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 (4308 votes)
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Submitted by Chicken smoothie on Sat, 13/07/2024 - 15:41


Really fun game! Highest so far is 96. Love challenging my students to beat my score. However what pisses me off every time i play is when im trying to go fast and i press a letter it doesnt work and i end up spelling the word wrong. I have tested this now on phone and PC (a gaming pc if that make any difference) and i get the same issue. Its super aggrivating since i should be making more words but instead im stuck on trying to press or click the stupid letter button a million times before it finally works 😂 Also i saw another comment say that it wont accept countries. Its true! I typed in "France" and gave me the "❗"

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Submitted by AlbaCamu on Sat, 08/06/2024 - 10:41


I got 139 once but I usually score over 100 and over 120 if I get a good combination of letters. It depends a lot on the letter board you get.

I am trying to reach 150!  

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Submitted by mo72mmad_962 on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 00:55


31 thats nice 

Great! I obtained the same score as you 31 points

feel so proud! for a first play :) congrats for you score too

have a nice evening

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Submitted by tartartari on Fri, 24/05/2024 - 16:50


So fun! First try, I've got 36, then I tried again I got 65. 

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Submitted by GYATEATER69 on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 12:35


Highscore 20💀

Submitted by T3ach3rAnna on Mon, 13/05/2024 - 16:09


Please update this game, my students love it so much and yet, words like e.g. "true" are not accepted, neither are countries and nationalities. 

Submitted by Sunny_S on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 20:33


Dear LearnEnglish Team,

Just recently I noticed that 7 letters words are scored with 5 poins only :(