Looking for free word games to play online? Check this guide

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  • Word games are an excellent option to help you unwind and also improve on your vocabulary.
  • There are plenty of free word games online, but we've narrowed down things a bit with a list of the top 5 ones.
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5 best word games online

Who doesn’t like to show off as a wordsmith from time to time? But to do that, you need to practice your vocabulary and what better way to do it than fun word games.

Besides easy games for kids, there’s a whole bunch of free online word games that adults can play over and over again. We’ve picked some of the easiest and most addictive word games that you can find.

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What are the best online word games?

word wipe

Word Wipe is developed by Great Day Games and can be really challenging if you‘re not focused.

You are given a board full of scrambled letters and you have to join adjacent letters to create words, and clear as many rows as you can. The more letters you join, the higher your score gets.

You might feel a bit time-pressured, tough. You can turn off sound to get fully immersed in the game.

Play Word Wipe

letter logic

This is a classic crossword game, with a very plain design, but a good way to unwind and expand on your vocabulary.

There’s no time limit, but you have a very discreet clock in the left corn of the board just to remind you how time flies. And believe us, it does, because it’s not that easy to complete the game.

Play Letter Logic

scramble words

Scramble Words by AARP is an addictive word game in which you have to unscramble a bunch of 5 letters to make as many words as you can in the allotted time.

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While it can completely draw you in, the background music can be a little annoying at times. This is also why after a while, the game can get tedious.

Play Scramble  Words

word zen

Word Zen is a game developed by Big Fish Games, in which you are given a board full of letters that you have to combine to create words.

As expected, if you create longer words, you get more points, and you complete the game faster. But, as you eliminate letters, it gets harder to also find words.

In the full version of the game, you get 4 levels of difficulty and over 100 levels to get to.

An interesting detail is that you can play this with family and friends, creating separate profiles to compete against each other.

Play Word Zen

hangman online

Based on the original version of Hangman, this free online version is similar, but instead of hanging a drawn body, you hand a cowboy.

There are six topic areas to choose from and you’re allowed six incorrect letter guesses before the cowboy is hung and the game is over.

It’s a very simple game that can get boring after a short while, but nevertheless a good option to take your mind off more serious business.

Play Wild West Hangman

So these were our 5 best word games that we found interesting. We would like to hear your opinion on this topic, so feel free to use the comments section below.


FAQ: Read more about word games

  • How do I make my word game better?

To improve your word game, try to add prefixes and suffixes. Also, learn words starting in Q or W – they are useful in Scrabble too.

  • What are some good word games?

You can find a lot of specific word games or Scrabble-like games that you can play for free, online.

  • Are there any free word games?

There are many options that you can choose from, depending on your device, as well.


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