You will be able to find word search puzzles, in newspapers, magazines, and on-line on the internet.
The words have been placed in a square, or rectangular. Where the words are set diagonally, vertically, and horizontally. The goal is to find all the words within the rectangular or square.
A word-list maybe added, for the words that need to be found. But to make word find puzzles more challenging, sometimes a word-list is not provided.
Sometimes the word seek puzzles come with a theme, like jobs, famous people, or dogs. The theme relates to all the words in the word search puzzle.
Mystery word puzzle have become very popular, like for example crosswords. They even have their own gaming applications created, so you can also enjoy playing on your smart-phone. And of course
special books with word seek puzzles have been created.
Different strategies can be applied to find the words you are looking for. You can look for the first letter of one of the words in the list, if a word-list is provided. An other way to find words is to look
for letters in the words in the word-list, that are not often used, and stand out. You could also look for double letters if a word-list is provided.
When there is no word list, that comes with the puzzle, you check row by row, column by column.
The history of the word search puzzle goes back to the 1960-ties. When it was first created. And later became popular in the entire United States of America.
Nowadays, you will find word mystery puzzles also online, on Facebook. But also in digital and laptop applications.
On the internet you can find puzzle for search for words on the following websites:
There is also a snaking puzzle word find variant puzzle available. Where the words have been hidden in the shape of a snake.
Finally word-search-puzzles are being used in education, in for example English as a Second Language Courses.
Word Search Puzzles for Adults.Links to Crossword Books: