Search A Word
Letters arranged on the screen in a grid making up words
horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
Skills required / taught:
find words hidden in non-conventional arrangements
Words that can be found within the square of letters may be listed to the side. The player must find as many of the given words as possible searching horizontally,vertically and diagonally.
Commonly found in newspapers or used as educational tools for
children, this popular form of a word search has been around for
along time. Known by many different names, the original English
design was first published in 1968.
The game is a fun, unhurried way to pass time and a great brain –
teaser to keep the mind sharp.
Finding your favorite method to “see” the words in the grid is half
Trivia knowledge is always popular at a party, why wouldn’t it make
a great game when combined with an explosively popular new movie?
Latching on to something being followed by a large percent of the
population automatically gives a new game idea a following.
How it Works
Obviously, finding all the words within the grid would prove you the
winner. Sometimes the words to find are given. Sometimes there are
none given but a theme is incorporated so the player knows what type
of words to look for.
Putting a slight spin on this common game can take the game creator
in a whole new direction. A timed version might be slight alteration
that amps up the fun and excitement.
What are new ways to use the same format? Would it work to only
uncover parts of the grid at a time in an online version? Can it be
partly driven by the player having to remember where certain letters
Could the same type game be created but with hyped up theme graphics
and prizes as the player goes along perhaps culminating in a big
Is there a way to incorporate different elements on the grid?
Numbers? Matching a series of objects?