The 17 Best Word Games Besides Scrabble (2023)

Word games have broadened widely since the first crossword puzzle showed up in a 1913 British newspaper.

We researched the best word games besides Scrabble, considering the duration, difficulty level, and player count.

Here are the best word games.

Best Overall

Spinmaster Upwords


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What We Like

  • Rules are easy to learn and understand

  • Appeals to a range of ages

  • Plenty of strategy and learning— never gets boring

What We Don't Like

  • Some had issues with the quality of their board

This modernized version of the classic old-school 80’s variety of Upwords is fun and challenging for all ages to play. It makes a great Friday night game for the family, a fun indoor activity for a rainy or snowy afternoon, or an occasional break from worksheets and online instruction for school spelling and vocab lessons.

Like Scrabble with a few interesting twists, some folks love to play it without even keeping score. Players compete to build words across or down the board to earn points. But the twist is that you can also stack tiles on top of each other to create new words and increase your score. The game board even spins for easy access no matter where you play.

Unlike Scrabble, players can place one or two tiles down on the board while still earning many points and creating a large word, making it accessible to more ages. However, some may find it difficult to stack the tiles, and the quality of the board is not as high as the original game.

Price at time of publish: $15

Number of Players:1+ |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best Budget

Bananagrams Bananagrams

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What We Like

  • Works well with adults and kids alike

  • Great for building your vocabulary

  • Pouch makes for easy portable play

What We Don't Like

  • Not the best quality pieces

Our best budget choice is Bananagrams. For a very affordable price, this word game is a fun way for players to learn all about anagrams while striving to use up their letter tiles to create a word grid. To be Top Banana, you’ll need to get rid of all your tiles before anyone else does.

You won’t need to write anything down for this game, so if you’ve got a steady surface, you can play it on the move, too, with its convenient banana-shaped carrying case.

Price at time of publish: $14

Number of Players:2+ |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:7 years and up

Best for Teams

Educational Insights Word on the Street

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What We Like

  • Fast-paced game with strategy

  • Good practice for spelling, vocabulary, and social skills

  • Sets up easily and quickly

What We Don't Like

  • Some people thought the game was slow-playing and nitpicky

This game is great for teams of up to eight players. Word on the Street players can break large groups (like classrooms or birthday parties) into teams and decide words together for each of their players’ turns.There’s also a Word on the Street Junior for ages seven and older, for anyone with littles who might like to play but aren’t quite ready for the regular version.

Price at time of publish: $22

Number of Players:2-8 |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:12 years and up

Best Travel

Melissa & Doug Flip to-Win Hangman Travel Game

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What We Like

  • Melissa & Doug products come with a 100% Happiness Guarantee

  • Well made and durable

What We Don't Like

  • Heavy, so be prepared to help your kiddo carry it

If you’ve got a trip with the kids coming up, grab a Melissa and Doug Flip-to-Win Travel Hangman Game for some fun along the ride! Yep, it’s the same classic word game you remember, but it’s had an upgrade or two. Kids can practice spelling while learning sportsmanship and enjoying some device-free travel time with this high quality game.

Equipped with a sturdy wooden surface, an erasable whiteboard, a dry erase marker and eraser, you have everything you need no matter where you want to play.

Price at time of publish: $11

Number of Players:2+ |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:6 years and up

Best with Categories

USAopoly Tapple

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What We Like

  • Portable

  • Fast-paced

  • 144 different categories

What We Don't Like

  • Battery-operated timer

If you find the classic game of Scattergories to be a little too slow-paced, then Tapple will be your cup of tea. Each player takes turns giving a word that fits the designated category, thus eliminating the starting letter from other potential players' possibilities. It comes with cards naming 144 categories, and everything fits into the gaming wheel itself, so it's easy to take for travel. Just make sure to bring extra batteries (or have your phone timer ready) since the built-in timer does require them.

Price at time of publish: $20

Number of Players: 2-8 players |Duration:10-20 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best Timed Game

Hasbro Classic Boggle Word Search Game

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What We Like

  • New readers get practice without even realizing it

  • You can practice solo anytime

  • It packs up neatly into the box for easy storage and transport

What We Don't Like

  • Some wish it had room for longer words

If you’ve never played Boggle before, it’s time to grab a friend, shake up some letter cubes, flip the sand timer over and get started! Boggle has been a family favorite since 1972, often played at holiday gatherings, parties, or just after school with friends at the kitchen table. The game takes about 90 seconds per sand timer to play, meaning you can play multiple rounds back to back.

If you're ever not sure whether your partner’s word is actually a word or not, you can keep track in your best dictionary or by looking them up online before tallying up the points—and be sure to double check the spelling, too!

Price at time of publish: $10

Number of Players: 2+ |Duration:90 seconds per round |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best Traditional

Endless Games Password Deluxe Edition

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What We Like

  • Rules are easy to learn

  • Fun and addictive for all ages

What We Don't Like

  • Some folks had trouble reading the words through the red film of the magic word revealers

The traditional game of Password may have been played by your family for decades. The Deluxe Edition of today has the same magic window revealers as always, as well as the same basic rules—but the addition of 2,000 new words makes for an extra fun and significant upgrade.

It’s a cinch to learn: As always, using one-word clues, players have to try to guess the password: If they fail, their opponents get to guess. The game is based on a televised game show that aired in the 1960’s and 70’s, of which old episodes can still be watched on YouTube and other channels today.

Price at time of publish: $20

Number of Players: 4+ |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:10 years and up

Best for Family Game Night

Repos Just One

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What We Like

  • It’s fast-paced enough to keep everyone interested

  • All ages enjoy playing this game

What We Don't Like

  • Some thought the game was strange, slow, and not worth the purchase

Great for a family game night or as a party game, Just One is a cooperative game that lets players draw cards, compare, toss out repetitive results, and more to figure out the Mystery Word together. You may find out this game is so much fun, your family (or group of friends) will willingly put aside their devices, turn off the tv, and join together more than one night in a row to play it—all the while expanding their vocabularies without even trying. The game comes with everything you need, including erasable markers, erasers, easels, a storage box, and 110 cards.

Price at time of publish: $20

Number of Players: 3-7 players |Duration:20 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best for Parties

USAopoly Blank Slate Board Game

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What We Like

  • You don’t have to lean over a table moving pieces around for this game

  • Easy to learn to play and fun for kids and adults alike

What We Don't Like

  • Some feel the game isn't very original

Great for medium-sized groups, small parties, or family game nights, Blank Slate is a word association game perfect for your next birthday parties or game night. It even won big at the 2018 Parents' Choice and Family Choice Awards.

To play, you predict words that you think complete certain phrases while trying to match your guess to others’. You’ll get points depending upon how many others had the same prediction.

Price at time of publish: $25

Number of Players: 3-8 players |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best for Wordle Fans

Hasbro Gaming Wordle The Party Game

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What We Like

  • Reusable dry erase boards

  • 4 play variations

  • Based on the viral version of Wordle

What We Don't Like

  • One player always has to know the word and manage the round

We've yet to try out this new release, but if it's anything like the popular online version, it'll be equal parts fun and addicting. The makers have swapped out your mobile screen for dry erase boards and translucent tiles, so you'll still get to enjoy the satisfying step of watching those green squares appear. We were also excited to see that there are four variations on the game, including a fast play option for the most competitive word nerds of the group. Keep in mind that one player will always need to know the mystery word, so plan rounds or teams accordingly.

Price at time of publish: $20

Number of Players: 2-4 players |Duration:Not listed |RecommendedAge:14 years and up

Best for Learning the Parts of Speech

Looney Labs Mad Libs the Game

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What We Like

  • Simple to learn

  • Fun for all ages

  • Family-friendly and educational

What We Don't Like

  • Some found it difficult to use the cards dealt to them to fill in all the missing words as expected

Since its introduction in 1958, Mad Libs has created millions of silly word puzzles for us all to enjoy. Today’s game is based on those word puzzles, but instead of just creating hilarious scenarios, now you compete for the craziest and funniest of all.

