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Date: 7 April, 2004
upset the Grammar Gorillas
the grammar gorillas to make sense of the sentences and win
Another diverse selection of games
this month as chosen by Steve Couch. All are available to play online
for free, without any need to register with the host sites.
Some games require
your browser to have a plug in for Shockwave. You can
download this for free here
If you are a parent, we advise you
to try the game and the site its on first before letting your
kids play them, to make sure youre happy. (And, dont
forget, you can also find great games for kids in our own
To play a game, simply click on its name.
How much do you know about the origins of words? How will you fare
in the self-styled 'toughest word game on the web'? Answer ten multiple
choice questions and see how much you know (or can work out).
game a day
A whole host of word games, split into two different levels of difficulty
with enough choice for a different game every day of the month in
each level. Take the time to explore this site in depth, some of
the games are a cut above the typical web-based word fare.
Help the grammar gorillas to make sense of the sentences and win
bananas. Quite straightforward grammar questions, but a useful site
for children (or adults) trying to get their heads round the difference
between verb and adverb, conjunction and preposition.
A simple game - find the highest scoring anagram using only the
seven letters chosen by the computer. Over 500 combinations of letters
to try, so this game will sustain repeated playing. If your guess
isn't the highest scoring one, you get the option of trying again
or giving up and being shown the winning word. Ideal for perfectionists
and quitters alike!
OK, so it's Boggle with a cunningly disguised name. You have three
minutes to find as many four letter words as possible from the randomly
selected array of letters in your grid.
Find the mystery four letter word (don't worry - they aren't that
kind of four letter words). After each guess you will be told how
many letters you have correct, how many of the right letters in
the wrong places and how many letters that are completely wrong.
Keep track of your old answers and work it out. Anyone who remembers
the old Mastermind board game with the coloured pegs will recognise
the format, but this is adds an element of logic to the wordiness.
Another old favourite that has found a home on the web. Solve the
clue and fill in all the missing letters before the noose claims
Find words hidden in the letters and progress through the levels.
Longer words score points, and it's all against the clock. Another
Boggle variation, where you find words hidden in the letters on
screen. The variation here is that there is a time limit for each
level, and a sense of progression. One of the better Boggle variants
Alex the bookworm is hungry, and you have to find words in a constantly
changing library of letters to feed him. But watch out for the burning
books - if they reach the bottom of the screen, they will burn the
whole library down.
From our very own Global Gang website, find the words in wordy the
worm and get some tips on helping everyone to get the best out of
Another Global Gang offering. Solve the clues to fill in the grid
and solve the secret message.
Not so much a games site as a wordy site, but worth including anyway.
Includes the chance to make your own dictionary, with all the words
you think the world is dying to discover. How did we ever cope without
Insongnia (noun; the state of mind in which you have a song stuck
inside your head)? This site is probably aimed at children who already
take a certain degree of pleasure in words.