Hexo, the original Word Board Game that launched Appracatappra back in 2010, has been modernized, Brough up to date and re-released as a free iOS, iPadOS & tvOS app. By converting the app to Swift and SwiftUI, we were able to bring a fully modern UI, customized for each platform, while still honoring the fun, retro theme of the game.

Additionally, we were able to add missing features that we’d originally planned for the game, but not been able to implement due to technical limitations of the frameworks we were using. The biggest new feature is multiplay game support over the internet via Game Center.


If you like crosswords, you’ll love Hex-n-Spell, a new twist on an old favorite. Take your wordplay to a new dimension and spell words in three fun directions. Overlay existing tiles to form new words. Discover hidden, magic multipliers and take your score to the next level! Get definitions on all words played*.

When you’re ready for even greater challenges, purchase one of the other games in the Hexo suite, and discover new a take on the core Hexo experience from Hex-n-Spell!


Words and Suits is Hex-n-Spell taken to the next level! Use it’s unique blend of letters with the suits from a deck of cards to form two pairs, three of a kind, four of a kind or a full house for up to a 5x word score. Like Hex-n-Spell, overlay existing tiles to form new words and get definitions on all words played*.


An unusual take on everyone’s favorite game of cards, lay down straight runs like 2, 3, 4 or Jack, Queen, King on a hex board to score it big. Aces play either high or low and Jokers are wild! Discover why the Joker’s Wild and the Courts Gone Mad, play Runaway Straights today!


It’s dominoes taken to the next dimension! Match three sides of dice played on the unique hexagonal board to send your score into the stratosphere! Special “bunny” dice are wildcats and will play anywhere. Easy to learn, devilish to master, Tumbling Dice will push you to the limits the longer you play!

Additionally, when you make a one-time in-app purchase any of the other games in the Hexo suite, and get extra bonus features (such as Options and Solo play) in the core Hex-n-Spell game, totally for Free!


Using our unique option system, each of the four games inside of the Hexo suite are amazingly configurable! Adjust everything from the way redraws are handled to the smarts of the AI players, make it your Hexo, your way! Adjust the games for infinite replayability§!


No one to play with? Compete against one or more challenging AI personalities: the Queen of Hearts, the Queen of Diamonds, the Queen of Clubs or the Queen of Spades! Adjust their smarts to fit your needs§.


  • Integrated with Game Center! Report your scores and shoot to the top of our leader boards. Win challenging Achievements.
  • Multi Player – Play against other people around the world via Game Center or one of our four AI personalities§ on a single iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac.
  • Learn to play each game with built in quick help.
  • Save each game type separately.
  • 180,000 word dictionary, most all words with definition.
  • Overlay existing tiles on the board to form new plays.
  • Can have up to two tiles touching that don’t form a word (in some games).
  • Joker’s Wild and special Wildcard “Bunny” Dice.
  • User defined options to modify game play for endless playability§.

Step into a Magical world of Board Games and download Hexo today!

* – Hexo includes a 180,000 plus word dictionary, most words with definitions.

§ – Requires a one-time in-app purchase.