Using letters and words for games has been popular since the mid-20th century with board games, such as Scrabble, and paper games, such as crosswords and word searches.
These games work well as computer games and as web-based games. This chapter looks at two traditional games: hangman and word search. First, however, we need to take a closer look at how ActionScript handles strings and text fields.
Before trying to make word games, it is worthwhile to see how ActionScript ...