Word games are frequently intended to test language capacity or investigate language properties. For the most part, they are used for entertainment but, playing word games can be a very educational experience. For example, while kids are playing a slightly competitive game like Hangman, they have fun but, they also learn an important language skill – spelling. Many grown-ups solve crossword puzzles to keep their minds sharp.
Word Games – Types
There are many different kinds of word games. You have paper and pencil games that include Cryptograms, Hangman, Crossword puzzles and many more. You will find a variety of letter arrangement games such as Scrabble, Boggle, Chicktionary, Upwords, Spellathon, etc. Also, there are structured games that are fixed on the word’s semantics, and they include Scattergories, Charades, Taboo, Fictionary, Mad Libs, and LINQ. Some televised games are very popular, and contestants can get great prizes.
Spelling Bee Competition
Spelling Bee is one of the most popular Word games. It’s a competition that mostly starts early, in primary school. Each contestant is asked to spell a wide selection of words with a different difficulty level. Contestants compete against each other, and the winner will represent their school at district, state or national competitions. Originated in the US, Spelling Bee is a very popular competition held in many countries around the world.