Brush up on your parts of speech (you remember adjectives, adverbs, nouns, etc., right?) while using cards to make wacky sentences for the most votes. Get the most votes three times and you’re the winner.

Price at time of publish: $18

Number of Players:3-8 |Duration:20 minutes |RecommendedAge:10 years and up

Best Mystery Word Game

Pressman Wheel of Fortune Game: 5th Edition

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What We Like

  • Comes with dry erase markers and erasers for easy reusability

  • Plays easily

What We Don't Like

  • Some find it to be very small and almost difficult to play

We’ve all played it on tv with Vanna and Pat; now play Wheel of Fortune at home with your own friends and family with the Wheel of Fortune board game. Try to guess the secret word or phrase using the letters as they arise. It also comes with an accompanying app, but it is not necessary for game play.

For an authentic touch, all of the puzzles are written by the Wheel of Fortune staff, so you can really feel like a contestant on the show. The game includes 100 new puzzles to solve for hours and hours of playtime. Happy spinning!

Price at time of publish: $15

Number of Players: 3+ |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best Word Search

Brain Games Mindfulness Word Search Spiral-bound

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What We Like

  • Book lies flat, so searching for words is even easier

  • Helpful answer key included

  • Varying degrees of difficulty

What We Don't Like

  • Some found the letter spacing to be difficult to follow when searching for words

While not necessarily a ‘game’, this word search collection offers a break from the stress of daily life and a chance to calm the mind while focusing on the simplicity of finding words.It would be perfect as a means of relaxing after a long day or way to work your brain while commuting or between classes or meetings.

This word search collection contains 84 pages of varying subjects to softly engage your mind. Inside, there are also several unique puzzles requiring secret answers or hidden clues that aren’t like the average word search.

Price at time of publish: $13

Number of Players:1 |Duration:Not Listed |RecommendedAge:Not Listed

Best for Mental Stimulation

Noggin Joggin' Books Joggin' Your Noggin: Fun and Challenging Word Games for Seniors

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What We Like

  • Written by an SLP

  • Each book in the series goes up in difficulty

  • These books are reportedly stimulating enough without being frustrating

What We Don't Like

  • Shouldn't be labeled for "seniors"—more appropriate for those with dementia or Alzheimer's

Written by a Speech-Language Pathologist, this book is the first of five in a series designed to improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Providing vital mental stimulation in a fun, engaging way, Joggin Your Noggin provides more than 70 games geared toward patients in the mild to moderate stages, which can be played either independently or with help. If patients enjoyed word games or similar activities during their pre-dementia life, they will likely enjoy these games, too.

The difficulty levels go up from this very first book in the series to the most advanced activities of Volume IV. Assisted Living staff may find this book useful in their activity planning, and family members may find it enjoyable to play with their relatives. “Fill in the Blank” and “Complete the Song Title” are examples of the types of games described in the book.

Price at time of publish: $12

Number of Players: 1+ |Duration:Not Listed |RecommendedAge:Not Listed

Best Replayable

Puns of Anarchy The Outrageous Pun-Making Game

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What We Like

  • Rules are pretty straightforward

  • High replayability

What We Don't Like

  • Some have noticed the dry erase ink gets all over everything it touches,

If you’re up for a game that you can play, erase your ink from the cards afterward, and play again, (while simultaneously experiencing side-splitting laughter), look no further than the aptly named Puns of Anarchy word game. Modify punnable cards as you wish to fit into 62 categories, laughing as you go.

A great party activity, this game ends once each category has at least four puns written in and is most fun for creative people. Some say you can easily remove a few “inappropriate” cards from the pack and then the game becomes kid-friendly.

