Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fun and Games

Sometimes I take a break to play, especially word games. Here are a few good ones –

Garry found this one that’s new to me, Word Sandwich. Pick a 5-letter word, any word, and you get points when you come up with the right one. The game tells you if it is higher or lower alphabetically so you can guess again. One game is five words, and the points are determined by the amount of time and the number of tries taken to get to the right word. There is a high score list to add the element of competition. Some scores are quite impressive.

I enjoy Lingo on TV where you can play with the TV show or enter tournaments on the Game Show Network site. It is also on AOL Games. The AOL game is 5 minutes for 5 words, but it doesn’t give the missed word, so if time runs out the word remains a mystery.

Bookworm is one of those games that you just don’t want to quit. Choose adjacent letters to form words before they drop. Challenges include red squares that threaten to end the game prematurely by engulfing the entire board in flames. It can be found on Yahoo under word games.

These three games are played solitary, but here's one to play with someone. Also found on Yahoo under word games is Literati, a Scrabble-like game played with someone on the Internet or just a friend at a private table. For a quick game you can set a timer and add another dimension to the challenge.

Have fun playing these games I enjoy, but be forewarned – you could become addicted.

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Anonymous said...

Good Morning Vicki!

Just letting you know I read your blog almost every day. I don't always leave a comment, but I do enjoy reading your entires. Haven't had time to try the word games, but I'm gonna!


Vicki said...

Hi, Anonymous. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your regular readership and the comments you leave. I have enjoyed writing this blog and am pleased to know someone else enjoys it, too.

Have fun playing!