Playing games is a perfect time to pass the time and bond with your family and friends. While there are many different types to choose from, word games are one of the most popular. They’re easy to adapt to be suitable for kids and also help kids learn new words while having fun. Developing your kid’s vocabulary – and maybe yours too – is a bonus on top of the quality time you’re spending together. Let’s have a look at the best word games for kids and adults.
This one is a classic game that so many love to play. It requires at least two players.
One of the players should develop a world and write as many dashes as the number of letters the world contains. Many people decide to write at least the first letter of the world as well.
But no matter what you choose, the other people need to try to guess the letters contained in the world. This game is a great way to expand your child’s vocabulary.
If the letter is present, they are written down on the dashes where they belong. If the guess is incorrect, the leading player should draw one of the body parts of the “hangman.” The game is won either by the other players if they guess the world or they lose by being “hanged” if they don’t manage to.
Scrabble is one of the best word games for kids and adults
Another classic but this time a board game. Scrabble is a game that you play on a board with tiny tiles that are with letters on them.
In the beginning, each player draws a certain number of tiles and will try to come up with a world with them. Each letter gives a different amount of points, and also some squares on the board give some bonus points as well.
In the end, the board looks like a giant crossword because when putting a word, you need to make sure it crosses in the right way the other words. And something you can use is a Scrabble word finder to make sure you are coming up with the most brilliant words.
Pass the Bomb
This one is a very easy board game. It involves some cards and also a “bomb.”
On each card, you have different letters, and you need to make up a world with all those letters. While you are trying to come up with a word, you are holding the bomb.
Once you successfully come up with one, pass the bomb to the person next to you. If the bomb is with you and you don’t manage to come up with a world before the time is over, then the bomb goes off, and you lose. This game is a great opportunity for kids to practice their spelling.
The game Consequences is a lot of fun with more people. All you need is a piece of paper and a pen.
Then, the first person either writes or draws something at the beginning of the paper and folds it. Then, the second person does the same, the third, and so on until the list is full.
You can agree beforehand on a generic topic to write about, or it can be something for another player so that you will come up with a completely random story at the end. You can all read the story when the list is full, and it’s bound to bring some big laughs.
Word fun: Snake game for kids and adults
For this game, you don’t need anything but creativity. The idea is that one person starts by saying a word of their choice. Then, the next person comes up with a word that begins with the last letter of the previous one.
There is usually a time limit within which each individual needs to come up with a word. To make it even more interesting, come up with a new subject for each round. For example, you can use only fruits or countries.
There are many word games that you can try out, including those listed above. The best thing about them is that they are not only fun but educational.
You can also try out various board games to make your family nights even funnier. You can choose more strategic games too like an escape room type to play together.
Or, perhaps you set up an indoor obstacle course on a rainy day. Whatever you choose, the main thing is spending quality time together and having fun.
11 thoughts on “The best word games for kids and adults”
LOVE Scrabble!!!! Played it since the day I could spell Spot and Puff!
It’s a classic!
Nice game collections!
All great games, Christy.
Playing games can be great distractions amidst these turbulent times!
All good, but I’ve not played Pass the Bomb. Scrabble was are go-to word game, and we all love Clue!
Oh yes, Clue is a good board game!
Great at teaching kids about the process of elimination!
Hope you’re having a nice week, Dorothy!
A wonderful one, and I hope the same for you!