Microsoft Word Games is the ultimate collection of the three best word games for Windows: Wordament, Word Twister, and Crosswords. Play free online.
This game is part of the free online brain games collection.
To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large button under the picture of the game. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
With multiple ways to play each game mode and Daily Challenges, Microsoft Word Games is a great way to exercise your brain and relax while having fun! For in-game instructions for each of these games, see below as well as the How to Play section of the Menu.
This is a 3-in-1 game. Within this game, you can play three different popular Microsoft word games. These include Wordament, Word Twister, and Crosswords. See the in-game Menu for configurable game options, themes, awards, statistics, and more.
The goal of Wordament is to find words by highlighting adjacent or diagonal letter tiles in sequence. Words must have at least three letters and cannot be abbreviations or proper nouns.
For example, the words TENT, HAT, HELP, and FUN are valid. The word JOHN (a proper noun) and MRS (an abbreviation) are not valid.
Finding Words. To find words, select any tile and drag through adjacent or diagonal letter tiles to make words. Each tile can only be used once per word.
Scoring. Each tile has a score value. the more uncommon the letter on the tile is, the higher its value. Creating longer words will earn a bonus multiplier. Themed words and certain special tiles earn an additional bonus.
Special Tiles. Some tiles have two letters or unique characteristics. Double letter tiles with a slash between them can work as either letter; otherwise, if there are two letters they are both used.
A dash before a letter is a "suffix" tile. Suffix tiles can only be used at the end of a word.
Hint, Zoom, and Rotate. The Hint button will highlight a word for you if you're having trouble finding any. You can change the size of the tiles by using the Zoom button. The Rotate button will let you see the board from a different angle by rotating it clockwise.
Using the Keyboard. You can also use the keyboard to find words. As you type, the board will automatically highlight letters on the board. Press the Enter key to finish the word.
Wordament Adventure. Solve puzzles while you journey through beautiful environments. Earn starts to unlock gates and progress though each area.
In Word Twister, the goal is to make as many words as possible using the given tiles. Words must have at least three letters and cannot be abbreviations or proper nouns.
Making Words. To make a word, click or drag tiles to move them above the rack, and then press the Check button. You can also make words by clicking and dragging along the bottom of the tile rack or just typing them on your keyboard.
Expert Words. Occasionally, you may find some very uncommon words with your tiles. These "Expert Words" are completely optional and are never scored or required in Word Twister. You can use the Expert Words button to show or hide Expert Words in the answer list.
Bonus Twister. The Bonus Twister is an extra puzzle you can unlock by finding the three words that have keys next to them. Once unlocked, you can try to solve the Bonus Twister, but there's a twist: you have to make a single word using all of the tiles given.
Answer List Ordering. When hunting for a specific answer, pay attention to its position in the list. The answer list arranges words in alphabetical order by letter count. Additionally, you can use Expert Words to give you even more insight into the positions of words you are looking for.
Shuffling Tiles and Hints. Sometimes it can help to see your tiles in a different order. The Shuffle button will rearrange your tiles randomly. You can also manually rearrange tiles on the rack. If you're still stuck, you can click the Hint button to reveal a letter in the answer list.
Word Twister Adventure. Solve puzzles while you journey through beautiful environments. Earn starts to unlock gates and progress through each area.
In Microsoft Crosswords, your goal is to find answers for all of the given clues. Divided into two lists, Across and Down, clues often involve trivia, word play, or brain teasers.
Solving Clues. To answer a clue, highlight the grid space by clicking on the clue in the list. You can also select any square in the crossword grid, and click the square again to swap between highlighting Across and Down clues. Type in the missing letters to fill in the answer.
Using the Keyboard. In addition to typing your answers, you can use the keyboard to browser the crossword grid. You can also remove letters from the grid with the Delete and Backspace keys.
Zoom, Hint, and Pencil Mode. You can change the size of the puzzle grid with the Zoom button. If you're having trouble, the Hint button will reveal a letter in the currently highlighted clue. The Pencil button will enable you to answer in pencil, which is useful for filling in answers you're unsure of.
Virtual Keyboard. You can toggle a virtual keyboard on the screen, which allows you to play the game without a physical keyboard. The virtual keyboard has all the letter keys and can be rearranged in multiple layouts to fit your needs.
Crosswords Adventure. Solve puzzles while you journey through beautiful environments. Earn stars to unlock gates and progress through each area.
Word games like this Microsoft word games collection train important brain skills including memory, verbal fluency, and information processing. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!
Last Updated: 02/06/21