Sidebar: 5 tips for boosting your Wordament score

Sidebar: 5 tips for boosting your Wordament score

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The world’s best Wordament players swipe in nearly a word a second. 5 tips for boosting your Wordament scoreHow? These tips, culled from the pros on the Wordament blog, provide some clues and will have you inching up the leaderboard in no time.

  • Hunt for patterns, not words. Practice looking for common letter combinations and roots, which can help you quickly rack up points. A nugget like EAD, for example, can lead to BEAD, DEAD, HEAD, LEAD, MEAD, and READ.
  • Pay attention to prefixes and suffixes. Wherever you find common prefixes (DE, DIS, RE, and UN) or common suffixes (AL, ED, ER, ES, ING, LY, S) juicy words usually aren’t far behind.
  • Mind your Vs and Qs. Focus on high-scoring tiles such as Q, Qu, K, Z, V, which help you pile on the points even with short 3-letter words.
  • Don’t forget the past. One common beginner’s mistake is forgetting to swipe in plural and tense variations of a word. In Wordament, JUMP, JUMPS, JUMPING, and JUMPED are all legal plays.
  • Know your anagrams. If you see a word like EAT, remember to swipe in anagrams like ATE, TEA, ETA, and TAE (obscure but legal).

Finally, remember that all the tiles on the board are playable at least once. So if you haven’t touched a tile, it means you’re not seeing a word. For inspiration, check out this video of “Wicketewok,” one of the world’s best Wordament players. And don’t miss my fascinating Q&A with Wordament’s creators!

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  • I gave up on this because its often VERY annoying. More than once do I start a game because I have time to kill, only to end up in a 1 - 30 second game. While a full game should be 2 minutes or so. Heck; today I start the app only to be almost immediately greeted with "Time is up!", and then I need to wait 45 seconds before the game starts again.

    I know its 'me against the Net' but I'd like a game mode where I can simply play in my own time as well.

  • A couple of other strategies: pick off all the short words as you are hunting for longer words; remember words that work and the clusters they are in (if you see 't', 'e', 'a' then there are usually 4 words right there).