Word Wheels

Word puzzles, word wheels, crosswords and the like are all excellent brain exercises and fun ways to kill some time. The great thing about word games is that you can choose one that suits your level, so if you are Einstein’s closest relative, make sure you choose a fiendishly challenging word puzzle or anagram game that leaves you scratching your head for hours.

A Choice of Word Puzzles

There is no limit to the number of word games available on and off-line. Newspapers always contain at the very least a crossword to keep readers entertained during their morning coffee break. You may also find word wheels, an anagram game or similar brain teasers if you are lucky enough.

What is a Word Wheel?

Word wheels are a very simple brain game. A word wheel contains nine letters in a wheel configuration. The aim of the game is to make as many words as possible from the letters in the wheel. You can only use each letter once and the letter in the centre of the wheel has to be used in every word you make. Naturally, each word has to be a proper word and you can’t make up words to suit the letters because that is cheating!

The Joy of Crosswords

Brain exercises keep the neurons firing and prevent mental inertia from setting in when work is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Crosswords are everywhere, from newspapers to magazines, so if you enjoy figuring out word puzzles you shouldn’t have a problem finding a crossword to try.

Crosswords are just as challenging as a word wheel brain game, and if you choose to do a cryptic teaser then expect to be baffled for a very long time. Simple crosswords require nothing more than a bit of general knowledge, but can be fun if you need something to occupy your mind for a short period of time. Tougher crosswords are far more difficult and most people need several days to come up with the majority of answers in a devilishly difficult cryptic crossword.

Online Word Games

Brain exercises such as an anagram game or word wheel can be found online as well as off-line. There are apps available for smartphones and tablets, or you can check out websites with word puzzles and other mental challenges.

The Word Wheels’ website is full of fun puzzles to keep people of all ages entertained for hours and whether you have two minutes or five minutes, you can have fun exercising your brain with a challenging anagram game or word wheel. So what are you waiting for?

Read more about how to play word wheels.

Select a word wheel game to play