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Quizzes & Word Games

Here at Haggard Hawks, we’ve compiled quite a few quizzes and games over the years, celebrating everything from our 50,000th Twitter follower to the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

You can access our most recent games from the menu, or browse the entire back catalogue here. As always, feel free to share your favourites, and let us know how you get on over on Twitter.

 

Good luck!  (You might need it...) 

Quizzes
WORD OF THE DAY

When we tweeted our 500th Word of the Day back in 2015, we posted this straightforward quiz to celebrate it—all you have to do is match the word to the correct definition....

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20 QUESTIONS - 10

No time limit, just 20 straightforward word and language questions to pit your linguistic wits against. Beginning with our 10,000th Twitter follower way back in 2015, we posted one of these “20 Questions” quizzes to mark every 1000-follower milestone after that, right up to our 20,000th follower in 2017. So there are ten quizzes—and 200 languages questions—to get stuck in to! 

SHAKESPEARE’S WORDS

How much do you know about the words Shakespeare not only used, but invented? To celebrate his quadricentennial back in 2016, we posted this quiz to test exactly that...

THE ACCIDENTAL QUIZ

To celebrate the publication of The Accidental Dictionary, here’s a quiz all about how some of the most familiar words in the English language can have extraordinary etymologies hidden behind them.

4th BIRTHDAY QUIZ

A late edition to our 20 Questions series of quizzes, to mark the fourth birthday of Haggard Hawks back in 2017. No time limit, just 20 fiendish word and language questions to test your knowledge of everything from the Twitter feed and beyond.

QUICKFIRE

How many of these multiple choice questions can you get right in just 60 seconds? 

2020 QUESTIONS: NEW YEAR QUIZ

We kickstarted 2020 here on HH by revisiting our 20 Questions quizzes: 20 questions on words, meanings, etymologies, and all things Haggard Hawks to welcome in the New Year! 

Games & Puzzles
MISSING LETTERS - 1

26 words, each one missing a different letter of the alphabet. How many can you restore inside the time?

WORD FACTS

A quick matching game, based around the strange qualities of a dozen familiar words. Which is the only number spelled in alphabetical order? You’ll need to know it here...

MISSING LETTERS - 2

The second game in our Missing Letters series is still our most popular ever here at Haggard Hawks: three minutes on the clock, in which to restore 30 words to their former glory. It sounds a lot easier than it actually is... 

MISSING LETTERS - 3: Trick or Treat 2016
MISSING LETTERS - 4: Palindromes
MISSING LETTERS - 5: Trick or Treat 2017
MISSING LETTERS - 6: Sixes

If you liked those last games, try these—including a fiendish Halloween Trick or Treat version if you’re after a real challenge...

MISSING WORDS

Thought solving the Missing Letters games was tough? Try this.

WORD CLOUD

A cloud of 50 words to sort into 10 categories—all inside just 4 minutes!

SPELLING BEE

A minefield of 50 words, five of which are misspelled. Pick just an incorrect spelling out of the bunch, and it’s game over.

TEMPLATES

If you’ve received the Haggard Hawks newsletter, you’ll be familiar with this one...

TOPS AND TAILS

How easy is it to tell what a word is when its first and last letters are removed? Not all that easy, it seems... 

ANAGRAMS

How many of these fiendish anagrams can you solve against the clock?

CHAIN LETTERS

There’s only one correct route through this collection of 40 familiar words, linked by adding or removing one letter at a time. Can you complete the route inside just 5 minutes?

THE A GAME

The clues are easy—the answers are not. Solve the clue, but then find the correct jumble of letters that, unjumbled, would spell out the word you’re after. It’s a lot harder than it sounds with just 4 minutes on the clock.