Price at time of publish: $30

Number of Players: 3-6 players |Duration:30-90 minutes |RecommendedAge:17 years and up

Best Hybrid Word Game

Calliope Wordoku

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What We Like

  • Comes with a handy drawstring pouch for transport

  • Add the Expert tiles included if you need to make the game harder

What We Don't Like

  • Quite challenging to master, so some find it too difficult

Combine a crossword puzzle with a sudoku and you get Wordoku. This unique puzzle lets players use wooden tiles with both letters and symbols on them to make words. Make as many words as you can, but be sure you balance your symbols along the way too, in order to boost your score. Play three rounds, then tally up the awards each player has earned for high scores and improved scores to find the winner.

Price at time of publish: $24

Number of Players: 1-6 players |Duration:30 minutes |RecommendedAge:8 years and up

Best ASL Word Game

Super Duper Publications American Sign Language Bingo Game

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What We Like

  • High quality set of materials

  • Great way for kids to learn ASL easily while having fun

What We Don't Like

  • Some found it to be expensive

For BINGO fans who are learning or practicing American Sign Language, this game is ideal. Each box includes 24 double-sided bingo cards, 192 ASL calling cards, plenty of colorful bingo chips in a storage tub, eight different themes (numbers, letters, feelings, verbs, time, family, adjectives, and nouns), and an opportunity to learn over 201 ASL vocabulary words. The bingo cards are double-sided, so you’re actually getting 48 different bingo cards in all for hours of fun and learning.

Price at time of publish: $39

Number of Players: 2-6 players |Duration:10 minutes |RecommendedAge:4 years and up

What to Look for When Buying a Word Game

Number of Players

If you're going to have a one-on-one word battle, a game requiring four or more players isn't going to work. Try to think ahead about how many people will be playing with you, and pick a game that works best. Maybe you and your friends want to have a word frenzy, or maybe something more challenging and personal is your move.


Are you in search of a game for a specific event? Or something themed? You want to be on the lookout for something that you can either use at home or out with people or something for an event like bridal showers or birthday parties. Some themed games will make the night at parties.

Game Duration

If you are at an event, knowing how much time a full round of a game will take can help you schedule other activities throughout the night. Or, if you're at home, you'll know whether or not a game is going to take up most of the evening or just last for a few minutes. Sometimes quick games are a nice change of pace.


  • Are word games good for your brain?

    While some brain games, like word games, are good for your brain, there is a catch: It has to challenge you. Your brain learns from completing tasks and figuring out problems, so a game where you spout off words you already know may not help your neuroplasticity, or your brain's ability to grow and change. Learning something new, however, can improve your brain's health and neuroplasticity. So, if you're learning during word games, then yes, they are good for your brain!

  • Do word games improve your memory?

    They most certainly can. In fact, the TheAdvanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study found that word games helped people over the age of 65 had improved memory after completing word games and other brain games consistently. It also improved visual recognition.

  • Are there word games of varying difficulty?

    Yes, there are tons of games for people who want to expand or practice their vocabulary skills. Word games are great ways for children or people learning a new language to learn words and their definitions, but more challenging games are also a great way to learn new words and brush up on your vocab words.

Why Trust The Spruce?

KJ Callihan writes for The Spruce and has created numerous shopping and gift guides for several publications. A former counselor and educator, she loves searching for just the right gift for her friends and family. Additional contributions for this guide came from Austin Fracchia, a freelance writer, avid do-it-yourselfer, and teacher, and Katie Pittman, a lifestyle and digital media writer and expert for MyDomaine.


The 17 Best Word Games Besides Scrabble? ›

Jotto (or Giotto) is a logic-oriented word game played with two players, a writing implement, and a piece of paper with the alphabet on it. Each player writes a secret word and attempts to guess the other player's word.

What other games are similar to Scrabble? ›

12 Board Games Like Scrabble That Wordsmiths Will Love
  • Illiterati. We're jumping the gun a little on this one, since it won't be out until spring 2023, but it looks like so much fun! ...
  • Quiddler. The rules of this game are so simple. ...
  • A Little Wordy. ...
  • Dabble. ...
  • Word on the Street. ...
  • Just One. ...
  • Bananagrams. ...
  • Boggle.

What is the old game where you guess words? ›

Jotto (or Giotto) is a logic-oriented word game played with two players, a writing implement, and a piece of paper with the alphabet on it. Each player writes a secret word and attempts to guess the other player's word.

What is the secret word game? ›

The Secret Words Game is a really popular activity that students LOVE! Students receive word clues in the form of pictures. They need to figure out the beginning sound of each picture to reveal the secret word.

What is the board game where you have to make words? ›

Quiddler – In this game players are given a hand of letter cards and must try to spell a word. If they can't form a word with their hand they discard a card and draw a new one, giving up their turn.

What is the most played Scrabble word? ›

About the Word:

Although it's most commonly spelled CHI in standard usage, the variant form QI is the single most-played word in SCRABBLE tournaments, according to game records of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association (NASPA).

What is the banana game similar to Scrabble? ›

Bananagrams requires no pencil, paper or board, and comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch. Perfect at home or on the go. Players aim to use all their letters to build a word grid in a race to the finish. The first player to use all their tiles is crowned Top Banana!

What was the 90s word guessing game? ›

Taboo is a word, guessing, and party game published by Parker Brothers in 1989 (subsequently purchased by Hasbro). The objective of the game is for a player to have their partners guess the word on the player's card without using the word itself or five additional words listed on the card.

What is the oldest game in this word? ›

The earliest known board games all used dice and were for two players. Among the earliest examples of a board game is senet, a game found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burial sites in Egypt (circa 3500 BCE and 3100 BCE, respectively) and in hieroglyphs dating to around 3100 BCE.

What is the name of the word game everyone is playing? ›

Wordle is an online 5-letter word game.

Each day a new word is released and players have six attempts to guess what the word of the day is.

What is forbidden word game? ›

Just like the traditional game of Taboo - the game is played in turns and everyone gets a chance to play. When it's your turn, your teammates don't see the words but your opponents can see the words, and can buzz if you, the clue giver, use a banned word. Get more than one word guessed by your team during their turn.

What is the game where you Cannot say the word? ›

The idea of the game Taboo is to describe the given word without saying the banned words.

What is the one word spy game? ›

Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.

Is there any free word games? ›

Best free word games online
  • Word Wipe. If you like timed games, you should check out Word Wipe. ...
  • Wordmeister. If you're a big Scrabble fan, you may enjoy Wordmeister. ...
  • Word Zen. ...
  • SpellTower. ...
  • Codeword. ...
  • ...
  • Words with Friends. ...
  • Wander Words.
Mar 3, 2022

What is the famous board game called? ›

Chess was first played around the sixth century A.D. and is to this day the top-selling board game of all time.

What's the best Scrabble word? ›

Oxyphenbutazone: A type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) This is theoretically the highest-scoring of all the Scrabble words—hooked to the right words, it would earn a whopping 1,778 points, found Dan Stock of Ohio.

What is the highest 2 letter word in Scrabble? ›

The letter 'X' provides the highest scoring two-letter words, with at least 9 points awarded for the Greek letter names 'Ax', 'Ex', 'Ox', 'Xi' and the Vietnamese coin 'Xu'; whilst with 'Zax' (a hatchet-like tool) attaining a minimum of 19 points, it also gives you the highest scoring three-letter word.

What Scrabble games are without the board? ›

Take Two (also called Speed Scrabble or Bananagrams) is played without a board. All tiles are placed face-down in the middle of the players, each of whom is given seven face-up starting tiles to build their own valid Scrabble grid.

How many different Scrabble games are there? ›

The highest ranked answer to How Many Starting Racks are there in Scrabble says 3,199,724. After each play, some of these letters will be replaced with newly drawn letters. The number of combinations for the drawn letters after each play will be less than 3,199,724.

Can you play an acronym in Scrabble? ›

You may not use abbreviations, acronyms, proper nouns or inappropriate words. 7. If you have all consonants or all vowels, you may trade your tiles from the bag and then take your turn.

