Flash Word Game Tutorial

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Flash Word Game Tutorial
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The Internet is a haven for gamers looking for a quick Flash game that can be challenged and beaten in a short amount of time, giving just enough pleasant distraction to clear the mind and refocus on tasks at hand. Other Flash-based educational games seek to teach particular skills as they entertain players, making the learning process more fun than boring. With Flash word games, you can build your vocabulary and strengthen your word usage skills through a series of scrambled word challenges that are fun and fast-paced.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Word Scramble

  1. 1

    Go to novelgames.com, enter "Word Scramble" into the site's search window, then click on the link to "Small Flash Game -- Word Scramble."

  2. 2

    Click the "Start" button in the game window, once "Word Scramble" has loaded, to begin.

  3. 3

    Peruse the instructions for the game, then click the "Start" button in the game window to begin.

  4. 4

    Click on the scrambled letter tiles and drag them to change their positions in order to spell a word as quickly as possible, then click the "Submit" button to check the word.

  5. 5

    Click "OK" to move on to the next word if your guess was correct, or click "OK" to try another word if your guess was incorrect.

  6. 6

    Click the "Hint" button to read a definition of the word hidden within the scrambled tiles, then click "OK" to guess a word.

    Word Search

  1. 1

    Go to vocabulary.co.il, then click on the thumbnail for "Word Search" near the centre of the screen.

  2. 2

    Click on the arrow buttons in the game window to scroll through word search subject, such as Biblical cities or bodies of water. Click on any one you wish.

  3. 3

    Click the "Play" button to begin the game. Click and drag across letters that are scrambled in the word search square to highlight the words listed to the right of the game screen.

  4. 4

    Click the "Solve" button if you are stuck and would like to reveal all the words hidden in the word search grid.

  5. 5

    Click "Back" to return to the main menu if you wish to select other subjects or to change the settings of the game.

    Word Sailing

  1. 1

    Go to miniclip.com. Scroll to the alphabetical list of games at the bottom of the screen and click on "Word Sailing."

  2. 2

    Click one of the three sailboats in the game window to begin play.

  3. 3

    Click the "Play" button beneath "Action Race," then choose your level of difficulty. Click on letters in the scramble of letter tiles to form words as quickly as possible, then hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard to move your sailboat forward. Cross the finish line first to win each leg of the race.

  4. 4

    Click the "Play" button beneath "Race By Turns," then choose your level of difficulty. Click on the letters in the scramble of letter tiles to form the highest-scoring word possible during each of your turns, then hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard to move you sailboat forward. Cross the sailboat first to win each leg of the race.

  5. 5

    Click the "Play" button beneath "Puzzle," then choose your level of difficulty. Click on the letters in the scramble of letter tiles to form the highest scoring words and try to cross the finish line in this solo race within 10 words.

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