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People used to say, “Go to school – you have to learn the Three Rs!”  But if you asked them what the Three Rs were, they’d tell you, “Reading, Writing and Arithmetic”. All we can figure is that this must have been a trap to see if you were actually going to school.

Here’s a better piece of advice for kids everywhere: “Go to school – you have to learn how to play these ridiculously fun games!”

 

 

 

 

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With only 26 letters in the English alphabet, it’s a good guess that any common word can be shuffled around to make one or more other words.  “Letters” might become a “settler”, and any “game” can be “a gem”.

Which wonderful words will you make from the settler in these popular games?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TextTwist
Use six jumbled letters to build as many words as you can before time runs out.  Find the one word which uses all six letters, and advance to the next round! TextTwist is an addictive, fun test of both your vocabulary and your ability to spot patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCRABBLE
Build words using random letter tiles, with quick, easy-to-learn controls. Play solo, compete with the computer, or challenge up to three friends in a Hot Seat challenge.  Track your best words and top scores, and chart your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild West Billy
Enjoy the Wild West in this unique hangman game, with topics like Music, Movies, TV Shows, and more.  Test your skills and luck in Last Bullet mode, where Billy only has one chance to win.  Help him become the greatest cowboy ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AlphaJax
Compete against friends and strangers alike – all you need is a love of words!  Play up to 30 games at once, receive instant notifications of moves or messages, even call out for a new opponent on Twitter or Facebook. Free on Windows Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s see, how did that old rhyme go?

 “One, two, tie your shoe... three, four, close the door... five, six, pick up sticks... seven, eight, games are great... nine, ten, let’s play again!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Match 10
Build chains of colorful digits, adding your way across the board. Each chain may have no more than 10 numbers, and must equal the number 10! You can start and end anywhere you like, but remember: your score for each move is the number you create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Roll
In this classic dice game, you’ll try to get the highest score possible. It's all down to luck and a roll of the dice... or is it? A color matching element and extra bonuses add new layers of strategy and a twist to the gameplay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mysteriez!
Use the magnifying glass to find numbers scattered throughout the scene before times runs out. For an extra challenge, disable the magnifying glass and just use your sharp eyes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudoku
This portable version of the world-famous logic game comes with Classic and Lightning modes.  With the addition of powerups and Achievements, you will have new and innovative ways to show off your impressive intellect.  Put your brain to the test! Free on Windows Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sherlock Holmes used a magnifying glass; the Texas Rangers use bloodhounds.  Your uncle or grandpa might rely on a metal detector, while prospectors just needed a pan.  Online, there’s always Bing; offline, the Dewey Decimal System is a librarian’s friend.

How will you find what you’re looking for, when it’s hiding in plain sight?  Let’s find out...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wonderword
Created by David Ouellet, these puzzles have delighted word search fans around the world!  Scattered throughout each maze of letters are several words with a common theme. Find them all to win the game!  Of course, it's much harder than it sounds...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Word Search
Ten words are hidden in a grid of random letters, and your task is to find them. They might be spelled up to down, or down to up, left to right or right to left, but they’re all there... we promise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Word Bird Supreme
A word search game packed with variation and fun! You can play fast, or thoughtful, or a combination of both, Word Bird provides the level of challenge you want, with daily puzzles to keep the challenge fresh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wordament
Challenge the whole internet to a fast and frantic word search game!  Every player is competing on the same board, in real time, to get the highest score.  Will you be the Wordament champion? Free on Windows Phone