David L. Hoyt

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Hi! I’m David L. Hoyt…“The Man Who Puzzles America.”

I’m the world’s most-syndicated daily word game creator and the inventor of numerous well-known puzzles, games and brain teasers. I’m the author of Jumble, which I make with cartoonist and good pal Jeff Knurek. Jumble is the most syndicated daily word game in the world, seen in more than 650 newspapers and played by millions of people each day. I’m also the inventor of USA Today Word Roundup, USA Today Up & Down Words, Just 2 Words and lots more. In addition to all my word games, I’ve invented a bunch of board and card games like 8*28, Word Winder, Wild, This Day in History, Uno Freefall and Uno 52- I’ve been working with companies like Hasbro and Mattel for over 20 years.

As you can see…I love making puzzles and games!

Jumble, Just 2 Words & More

I’m the author of lots of word puzzles, daily games, apps and brain-teasers. You can check out a complete list of them in the Puzzles and Games section of the website. Below are a sampling of some of the most popular ones:

Just 2 Words
Just Jumble
Word Roundup Stampede
Word Roundup
Word Roundup Pardners
Word Roundup Frenzy

GIANT Word Winder & GIANT Math Winder

I’d like to tell you about something that is very important to me.

A few years ago, I invented a fun, strategic, word game called Word Winder. When I was showing the board game version of Word Winder at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), teachers came up to our booth and said, “We need this game in our classrooms,” and I got involved. A year later, we made a giant version of Word Winder for an outdoor event at ChiTAG. There were some teachers and librarians at that event and they flipped for this GIANT version of the game and said, “Get this GIANT game into our schools and libraries,” so I got even more involved.

My attempt to get GIANT Word Winder and GIANT Math Winder into classrooms and libraries everywhere has really changed my life. So much so, that my wife Claire and I have created the David L. Hoyt Educational Foundation.

I hope you’ll take a moment to learn about the work we are doing, and to learn about GIANT Word Winder and GIANT Math Winder.

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