Word Search Instructions
Search for hidden words in the letter grid. Find them horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or backward, depending on the difficulty level you select. All the words listed on the right of the game. Click and drag over the letters to highlight the word and check it off the list.
Too easy? Set the game difficulty in the options menu to change the directions that the words are in. Want to up the challenge? Try timing your word search or hiding your word list. Looking to make the puzzle even harder? Try Maniac Mode!
WORD SEARCH TIPS & TRICKS
Don’t focus on the word list at first. Almost every word search puzzle will contain a handful of obvious words that’ll just pop out at you. There’s no need to even bother looking at your list of words until you’ve circled all the obvious words first and find yourself in need of some help.
Look for multiple words at the same time. Once you’ve found the obvious words, look at the list and try keeping two or three words in your head. You’ll be surprised how often you’ll stumble upon one word when looking for another one.
Leave the hardest words for last. If you’re having a hard time finding a specific word, skip it and look for another one instead. A good strategy is to find as many easy words as possible quickly, and then use the rest of your time looking for the remaining one or two hard ones. Once you identify the easy words on the board, the hard words will become easier to spot.
Look for the last letters of the search words. Many people have an easier time looking for letter clusters than looking for the letters in the order they’re written. If you decide to look for letter clusters while doing your word search puzzle, look for the last three or four letters of the word instead of the first couple. You’re less likely to waste your time chasing false leads that way.
Say the word out loud. People find that saying the word they’re looking for out loud helps stimulate the part of their brain that’s thinking about the puzzle and looking for words. But be careful that you’re not in a place where you can embarrass yourself!
WHAT YOU LEARN FROM PLAYING WORD SEARCH
Much like in our word scramble game, players will rely on their spelling and vocabulary skills, as well as their ability to find words among scrambled letters.
OTHER WORD GAMES
If you enjoy Word searches, try these other free word puzzles:
Hangman Hang on to your balloons! Guess the letters to solve the word puzzle and stay alive.
Daily Crossword Put down the newspaper and solve a new hand-crafted crossword every day. Find words down and across in this classic word-guessing game.
Unolingo Use each letter in the alphabet exactly once to solve this special crossword puzzle. There are no hints, so you'll have to really use your vocabulary!
Checkmate! Play the classic game of strategy. You can challenge the computer, a friend, or join a match against another online player.
Swing through the jungle from tree to tree! Beat levels to unlock new monkey skins.
Outlast your opponents in the ultimate copter arena. Grab upgrades and superpowers, avoid the toxic fog, and be the last one flying!
Hop in your hot air balloon and prepare for adventure! Solve a whole new quest on every island.
Test your aim in online multiplayer! Race your opponent to get to zero first. You'll have to calculate your own score.
Play the classic game, or mix it up with an all-new action mode: fireballs, blasters, gravity wells, and more!
Your pineapple is trapped at the top of a huge tower! Jump over pits of lava and dodge dangerous traps to rescue it.
Grow your civilization during the Bronze Age. Collect food, research technology, defend yourself from other civilizations, and build a world wonder!
In this strange and unusual world, you cannot jump. Fortunately, you CAN summon mountains beneath your feet. And get filthy stinkin' rich.
Let's get rolling! It may not look like much at first, but we have a feeling you'll be earning trillions of points in no time.
Hit a screamer into the top corner or make an epic save in this penalty shootout. Take your skills online and become world champion!
Fill the board with bricks! How many points can you score before you get stuck?
Step up and spin the wheel in this cool way to learn about probability! Guess higher or lower to win big points. Will you play it safe or risk it all?
Looks like a nice day to go fishing! Cast your line and reel in a legendary fish. Earn cash to buy new hooks and skills.
The pig is on the loose! Help prevent him from escaping by placing stone walls to block his path.
Connect all pipes of the same color. The pipes can't cross, and you have to fill all of the space with pipes!