Guest Author - Kim O´Shea
If you enjoy word games then this is the place for you. Here at BellaOnline we offer you the chance to test your word power and knowledge. Not to be taken seriously, these games add a little light relief to your busy day. Sit back and relax and try some of these fun games.
All the games are based on the Online Auctions site. If you are a regular visitor to the site you will probably be familiar with these words but if you just stopped by for a look around you may be pleasantly surprised at how well you do.
Give each game a try and see for yourself how much fun Online Auctions can be.
Online Auctions Hangman
Hangman is an online version of the Hang the Man game using words related to Online Auctions. You have ten chances to guess at the letters in the word but each time you are wrong a body part is added to the hangman figure. But beware; if you reach ten misses, you lose.
Online Auctions Word Scramble
Word scramble is made up of words related to Online Auctions. The word is shown with the letters all jumbled up. To solve the puzzle you have to guesss what the word is and put the letters in the correct order.
Online Auctions Word Search
Word Search combines Online Auctions related words mixed up with random letters in a traditional word search grid. To make it more convenient you can print out the word search puzzle so that you can circle the words as you find them.
A Little bit of Games Trivia
The origins of hangman are not readily identifiable but the game is thought to have surfaced in Victorian times. One can imagine Victorian ladies sitting round a fire in the parlour drinking tea and trying not to hang the man!
Word Scramble or Anagram games were popular in the Middle Ages and may even date back to the third century B.C. Anagrams were very popular in Latin and were sometimes regarded as puzzles for the upper classes. These days they feature in many television quiz programmes and analysts sometimes use them to assess memory.
We have Norman E. Gibat to thank for the popular Word Search game. He made up and published the first Word Search game in the late 1960s and it is still going strong today. Most people will be familiar with this game as it is often printed in newspapers and magazines.