Games, games, games! I am a huge fan of word games and because the only axiom is mathematics, there is a not a lot of room for variation of the alphabet. Most word games are based on the same objectives and are modified only in graphics and themes. When it comes to finding good freeware word games to download I always add a quick search when I am checking out other programs at any given site. The absolute best ones, are of course, shareware, and if you want to spend the money I highly recommend a collection called Word Solitaire. You can download and play 60 games for free, and it is well worth it, even though, once hooked, you will miss it if you don’t buy it. Whenever I have to reformat my computer I download it and play my 60 games each time. I do not purchase anything online; I am not concerned about identity theft, I simply do not use credit cards. I use the ‘cash only’ system after a rather messy divorce and having to claim bankruptcy – that was many years ago but I found that it makes staying debt free easy and I have no problem with maintaining a budget.
There are a lot of great word games you can play online for free, Gamehouse Games, Club Bing and Playtonium are a few of my favorites. There is however, a wonderful little site that has standalone variations of some of the most popular word games that you can download and play offline at any time. The GUI is very basic, no frills, so to speak, but you can variegate colors, which I do to make it more attractive and easier on the eyes. The site is called mindGames, you can easily link to it by copying this address, “mindGames | puzzling you since 1980”, or “mindGames an eclectic collection of games to pass the time and challenge the mind”, paste it into your Google search bar and click I’m feeling lucky; you should arrive straight there. At the same site you will find board games, and mathematics puzzles as well. The games require that you have Microsoft VB6 runtimes installed, they provide the link for you, but you can also download from a variety of other sites.
I am off to the New York Times Sunday Crossword. Have fun fellow convergent thinkers and sesquipedalians!
I am a regular at like a bazillion freeware sites. I am glad to see a response, however, I am not seeking freeware, I am suggesting it. A really good one is Giveaway of the Day, where you get licensed software, one free program daily, and the forums and posts are the best. Over the past ten years I have downloaded and tried so many programs, I can pretty much help anyone that may be looking for specifically functional software with what I know is tried and true, and which programs are misleading, bloated, or poorly written and buggy.
I am quite the sesquipedalion. I attended the University of Manitoba for three years, and majored in English. I have been writing poetry, short stories and for the past three years and ongoing, I am working on a novel. There are a lot of dictionary, thesaurus apps that you can add on to your browser or other stand alone programs as well. By far the best is WordWeb. I have been using it for years and have yet to find one that is as user-friendly and as fully functional. There is a freeware version and a shareware version. The freeware version has few differences from the shareware, and if I remember correctly was freeware first and foremost, but due to its rise in popularity the author decided he was deserving of a few dollars; no complaints there, the program is brilliant. It sits in the task bar, comes up with a click for easy word definitions, also displays all words preceding and anteceding from the dictionary, a thesaurus you can cross reference with, in a number of ways, and access to Web Definitions as well. It is user friendly, exceptionally bang-on, and works along with other word programs, so when you click on it, it comes up with your 'copied' word already displayed and defined. Here is the link: WordWeb 6.1 for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.