Free Game Friday – S’More Words

S’more Words is an addictive and stimulating word building game and it’s our Free Game Friday selection this week!

In each round of S’more Words, you are presented with a jumble of letters that you must form into as many words as possible. Sure it’s easy to come up with a few 3 or 4 letter words, maybe even a couple 5 letter ones. Progressing to the next level, however, will take a bit more skill than that! You will need to come up with the 6 letter word or you will fail that level! It can get pretty difficult, that’s for sure!

Check out a few screenshots from the game below then head over to iWin.com, click on Online Games and start building a href=”http://www.iwin.com/online-games/game/word/smorewords”>S’more Words now!



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Free Game(s) Friday – Back To Candyland Parts 1 & 2


This week, instead of the usual one, we’re bringing you two, that’s right TWO games for Free Game Friday!

This pair of fun, increasingly challenging matching games, Back To Candyland Part 1 and Part 2 are sure to please the candy lover in you. Colorful, addictive and featuring a delightful score, the two Candyland episodes will satisfy your hunger for an exciting matching game and more than likely activate your sweet tooth! Be sure to keep some candy nearby!

You can play Back To Candyland Part 1 HERE and then you can give Part 2 a try HERE!







7 Fairy Tale Facts That Might Surprise You!

In honor of Tell A Fairy Tale Day we’ve whipped up a special Word Search Daily puzzle with a fairy-tale theme and we also thought it’d be fun to gather some interesting facts about fairy tales that may surprise you!

Who doesn’t love fairy tales? From Shrek to Once Upon A Time to Into The Woods, fairy tales are currently and long have been an essential part of pop culture. But how much do you really know about them? Read on and find out!

1. The most well-known collectors of fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm did not intend for the folk tales they compiled to be consumed by children. They collected these tales to preserve the storytelling traditions of the Germanic people.

2. In the original tale of Cinderella, the wicked stepmother, in order to make the stepsister’s feet fit into the golden slipper, hands them a knife and commands them to cut off parts of their feet.

3. In the original tale of Aladdin, the wishes the genie actually grants unlimited wishes, not just three.

4. The 3 bears in Goldilocks weren’t originally a family. They were just 3 good-natured and kindly bears. Over the years they have morphed into a father, mother and baby bear.

5. Astronomers and astrophysicists have adopted the term “Goldilocks planet” to describe a planet that falls within a star’s habitable zone; a region around a star within which planetary objects can maintain sufficient atmospheric pressure to support liquid water on the surface. In other words, it’s not too far from the star, nor is it too close. It’s “just right”.

6. In many versions of the Red Riding Hood tale, Red is actually bringing red wine and cake to her grandmother. Also, the “big bad wolf” is frequently portrayed as a werewolf, both human and wolf.

7. Sleeping Beauty, instead of pricking her hand on a spindle, in an Italian collection of folk tales published in 1634, she simply gets a piece of flax lodged under her nail which sends her into a slumber.

So there you have it, 7 things you may not have known about famous fairy tales. Be sure to head to iWin.com to find some fun, fairy-tale themed games, including the brand new Worldwide Premiere time management game, Fairy Kingdom!

Sneak Peek – The Big Secret of a Small Town

Someone has kidnapped the beloved mayor of a small town and replaced him with a sinister scarecrow in the upcoming hidden object adventure, The Big Secret of a Small Town.

But this is no ordinary small town. Rumors swirl that this town is able to produce energy in an almost alchemical way. What secret was the mayor withholding that would result in his abduction? You must investigate these nefarious circumstances and uncover the truth behind the mysteries of this town and reveal at last what the mayor was hiding.

But it won’t be easy! This game is not for the faint of heart! However, you won’t have to go it completely alone as we’ve provided a helpful strategy guide full of hints and tips to get you through the more daunting aspects of this exciting mystery.

Download the strategy guide HEREBig Secret of a Small Town Strategy Guide (to download, click link, then right click on “Big-Secret-Strategy-Guide.pdf” and select “Save Link As…”), then check out some art from this thrilling new adventure below.

Be sure to visit iWin.com tomorrow, February 26th, to download and play The Big Secret of a Small Town!

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Free Game Friday – Word Up!

For Free Game Friday this week, we’ve chosen a fast paced mind bogglingly fun word game called Word Up!

In each level of Word Up! you’re given a set of unique instructions and a time limit. Within the given amount of time, you must select conjoined letters to form words. Sounds simple, but the difficulty increases pretty quickly!

Check out some screenshots from the game below then challenge yourself to some word building fun by clicking HERE.



Sneak Peek – Fairy Kingdom

In the upcoming Worldwide Premiere release, Fairy Kingdom, you must help a young hero save his kingdom!

This exciting time management game pits you and the hero against an evil sorcerer who has laid the kingdom to waste and kidnapped the princess. The king must then request the aid of the hero in the hopes of defeating the sorcerer, rescuing the princess and restoring peace to the kingdom! But the hero can’t do it without YOUR help!

Check out some screenshots from this thrilling new release below, then visit iWin.com to be one of the first people anywhere to play Fairy Kingdom when it’s released on February 25th!

Free Game Friday – Bubble Charms

For this week’s Free Game Friday selection, we’re highlighting a delightful charmer of a match-3 game called Bubble Charms!

The object in Bubble Charms is simple, shoot colored bubbles at a two or more bubbles of the same color until you’ve cleared the screen to the top. Get combinations and extra points for knocking out more than 3 at time! Easy to play, fun and addictive!

Click HERE to start playing now!


Free Game Friday – Mahjong Quest

It’s Free Game Friday and we’re especially excited for this week’s selection, Mahjong Quest!

Who doesn’t enjoy a classic game of mahjong? Relaxing, yet strategic, calming and challenging in equal measure. Mahjong Quest combines all of the elements beloved by fans of the genre and does so with gorgeous graphics and a soothing score.

Featuring both timed and relaxed modes, you can either choose a story-based quest in which you must solve all the puzzles to save the world from three fearsome dragons, or simply play some classic games of mahjong free of any narrative.

Check out some art from the game below and then head to iWin.com, click on Online Games and begin your Mahjong Quest now!






Sneak Peek & Trailer – ReignMaker

ReignMaker is an exciting mash-up of Match-3 and tower defense strategy action, and it’s coming soon to iWin!

In this thrilling strategy based matching game, you must lead your kingdom’s forces against the invading Void Army to save your world. In addition to tower defense and strategically maneuvering your troops, you must also make shrewd political decisions to gain the support of your people. A multi-layered, complex match-3 game, ReignMaker truly has no equal!

Check out the trailer and some gorgeous art from the game below!

Let’s Celebrate National Puzzle Day!

It’s National Puzzle Day! How are you celebrating? Are you solving a crossword or sudoku? Putting together a jigsaw puzzle? Or are you finally conquering that Rubik’s Cube you’ve had since 1982?

Here are some fascinating things about puzzles you might not know!

1. The word ‘puzzle’ actually has a somewhat puzzling origin. It seems to have entered popular use towards the end of the 16th century, first appearing as a verb, not a noun. It’s believed to have grown out of the Medieval French word, “pusle” which means ‘to bewilder’.

2. The history of crossword puzzles is similarly in dispute. Having existed in some form since the 1800s, the first puzzle that would be recognized as a crossword was published on December 21, 1913 by Arthur Wynne in the newspaper The New York World.

3. Sudoku puzzles have actually only been around since 1979. Invented by Howard Garns, a 74 year old retired architect the first modern sudoku puzzle was published as “Number Place” in Dell Magazines. Sadly, Garns passed away before he was able to see the puzzle’s explosion in popularity in the late 1990s.

4. The world’s largest Rubik’s Cube, which is a 17x17x17 grid, took a man named Kenneth Brandon 7.5 hours to solve!

5. The world’s largest jigsaw puzzle is known as the Double Restrospect and was drawn by artist Keith Haring. It’s 17 feet wide and contains 32,000 pieces.

So are you ready to celebrate National Puzzle Day? If so, be sure to check out all of the fantastic puzzle games on offer at iWin.com, including jigsaw puzzles, crosswords and of course sudoku as well. Or if word searches are more your speed, be sure to check out Word Search Daily, which is completely free!

What are you waiting for? Get to puzzling ASAP and enjoy National Puzzle Day!

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