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The world's best crossword game

Experience the thrill of Scandinavian-style crosswords with Kryss, a unique mobile game that brings a modern twist to the newspaper pastime. You can now engage in stimulating word battles with others while training your vocabulary!

Kryss app screenshot featuring an engaging crossword gameplay, with a word game grid filled with letters and clues, and letter tiles ready for placement, on a mobile device.
  • Flag of Germany for German Crossword Puzzles (Deutsche Kreuzworträtsel).

    Deutsche Kreuz-

  • Flag of the Netherlands for Dutch Crossword Puzzles (Nederlandse Kruiswoordraadsels).

    Nederlandse Kruiswoord-

  • Flag of the United States for English Crosswords.


  • Flag of France for French Crosswords (Mots Croisés français).

    Mots Croisés

  • Flag of Turkey for Turkish Crosswords (Türkçe Bulmacalar).


  • Flag of Norway for Norwegian Crosswords (Norske Kryssord).


  • Flag of Spain for Spanish Crossword Puzzles (Crucigramas españoles).


  • Flag of Denmark for Danish Crosswords (Danske Krydsord).


  • Flag of Brazil for Brazilian Crosswords (Palavras cruzadas brasileiras).

    Palavras cruzadas

  • Flag of Russia for Russian Crosswords (Русские кроссворды).


  • Flag of Sweden for Swedish Crosswords (Svenska Korsord).


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    10+ million


    Gold trophy icon with a number one badge, representing the word game's number one achievement in 24 countries.


    Word game achieved
    in 24 countries

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    Hand-crafted Crosswords

    What Kryss players say

    • Profile photo of Susan M, a 42-year-old user, with a full 5-star rating.

      It's very convenient having crosswords in my pocket. I enjoy the challenge. I don't have the time (or patience, lol!) any longer for New York Times or other newspaper puzzles.

    • Profile photo of Andrea B, a 34-year-old user, with a full 5-star rating.

      Been playing for many years against my husband, but he's getting a little fed up because I'm always winning... We cozy up in the evenings with a cup of tea, and Kryss is a perfect way to unwind!

    • Profile photo of Laura M, a 26-year-old user, with a full 5-star rating.

      It's a fun game to keep your mind sharp! You learn words you never knew existed 😉 There is definitely a big variety of puzzles - I have played hundreds of games, and all of them have been unique.

      Hand icon placing the letter 'R' on the Kryss app's interactive crossword puzzle, showcasing a vibrant word game interface on a mobile device.

      Play with friends and family!

      Challenge your friends, solve crosswords with other players, and see who has the greater word skills!
Our fun events and missions will always keep you on your toes and have you solving new puzzles, keeping your mind sharp! 

      With our chat function you can keep in touch with your favorite Aunt (and at the same time tease your best friend for being the slowest player in the universe!)

      Improve your vocabulary and relax your mind.

      Kryss serves as a mental workout, providing relaxation for the mind and vocabulary training within its engaging puzzles. Our app is accessible and enjoyable for all ages, making it more than just your average word game.

      We have skilled puzzle makers worldwide making new content every day, so every game of Kryss you play is designed to offer a new experience!

      Two cartoon girls smiling and connecting large puzzle pieces together, symbolizing teamwork and problem-solving.
      Animated hand icon dragging the letter 'S' into place within the engaging crossword grid on the Kryss word puzzle app, highlighting interactive gameplay on a smartphone

      Can you solve the words?

      Kryss provides a "Clue in the box" style of crosswords. When combined with turn-based gameplay, it can lead to thrilling moments as both players scramble to solve words! Meanwhile, our practice game mode allows you to kick back and enjoy the simple satisfaction of solving puzzles.

      With our user-friendly interface and engaging gameplay, the Kryss team is transforming crosswords from being a solitary pastime to an interactive and exciting word game!

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      Icon illustrating the gameplay of Kryss, with two puzzle pieces coming together, symbolizing the assembling of crossword puzzles.

      How Kryss is played

      You receive five letters each turn, then strive to place the letters in the crossword within a minute. There are several ways of out-scoring your opponent, including significant bonuses for completing words, for getting key letters right or for using all your five letters within a round.

      Then again: it might just pay off to keep one of the crucial letters for later use – when the stakes are higher.

      Icon featuring the letter 'A' inside a box, representing the 'Clue in the Box' style of crosswords unique to the Kryss app.

      Why "Clue in the Box" style of crosswords?

      Our innovative approach to crossword puzzles integrates the 'clue in the box' style, where clues are seamlessly incorporated within the puzzle itself rather than being listed separately.

      This unique solution allows us to display both the clues and words on a single phone screen, making our app more user-friendly and simplifying the puzzle-solving process.

      Icon showcasing a classic Scandinavian-style crossword grid, highlighting the inspiration behind Kryss game design.

      Old-school Scandinavian style

      Inspired by the classic crosswords found in Scandinavian newspapers and media, we embarked on a journey as word game enthusiasts to create Kryss.

      Our innovation took a leap forward when we experimented with turn-based gameplay and multiplayer. To our surprise, it felt fun and intense, and has led to Kryss as we know and love it today!

      Icon with colorful speech bubbles, denoting the social and communicative aspect of playing Kryss.

      Why Kryss is the best mobile word game for new language learners

      Kryss is not only fun, but educational. With our support for 11 languages (which we are constantly expanding), any language learner will be able to greatly improve their language skills.

      As you make progress in Kryss, you will come across increasingly unique word choices and clues, as well as colloquial words or phrases that are specific to the chosen languages. All words and clues are hand-picked by expert crossword makers from around the world!

      If you are ready to take your language-learning to the next level, you can always give our challenging expert mode a try!

      Icon of an open book with letters A to Z, signifying vocabulary improvement through the Kryss word game.

      How to improve your vocabulary with Kryss

      As you play Kryss and progress, you will come across many unique words! You will embark on a journey of word discovery, as you solve sophisticated words, expressions, and acronyms while improving your lexicon.

      Many of our players report their vocabulary improving in everyday speech, similar to the benefits of reading books!

      It's no surprise that Kryss has become a go-to mobile app for individuals seeking to expand their vocabulary while enjoying a stimulating mental workout.

      Icon depicting a brain with upward arrows, indicating cognitive benefits and the science behind Kryss word puzzles.

      The science behind how games like Kryss boost brain health

      There are various cognitive benefits to mobile word games, such as improved memory, attention, and overall brain health.

      Studies from the University of Alberta and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital highlight how these interactive activities can enhance engagement and mood while boosting brain functions.

      Additionally, research by Sabha University highlights the effectiveness of word games in vocabulary growth for language learners.

      Embrace Kryss and the power of crosswords to stimulate mental health and facilitate language learning!

      University of Alberta study
      Sabha University study


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