Word Search

Word Search is part of the Puzzle Pack 1 collection created by Oak Systems Leisure Software.  But, they’ve also included separate games for each of their puzzles. Word Search itself has more than one volume.  So, if you solve all 50 of these puzzles, don’t worry, there are many more available.

I’ve always liked solving Word Search puzzles.  I did a bunch of them when I was in school.  Oak Systems uses unusual words and names, so it shakes things up a bit.  Volume 1 includes 50 puzzles with a variety of fun themes.  It is a great game for all ages.

When you first start, Word Search takes you to a tutorial page that explains how to play.  This is very helpful and this way, you can just get going pretty quickly.

To find the words in each puzzle, you use the Kindle’s 5-way toggle button to select the beginning and end of the word.  Once you do that, it will strick out the word and mark it off the list.  The words can go horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and even backwards.  That definitely shakes things up a bit.

The puzzles will give you a chance to learn more about the theme it features.  I tried one that involved airports.  So, I got a chance to learn the names of the airports in the US.

The graphics are very clear and easy to see.  The Kindle platform works great for the set up of Word Search.  The 5-way toggle button behaves well too and doesn’t lag at all.  The newer Kindle toggle buttons can just zoom all over the board.

You also have the choice of playing at your own pace, or against a timer.  Timers stress me out, but for others its a good way to work up your speed.

Angela

“This version is ECONOMICAL compared to purchasing the $3-4 hard copy at the store. The timer challenges me to focus and toevaluate far better than finding words manually”

M. Kolenc

“I’ve been waiting for quite some time for a word search Kindle game. I’m a big fan of word searches. I absolutely love them. I was so tickled to find this. I bought it and began playing right away. You simply use the five way controller to select the first and last letter of the word. Very user-friendly! They do time how long it takes you to complete the puzzle but there is no deadline. I think this is a great feature – to be able to see my progress and improvement. I couldn’t have asked for a better word search game. I can only ask that they make more volumes. I just can’t get enough! This is a great game for a great price!”