WORD PLAY

Welcome to a world where letters and words rule! Hone your skills playing every type of word puzzle – and make your own!

Word games are not only fun, they also

encourage learning and cognitive health.

 

EIGHT WORD PUZZLE TYPES:
 

  • Anagrams: create as many words as you can with letters that are provided.
    Examples: Boggle and Bananagram

     

  • Crosswords: answer clues with words that fill a grid
     

  • Cryptograms or Ciphers: crack a code based on letter replacement 
     

  • Letter arrangements: create words using a set number of letters.
    Example: Scrabble

     

  • Rebus: words and pictures are arranged in a way that they depict words and/or phrases
     

  • Semantic games: this type of game plays with your factual knowledge of the meaning of words.
    Example: Mad Libs

     

  • Word jumbles: rearrange letters to form a word
     

  • Word search: look for given words within a grid of letters

Check out these popular word games:

What's your favorite word puzzle game?

Try making your very own game!

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Fall Equinox
Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox puzzle

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Anagram_Halloween web with spider
Anagram_Halloween web with spider

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DIY crossword
DIY crossword

DIY crossword

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Crossword_Halloween solution
Crossword_Halloween solution

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Winter ad lib
Winter ad lib

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Ad lib: DIY
Ad lib: DIY

Ad lib: DIY

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Winter ad lib
Winter ad lib

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

Solution: "one in a million"

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Rebus Puzzle
Rebus Puzzle

solution: "reading between the lines"

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

Solution: "win with ease"

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

Solution: "one in a million"

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Rebus

Anagram word creation

Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_puzzle
Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_puzzle

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Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_solution
Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_solution

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Cryptogram Halloween
Cryptogram Halloween

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Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_puzzle
Words of Wisdom_LeBron James_puzzle

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Cryptogram

Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum puzzle
Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum puzzle

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Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum solution
Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum solution

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Word puzzle_Scrambled joke_DIY puzzle
Word puzzle_Scrambled joke_DIY puzzle

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Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum puzzle
Scrambled Joke_Snowman tantrum puzzle

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Letter arrangements

Rebus puzzle_work in progress
Rebus puzzle_work in progress

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Tile quote puzzle_puzzle
Tile quote puzzle_puzzle

Tile quote puzzle

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Word tile_fly_solution
Word tile_fly_solution

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Rebus puzzle_work in progress
Rebus puzzle_work in progress

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Look What I Did word search puzzle
Look What I Did word search puzzle

Look What I Did word search puzzle

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Word search

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Word search_Earth_discovery education
Word search_Earth_discovery education

Earth word search puzzle

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Look What I Did word search puzzle
Look What I Did word search puzzle

Look What I Did word search puzzle

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