Sunday, June 18, 2023

Word Search With a Twist - Something Different

Word Search With a Twist

Unleashing My Creativity: The Story Behind The Word Search Books in the Stumped Books Collection

As the author and creator of  StumpedBooks (aka, I also write word search books with a twist.

My goal is to offer people something other than standard word search books. 

So, I embarked on a quest to design a word search puzzle collection that provides the solver with an additional challenge and can also be played as a game.

Unconventional Word Search Puzzle Books Featuring Single and Multiple Clustered Words 

Instead of sticking to single words, I blended multiple words into hashtag-like phrases. 

I aimed to add an extra layer of excitement and surprise for puzzle enthusiasts. 

Before the puzzle solver seeks to find the word, they must solve the hashtag phrase. Most phrases are easy to solve, although a few can be tricky.

The Thrill of Friendly Competition

I believe that puzzles are best enjoyed when shared with others. That's why I included a feature that allows you to turn the Stumped Books Word Search Puzzles into a fun competition among friends and family. Challenge each other to see who can conquer a puzzle the fastest.

There's a place to mark your start and finish times on each puzzle and even a place to write your name.

 These word-find puzzles with a twist are all about fostering a friendly rivalry and celebrating your victories together.

Challenge Yourself and Go, Solo

You don't have to compete with others for the fastest time; go ahead and race against the clock to see if you can beat your own time every time you do a puzzle.

Whether you're looking to improve your speed or simply enjoy the journey at your own pace, this feature adds a touch of personalization to the word search experience.

The Answers Are Included

Some word search books don't include the answers; however, all the Stumped Activity Books include the solutions at the back of each book.

Designed for Those With a Sense of Humor

I get crazy joy coming up with funny clustered phrases for these word search puzzles; that's why nearly all the word search books I've created are geared around humor. 

Coming up with funny sayings is a blast! Or at least I think it is.

Here's an example of one of the puzzles inside of the "Funny Word Search for Adults" - The title of this puzzle is "What Exhausted Angels Say - getalife, ineedhelp, stopsinning, iquit, callmelater ... and more:" (I have too much fun creating these!)

word search puzzle

What's Included in the StumpedBooks Word Search Collection

Every book I've created includes the following:

  • 1440 Words to Find
  • 60 Different Word Search Topics Centered Around the Title Topic of the Book
  • A Place to Write Down Your Name, Start Time, and Finish Time on Each Puzzle
  • Single Words and Multiple Clustered Phrases
Wait, There's More! - Get Free Printable Word Search Puzzles

On the StumpedBooks Website, there's a place on the main menu titled "Solve" where you can access individual word search puzzles that you can print for free. This free section is a work in progress; more puzzles are added daily. 

At StumpedBooks, you can also try to solve riddles for free. Oh, and all the riddles are originally written; there are no old, rehashed riddles on the website or in any of the personally written riddle books.

Although I've written seven unique riddle books, if you prefer, you can opt for solving riddles directly on the website at no cost to you. 

Here's the link where you can go to solve riddles. There are a lot of riddles at StumpedBooks to keep you distracted for quite a while!

My Most Recent Word Search Book With a Twist

I've just completed a Funny Garden Word Search Book, but hey, if gardening isn't your thing, you can check out all the other word search books here.

Funny Garden Word Search Book With a Twist

Stumped Books is a Labor of Love

I absolutely love creating activity books, journals, and poetry. My passion belongs to the wide array of life's emotions we all feel from time to time. 

Some of my creations are for fun, some for humor, and others are geared more toward the serious side of life.

That's what makes me happy; tackling all of life's emotions and not being put in a box where I have to do one thing all the time. 

All the Stumped Books are good clean fun; although they're geared toward older teens and adults, they're designed with the entire family in mind.

You Can Find The Stumped Books Collection on Amazon

If you're so inclined, you can check out all of the thirty-something books I've created to date via my Amazon Author Page or here on my website,

Thank you very much if you visit my site or acquire one of the activity books. I hope you get as much fun and joy with the books as I have had writing them.

Happy Summer 2023!

Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate, Ebay (EPN) and/or Esty (Awin) Affiliate, I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”


  1. You are so clever with words, Barbara, whether it is in the form of word search books, your riddle books, or in your lovely poetry. Well done with this ~ your latest publications.

    1. Thanks Pat, they're a ton of work, but fun to do!

  2. Barbara, with 1440 words to find and
    60 topics, this activity book provides many hours of fun and tremendous value to the purchaser or gift recipient. Well done, my clever, funny and prolific friend!

  3. This would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves word searches. You are very talented and creative! Congratulations on your latest publication!

  4. Your creativity is wonderful Barbara and it's so nice that you have this outlet for all that talent. Keep it up, I'm sure there are lots of people who would love to receive any of your fun activity books!

    1. Olivia thank you - nice to have something to wake to everyday that I love doing even at this age :)

  5. You already know how much I love your riddle and word search books! With the gardening focus, it sounds like you wrote this one just for me :) Of course, I know better, but as much as I love word search challenges and gardening, this one is perfect for me. Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much for all your support, very much appreciated <3


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