There are lots of different kinds of word games available, and I thought I'd share with you a few of the ones I've completed recently.
Word Games Puzzles ...
The final answer, which is derived by using a combination of logic, unscrambling letters to make a longer word, solving analogies and plays on words, etc., is often in the form of a sort of nonsense poem ... the last phrase or word is sometimes a 'stinger'. Authors are anonymous.
We got a new dalmatian
At my fire station.
Not much of a barker, he's covered in spots.
Now and then
We get a yen
To grab a marker and connect the dots.
Don't you just pity mathematics teachers? They spend their days dealing with one problem after another!
A modest actress rejected a script when she discovered that a scene would require her to wear a bikini. It was more than she could bare.
This puzzle requires that you put as many as 60 or 70 given syllables together to create words of a specific length that fit the definitions given.
Literature is news that stays news. __ Ezra Pound
The best cure for an old grudge is a bad memory. __ D. Weinbaum
Assumption is the mother of mistakes. __ Donghia
Efficiency is intelligent laziness. __ D. Dunham
The wisest mind has something yet to learn. __ Santayana
Crostic Puzzles ...
Like most word games, these involve a lot of working back and forth between solving definitions and perceiving letter patterns. Here's one finished quote:
The term 'viking' was originally in a sense an action. One would 'go viking', which basically meant to take a seafaring voyage to trade. Over time, the people who did 'the viking' became "Vikings", but technically the vikings were not a people. __ Bernstein, Digging for the Truth
Which type do you like best? I don't have a favorite. I like them all. There's a tremendous sense of satisfaction when I finish one of these, and I often get a chuckle or two. Either that, or I learn something!
I'm creating a new label for my posts with this one ... "Word games" ... look for more entries down the road.