Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
There are games to be played at BellaOnline. Hangman, Word Scramble and Word Search are three games you can play at your leisure. The words used are card terms and for people who enjoy cards and also word games, this might be something you would enjoy.
Hangman, as you probably know is like the game show, Wheel Of Fortune. You guess letters and try to figure out the word before time is up. Your time is up based on a drawing of a stick figure's head, body, legs, and arms. With most Hangman games you get at least 6 guesses of incorrect letters with the drawing depicted above.
One nice thing people can do is put the incorrect guesses somewhere the players can see them so they do not guess again. The game does not always work that way; it just depends on who you are playing with.
Word Searches are fun in a hide and seek way using a grid of letters. You need to know what the theme is and you try to find words written from left to right. Sometimes the words can be written up or down anywhere in the letter grid. Sometimes they are written backward and even on a diagonal line.
Some word search games have the words that you are to find written at the bottom of the page. That way you can cross them off as you find them. Sometimes that is an easy help to the word search. There are other word search games that give you a theme, but no words. They then put the words and answers at the back of the book. Yes, you could look before you finished, but the fun of the search would be ruined.
Word scrambles jumble up the words and then you have to try to figure out what word they want you to unscramble. Here is one example: shtare With card games as the theme, the word would most likely be: hearts
A close word to hearts might be: hrtsee hrtsee would be the word: threes
Sometimes while playing word scramble games, you get an idea in your head that will not leave you alone. When that happens, sometimes it is best to try unscrambling another word and go back to first word at a later time.