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Key Vocabulary

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Crucigrama
Vertically
Verticalmente
Amulets
Amuletos
Riddles
Acertijos
Pastimes
Pasatiempos

A Brief History of Word Games

Learn more about the origins of word games.

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A Brief History of Word Games

Learn more about the origins of word games.

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Word games have been with us since ancient times. They are fun, challenge our language skills, and improve our cognitive health.
What is the history behind these evergreen pastimes?
One of the first known word games was the Roman word square. The game's objective was to create words that could be read horizontally and vertically, regardless of which direction you read them.

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