the option exists should you choose to use it.
This aside, there's no denying the game's appeal. What's The Word? is a challenging iOS title ideal for solo players and couples. Considering the developer's commitment to adding new words and making tweaks, there's a great chance we'll continue to see this app in the top free category for weeks to come.