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!

Anagram_Halloween web with spider
Anagram_Halloween web with spider

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Find Words_earth
Find Words_earth

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Word search_USA
Word search_USA

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Crossword_Halloween solution
Crossword_Halloween solution

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Halloween ad lib_DIY

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

rebus puzzle

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

Rebus puzzle: the solution to this puzzle is a food. What is it? AIRLT TIALR TRLIA RIATL Answer: TRAIL mix

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Rebus puzzle
Rebus puzzle

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Rebus

Anagram word creation

Cryptogram Halloween
Cryptogram Halloween

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Dory
Dory

Cryptogram puzzle

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Dory
Dory

Cryptogram puzzle

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Cryptogram

Word puzzle_Scrambled joke_DIY puzzle
Word puzzle_Scrambled joke_DIY puzzle

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Scrambled Joke_ocean waves_puzzle
Scrambled Joke_ocean waves_puzzle

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Scrambled Joke_ocean waves_solution

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Letter arrangements

Word tile_fly_solution
Word tile_fly_solution

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Word Puzzle_Tile Arrangement_puzzle
Word Puzzle_Tile Arrangement_puzzle

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Word Puzzle_Tile Arrangement_solution
Word Puzzle_Tile Arrangement_solution

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Halloween wordsearch
Halloween wordsearch

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Word puzzle_WordSearch_Seeing Green
Word puzzle_WordSearch_Seeing Green

Word search puzzle: things that are green

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Word puzzle_WordSearch_DIY Seeing Blue
Word puzzle_WordSearch_DIY Seeing Blue

DIY word search puzzle

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