The Switch is an ideal system for a little bit of mind exercise, with Nintendo's own Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (which has weirdly never made it to North America) and the upcoming Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, along with smaller download-only efforts focused on particular puzzle types. Another is arriving soon for those who enjoy a bit of word puzzling.

It's Word Forward, coming to Switch via Thalamus Digital having originally been created for mobile and PC/Mac by Rocketship Park. It's racked up millions of players through platforms like, Android and iOS, and looks like an interesting take on the genre - some of its official blurb is below.

Can you use all of the letters in the 5x5 grid to make words disappear and clear the board? Word Forward isn’t about spelling the longest words or the most clever – it’s about using chess-like strategy to clear every tile and declare victory in 500 puzzles. It requires wits and cunning – Word Forward is a brain teaser that will really make you think!

PLAY the #1 word puzzle game enjoyed by more than 6 million people worldwide.

- SPELL words by tracing a line between tiles in any direction, including diagonally
- SWAP any two letters on the grid by using a SWAP TOKEN, earned during gameplay
- JUMBLE the tiles on the grid to replace all the letters with new ones when all else fails
- CHANGE the letter on a tile to any other letter you choose using the SWAP MODIFIER
- ELIMINATE stubborn tiles with BOMBS to get yourself out of a tight spot

It's out on 3rd December in North America and Europe - its default price will be $4.99USD but it's 50% off in pre-orders.

Let us know in the comments if you're tempted to grab this one.