Word games have been incredibly popular for decades and even more so since the internet was invented. These games are quite entertaining, and they help people as well. They improve vocabulary skills, help improve cognitive abilities, and help people learn to spell. These games are perfect to play on cold weather days when you want just a lazy day at home.
You can find hundreds of these games online in various formats and playing platforms. If you are into classic word searches, then you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of different websites that offer them online. The online word searches typically have some kind of themed background, and they work just as they would if you were doing them in a book. You simply place your cursor over the first letter of the word you have found, and then you drag it completely across the whole word to get credit for it.
Other great word games that can improve vocabulary are Word Fission and simple online crossword puzzles. In Word Fission, the object of the game is to unscramble letters to make words. There is usually a time limit, and you have to spell as many words as possible from the letters given in the specified time allowed. Points are given for each word that you formulate correctly, and certain letters give more points than others. If you misspell a word, then the letters will bounce back to the playing bar on the screen. If you get a word correct, then new letters will replace the ones that you used.
Crossword puzzles are an , and most people will have done them in the Sunday paper at one time or another in their lives. The online versions work exactly the same. You will get a list of squares on a grid. Some of the squares will have a number listed in them in the upper left hand corner. You will then have a list of clues on the left hand side of the playing grid with corresponding numbers. Across and Down Clues will be given. Your job is to figure out what the word is based on the clue. When you match the number of the clue to same number on the playing grid, you will know exactly how many letters there are in the word you are looking for. There are timed and untimed versions of this game.