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Types of Word Games

Rate this Article There are many different word games out there for us to play, and here we will discuss the some of the different types available. Word Games Fun - Types of Word Games

Word games have been with us for a very long time both in board games, books and now available on the internet. With the ability to play anyone from all over the world or to challenge your friends these games have brought us a lot of fun and challenges.

But what is it that makes a word game? What is it that you do when you play? Here we will try to bring to you what it means to be a word game, and some of the styles that you will be able to find online.

Let us begin with perhaps the most well known of them all, with scrabble and the many different versions of this iconic game. With a selection of letters and a board in front of you it is time to make the best words that you can, with letters worth a particular score and special tiles that will multiply the score of a letter or word.

The transition from board game to online game was an easy one, and there are lots of different versions, all with their own twists and interesting changes to this much loved game. Play against your friends for fun or in tournaments and leagues involving players from all over the world.

But there are other classic games that have made it to the internet too, those that have certain letters in a grid and you have to make as many words as you can from the letters presented. Each round the letters change, and you have a certain time limit to make your words in.

There are also games that start with a 3 letter word, and then you need to add letters to them to make the words bigger, often you will have a specific list of letters that you can use to make your words. With scoring based on the total number of words that you have found, and higher points values for longer words.

Then we have newer styles of game that blend words with more arcade style games. An example is My Word where letters fall from the top of the screen and you have to make as many words as you can, with letters replacing those you use. With a set timer and certain requirements you have to think fast to succeed.

You will also be able to find many classic word search games where you have a grid full of letters and you can hunt down the specific listed words. Sometimes these games can also be presented in a competitive format where you are trying to find more words than your opponent.

Finally there is a game style that mixes several of these styles together. In these games you are presented with a grid of letters that fall from the top and you have to make as many words as you can. However there are obstacles that flow in your way as well as timers. This style of game remains hugely popular and can be quite addictive.

While there are many more styles of word game that you can find, in almost every language what we have presented here for the core of word games that can be found online. In every case you can find some amazing games and we hope that you have as much fun playing them as we have.

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