Text Twist

Mar 22, 2010
Updated • Aug 9, 2016

Text Twist is a very popular online game that is offered on many different websites. Two of the most popular versions of the Text Twist game are offered on Yahoo and MSN Games, with the MSN game only playable in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Update: While you may still play the game on MSN or Yahoo, it is recommended to give the HTML5 version of the game a try. First, it does not require plugins like Java or Flash, and second, it is free to play without ads or other annoying things.

Text Twist is a word game where the player has to form words from the letters that are provided during each stage. The number of words that can be created using various letter combinations is provided by the game to make things a bit easier. Not only do you know if there are words left to be found, you also know the exact number of three, four, five and six letter words that you can find.

The Yahoo Text Twist game for instance is a six letter word game where the player has to form words with three to six letters. The game will either fill out one of the available options, or inform the player that the word that was formed does not exist.

Text Twist is available in English only. This makes it easier to play for English natives, but may be useful in case you are learning English as it may help you learn more words or judge your language skills.

Some games have a time limit which make things quite hectic, while others don't. The latter gives you all the time in the world to find enough letters to proceed to the next game stage.

Some variants may include a hint button that you may click on to get a hint. This may help you advanced to the next level if you are stuck.

Check out the Yahoo games page or the Msn games page to play a game of Text Twist online.

Update: Please note that the Yahoo Text Twist game requires the Java Runtime Environment, and the MSN game Flash Player. Make sure the plugins are installed on the system before you connect to the sites. The Yahoo version is unlimited, which means that game play is not restricted so that you can play for as long as you want.

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  1. Ann Marie Lane said on January 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    want to play original text twist not text twist 2 can’t do because no flash anymore any help on how to play

  2. Sam said on January 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    the layout is cumbersome, the give up button should be way over to the right. The last button needs to be closer to the enter button. The buttons are not responsive, sometimes I had to click on them several times before they worked. And come on, WAY too much advertising after every level.

  3. Text Twist said on June 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I love text twist, addicted to the game. Have put my own free version up on line for all to play.

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