10 Fast Fingers Helps You Test and Improve Your Typing Speed Using Engaging Games

Share this post:  
10 Fast Fingers is a web tool that allows students to test and improve their typing speed through a number of engaging typing games. Typing or keyboarding fluency has become an important skill for the 21st century learner. In fact, it is not only learning to type that matters in today's knowledge economy but more importantly, learning to type fast. The great thing about 10 Fast Fingers, from an educational perspective, is that as students learn to type fast, they also get to practice the most common words of a language and enrich their vocabularies. 

10 Fast Fingers Typing Speed Games


Becoming fluent in typing has several cognitive benefits most important of which is an increase in one's degree of focus. Each time you look down to search for keys on your keyboard, your general focus is disrupted and, depending on how fast you can pick up where you left,  switching back and forth between the screen and the keyboard can take a tremendous toll on your focus and attention. For slow typers, typing becomes a challenging obstacle that can severely undermine the learning process. Instead of using typing as a means to facilitate their learning, it becomes the focus of learning thus adding an extra layer of difficulty and shifting the focus of learning from the end product to the medium. 

To enhance their typing speed,  students need to practice, and practice, and practice.  Practice makes perfect, after all. Repeated typing practice forces the brain to create new neuro-pathways to absorb the learned pattern and make the new habit a second nature. One way to practice typing is through games and 10 Fast Fingers is a great place to start with.

Here are the main typing games 10 Fast Fingers Offer

Typing Tests

10 Fast Finger offers quick 1 minute tests to test your typing speed. You can view your  typing speed score and compare it with others. Typing tests are available in over 40 languages including French, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Kurdish, and many more. There are two forms of typing tests: the first type uses the top 200 words of each language and the second type is more advanced and uses the top 1000 words. 

10 Fast Fingers

To start playing Typing Tests, head over to 10 Fast Finger and open your free account. I highly recommend having an account before you start playing because it will enable you to see your achievements, access data about your visitors and competitors, and many more. Once logged in, choose  Typing Test from the left side bar and start typing in the alloted box. The moment you hit the first keystroke the count down timer starts. You have one minute to try to type as many words as possible. Typing errors are highlighted in red. When the timer is over you will be provided with an overview of your results which include: the general number of keystrokes you made, degree of accuracy, and the number of correct  and wrong words.

You can share your typing test score as a link, an embed code to put on a website or blog, or share to social media websites. 

10 Fast Fingers

Multiplayer typing

In Multiplayer typing test, you will play against other competitors online and in real time. To start, click on Multiplayer typing on the left hand side bar, provide a username then hit 'Enter'. In the displayed window, you will be able to see the number of players currently on the server and as you start typing you will get to see your progress vis-a-vis theirs. You can also change the game by clicking on the 'change game' button and you will be placed among a different set of players.
10 Fast Fingers

Custom typing test

Another interesting feature in 10 Fast Fingers is the ability to create your own typing test. To do so, click on Custom Typing test on the left hand side bar then click on 'Open settings'. Next, edit the wordlist: You can delete/add your own words and customize the duration of the game (choose from 1 minute to 10 minutes) and when you are done click on Apply Settings. Now you have your own typing game to share with others. Use the embed code to place the game in your blog or website. 

As a teacher, you can create custom games using words from vocabulary lists you taught in your class. Share  those games with your students and let them hit two birds with one stone: They will be able to practice their speed typing and also practice and develop their vocabulary.

Typing Competition

This is where you get to test the typing skills you developed in the previous levels against advanced competitors."Every competition is open for 24 hours, during this time you will have the opportunity to reach the first place. The competitions work in the same way as our Typing Test but instead of having a random list of words everytime you reload the test, the words will stay the same for each competition. If you have a friendly typing competition with just your buddies you should try out the "private competition"-option."

Text Practice mode

In this game, you get to practice typing on entire texts or paragraphs. You can either create your own texts or use texts from the site's library. To create your text, you need to be logged in. Once logged in, click on "Text Practice' in the left hand side, choose 'Create text' and fill in the boxes. You can  use 10 Fast Fingers' search functionality to search for generated texts. You can also search texts by categories such as TOP, Upcoming, and My Favourites. 

Top 1000 typing mode


In this mode, you get to practice the 1000 most common words of English. The game consists of different levels, each level has 50 words with a boss level  containing 100 words. When you become able to type 50 WPM (Words per minute), the next level is automatically unlocked. The quicker you type, the more stars you unlock.

Give 10 Fast Fingers a try and share with us your feedback.