Moxie Classic

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

The following description is from the developer's web site:

First of all, it's a word game that's DIFFERENT from anything else you'll find on the iPhone App Store, and that's by design. We were tired of seeing the same word game themes recycled over and over again...anagrams, Boggle, word finds, and stuff like that. We wanted to make something truly unique, and I think we've succeeded.

Here are some qualities that I think make Moxie truly special:

  • NO PRESSURE. Moxie is not a race. There's no clock. You can go as fast or as slow as you like.
  • QUICK TO PLAY. The average game of Moxie takes less than 5 minutes.
  • QUICK TO LEARN. Moxie only has a few simple rules, and we've even included a short video to show you how to play.
  • ERGONOMIC. Are you tired of tiny little hard-to-press buttons and screens you can hardly read? The Moxie board is simple, clear, and direct...and you can actually see the buttons without your bifocals.
  • REWARDS STRATEGIC THINKING. You don't need a vocabulary the size of Webster's dictionary to score well. Sure, it helps to know a lot of words, but good old-fashioned strategy will get you a lot farther.
  • WHOLESOME. That's right Moxie is just good clean fun. There's no crashing into anything and no killing anything. Why even your Mom will enjoy playing Moxie. I know mine does. In fact she helped invent the game!

Moxie is the word game guaranteed to please. Play one game and you'll be hooked. If you're good maybe you'll even get the high score, but I doubt it. My Mom has scored 3310 and honestly I don't think you'll be able to beat her. I sure can't!

How to play Moxie

You start with a hand of 52 letters that you go through "Solitaire" style. Place each letter on the board or "Pass". If you "Pass" you can't go back to that letter.

You score points by:

  1. Making unique words with the letters
  2. Transforming your words into other words by adding and replacing letters. For example: "TIN" becomes "TINE" which becomes "TILE" which becomes "TILED" and so on.
  3. Spelling special "Moxie words" for bonus points

Once you spell a word and start transforming it into other words, don't break the word chain! That's a "Twaddle" and you'll lose points.

There's no time limit and while it helps to know a lot of words, Moxie will more greatly reward those who like to think strategically.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is 100 percent accessible. All letters, boxes, and buttons are spoken without issue.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by rdfreak 4 years 9 months ago



Submitted by k7 on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I tried Moxie and went to the video to see how to play only to have my sound completely terminated on my iPhone 4. No sound anywhere. Checked the volume setting, the Accessibility settings, no sound. 2 cold boots... no joy. not a sound.

Submitted by 1music on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The free edition is just as accessible. Voiceover does not always read letters when swiping, so tap on the screen near the number. Also, if you start a word in the middle of the row, this will still score. For example, type "ape" which will score a word. Then add a T in front to score another word.

Submitted by Randi on Saturday, December 31, 2011

I just downloaded the original version of Moxie but can't figure out how to see the letters. I see them scattered around the screen like and m or an r etc, but then I see other buttons that are numbered. How di I know which letters them are to form the word? I see 11 of 52 for instance but don't know which letter I'm gapping? Thanks for any help.

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