Our online word games
Word games can take up many forms but if there is one thing that they all have in common is the focus on the richness of a language, be it through the intricacies of definitions and meanings or the sheer number of words it contains. Some, such as Crosswords, can even combine both elements as the players must have a rich vocabulary but also a thorough knowledge of the meaning of the words to decipher the clues.
Different gameplay, different types of fun
The gameplay of these games can also vary significantly. Scrabble or even Fill-In Crosswords to a lesser extent require a certain amount of strategy and foresight in addition to word knowledge. Spelling games, on the other hand, can differ in style but their ultimate goal is always to form as many words as possible with the given letters.
In general, one can talk about 8 types of word puzzle games, but the list could be much longer if each type were to be broken down according to different criteria. For example, Phazle is a Wordle-like type of game. However, unlike the popular The New York Times puzzle, it requires a good knowledge of semantics and idiomatic expressions, which in turn could place it in a different category of word games.
Who can play?
Regardless of the focus or gameplay, one thing is certain: word games are fun and suitable for all ages. Life experience can count as an advantage only insofar as older players had more time to retain more vocabulary and definitions. Therefore, it is perfectly possible for a kid to overcome this handicap.
At any rate, word games provide a great opportunity to exercise one’s memory and mental skills, be it by retrieving or learning new information, which makes them perfect for everyone.
They can even be used by students or anyone looking to learn a new language as a fun tool to practice their knowledge and increase it at the same time.
Words games on the go: the apps
Appgeneration, the company behind Wordunscramble.io and BuscarPalabras.io, is also the owner of Word Connect, a word game app that you are bound to enjoy if you like word games in general.
In this game, you must fill a crossword-style grid by forming words with the given letters. You will receive points for all the words that you can find, even if they are not a solution to the puzzle.
Word Connect also comes with a dictionary feature, that lets you check the definition of all the words you submit, helping you learn and improve your vocabulary.
The game is available in both British English and American English and in 17 more languages (Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian).