Word to Word
One area where organic intelligence beats artificial intelligence every time is finding abstract relationships between two or more things. That, and explaining exactly why Glee is still on the air (although that still baffles most human brains). Word to Word plays on our noggin's ability to associate conceptual ideas by presenting you with two lists of words. Your job is to pair them up, tapping a word on the left and matching it to a word on the right. You can't move on until everything is correctly paired up, so you have to think both inside the box and outside of it at the same time!
Word pairs can be obvious or fairly obtuse, but you can always work out which ones go together by process of elimination. Does "design" go with "architect" or with "web"? "Star" with "twinkle" or "spangled"? You can only find out by eliminating other matches to see what's left. Word to Word makes things a bit easier by disallowing blatantly incorrect word pairings while allowing possible answers to slide, even if they're wrong in the grand scheme of things.
The free version of Word to Word comes with an impressive 40 levels, while the full version has over 320 (available via in-app purchases on some markets). Unfortunately, the difficulty level is pretty flat, so no matter which puzzle you're working on, the challenge is about the same. Whether that's too high or too low depends on your skill with word meanings, but it should be just about right for most people. Either way, Word to Word is a slightly different sort of word puzzle game that's easy to play and never gets old!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on a NOOK Tablet. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.