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Looking for a game the whole family can enjoy together? Want something that's fun, challenging and even educational? Then look no further than CrossCraze, a great new crossword game for one to four players.

Compete with friends or against the computer by placing letters on a board to form interlocking words. Choose between "traditional" play, where new letters must be placed adjacent to existing ones, or "vertical" play where new letters can also be placed on top of existing letters to modify the words underneath.

Special features include:

  • Fully raytraced graphics.
  • 50 different board layouts.
  • 4 levels of Artificial Intelligence.
  • 180,000 word vocabulary.
  • Choice of US or UK spelling.
  • Easy to use drag-and-drop interface.


  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me or XP.
  • 32 MB RAM and 8 MB free disk space.
  • Graphics card capable of 256 colors at 800x600.
  • Microsoft DirectX 8.0a or later.


  • Rated 5/5 by TUCOWS Games:
    "This is easily the best graphical interface for a word puzzle I've seen."
    "CrossCraze is to word puzzles what Quake 3 is to first-person shooters."

  • Rated 5/5 by the ZDNet Software Library:
    "great graphics...this one's a winner."

  • Rated 5/5 by TUKIDS:
    "really cool...the graphics are excellent."
    "This game really impressed me and I'm sure it will impress you as well!"
    "A game that's both challenging and fun, what a perfect combination!"

  • Rated 5/5 by VNUNet:
    "The graphics are stunning."
    "A great word/vocabulary game for the whole family."

  • Rated 5/5 by RocketDownload:
    "CrossCraze is an outstanding puzzle game."
    "Excellent graphics and sound effects are found throughout the program."
    "If you're a fan of crossword games, don't miss this great download."

  • The Adrenaline Vault:
    "drop dead beautiful. The artificial intelligence is really challenging."
    "The sound effects are great, and the ongoing reflective animations are mesmerizing. Every element of this game's design seems to be perfectly conceived and executed."

  • Quick & Easy Windows Magazine:
    "CrossCraze is a little marvel."
    "fun, challenging and extremely well presented."

Free Demo

Want to see CrossCraze in action? Download the free playable demo (2.7 MB).

If you have any problems downloading, installing or running the demo, please see our support page (note: by far the most common cause of trouble is not having the latest version of Microsoft DirectX, which may result in the loss of sound or in the game refusing to run altogether).

How To Order

SPECIAL OFFER : Download the Full Version of any game for just $19.95

Christmas Looking for a Christmas present the whole family can enjoy together? Want something that's fun, challenging and even educational? Then download the full version of CrossCraze today - no shops, no hassle! Our games make great presents!

The demo version of CrossCraze gives you just one board design and does not include the strongest level of Artificial Intelligence, the Master AI, which has a vocabulary six times the size of the other opponents. Furthermore, the demo can only be played 30 times - if you enjoy the game and you want to continue playing it, you must purchase the full version. In return, you'll get all this:
  • Unlimited play.
  • Access to all fifty board layouts.
  • Access to all four computer opponents.
  • Ability to install your own vocabulary.
  • Removal of "nag" screens.
Orders can be placed on-line or by phone, fax or mail. You can choose between downloading the full version and playing it straight away, or having it delivered on CD-ROM. We accept checks and credit cards in a variety of currencies.

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