Word games can be both fun and challenging and keep you sitting in front of your computer for a long time. You can get many of these word games on the Windows Store for use on your PC. From the very popular scrabble to Bookworm Deluxe, there is a wide variety of word games for you. Word games not only boost your brainpower, but it also helps improve your vocabulary. After searching the stores, we’ve been able to select the 20 Best Word Games for you to play at home whenever you’re less busy. Let’s delve right into it.
Have you ever imagined playing a word game against friends or other gamers in a tournament, Wordament, which I suspect is gotten from those two words (Word- Tournament) allows this. This game has been available on Xbox for a long time and you can enjoy it on your PC if you use Windows 10. Using a 4*4 grid board of letters, you have to create as many words as possible in two minutes. This sounds somewhat simple, right? Wait till you try to complete these words. This boggle-style word game allows you to connect letters diagonally, horizontally, or vertically. Each word created should be three letters or more. Each letter has a value assigned to it, so your score is based on the quality of words you create. If you need help finding words, there’s a refresh button that changes the position of the words.
AlphaJax is a game that feels like scrabble but isn’t scrabble. It is also available on Windows 10 PCs, on mobile phones, and Xbox Live. In this game, you can play against friends or random opponents. Just like scrabble, you start with seven-lettered tiles which you will use to build words across the board. Each letter on the tile has a point value, and you have to be smart when choosing your words so that you gain the highest points. The rules in AlphaJax are very similar to those we know in scrabble. Here, you can build words on each other. When all the letters in the tiles are used, the player with the highest point wins. You can also keep track of your gaming statistics and chat up your opponents with the messaging feature. It’s a really fun game.
3. Trine’s Hangman
This game has been available on the Windows Store for a very long time (since Windows 7). There is a very classic Hangman game we all know and some of us have played one time or the other. There are also various renditions of the real game available. Trine’s Hangman is one of the best renditions you’ll ever play. The graphic design is top-notch, and it somehow keeps you focused on hitting that top score. It is also a multiplayer game where you have to compete against other players online. Whoever gets the highest score wins. Apart from the online player, you can also compete against friends in a local two-player mode. This game allows you to test and improve your spelling skills and vocabulary. This game is built for Windows 10 Mobile, but you could find ways to play it on your PC.
4. Snap Attack
Snap Attack was built by the same developers that made Wordament, so you should be looking forward to enjoying this one too. You have only two-and –a-half-minutes to create as many words as possible in this fast-paced game. On a 7*7 grid, you have to build words using a series of letters you will see on the screen. It’s like scrabble, but a very fast one where you can’t even stop to think, else you will lose. When you exhaust all the letters on the screen, you can get more by tapping the refresh button. Each letter given to you has value (you’ll see the points on them). So, the better your words, the higher your cumulative score. The game software tracks your gameplay statistics and compares them with other players online to determine the overall winner.
5. Word Search
We’ve all played Word Search games In our lives. Sometimes, we even played the ones we found in local newspapers and magazines. This online word search game is not so different from the ones we’ve been playing so far. There is a 10*12 grid of letters where you have to find real words. You can’t select rubbish. The word collection in this game is so wide, and you may never stop seeing new words pop up. There are two difficulty levels in the game. So, if you know you’re a pro and have been playing this for a long time (just like me), you can choose the harder level. Mind you, there’s also a timer in this game. So, you have to be as fast as possible.
6. Super Text Twist
This game takes a different twist when compared to other word games on the list. Instead of just looking for any word, this one only recognizes anagram words. So, you have to put more work in to find these words. You may remain glued to the computer, searching for the next anagram word for a long time. But, you will never get tired of sitting there. Your highest score is judged by how fast you can find these words. Don’t forget to take a deep breath and celebrate when you find one. You will need it.
7. Bookworm Deluxe
When you first take a look at this game, you might think it’s a children’s game, but it is more than that. The bookworm needs words to survive, so you have to keep feeding him. To do this, link letters to form words. Depending on the quality of words you feed your worm, he’ll give you points. If your words are too short, the worm could set your entire library on fire. The game’s dictionary is large and well loaded, containing over 150,000 words. So, you have to keep your brain working fast to get good words and earn great points. The game has nice graphics and you also get cool cheerful music to keep your brain fresh.
