Here you will find some of the best word games online. With vocabulary page tests and quizzes to test your grammar, vocabulary and general knowledge.

Some of the games will open up in a new browser window, when you have finished the game just close the window.

Battleships (open in a new window)

English Slang - Find the right definition for the word or phrase.

Homophones - Find the right meaning.


Can crosswords help you to improve your English?

If you enjoy them, yes. Crosswords are fun, and can help you in various ways:

  • building your vocabulary
  • remembering words
  • learning the different meanings

Go to our crosswords page and have a go.

Fiendish Games

A, an or nothing - In the style of millionaire - get one wrong and you have to start again!

Colours - So you think you know your colours - Well let's test that shall we?

Computers and the Internet - See how well you know the terminology used today for computers and the Internet - for one or two players.

Money Order - Put the British slang terms in order of value to reveal the picture.

English Word Games Forum

It's all very well playing games on your own, but it's more fun with other people.

Word Association - Beginner + - This one is a bit addictive. Look at the previous word and enter the first word that comes into your head.

Word Snake - Beginner + - Make a new word by using the last letter in the previous word.

Letter swap - Intermediate + - Make a new word by using the letters in the previous word, you're allowed to swap the letters around and/or change one letter. No repetitions allowed.

The Question Game - Intermediate + - Answer a question, with a question. Great training for politicians. No answers allowed!

Take 3 words - Advanced - Make a sentence from the 3 words given.

These games are all on the Learn English Online forum.


Computer Parts
Human Body
In the Post
Literary Terms
Negative Feelings

Seasonal Hangman Games

Bonfire Night
Valentine's Day

Click on the letters in the grid to build up the words (all the above games are taken from the vocabulary pages). Watch out though; there is a penalty for clicking on the wrong letter!

Mix - very difficult

Daily Hangman - you can play this one for as long as you like.


A homophone is a word that sounds like another word but has a different meaning. Here you can test your understanding by working out which sentences are correct. A new homophone is added every week.

Listening Games

Find the letters and the final word.

Riddle Me Ree 1

Riddle Me Ree 2

Riddle Me Ree 3

Riddle Me Ree 4

Riddle Me Ree 5

Riddle Me Ree 6

Riddle Me Ree 7

Riddle Me Ree 8

Riddle Me Ree 9

Riddle Me Ree 10

Riddle Me Ree 11

Riddle Me Ree 12


Matching Games

Match the words to fit the theme.

Bond Films

Memory Games

Is it a test or is it a game? We don't know, but these word and picture games are some of our favourites. Play Here

Spot the Odd One Out

OOO - Game 1

OOO - Game 2

OOO - Game 3

OOO - Game 4

Scrambled Words

See if you can write down the word/phrase using the scrambled letters:-

(!Note - These games are being updated, and will only work in older browsers - see below for other games) Eating Out
Food and Eating
Human Body
Jobs and Work
Life and Death
Money and Currencies
Negative Feelings
Rooms and Buildings
Word of the month

More Scrambled Letter Games (These games open in a new window)

Clothes and Accessories
Jobs and Work
Rooms in a House

Search for It!

Search for the hidden words. Words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and to make it more interesting written forwards or backwards.

Search for It - Buildings
Search for It - Clothes
Search for It - Computers
Search for It - Cooking
Search for It - Eating
Search for It - Education
Search for It - Entertainment
Search for It - Families
Search for It - Films and Movies
Search for It - Food
Search for It - Football
Search for It - The Human Body
Search for It - Health - Viruses
Search for It - Jobs and Work
Search for It - Money
Search for It - Newspapers
Search for It - Around the house
Search for It - Shopping
Search for It - Technology

Seasonal Word Search Games

Search for It - New Year
Search for It - Valentine
Search for It - Easter

Search for It - Halloween

Search for It - Bonfire Night
Search for It - Christmas

Search for It - Spring

Search for It - Summer
Search for It - Autumn
Search for It - Winter

!Learning Tip as you find a word in Search for It, visualise it and say it out loud, if you do not know what the word means check the vocabulary list, if you can't pronounce the word double click on it and you can listen to it.

Word Up

Word Up is our fast-paced, online word game.

Match Up
Match each word in the left column with its synonym on the right. When finished, click Answer to see the results. Good luck!