What is the word ticking bomb game? ›

The challenge is to make up valid words from the letters displayed on the cards and then pass the ticking bomb and the pressure on to the next player. Don't be the one holding the bomb when it goes off! Creativity, spontaneity and resilience are what´s required to win this cracker of a game!

What is the 5 letter word guessing game? ›

Wordle is a free online puzzle game where players try to guess a valid five-letter word in six tries or less. Wordle can be played on a computer or mobile device. As an educator, I love how Wordle builds vocabulary and requires logical thinking!

What was the 80s word game show? ›

Lingo first appeared on TV in America during a dark time in history known as “the 1980s”. A short-lived British version first aired in 1988, and the format was picked up internationally throughout the 1990s and 2000s, popping up everywhere from Germany to Jordan.

What is the newest popular word game? ›

Wordle has been available since October 2021 as a daily word game that anyone online can play for free.

What is 1st letter word game? ›

Description. Players are given a category and one or more letters. They must come up with one or more words (or phrases) starting with that first letter for all the first letters they are given. Specifics for how many categories and how many words vary by game.

Is there a game called 25 words or less? ›

In this fast-paced party game based on the hit TV game show, two clue-givers bet on how few words they'll need to have their teammate(s) guess five secret answers, starting at 25. The lowest bidder takes the card and must beat the challenge within their limited clues–and time!

What is the word game everyone is obsessed with? ›

Wordle is a browser-based word guessing game, there's no app to download, you just visit this website and get cracking. The game gives you six chances to guess a five-letter word and each day the page is updated with a new word. The word is the same for all players globally.

What is the new word game you can only play once a day? ›

Wordle is still a popular pandemic pastime, but the free online word game can only be played once a day with just six guesses at the five-letter word.

What's the one word game? ›

Players sit in a circle. One person says a single word to begin a story. The person to his left says another word, then the next person says another word, continuing around the circle. The object is to tell a coherent story, one word at a time.

What words are being banned? ›

Here's the full list of the university's banished words for this year:
  • GOAT.
  • Inflection point.
  • Quiet quitting.
  • Gaslighting.
  • Moving forward.
  • Amazing.
  • Does that make sense?
  • Irregardless.
Jan 1, 2023

What is Bible taboo? ›

Bible Taboo is a party word game. Players take turns describing a Biblical word or phrase on a drawn card to their partner without using five common additional words or phrases also on the card.

What happens if you play a word that's not a word in Scrabble? ›

1. Up for a challenge? While there's more than one way people handle challenges, the official rules state that if someone challenges a word, and the word isn't found in the dictionary, then the person who played the bogus word must take back their tiles and lose their turn.

What is the game where everyone knows the word except one person? ›

In each round of The Chameleon, a secret word is selected from a Topic Card in the middle of the table. Everyone knows what the word is, except for the player with the Chameleon card… but which player is it?

What is the game where you can only say yes or no? ›

Get ready for a fast and furious game of questions, where the only rule is you can't say YES or NO! Take a card and begin asking question - if your opponent says YES or NO, ding the bell and keep the card. If your opponent makes it through without saying YES or No, they keep the card.

What is the game with garbled words? ›

In Mad Gab, a hilarious and easy-to-learn game of words and phrases, it's not what you say, it's what you hear. Say the words “Ice Mail Ask Hunk” a few times and you may hear yourself saying “I smell a skunk.” Players work in teams and compete against the clock to solve the phrases and score points.

What is the word game with secret agents? ›

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.

What is the game I spy with my little eye called? ›

I spy is a guessing game where one player (the spy or it) chooses an object within sight and announces to the other players that "I spy with my little eye something beginning with...", naming the first letter of the object. Other players attempt to guess this object. It is often played as a car game.

What is the game with clue words you have to avoid? ›

Taboo is a classic card game, released by Hasbro in 1989. The goal is to get your teammates to guess the word you are describing, but there's a list of words you can't say. You'll want to divide teams evenly, get the cards ready, and have a timer.

