Create word search

create an interactive word search puzzle that can be embedded, customised and played online

The Word Search is a classic puzzle type that has been around for a long time and is a lot of fun to a lot of people. Enjoy the many possibilities here! :)

If you would like to start creating your own word search directly, hit the button below:

Start my word search! or learn more first! :)

Video tutorial

Check out the awesome 7-minute Word Search video tutorial right here and discover exactly what your options are within the Puzzel.org ecosystem:

How does the word search work?

The word search puzzle is all about finding hidden words within a puzzle grid. Normally you would 'mark' these words on paper with your favourite marker, but online this is just done within two clicks!

The interactivity works by clicking on the first and last character of a hidden word, the puzzle does the rest. It highlights the word if found correctly, and dehighlights if not.


How do students share /submit their completed puzzle?

Tracking (student) puzzle results is a cool feature that Puzzel.org has built in for upgraded subscriptions. You can add forced registration to see individual results (per question, in real-time), or add a completion message with a 'collect user info' option that allows you to export the submitted puzzle completions.

Can students solve the word search puzzle together?

Yes! This is possible within any of the upgraded subscriptions and a lot of fun! The word search will synchronise correctly found answers in real-time to the other players on the team.

Can the word search be embedded on my website?

Yes! This is the core goal of Puzzel.org, creating online, interactive and embeddable puzzles :). You do need an upgraded account for this.

Can the puzzle be customised?

Yes! You can adjust the colors, fonts and a lot of individual settings to make sure the word search fits your goal perfectly.

How will my puzzle look if I upgrade?

Below you see an interactive word search puzzle that shows how awesome the puzzle gets embedded. No direct link to Puzzel.org, just the puzzle.

Do the word search puzzles have a hidden solution option?

No, currently not. This is pretty hard to work out in all cases, since you as the user add random words/size to the puzzle leaving a random number of characters that are not part of a word. Since you have a hidden solution of a particular length as well, this does very often not match and would lead to a lot of frustration I think :)

How many people can play my word search puzzle?

The free version allows 60 puzzle plays per month per account. You can upgrade to a better subscription to allow more puzzle plays.

Can I make the word search harder by adding different descriptions then the answers themself?

Yes! On the Premium tab of the puzzle, you can switch the 'Type' of word seach to 'Questions' or 'Images', or you can totally hide all of the hints to make it super hard! :)

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