4 Pics 1 Word

An Introduction to 4 Pics 1 Word


Combining visual and literary cognitive fields, 4 Pics 1 Word is a fun, easy to play game that tests player’s ability to match scrambled letters to find the theme of four patterned pictures. Can you find the one word that that unites them all?

4 Pics 1 Word : Gameplay


The name of the game essentially describes it all here! Four images appear that have a common premise that they all have in connection.  Players must then try to decipher from the scrambled letters below the pictures the correct subject matter ties all images together.  Players can also tap an individual picture to zoom in for a closer inspection.

Features of 4 Pics 1 Word


Can you guess the words and unlock the levels? Countless puzzles from easy to tricky are waiting for you! New puzzles are added continuously for endless word fun!

No registration, no complicated rules. Just start playing and have fun!

Which word are we looking for? Look at the four pictures; find out what they have in common. Win!

There are over 220,000,000 4 Pics 1 Word enthusiasts playing across the globe in 8 languages. Join them!

Tips ‘n’ Tricks for 4 Pics 1 Word

Think Outside of the Box!


Due to sheer number of photos used in game, some photos may be mixed and matched with others which can lead to some ambiguous perceptions for some images. Therefore, whilst the generally the most obvious thought that first comes to mind usually leads to the correct answer, if unsure and a little stumped then try thinking outside of the box and focusing on supporting aspects of the photo rather than what appears to be the main juxtaposition.

Another key tip is to try reading wording which spell the same a different way, e.g. ripping paper – tear and water on a check – tear.

Don’t Cheat!


The majority of rounds in 4 Pics 1 Word could be said to be far too easy, yet there are also some puzzles that for whatever reason, your brain just can’t seem to connect the dots. If you happen to get truly stuck on one of these levels, resist the urge cheat but instead use the hints function.

Each round completed earns players coins, which have but one use – the hint function! Therefore, there is no real need to stockpile coins except for future puzzles which can’t be solved. There are too types of hints available.  Spending 60 coins will reveal a single correct letter, whilst 90 coins will remove unneeded letter to help ascertain the correct answer.

Therefore, coins can rapidly be accrued try to resist the urge to cheat, as once you start on the path to the dark side, it is very hard to turn back!



If after using coins and still not being able to find the correct answer or have unfortunately run out of coins, then forget everything of the above paragraph! Go online and google the descriptions of the four images and try to find the common link that way. If that however, sounds like too much effort, then simply go to one of the many online sites that have all answers listed.



One of the best aspects of 4 Pics 1 Word is that it is family friendly and can be enjoyed by all and doesn’t have to be a solo adventure. So if stuck on a puzzle, ask a friend or family member.  4 Pics 1 Word can also be a great way to stimulate a dull party or enjoyed cuddled up with a loved one on a cold evening.

Personal Impressions of 4 Pics 1 Word



Rarely does a game so simple in gameplay have such addictive appeal!

The quality of images is clear and crisp and acts as a great advertisement to the stock image site (Fotolia) where most of the pictures appear to be sourced from. Whilst not normally a fan of cheap, easy games without much depth, I actually was quite impressed by this!  Just as a chef can use but a bare few basic ingredients to create a plethora of vastly different dishes, 4 Pics 1 Word does the same by using universal stock images to lead players forward.

The game can also be used as an excellent tool in learning the English language and would be a great fun way to engage EFL / ESL students either individually or in pairs, groups as they could race to reach certain level limits etc.


The only real negative to the game is the in app advertising which pops up after every third or fourth question. Whist most can generally be skipped after five seconds it does start to wear on one’s patience after a while.  Yet considering that they can be turned off for a low $2.99… it isn’t much of a serious issue.

All in all, here is a fantastic game that is great to pass the time away with! Well worth picking up! Four and a half stars out of five!

4 half out of 5

App Specifics for 4 Pics 1 Word

Current Version:
6.9.0  (iOS)  (Last Update Oct 07 2016) (as at the time of writing)
6.6.0  (Android)  (Last Update Oct 07 2016) (as at the time of writing)

101 MB  (iOS)
53 MB (Android)

10,000,000 –50,000,000

Requires iOS:
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Requires Android:
4.0.3 or above.

Content Rating:
Rated for 3+



In-app Purchases:
$2.99  ~  $59.99

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App Store : iOS

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Google Play : Android

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After spending much too much time playing retro Pong and Donkey Kong on a game & watch as a kid before upgrading to the brick shaped original Gameboy, Water-Mind is loving the evolution of the gaming industry... ... whilst still finding time to paddle down torrential rivers!
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After spending much too much time playing retro Pong and Donkey Kong on a game & watch as a kid before upgrading to the brick shaped original Gameboy, Water-Mind is loving the evolution of the gaming industry... ... whilst still finding time to paddle down torrential rivers!