Welcome to Word Searches!

Welcome to the world's largest web site devoted to word search puzzles! We've got more than 100,000 unique word search puzzles available for play, both online and the old fashioned way - with pencil and paper. Feel free to solve online just for fun, or, for an added challenge, register a free account and compete against thousands of other solvers to make it into our Word Search Hall of Fame!

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How to Solve Word Searches

We offer two main types of online play - "untimed" and "competitive". Untimed games have no timer, and solvers are given as much time as they like to complete each puzzle at their own pace. You can solve untimed puzzles as a guest, or you may solve them as a registered player. Your solving statistics will be tracked and scored to your account if you play while logged in to an account.

Competitive games each have a specific time limit, determined by the number of words in a puzzle, the size of the grid, and several other factors. Players must register an account in order to play competitively (don't worry, it's free!). Your goal is to find as many words as possible before the timer reaches zero, and points are awarded based on the length, orientation and difficulty-level of each word successfully found. Monthly competitions are held or the highest accumulated scores, and trophies are awarded at the end of each month.

Pencil and Paper Word Searches

Still prefer the old-fashioned way of solving word search puzzles, with pencil and paper? Then head on over to our sister site, Printable-Puzzles.com, where you'll find several new printable word search puzzles added each day. Each puzzle contains a unique identifying code which will allow you to get hints and solutions for any puzzle if you get stuck.

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Competition Timer
  • AHowell AHowell set a new record of 213 seconds on puzzle #8936 March 23, 2019, 5:12 pm
  • matkins151 matkins151 set a new record of 292 seconds on puzzle #8807 March 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
  • DanaBabes DanaBabes set a new record of 48 seconds on puzzle #13019 March 23, 2019, 11:55 am
  • DanaBabes DanaBabes set a new record of 115 seconds on puzzle #3248 March 23, 2019, 1:26 am
  • fastewar fastewar set a new record of 175 seconds on puzzle #1792 March 23, 2019, 12:20 am
  • mouseface mouseface set a new record of 79 seconds on puzzle #14001 March 22, 2019, 2:02 pm
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