When I get the time and inspiration, I post new wordplay on my wordpress site in print-ready versions. Recent games include Chessnuts and Russo (named after a favourite author, Richard Russo). Enjoy the wordplay.
Blue Ox is
the creator of clever and infectious word games. My favourite is Moxie. Blue Ox games can be played at your own pace, and they feature multiple levels of play for the whole family. You may also enjoy 7 Little Words, Red Herring and Monkey Wrench.
BBC2's Only Connect Puzzle Walls
Only Connect is a great BBC2 game show. Like Blue Ox's Red Herring puzzles, Only Connect walls display sixteen items that must be connected into four sets of related elements. Unlike Red Herrings, there are no distracting red herrings, but that does not mean that the walls are any less challenging, as clever crossover items will require lateral thinking! Give them a try.
Look Dictionary Search
simple and effective website will be of great use and interest to
wordgame creators. This resource allows you to search dictionaries
based on wildcard patterns and filter the results to common words
and phrases. A go-to site for us!
Not your average
anagram finder! ThreePirateDucks have produced a great anagramming
tool that allows you to extract a chosen word out of the anagram,
then presents subsequent choices remaining. This is much easier than
scanning the lists that go on and on.... (recommended by Dark-Haired Dad Icon)
- The Wordserver
Anu Garg's web-niche for linguaphiles,
offering A.Word.A.Day, anagrams-by-mail, dictionary
definitions by mail and much more! Sign onto Anu's listserver
and pay attention -- you never know when I'll test you on his words.
From kindred puzzler Mike
Curl comes Best for Puzzles. This robust site offers solving
resources and links to crosswords, codewords, word searches, jigsaws
& other puzzles, games and trivia.
JetPunk offers fun, addicting quizzes updated daily. Can you type the
names of the NFL teams, or complete catch phrases from the 1990s or
2000s? How about completing book titles with missing names? It's timed!
It's frenetic and fun-- bet you can't do just one!
Have a look at this well-established
Crossword addicts will enjoy Puzzle Express.
They offer puzzle playing software, puzzles, free monthly puzzles
to download and an online crossword and word search. In the near future,
they hope to offer puzzles by e-mail.
Puzzles.com - the world's best resource for puzzling
on the Internet - is about Puzzles, Illusions, Tricks, Toys, and everything
around all these Great, Funny, Entertaining, Intellectual and Educational
Richard Lederer's Verbivore
web site. Word fun and wisdom
from America's prolific wordguru. Includes comprehensive word links
Young Leonard and the scientists
at Wordles have hooked up a variety of word manipulation machines
to the Internet to provide cryptogram, word search, and words-within-words
searches. Wordly links and word game book links round out the Wordles
laboratory. Don't bust any beakers in the lab! And always remember
to add vowels to the consonants, never the other way round!
Are you callipygian?
Wordsmith Michael Quinion has compiled a fascinating website--a gallimaufry
of interesting words and phrases. Don't head in unless you have time
to devote to a callithumpian visit with the English language! Now
- what was that word for "the carousing of seamen on board Greenland
whaling ships"... ??