# It's good for puzzling

The images below can be connected by a single word.

What is the word and what are the connections?

• That's a really nice puzzle!
– A.D.
May 23, 2017 at 12:55
• @A.D. I love these visual riddles. They're relatively easy to put together to be honest but I do like both making and solving them. And I'd never have seen one if not for puzzling SE. May 24, 2017 at 6:19

War

because

1. Fair → Warfare
2. Horse → War horse
4. Games → War games
5. World → World War I and II
6. Hovercraft → Warcraft

and the title is referring to

• Oh nice, that's gotta be it May 23, 2017 at 12:59
• Well done +1. Sorry for the late reply. You got it. Good explanations too. May 24, 2017 at 5:38

I think the word may be

Image connections are:

4. Game boards → BOARD(S) OF TRADE
5. World map → WORLD TRADE

And the title:

This seems to fit better than my prior attempt.

• Good connections, some I'd never have thought of, but there's a better fit. +1 May 23, 2017 at 10:49
• I thought of one and was already typing it up when your comment arrived :)
– Rubio
May 23, 2017 at 10:53

I think the word is:

OVER

Here are some explanations:

1. Fair → the ferries wheel is a turning device, thus the word is OVERTURN
2. Horse → the horse is in running position, thus the word is OVERRUN,
4. Games → those are board games, thus the word is OVERBOARD,
5. Map → it's a view of the world, thus the word is OVERVIEW,
6. Hovercraft → it's a mean of transportation, thus the word is OVERRIDE.

Thanks to @Techidiot for new ideas.

• Turn over / Hang over for 1st and H+over for last seems good. May 23, 2017 at 12:25
• Excellent connections May 24, 2017 at 5:44

I'm a fan of the accepted answer, but this is what first came to mind:

Rotate

Because:

1. Ferris wheel's rotate
2. Horses can fall in a way called a "rotational fall".
4. The games shown have turn rotations.
5. Earth rotates on its axis
6. Hovercrafts have a rotating fan.

Maybe:

Water

Reason:

1. Water park - Many theme parks are water parks or have a waterpark.
2. Water horse - Movie
4. Water board - board boardgames. Water board a form of torture.
5. Earth - Has oceans/water?
6. Hovercraft - Can be used on water.

• Some good connections +1 May 24, 2017 at 5:39

I think it is:

wooden.

Because

wooden Funfair
Wooden horse
Wooden tabletop or board
Wooden globe
Wooden hovercraft

• Some good connections +1 May 24, 2017 at 5:40

I think

PLAY

because

Fair play (hah)
Horseplay
A LEGO man's decapitated head! → ... brains ... ok, because LEGO means PLAY
Play the game ☺
A world map → RISK is played on a world map. Or the Globe theatre hosts plays
Cool hovercraft → Play it COOL

or possibly

MEAT

because

ground meat
horse meat
... brains ...
game ... (venison, for example) is meat
that looks like a map showing worldwide consumption of meat
it's full of eels

• Presuming I can comment on my own answer ... should I split this into two answers? May 24, 2017 at 2:06
• Some good connections +1, and I think submitting as separate answers or one, as you've done here, is largely a matter of preference. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25209/… May 24, 2017 at 5:44