Abandonware DOS title

Word-based puzzle games sorted by release date

Word puzzle games were fairly common when internet wasn't "worldwide", back in the 80s and, to some extent, even in the 90s. Word games weren't that popular, but were easy to develop and a kids loved them. Some word games were inspired by tv shows: Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are two examples.

Most popular word puzzle games

Mario Teaches Typing
puzzleDOS, Mac OS
Jeopardy!
puzzleDOS
classic-hangman-05

Classic Hangman

DOS19833.6/5 Norland Software
jeopardy-1

Jeopardy!

DOS19873.8/5 Sharedata
wheel-of-fortune-1

Wheel of fortune

DOS19874.1/5 Softie
all-dogs-go-to-heaven-04

All Dogs Go to Heaven

DOS19894/5 Polarware
familyfeud-1

The all new Family Feud

DOS19893.3/5 Softie
foolserrand-1

The Fool's Errand

DOS1989freeware4.1/5 Manley Associates
at-the-carnival-06

At the Carnival

DOS1990freeware3/5
boggle-01

Boggle

DOS19903.5/5 HVB Software
cascade-01

Cascade

DOS19904.1/5 PC Solutions
super-solvers-treasure-mountain-08

Super Solvers: Treasure Mountain!

DOS19904/5 The Learning Company
daffy-duck-pi-02

Daffy Duck PI: The Case of the Missing Letters

DOS19913.2/5 Riedel Software Productions
lexicross-3

Lexi-Cross

DOS19914/5 Platinumware
Lexi-Cross is an abandoned science fiction tv show-styled puzzle game. Lexi-Cross was developed by Platinumware and released for DOS by Interplay Productions in 1991. The gameplay is a turn-based mix between Scrabble and Wheel of fortune with elements of Battleship.
super-solvers-spellbound-03

Super Solvers: Spellbound!

DOS19914.3/5 The Learning Company
wordtris-01

Wordtris

DOSMac OS19913.2/5
mariotyping-1

Mario Teaches Typing

DOSMac OS19924/5 Interplay Productions
learn-the-alphabet-02

Learn The Alphabet

DOS19933.3/5 Compedia Software & Hardware
typing-of-the-dead-02

The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.8/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a distinctive video game, essentially a typing adaptation of the classic rail shooter arcade game, The House of the Dead. Initially debuting in 1999 as an arcade machine, it later became available on other platforms as well.In The Typing of the Dead, players wield a keyboard to dispatch approaching hordes of zombies and ot...
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