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Cool Computer Word Games For All Ages

Updated on November 11, 2011

Cool Games

I love word games, so when I'm not writing I spend some of my time playing computer games, especially word games. A few cool words games I've found are listed below.

New Word Games

I just had to list these two games first. My new all time favorites are Words With Friends, by Zynga, and Wordfeud, a game specifically for your IPhone or Android phones. The games are almost identical. The layouts are basically the same, with Words with friends having a light background, and Wordfeud having a black background. To understand the minor differences you'd have to play both, which I do. They both provide the ability to communicate with your opponent, which I don't particularly care for. I've found that there are a few playing the game with ulterior motives. Especially in Wordfeud, where you can download a photograph. So be very careful with that one. Other than that I am so in love with both games. I generally have about 20 games going on each site, at one time. You can have individual games that run for days, because you don't have to continue to play. It sorta reminds me of Chess, in that you can make a play, and go away and do something else, with no one expecting you to continue to play immediately. I've noticed that the bugs are not completely ironed out on either. However, that hasn't stopped me from playing. So if you are a word game enthusiast I highly recommend these two games. Oh, I failed to mention, you can play Words With Friends on Facebook. By the way both can be downloaded for free, but with a ton of ads. However if you want ad free games you can purchase them that way. I think Wordfued was only about 2.99, which is a one time fee. I don't quite know how Words With Friends structures their purchase program, because I noticed they have a Store that you can buy something from, I don't know what, but it doesn't matter, because I don't really mind the ads.

Wildtangent

Wildtangent is a computer game site that's chocked full of my favorite games. It's a computer game console that you download to your computer. After you've downloaded the console you're able to try any game on the console for about an hour, or at times for a day. After you've tried the games you then can purchase it, to be downloaded to your computer for all times. However, if you're not interested in buying the game, you can buy what is called, "Wild Coins," to be used for the same games, or any of the games on the site. Of course, word games are not the only games on the console. As a matter of fact I do play a skilled game called Bang On Blitz.

Some of my other favorite games on Wildtangent are:

Greedy Words, it's a brainteaser, wherein you toss the lettered dice to see if you can form lengthy words. You'll enjoy the original game play with a bonus round. I can literally play this game for hours on end.

Jig Words, this is a game in which you're forming words to solve cool pictures. The game has two phases. There's two parts to each round in one of the phases of this game. Of course, the game is more complicated than this, this is just the shortened explanation.

Text Twist 2, in Text Twist you're shuffling letters to form words. Text Twist has at least two version on Wildtangent.

Bookworm, in Bookworm you're linking letters to create words. There's at least 3 versions of this game on the site.

Wheel Of Fortune, is played exactly like the television version, the only difference is you play it alone.

In all of the games above I've given only a brief description, they're all more detailed than I've explained.


Yahoo Games

I also play words games using another free game site. This site is under Yahoo Games, the sub site is King.com. I have three favorite games at this site, they're as follows.

Word Links, this game is played by linking provided letters into as many words as possible in five minutes.

Keyword, is played in five rounds with each round consisting of 3 of your best words.

Word Battle, this is a multi-player game for 2 to 5 players.

I've only given the simple explanation of the instructions of these games, however you can get the complete instructions on the site. Also there are more games on the site that are equally exciting.


Conclusion

These are just a few of the games that I've run across, however there's many many more that I won't even explore, for fear of becoming "addicted." 

I hope you enjoy the ones that I've listed, or at least the sites listed.

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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Yes, Ann, I love word games, which does include bookworm. Thank you for stopping, and taking time to leave a comment.

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      Ann810 

      7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Fastfreta, I see you like the online word game "bookworm", I play that too. (pogo.com) Cool

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Hey Pam, a man after my own heart, (a word game player), I'm glad you like these. See you soon.

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      pmccray 

      7 years ago from Utah

      Listed all my favorites again. Love word games, my husband is playing twist text as we speak or write. Peace to you and yours. Voted up, marked useful.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Oh, I really like TextTwist too, but my favorite is Greedy Words. Thanks again Veronica for stopping.

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      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Out of the ones you liste, TextTwist2 is my absolute favorite!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I've never really gotten sudoku down, so I don't play it. But I really do love computer games, and continue to look for more. Thanks Ashantina.

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      Ashantina 

      7 years ago

      I love crosswords and brain games like sudoku. Never thought of going online! Thanks, bookmarked.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      From your previous comments JY3502, I kind of figured you'd like word games. With scrabble I like it face to face better, because I'm impatient at times and tend to cheat online

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      John Young 

      7 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      I like word games. I mostly play the old standby scrabble. Helps keep a writers mind sharp!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I agree BennyTheWriter about the "leisure time," these games can suck up so much of your time, because they can be addictive.

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      BennyTheWriter 

      7 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

      Very cool list of games! Gotta look into these when I actually have some leisure time!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I've never actually played these games with anyone I know, except for one that I didn't mention, Literati. Well, I guess I have played scrabble with them, but not on the computer. Anyway, thank you Pamela for taking the time to stop, read and leave a comment.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago

      I play most of those games with my grandchildren and enjoy them immensely. I particularly like Scrabble also and really any word game suits me. However, I given to the grandchildren and play what they want to play most of the time because it's always wonderful to spend some time with them. I really enjoyed this hub.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I love scrabble too, Susan, but I learned how to cheat online when playing scrabble, so I don't enjoy it online as much as face to face. I hate to say this but I too am the scrabble champion of my family and close friends. I hope you try some of the others that I listed. Thanks for the visit, see you later.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love word games. I am the champion scrabble player in the family. Everyone has grown to hate playing with me LOL. I play online quite a bit and mostly on Facebook. Text twist is one of my favorites. Enjoyed reading this.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      WOW elle64 that was quick. Thanks for responding so quickly. I hope you'll enjoy my choices, and I hope to see you again soon.

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      elle64 

      7 years ago from Scandinavia

      Nice hub -and I do not like computer games ,so i better get going!

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