Reader's Digest Word Power games go digital

Print column converted into digital games for the web.

Reader's Digest has converted its print edition's Word Power column into a series of digital games for the web and mobile devices. The US magazine is working with Fit Brains, a mind-training game and exercise maker, for the games.

Games such as The Word Power: Recharged, currently available at ReadersDigest.com and FitBrains.com, will also be distributed to other sites and game portals.

The $2.99 iPhone game titled Word Power: Brain Sparks" features word scramble puzzles. Word Power: The Green Revolution is a $19.99 paid downloadable puzzle game available at the two sites.

Recently, the NYTimes.com and USAToday.com also turned puzzles from their print versions into fee-based online and mobile products.