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Strands is an exciting new word puzzle game developed by the New York Times Games team, currently in beta testing. Scheduled for release on March 4, this innovative game will be available for free to all players on the web.


  • Unique Word Search Concept: Strands introduces a fresh twist to the classic word search game. Players are presented with a 6-by-8 grid of letters, and their objective is to find theme words that share a common attribute, along with a spangram that describes this commonality.

  • Engaging Gameplay: Players can track their progress by keeping count of the theme words they discover as they play. Each puzzle challenges them to uncover words while strategically utilizing the game board's layout and features.

  • Appeal to Word Game Enthusiasts: Designed by Tracy Bennett, the editor behind the popular Wordle game, Strands is tailored for players who enjoy anagrams, as well as fans of word games like Boggle and Scrabble. It serves as an engaging and challenging experience for word enthusiasts of all levels.

  • Guided Gameplay: Each puzzle includes a clue on the board, guiding players in their quest to uncover theme words. Additionally, players can unlock hints by finding three non-theme words, enhancing their ability to progress through the game.

How to play Strands

Using mouse

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Word GamesPuzzle Games

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