This past year, I took advantage of these pdfs to share with students. The articles are short, and like in a regular newspaper, bunched together by interest areas (ie. sports, cinema, current news, etc). I have them quickly browse through the newspaper (online) the night before, then come to class prepared to give a quick synopsis of the article they chose, and a reason for why they chose it. It may happen that two students pick the same article, but their interpretation may vary, and their opinion of what is important may vary too, which makes for an interesting conversation around the tables.
I have tried the games below (usually the mots fleches) with my students, not always to great success because they get a little frustrated when they can't get the answers, but I can also point them to solution option if they are really stuck (listed below the first link to games). What I like about mots fleches is that I almost always learn a few new words as I play it myself each morning - kind of like my coffee cup to go.