Each puzzle will have a scrambled word as shown on the right. The objective is to find all words three (3) letters or longer hidden in the scramble before time runs out.
In this particular example, you can unscramble all five letters in HLEOL to form the word HELLO. You can also form the word HOLE using the first four letters of the scramble. HOE is another, and so on.
Enter your guesses by either clicking the tiles directly in the puzzle and clicking the check mark button after each guess, or typing the words using the keyboard and pressing Enter.
Survival: Complete as many puzzles as possible alone or with a partner before letting time run out. The clock resets at the beginning of each new puzzle. You are also offered hints to help you along the way. Click on a blank tile in the puzzle grid to use a hint.
Battle: Find as many words hidden in the puzzle faster than your opponent. Highest score after time runs out or after all the words have been found wins. See Scoring for details on how the game is scored. Hints are not available in this mode.
Duplicate: Score higher than other players (or teams if playing with a partner) that have played or will play the same puzzle elsewhere. Hints are not available in this mode.
Points for words: Every letter revealed is worth 1 point. If the revealed word uses all the letters in the scramble, 2 bonus points are awarded. In Survival mode, revealed letters from hints do not count towards the score of the word.
Points for time: In Survival mode, every ten (10) seconds remaining on the clock after the puzzle has been solved adds 1 bonus point to your score. In Duplicate mode, every second remaining adds 1 bonus point. There are no time bonuses in Battle mode.
The completed puzzle from the example:
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