Word games are often designed to challenge your ability of language and serve an educational and entertaining purpose. That mixture of concentrated learning and creative puzzling casts a spell over many people. Based on that great demand you can find and play word games nearly everywhere. Not only on your mobile device, the internet or as a classic bard game for family evenings, but also in your daily newspaper. One famous newspaper word game is the word polygon puzzle.
Word Polygon Puzzle Definition
A word polygon is a word puzzle consisting of nine or less letters. The term polygon describes the shape in which all letters are arranged. It is a figure, especially a closed plane figure that has three or more, usually straight, sides. Most commonly used is a grid of nine squares. Another possibility is an octagon, an eight-sided figure, a septagon, a seven-sided figure or a hexagon, a six-sided figure, each with an additional letter in the center of the the figure.
Word Polygon Puzzle Rules
The aim of a word polygon puzzle is to create as many words as possible out of the given nine or less letters. Often, one of these letters is a mandatory inclusion. In most cases the letter in the center.
A word a player creates usually should not be less than 3 or 4 letters of length. Additionally, each letter may only be used once in each word. However, in most cases there is a word that can be formed out of all letters using all available letters once. Sometimes there are restrictions which words are allowed to create: no plurals ending in S, no foreign words, no words with initial capital, no hyphenated words. Each word polygon puzzle comes with a guide that allows you to judge your word polygon skills. Depending on how many words you got there are the rating categories: good, very good and excellent.
Famous publishers of word polygon puzzles are the Australian The Advertiser or The Times. The Advertiser produces a puzzle called target. Whereas The Times word polygon puzzle is called polygon. The number of letters in the puzzle varies over the course of the week from between 7 and 9 with corresponding changes to the minimum word length. Another possibility to play a word polygon puzzle is to play it online on WordCube.
Word Polygon Puzzle Solver
For meticulous word polygon puzzle solver word-grabber.com offers the opportunity to check the correctness of words that already have been found. But you can also check which words you did not think of and missed in your solution list. Just use our word-grabber and type in the given letters of your word polygon puzzle. You will get a list of all possible words that can be created out of these letters. Make sure you only use the solver as a help after you did your best in finding all possible words by yourself. This is to ensure that you train your ability of language use and to remain the educational and entertaining purpose of that word game.