The Wordplay section is changing to be more inclusive of our new features and games.
In 2008, The New York Times began publishing a daily crossword column as a companion to the puzzle. Since then, the Wordplay column has become a place for the solver community to find help, celebrate wins and vocalize frustrations. But Wordplay expanded to become a section that includes coverage of our other games, such as Spelling Bee, Wordle and Letterboxed, and all kinds of stories about puzzles and those who play them. And we want to do more.
As such, we’ve decided to rename this section to better reflect the breadth of our coverage. We’re calling it Gameplay, and it will be the home of the Wordplay column, the Spelling Bee Forum, features about language and culture, and more. We will continue to highlight stories from solvers and constructors and provide a space to celebrate the community that loves puzzles and games. We have also changed our Twitter handle from @NYTimesWordplay to @NYTGames, and on it, we will share stories from Gameplay and news about our games.
The team has grown, too. Here are the people to thank for the storytelling, editing and community engagement that go into publishing Gameplay every day:
Deb Amlen, Senior Gameplay editor and Wordplay columnist
Rachel Fabi, Monday-through-Wednesday Wordplay columnist
Caitlin Lovinger, weekend Wordplay columnist
Isaac Aronow, Gameplay editor
Alexis Benveniste, Gameplay staff writer
Jackie Frere, community engagement editor
— Everdeen Mason, editorial director, Games
New York Times Wordplay Now Called Gameplay – The New York Times