Here you will find some of the best word games online. With vocabulary page tests and quizzes to test your grammar, vocabulary and general knowledge.
Some of the games will open up in a new browser window, when you have finished the game just close the window.
Battleships (open in a new window)
English Slang - Find the right definition for the word or phrase.
Homophones - Find the right meaning.
Can crosswords help you to improve your English?
If you enjoy them, yes. Crosswords are fun, and can help you in various ways:
- building your vocabulary
- remembering words
- learning the different meanings
Go to our crosswords page and have a go.
A, an or nothing - In the style of millionaire - get one wrong and you have to start again!
Colours - So you think you know your colours - Well let's test that shall we?
Computers and the Internet - See how well you know the terminology used today for computers and the Internet - for one or two players.
Money Order - Put the British slang terms in order of value to reveal the picture.
English Word Games Forum
It's all very well playing games on your own, but it's more fun with other people.
Word Association - Beginner + - This one is a bit addictive. Look at the previous word and enter the first word that comes into your head.
Word Snake - Beginner + - Make a new word by using the last letter in the previous word.
Letter swap - Intermediate + - Make a new word by using the letters in the previous word, you're allowed to swap the letters around and/or change one letter. No repetitions allowed.
The Question Game - Intermediate + - Answer a question, with a question. Great training for politicians. No answers allowed!
Take 3 words - Advanced - Make a sentence from the 3 words given.
These games are all on the Learn English Online forum.
In the Post
Seasonal Hangman Games
Click on the letters in the grid to build up the words (all the above games are taken from the vocabulary pages). Watch out though; there is a penalty for clicking on the wrong letter!
Mix - very difficult
Daily Hangman - you can play this one for as long as you like.
A homophone is a word that sounds like another word but has a different meaning. Here you can test your understanding by working out which sentences are correct. A new homophone is added every week.
Find the letters and the final word.
Riddle Me Ree 1
Riddle Me Ree 2
Riddle Me Ree 3
Riddle Me Ree 4
Riddle Me Ree 5
Riddle Me Ree 6
Riddle Me Ree 7
Riddle Me Ree 8
Riddle Me Ree 9
Riddle Me Ree 10
Riddle Me Ree 11
Riddle Me Ree 12
Match the words to fit the theme.
Is it a test or is it a game? We don't know, but these word and picture games are some of our favourites. Play Here
Spot the Odd One Out
OOO - Game 1
OOO - Game 2
OOO - Game 3
OOO - Game 4
See if you can write down the word/phrase using the scrambled letters:-
(!Note - These games are being updated, and will only work in older browsers - see below for other games) Eating Out
Food and Eating
Jobs and Work
Life and Death
Money and Currencies
Rooms and Buildings
Word of the month
More Scrambled Letter Games (These games open in a new window)
Clothes and Accessories
Jobs and Work
Rooms in a House
Search for It!
Search for the hidden words. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and to make it more interesting written forwards or backwards.
Search for It - Buildings
for It - Clothes
Search for It - Computers
Search for It - Cooking
Search for It - Eating
for It - Education
Search for It - Entertainment
for It - Families
for It - Films and Movies
for It - Food
for It - Football
Search for It - The Human Body
Search for It - Health - Viruses
Search for It - Jobs and Work
for It - Money
for It - Newspapers
for It - Around the house
for It - Shopping
for It - Technology
Seasonal Word Search Games
Search for It - New Year
Search for It - Valentine
Search for It - Easter
Search for It - Halloween
Search for It - Bonfire Night
Search for It - Christmas
Search for It - Spring
Search for It - Summer
Search for It - Autumn
Search for It - Winter
!Learning Tip as you find a word in Search for It, visualise it and say it out loud, if you do not know what the word means check the vocabulary list, if you can't pronounce the word double click on it and you can listen to it.