Do you want a fun word game? Hangaroo is one you can play on your Windows PC. This game is very similar to Hangman and Wheel of Fortune. The objective of this game is very simple. You have to guess the correct phrase. There are a couple of letters given to you which would help you guess the right words. You must not get more than three errors or else you fail the game and the Kangaroo is hanged (just like Hangman). So, take your time when making these choices. You can have as much fun as you need for a very long time because the phrases in the game’s dictionary won’t be exhausted any time soon. There are over 8,500 terms and phrases, and over 120 categories for you.
There’s no way we talk about word games without mentioning scrabble. Scrabble was the game that led to the arrival of many of these other word games. In scrabble, two to four players earn points by placing letter tiles on the board. When the tiles are arranged from left to right in rows and downward in the column on the 15*15 square board, they must form real words. Each word has its point value. The person who finishes with the highest point wins the game. There’s a dictionary where you can check for your opponent’s words you don’t know.
10. Flip Words
If you love variations in your word puzzle, you’ll love Flip Words. This game is a combination of Wheel of Fortune and other computer word games you know. There are jumbled words on the screen. You have only a certain amount to get all the letters for the puzzle from the real word you make out of the jumbled words. The first letter of every word you make from the jumbles words is included in the solution to your puzzle. If the word is part of the solution, the first letter appears. If not, you have to keep taking turns until you get all the letters you need. When you exhaust your turns, you have only one chance left to guess the solution to the puzzle.
The rules of Boggle are very simple. You have to figure out as many words as possible on the grid. You can move from a letter to another in any direction if it is a neighbor. Also, you can only use a letter (dice) once in a word. The more letters you put in your words, the higher your score will be. I’m sure you’re wondering how to solve the puzzle or what the puzzle even is. When you collect 30%, 60%, or 90% of the total possible points depending on the difficulty (easy, hard, or extreme), you solve the puzzle.
12. Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
From the name, you can already tell that this is also a crossword puzzle game. The rules are not so different from other crossword games. You have to solve each crossword clue as the clock keeps ticking. This game is different from others because it has a game show aspect where you can compete with other game players for the crown. So, you have to get the solutions to the puzzle fast if you want the gold and glory.
13. Merriam Websters Spell Jam
You can play this exciting game on any device you have (iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows PC, Macbook, etc). Whether you’re trying to improve your vocabulary, or you just want to have a lot of fun and become the next spelling champion, Merriam Websters Spell Jam is a game that you should play. The game has thousands of words and three exciting modes for you to choose from.
14. Dungeon Scroll Gold Edition
Dungeon Scroll is the mixture of an RPG game with a word game. There is a different mix of words given to you. To defeat your enemies, you have to create as many words as you can from this jumble of words. If you don’t get words in time, you’ll be crushed. This game takes a very interesting approach in helping kids improve their vocabulary.
15. 3rd Floor Word Search
This game isn’t as difficult as many other word games. When you choose a game mode and set your difficulty level, a group of words is given to you. You have to find these words in a grid containing various letters. In this game, every level has a different group of words and there are over 150 categories. So, you have a lot of words to look for
16. Hangman Pro
I mentioned earlier that Trine Hangman is very similar to the Hangman game. In Hangman Pro, you have to guess both single words and phrases within a short time and complete the hangman drawing. This game provides a lot of word categories to chose from. You can either play as a singleplayer or dual player. If you love crossword puzzles, other varieties of hangman games, and Sudoku, you should have this.
17. 4 Pics One Word
This game doesn’t get old. I’ve played it for years, and haven’t gotten bored yet. Just like the title says, you’re given four pictures and you have to guess the word that links them all. Your target when playing this game is to reach level 325 without using a single coin. It’s also great if you have over 1000 coins in your account after level 325. The coins are used to reveal a correct letter, so you can guess more accurately.
18. Word Connection
In this unique word-building game, you have to make new words by connecting the first and last letters which are already given to you. With 450 levels in this game, you won’t be getting up from your seat in a long time. Also, you don’t have to update this app to access some levels, unlike some other games.
19. Master of Words
In this online game, you’ll be sharing your board with thousands of players around the world. Your goal here is to construct more words than the other players. At the end of the game, rankings are provided and you’ll know if you’re a master of words.
20. Word Twirl
Word Twirl is a time-based game where you have to get different words from 6 letters given to you. Whoever gets the most words in 2 minutes will have the highest point for the round. This game is competitive, as kids can play against each other while learning new words and having fun. You can also decide to play against yourself (it’s quite strange right?). The game has hundreds of levels. It doesn’t get easier as you go.