Word Games

I’ve always enjoyed word games and I have fond childhood memories of playing them with my parents. Now it is my turn to pass on my love of words to my kids, and board games aren’t the only games in town anymore. Here is a sampling of Web word games that take advantage of the Internet’s interactive nature.

Hangman4 stars

This is an addictive implementation of the classic word guessing game. The computer conjures up a word, only letting you know how long it is. As you guess letters that are not in the mystery word, your stick figure walks up to the gallows. Game's over after five misses, but a new game is just a mouse click away.

Welcome to Funster5 stars

How many words can you make in three minutes out of the letters in the name "John Lennon"? How many do you think other people can find? Want to try? This live timed game is played across the Internet against other players. You can play in the free-for-all room where you will get points for all words you make, or in the original rooms where only the first player to propose a word gets the point. The original rooms are further divided into beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Have fun!

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Garbl's Word Play On Line

Vocabulary University

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Feldman, Barbara. "Word Games." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 20 May. 1997. Web. 1 Jul. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/wordgames/ >.

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