A great way to keep your brain in good shape is to challenge it every day. You can do this by reading about a topic you don’t know much about or learning a language, or you can play a game and have fun. These five free word games are all fun but will get your brain working. Whether you’re looking for words, solving puzzles, or filling in the blanks, you’ll have a great time and maybe learn a bit.
Ruzzle is like Boggle but you can play against your friends or strangers. You are given a block of random letters and you have two minutes to make as many words as possible before the time runs out. Some letters are worth triple or double points and longer words will give you more points. Connect with Facebook to play against your friends or find a random opponent. The games are played over three rounds and the one with the most points wins. It’s a fun way to practice seeing things in a different way.
- Can play with Facebook friends
- Start multiple matches at once
- Available in 14 languages
- Announcements between each game
- You have to wait for your opponent
- Must level up to play in tournament
2. Go out with friends
Words with friends are old news. The new word game on the block is Hanging with Friends, which combines Scrabble and Hangman. Set up a game with a random person or log into Facebook to play with a friend. Start by making a game with random letters given to you. Then your opponent will have to guess the word you played. Each person receives a certain number of hits before losing a life. Your avatar is suspended in the sky with balloons and if you run out of hits one of your balloons will burst. The first person to fall from the sky loses.
- Can play against Facebook friends
- Fun animation and avatars
- Can play up to 20 games at a time
- Announcements between each game
- You have to log in to play
- We must wait for the response of the opponents
3. What is the sentence
Much like Wheel of Fortune, What’s the Phrase lets you spin the wheel, guess phrases, and compete against your friends. Start by choosing a category, then spin the wheel to earn money. Try to guess the sentence with only a few letters, then buy a vowel if you need to. If you find yourself stumped, pass it on to your opponent. This person will have two throws and two guesses, and if they are confused, I will get back to you. The first person to guess wins. It’s very simple, but a lot of fun. There is a good variety of puzzles and categories to choose from.
- Play against Facebook friends
- Good variety of categories and puzzles
- Tips if you are really stuck
- Must use coins for everything
- Announcements between each round
- You have to wait for an opponent to respond
4. 7 Little Words
This game looks very easy but it is quite difficult. You are given a series of clues and just parts of words. To win you have to combine the word parts to create all the words that match the clues. The way you look at words will change after trying to put together familiar words from strange combinations of letters. There are a lot of free puzzles to solve, but if you are particularly talented you may need to purchase some new packs. This is an individual game, so only you can solve the problems, but you will get 15 free cheats.
- Lots of free puzzles to solve
- Very easy navigation
- New puzzles every day
- Forced to buy some puzzle packs
- Some words can be very difficult
- I only have a few tips
5. Little puzzles
Little Riddles has no frills and comes down to interesting and challenging puzzles. You will be given a clue and a set of letters and you will have to try to figure out what the missing word is. It will start out easy but get more difficult as you go along, and some may seem impossible. If you find yourself in a traffic jam, ask your friends for help with social media or texting. You can even watch an advertisement to get a clue. The more words you get in a row, the more coins you will earn that you can use later to buy clues.
- Interesting puzzles
- Continuous reading
- Can ask friends for help
- Ads after every word
- May seem repetitive
- Takes a little while to get really hard