What games can I play free? ›

Popular Free Games
  • Fireboy and Watergirl: The Forest Temple.
  • Hill Racing Challenge.
  • Bubble Shooter Extreme.
  • Impostor.
  • Mahjong Connect Classic.
  • Butterfly Kyodai.

What word search games are free? ›

Free Word Games
  • Free Online Daily Crossword Puzzle.
  • Outspell Spelling Game.
  • Hurdle. Enjoy this popular word guessing game with a twist – play Hurdle today.
  • Arkadium Word Wipe Game.
  • Stan Newman's Easy Crossword.
  • The Daily medium Crossword. ...
  • Daily Commuter Crossword.
  • Free Daily Word Search Puzzle.

What word app is free? ›

About Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is available for free to download on iOS, Android and Windows devices.

What is the oldest board game that still exists? ›

The Royal Game of Ur is the oldest playable boardgame in the world, originating around 4,600 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia.

What is the #1 board game in the US? ›

The most popular game by far and ranking as the most popular board game in America is Monopoly.

What is the most loved board game? ›

The most popular board game is Monopoly, which holds the Guinness World Record for being played by the most people: 500 million people worldwide. This record was set in 1999, so we imagine that many millions of people in the world have been introduced to the popular game of Monopoly since then.

What is a game like Scrabble but you can stack letters? ›

Upwords is similar to Scrabble or Words With Friends, in that players build words using letter tiles on a gridded gameboard. The point of difference is that in Upwords letters can be stacked on top of other letters already on the gameboard to create new words.

What is the new version of Scrabble? ›

Welcome to Scrabble GO, the new and updated version of the world's favourite word game! Play the classic Scrabble game you know and love! With the official board, tiles, and Scrabble word dictionaries, only Scrabble GO delivers the authentic crossword game experience.

What math board game is like Scrabble? ›

Equate. Commonly associated with Scrabble, Equate is another fun math board game for your child and for the family. Scrabble players get points by using letter tiles to make words but Equate players assemble equations with number, fraction and mathematical symbol tiles to earn points.

What math game is like Scrabble? ›

Equate is probably best described as Scrabble's mathematical cousin. While Scrabble requires players to earn points by using letter tiles to make words, during a game of Equate, players earn points by assembling equations with number, fraction and mathematical symbol tiles.

What is the 5 letters one word game? ›

(WJBF) – Wordle is an online, 5-letter word game that challenges people to try and guess that word in six tries. Currently, the game is free to play, can be played online without an app, and only gives you one chance to solve the word of the day.

Is there a better Scrabble game than Words With Friends? ›

Scrabble got it right by awarding more bonus points. Seven- and eight-letter words are considerably harder to find in a scrambled pool of letters than four-letter words, and the extra brainpower and skill required should be rewarded with extra points.

Why is Scrabble being discontinued? ›

The EA game will be discontinued on 5 June because the official franchise is now licensed to Scopely. Scrabble Go was launched on 5 March and had been downloaded more than 10 million times by the end of April.

What words did Scrabble remove? ›

Homophobic slurs such as the "q-word" and racist terms such as the "w-word" have been removed.

What happened to the old Scrabble game? ›

In 2020, the license for Scrabble passed from Electronic Arts to Scopely, which launched the app Scrabble GO on March 5, 2020, with the Electronic Arts version discontinued on June 5, 2020.

What is the smartest board game? ›

No list of board games that help to develop thinking abilities and life skills is complete without the game of chess. Chess needs no introduction: created in India, it's been around for over 500 years and is one of the world's most popular strategy games.

What board game has math? ›

Monopoly. Believe it or not, this old family favorite is littered with math lessons. Not only can it teach kids how to add, subtract and even multiply through using fake money to buy imaginary properties, but it can also teach them about number sequencing and even probability!

Is there a math word game like Wordle? ›

What is Nerdle? According to the creator Richard Mann, Nerdle is the “Wordle equivalent for maths fans". The aim of the game is to guess the Nerdle in six tries, by guessing the “word" that fills the eight tiles. After each guess, the colour of the tiles will change to show how close your guess is to the right answer.

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