''Bookworm'' is a word puzzle game released in 2003 by Creator/PopCapGames. The object of the game is to feed [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Lex the Bookworm]] by creating words with adjacent tiles on a board, which gives you points based on the length and which letters not unlike Scrabble. Making small and/or low scoring words causes flaming tiles to appear which if left unused will eventually destroy the board and end the game while making large words causes special, high scoring tiles to appear. It has been released on several platforms (each version varying in small ways) throughout the years with the latest release on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS (2011) and was successful enough to get a SpiritualSuccessor with ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures''.

!Tropes found in ''Bookworm'' include:
* {{Cap}}: According to the [[Creator/PopCapGames Pop Cap]] website, the largest score attainable in the original PC version is 2,140,000,000. This is because the game cannot correctly interpret numbers higher than that. Should someone obtain a score higher than the cap (''extremely'' unlikely), the score would become the opposite of the score i.e. negative.
* CivilizedAnimal: The very proper Lex.
* NoPlotNoProblem: This being a CasualVideoGame, it's not uncommon.
* PickyEater: Lex will only choose to eat scraps of paper that have a single word on them.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Lex of course.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The whole point of the game is to get into this way of speaking so as to score higher. In ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'', Lex himself speaks in this.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Lex. He's a regular old bookworm who is able to ''tell'' if the paper he eats has letters on it and if said letters form words. As a result, he chooses to only eats words.
* TooAwesomeToUse: Diamond tiles. They are the most valuable type of tile and are worth a buttload of points and worth ''so'' much more when used in large words. This makes it very difficult to feel justified in using them when a better combo could've been achieved.