New Words & Ladders Game for Curious Minds

New Words & Ladders Game for Curious Minds

28th April 2020

A new mobile game based on the classic Snakes and Ladders format promises to give players some interesting puzzles to solve.

The Basic Details

Called Words & Ladders, this game is from the Etermax studio that is based in Argentina and has over 700 million downloads for their games to date. They say that it was inspired by the ancient Indian game of Moksha Patam, from which Snakes and Ladders is derived.

In the past, the same developer has launched titles like Trivia Crack and Word Crack. This new game involves moving about the board while solving riddles. It is available as a free download in the Google Play Store and the App Store.

Aimed at different global markets, Words & Ladders can be played in the following languages; English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and German.

How to Play the Game

This is a bright and colourful mobile game that takes the players on a voyage through some nicely-drawn scenes involving circuses and some interesting characters. Get started by spinning the wheel and seeing how many steps you can take before having to answer the first question. Every correct answer lets you spin again.

You progress by solving riddles, which start off easy and get progressively harder as you venture further. The addition of slides and ladders adds some unpredictability to the gameplay. The ladders look like sturdy safety ladders and help you to get ahead more quickly, while the nasty slides set you back.

The idea is to get to the finish line before your opponent gets there. Gallerino is the funny character who is there to help you to find the hidden words as you climb the 100 squares towards the finishing line.

Earn coins as you go, to make the game easier, or else you can choose to buy them in the online store. You also get medals for winning matches and can unlock new attractions in the park. In-play advertising slows down the action unless you pay to remove them.

What Are People Saying About It?

Federico Segovia is the product owner at Etermax. He said that the new game is “aimed at curious minds”. He pointed out that it can be played anywhere and at any time, between friends and family members or by looking online for new opponents.

A look on the Google Play Store shows us that it has a rating of 4.0 from over 6,000 reviews. The comments are mainly positive, as many players seem to enjoy it, although there are some negative comments about the amount of advertising present.

On the App Store, it has earned 4.6 from over 1,000 ratings. Again, most of the comments are positive but some players complain about the amount of advertising they have to sit through.


This is a smart, modern version of Snakes and Ladders that adds in a trivia element to make a fun, fast-paced game. It should prove to be extremely popular among different types of gamer.