Crossword is passe: Introducing Crosspunk

There is a new game in town, introduced by innovation guru Apurv Nagpal, who teaches innovation to IIM A students. CrossPunk ( is a daily thematic crossword with an interesting twist. Based on the theme, one needs to try and guess the words on the grid, one letter at a time. Choose a letter, press enter, and, if you’re right, the letter will automatically appear in all the correct places. But if you’re wrong, and this is where the fun kicks in, you lose a life.

CrossPunk sounds like a thrilling twist on the classic crossword puzzle! The element of risk adds an exciting dimension to the game, and the daily thematic aspect keeps players coming back for more. It’s fantastic that players have the opportunity to contribute their own puzzles, fostering a sense of community and creativity.

The scoring system in CrossPunk seems well thought out, adding another layer of challenge beyond simply solving the puzzle. Having different player levels with varying lives and scoring options caters to players of all skill levels, ensuring that both beginners and seasoned word game enthusiasts can enjoy the game at their own pace.

Customisable leaderboards are provided, allowing players to compete with their friends, family, and colleagues, adding a competitive element to the game.

CrossPunk has put a lot of effort into incorporating various features and innovations to elevate the word game genre. This attention to detail and focus on providing a dynamic and engaging experience sets it apart from other similar games on the market. It’s no wonder CrossPunk has garnered a dedicated fan following already.

Apurv Nagpal is a regular contributor to the Board Stewardship E-Magazine. Our readers enjoy his unique take on some of the blockbuster movies. In his articles, Apurv derives insights for corporate boards from Indian and Hollywood cinema.


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