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Play Our Free Word Search Game to Get Tokens!

I may be a bit biased (I’m a writer for a blog after all!), but I think words are awesome! And hey, since you’re reading this, I bet you’re a fan of words as well. So since we have so much in common, let me tell you about PCH’s FREE Word Search game!

PCH Free Word Search

We’ve all played those fun word searches in grade school and in the newspaper, right? PCH’s free Word Search is that same classic game: your goal is to find a bunch of different words hidden within a bunch of mixed-up letters. But put away that pencil and paper! With our game, you don’t have to circle the words; just click and drag right over them! You can play it right from your computer monitor, smartphone, or tablet. Our free Word Search game boasts ten exciting levels, a variety of categories, and an array of fun high-res backgrounds!

For those who don’t know how WORD SEARCH works, don’t worry, it’s simple! First, you are given a list of words on the left hand side of the screen. The words are right there in front of you, all you have to do is look hard enough for them!
Free Word Search

Now these aren’t just plain old ordinary word searches. The categories can get challenging! In fact, in only my second game, my category was “Cities in Japan.” You haven’t lived until you’ve tried to find “Yokahama” in a word search!

My advice would be to go down the list of possible clues to find hidden words within the puzzle. Upwards, downwards, sideways and diagonal — make sure you search in every direction. Words are even hidden BACKWARDS! You really have to think on your feet, because the clock is ticking!

If you get far enough, you’ll then be presented with a Bonus Round, which doesn’t even give you the list of words to find at all! You’re on your own!

But it doesn’t end there. In fact, I should say it STARTS, because this free Word Search game has a timer that begins the moment you start the game! So play today! Just register and start your first challenge. At, you can play Word Search games and win big!

And of course, when you earn points in the game it all translates to super-cool PCH Tokens! You can play again and again, earning as many tokens as you put your mind to…and trust me, every token will be deserved because your mind will DEFINITELY feel this work out!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. Speaking of tokens, remember that you can exchange them for chances to win great prizes! Head on over to today’s PCH blog to see our latest list of Token Exchange winners!


4 Tips for Online Crossword Puzzles

Online Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles have been a traditional part of the newspaper ever since 1913 when Arthur Wynne published the first one in the New York World. To this day, you can still grab your favorite publication and get to work on doodling in the words that fit the description. However, the digital age has made it even simpler to play this fan-favorite. And if you’re a crossword lover, all you have to do is head to your computer and log onto to play online crossword puzzles for free  from Publishers Clearing House. There, you’ll find Online Crossword – our fun and challenging twist on the newspaper classic! There are more than 1,000 puzzles to choose from, and you’ll never have to worry about finding a pencil or eraser again!

Today we thought we’d provide you with a few tips and tricks for perfecting your strategy and your score for online crossword puzzles.

1. Practice makes perfect
If you’re just starting out in the world of online crossword puzzles, don’t assume you’re going to be a pro from the start. Practicing as many times as you can will help you grow along your crossword journey and improve your strategy. You’ll become accustomed to which routes you like to take and which moves work best for you.

2. Keep an open mind
Sometimes, part of the problem could be your mindset. Consider looking at the clue with an open mind – maybe you were set on the clue signifying that the word is a verb. Why not think of a noun instead? This opens up the door to a whole new possibility of answers.

3. Leave it alone
If you’re stuck on one single word that you can’t seem to figure out, try taking a break from the puzzle. If you are being timed, don’t leave the game entirely – just skip the word and go back to it later. Taking a short break from a certain clue could work wonders. However, if you need a break all together, just click pause and walk away for a minute!

4. Consider solving large words first
One way to get the ball rolling is by making the bigger words your first priority. Because these words take up a good chunk of the puzzle, you’ll find yourself solving shorter words quicker because of the advantage the larger words gave you! Though you may find the smaller words easy to start with, figuring out the bigger words first could help you solve the online crossword puzzles sooner.

Now that you’ve done a little brushing up on your crossword strategy, don’t forget to head over to and try out our free Online Crossword game! Not only will it help you improve your mental acuity, but you can even rack up tokens to use in the PCHRewards Token Exchange!

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Tips for Winning Hangman Online


Hangman Online

Do you remember playing hangman as a kid? To kill some time, you and your friends would gather around a table, scribble the game on paper and play until you couldn’t come up with words anymore. Now, this kid classic game is back and better than ever. There’s no need to search the junk drawer for a pencil – you can play hangman online right from the comfort of your computer chair! Playing hangman at isn’t only a great way to kill some time, it can also score you tokens to go for awesome prizes!

Need a little help brushing up on your hangman skills? Check out these quick tricks and tips!

Choose your guesses wisely
Forget the rules you used when you were a kid – when you play hangman online at Publishers Clearing House, you only get seven guesses. Therefore, it’s important that you make sure you’re choosing your letters wisely. Don’t just guess on a whim and pick random letters – look at the number of letters in the word, carefully consider your possibilities and then decide.

Consider your vowels
It’s common to think about your vowels before consonants, because you know that no word can be complete without at least one or two vowels. However, Data Genetics said you should be thinking about using the letter “y” in that group as well, as it often appears to take the place of vowels.

Eliminate the less likely choices
Once you’ve chosen your vowels, it’s time to move on to consonants. But which ones should you choose? Think about it this way: All letters are not created equal – there are many that are used more often than others. For example, you are more likely to see the letters “s” and “t” in a word over “x” and “z.” Consider the more common letters before choosing the ones that are less likely to show up in your word.

Keep playing
The more you play, the better you’ll get. Our Hangman game offers you three challenging rounds to test your skills. By playing often, you can increase your chances of guessing the words that get you through each round. Don’t quit after losing a round, just keep playing! Practice makes perfect – you got this!

So what do you say? Are you ready to use these tips and tricks to win big? Test your skills by playing hangman online for free at Publishers Clearing House. It’s a fun way to practice your word-guessing skills and score tokens to go for big prizes!

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How Do I Turn Off My Ad Blocker?

How Do I Turn Off My Ad Blocker

Hey there PCH Gamers! Have you ever seen the above image pop up when trying to click on the Games Tab at It is a message asking you to turn off your Ad Blocker! You need to do so in order to in order to keep playing games at We’ve heard a few of you ask, “How do I turn off my Ad Blocker?”, so we wrote up a quick guide walking you through the steps. Read on!

First, let’s explain why we have this feature in place. We at Publishers Clearing House are proud to be able to provide games and other fun experiences 100% FREE to everyone who plays!  But just like the major network television stations, advertising (in the form of banners and videos) is how our website is able to afford to bring you all this free content and winning experiences! If we didn’t advertise, we wouldn’t be able to give away such incredible prizes! That’s why in order to continue enjoying’s Games and Slots Daily Tournaments, we ask that you disable your ad blocker in your web browser.

Where is your ad blocker?  It varies depending on how you reach the site, but they can often be present with both Desktop and Mobile users web browsers.

How Do I Turn Off My Ad Blocker:

If you are a Desktop user, here are instructions for your individual browsers:

How to turn off ad blocker



If you are an Apple iPhone user, please open Settings and scroll down and click on “Safari,” then turn the “Block Pop-up” option “OFF”.

If you are an Android user, please go into your browser, click on “Menu”, click on “Settings”, click on “Site Settings”, and then uncheck the pop up/ad blocker. It’s that simple!

We hope that you found our answer to the question “How do I turn off my ad blocker?” useful! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to visit our PCH Frequently Asked Questions page for more information!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. If you’re looking for some good games to play over at, look no further than Mahjongg! In fact, I just finished a write up on our full library of FREE Mahjongg games!

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