How many points can you get in three minutes? Longer words score more points!

Playing Rules

You are given a random assortment of 16 letters in a 4x4 grid and are set a time limit of 3 minutes. In that time you must spell as many words as possible. The words, of course must be real words, spelt correctly as checked against the word list of 52,000 words and must contain between 3 and 7 letters. A letter cannot be used twice in the same word.

When forming your word, you can select letters from any position as long as you follow the spelling order.


Points are awarded depending on the number of letters in the word (the "Qu" cube counts as two letters).

3 letters = 1 point 4 letters = 2 points 5 letters = 3 points
6 letters = 4 points 7 letters = 7 points  
Average: 4 (4262 votes)

Submitted by mam.33 on Sun, 25/03/2018 - 17:08

Where’s the rules of the game? I cannt find it

Hello mam.33,

To see the instructions for this game you need to click on 'Read me' on the game's starting screen.



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Submitted by Kumako on Tue, 13/03/2018 - 20:22

Pardon me, but I've a question.. Why I received comments don't arrived for me?

Hello Kumako,

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Are you asking about replies to comments you make on the pages, such as this one? We do not reply to all comment but we try to answer all questions we are asked, even if it sometimes takes a little time. Is there a particular comment you have posted which has not received a reply?



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Submitted by thatnic on Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:44

Dear Peter, Thanks for your reply. I hope you do redesign it in order not to have a limit of words, because when you do manage to make a longer word and feel very pleased about it, only then to have it rejected, it is very frustrating. Yesterday I got a score of 205 and I think my highest score has been 235, but it could be even higher if longer words which should obtain higher scores are not rejected. Best regards, Nicola

Submitted by thatnic on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 22:43

I'm addicted to this game, but frustrated that words with 8 letters or more are not accepted, eg soldiers amongst many others. Why?