About Common Ground

Founded in 2010, Common Ground began as a board game concept, but was easily adapted to other forms:

  • Our home page features links to the Daily Challenge. It is an interactive puzzle, designed for solving online, but if you prefer the old-fashioned way, print and solve with pencil or pen.
  • For those who prefer solving in a more traditional manner, we offer challenges in book form. Common Ground Book of Puzzles Vol. 1 contains 50 expertly crafted puzzles.
  • In the digital world, an iphone app – where players can compete across the room or across the world is now available. The app also offers a pass-and-play mode, and two solitaire modes. It’s 4 games in one! And it’s free!
  • Lastly, the board game debuted in December, 2013 — proudly manufactured in the U.S.A by Delano Service/EPI Printers.

Each of these versions has a specific method of play, but all contain the core challenge of finding Common Ground. No matter which product you choose, all you need is some general knowledge and a nimble mind!


Do you like word puzzle challenges such as crosswords, anagrams or word search?

Like to play Scrabble, Words with Friends, Jumble or Boggle? How about Hangman, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!? Fans of any or all of those will find Common Ground to be equally fun and challenging. It’s a new way to manipulate letters and stimulate your brain using that wealth of facts it contains. We hope you enjoy it!

Common Ground is a word game. The object of the game is to find a sequence of consecutive letters shared by two different words, from two different categories. The longer the sequence the higher your score. That’s finding Common Ground!  – 2 words, from 2 different categories, sharing 2 or more letters in a row. It’s that simple.

Here’s an example:

The first category is Presidents and the item given is LINCOLN. The second category is Fruits. One response might be LIME with L + I scoring 2 points. Or why not let Kate, our CG spokesperson explain it to you. Just press play! Here’s Kate: