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5 BEST ONLINE WORD GAMES (FREE) TO BOOST BRAIN POWER

best online word games

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved playing word games. So, now for 2022, here are the best online word games I found to play online for free:

SCRABBLE

best online word games

Scrabble has been a part of our family for ages. I still have my old Scrabble for Juniors board (by Spear’s Games) that I refuse to part with (since I was 8 or 10) even though I bought a new deluxe Scrabble board game (from Hamleys) with a turntable and a classic look in 2007. Between both my boards, the world shifted online and I found Literati (by Yahoo Games). When Yahoo Games retired in 2016, I found Words with Friends and then finally downloaded Scrabble Go. If you’re interested, join me in playing this relaxing game at your own pace.

best online word games

My daughter was recently gifted and now has her own Scrabble Junior.

best online word games

WORDLE

The pandemic brought in another interesting word game called Wordle. Some of us have gotten bored of it but many of us still faithfully play it every single day. I like that it has to be played on a browser and has a limit of one word per day so that we do not keep staring at the screen after we find the word that day.

best online word games

Here are games similar to Worlde; – Dordle (2 words), Tridle (3 words), Quordle (4 words), Octordle (8 words) and Sedecordle (16 words). You can also check out Heardle (music-based), Redactle (article-based), Cloudle (weather-based) and more. I will stick to Wordle, though.

ANTIWORDLE

Antiwordle is another ball game altogether. I took a while to get used to it because it was the complete opposite of what I was doing in Wordle. Here you have to try NOT finding the word. In Antiwordle, you cannot reuse the letters that have greyed but should use the letters that are yellow (in any place) and red (in the correct place). Here you aim for the maximum guesses. My highest till now is 16 guesses! What’s yours? Show me!

BOGGLE

best online word games

I own a Boggle game and enjoy playing it with the kids now that they can form words. I still win. Hahaha! In this game, there are a bunch of letters strewn in a box and we can form words only by connecting the letters vertically, horizontally or diagonally. It’s fun and I recently began playing it online, too, on the Boggle with Friends App.

WORD SEARCH

best online word games

Oh, this has been another game that I have played all my life. I love searching for words within a bunch of random letters. I have also manually created a word search page for my kids. They love it! There are several Apps which you can download to play this simple and easy game but here is the one that I have. Download here.

The benefits of playing word games, online or offline, are that they improve your thinking skills, spelling and memory, increase your vocabulary, help boost your self-esteem and brain power and enhance cognitive skills. It is also said that playing word games can reduce the risk of dementia in senior citizens.

Of course, I have sometimes played Solitaire, Mafia Wars, Tetris and other video games like Prince of Persia and Mario but I have always been loyal to word games only. I never even played Candy Crush when it was the craze with everyone once upon a time.

Playing word games is also known to make you happy. What are your thoughts on the same and do you play word games, too? If so, would love to know which ones.

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26 Comments

  1. I hardly ever get time to play online. I have never played wordle. Scrabble had been a childhood favourite. I think I should start playing it online to sharpen my vocabulary.

  2. Kaveri Chhetri says:

    Thays an interesting line up Cindy… So sad pictionary can’t be played online… u would have mastered that too I think… hahaha. I too play wordle diligently everyday… n dordle, tridle n quordle too.. dont like anti wordle tho. Need to check out the 8 n 16 letter ‘dles’ now…

  3. Monidipa says:

    I play word search but I had no idea about these other lovelies. I’ll check them out tonight.

  4. I am not much into online games other than Solitaire. I will surely check out these that you have listed here. Although addictive, we cannot deny the fact that they can definitely boost our brain power.

  5. Love, love, love word games, and love your compilation! Scrabble is toh a forever favorite!

  6. Jeannine says:

    aha! I finally found a game that I could put on my phone and really enjoy! My daughters used to always complain every time they borrow my phone that there isn’t any games on it. haha…Well, would be adding Word Search now! My ultimate fave and past-time game or thing I do while in the loo!haha

  7. I just love word games…and me n my daughter often play word games…. I believe, these offline games are always better than online ones.

  8. Board games are ideal for learning English vocabulary. My kids enjoy playing together and can spend hours doing so. I was unaware of some of them; I’ll look into them. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Vasumathi says:

    I play Scrabble & Word Search online. But after a point your eyes start hurting as it is quite addictive 😀
    I haven’t jumped on the Wordle bandwagon though i have friends who play religiously everyday! Includes you 😁

  10. Ritu Bindra says:

    Word games are pretty much the only games on my phone. Wordspaces is one of my favorites. I haven’t checked out Antiwordle. Sounds interesting. Will definitely give it a shot.

  11. Varsh says:

    There was a time when I used to play Scrabble online for hours! Everyone’s talking about Wordle but somehow I didn’t get into it. Word search is me and my daughter’s favourite thing but we play it in books.

  12. Madhu Bindra says:

    Word games are the best. A very good way to learn. We used to play these games when we were young. It is nice to see that are available as mobile games now. Some things are timeless.

  13. I love playing all of these games. Wordle was once upon a time my everyday obsession. I had once guessed the word in first try only which was lucky but I love playing board games more than online games as that way the entire family and friends come together to play them.

  14. Pooja says:

    Wordle has been a fav for me too, when I’m not playing Two Dots! 🙂 Thanks for suggesting others. Will make a note 👍🏻

  15. Samata says:

    Word Games are something which makes your mind work in a fruitful and effective way. I will love to consider it as a brain booster for me. Being into the writing field for so many years now I can see an improvement in my vocabulary choices. I will always appreciate people who will take up word games as their passion to play in free time. Thanks for this wonderful post

  16. Neeta Kadam says:

    I love word game. Use to play during my office spare time online.😆 with daughter now love to play with her. I have power puzzel type book but kid version😁 we spend hours in playing that. Really I learned so many words through this game. Love the article.

  17. I love word games, word search has been my childhood friend 🤣.
    Whenever some add comes up on word games I download and give it a try. Scrabble is my personal favorite of course thereare other favorites like suduko and a few bit, however I have stopped downloading games now for the fear of addiction 🤣🤣🤣.

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