Playing word games and puzzles is both an enjoyable and educational activity for kids and adults. It boosts your vocabulary, knowledge and memory while trying to win challenges in the various games. It also improves the way you make strategies, your problem solving skills as well as your reading and writing comprehension. Compared to learning languages in schools, reading books or studying for an exam, playing word games is less stressful and acts as a brain stimulant while you are having fun with the game. As you go on, you will not notice that you are becoming addicted and getting hooked with the game while you conquer each level, making you want to finish the goal. In the process, you are sharpening your mind, enhancing your memory, alertness and enriching your verbal ability and most of all having that sense of accomplishment for having won or achieved something.
Some examples of word games are scrabble, boggle, hang man, word warp, word search, word master, charades, crossword puzzles, picture puzzle, etc. Each game has its own unique goals and objectives, game mechanics, levels and winning methods.
However, becoming an expert in playing word games is a skill that improves through time. Some activities that may help you improve in this aspect are: reading regularly a variety of magazines, newspapers and books so that you will be exposed to different ideas and styles in expressing them; writing your thoughts, journals or blogs so that you can easily apply and practice the words that you have learned; and of course with constant playing the games themselves, you get used to them and acquire the skills through time!
So why not start playing word games and puzzle games now! Exercise your mind, learn and the most important of all, have fun! With the fun you are having, you will not notice you have become a pro!