Playing word games is a great way to pass the time, but at the same time to keep your brain sharp and improve your vocabulary. A simple yet colourful game is Word Search, which is pretty straightforward and very easy to play.
Word Search was created by Melimots. The letter grid of this game automatically adjusts depending on the device it is played on, so you need not worry about not being able to see the game properly whether you using a tablet or a smartphone. It does not have any flashy or fancy designs, but it can get really colourful as you start finding words and highlighting them. Below the letter grid you’ll see a list of words in alphabetical order. Those words are what you need to find in the grid.
How to Play
Game play is pretty straightforward: with your finger or stylus, drag the letters of the words you need to find. As you join them together, colourful highlighting happens and each word you find has a different color. So when you finish a game of Word Search, you’ll have a very colourful grid filled with hues like blue, red, pink, orange, green, purple, etc.
You can highlight words vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Some words are tricky to find because you’ll see them in reverse spelling, making you highlight them from the right of the grid to the left or from the bottom upwards. Moreover, some really short words can be found within longer words, so your eyes better be ready for searching them! Each time a word is found it will be scratched off and will be placed at the end of the list. You do not have to find the words according to their order on the list; you can search for them in any order you like.
The words you need to search for come from a wide variety of categories like animals, sports, science, adjectives, and a lot more. The number of categories seems endless! Plus, you do not need to feel any pressure or be daunted by the seemingly great number of words you need to find because there is no time limit! In fact, you can simply exit the game at any point even if you have not found all the words listed and continue searching for them at a later time.
When a game of Word Search ends, you will receive the message “Well done! You have completed this grid in (number) seconds.” The length of time spent completing the puzzle is measured in seconds, so don’t be alarmed if the number seems so big. Just divide the total by 60 to know how many minutes were consumed. In addition, when a game ends, a prompt will appear if your score is enough to reach the list of high scores. You will be asked to enter your name and it will be recorded by the game.
Like its game play, the settings of Word Search are also simple.
First, you can choose from 10 languages including two kinds of English (American and British), two kinds of Portuguese (Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Netherlands, and Polish. With these many languages, you’re sure to enjoy the game wherever part of the world you’re in.
Second, you can pick the theme of the game: light or dark. If you pick the light theme, the letter grid will have a white background with black letters. If you choose to have the dark theme, the letters become white and the background becomes black. The colors of the highlighted words become slightly darker when you play in dark theme. If you’re not the type who’s into colors, you also have the option to play in grayscale.
Don’t worry about having difficulty in reading the letters on the grid. Part of the game’s settings is a 1 to five font size option, allowing you to easily adjust the letters’ size depending on your preference or eyesight. 1 is the smallest, while 5 is the biggest.
Lastly, if you wish to clear the high scores saved by the game, you can also do so in its settings.
There seems to be an infinite number of word games right now and picking which ones to download and play can be a fun task, especially if you include Word Search on your list of downloads. It is a simple yet fun and addicting game that will surely keep you busy.