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 agains 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  

All words are acceptable as long as it can be found in Wordshake's word list. Plural nouns and verb tenses are all allowed. People's names, abbreviations, contractions, hyphenated words and foreign words are not accepted.


Play Wordshake and see how many points can you get in 3 minutes. Longer words score more points!

How many words can you make from the random assortment of 16 letters in a time limit of 3 minutes. Remember to spell the words correctly and remember, the longer the words, the more points you will score.


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How many points did you score in three minutes?


Simon's picture

Hi Guys.

So pleased you like the game, remember to tell us your best score! 

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

247 users have voted.
Rhineluvs1D's picture

Hi Simon.
I just started here that's why I don't know about a lot of things so I have a question for you. What is that trophy sign under the users account?I know I am disturbing you but will you please take out some minutes to answer my question?

105 users have voted.
mpampoll's picture

hi..........rhineluvs1D.................COULD I ASK YOU STH??????????you see i am from greece and i just now become a member so could you please help to understand the whole sytem...............bye,bye.bye.................

93 users have voted.
Jonathan - Coordinator's picture

Hi Rhineluvs1D and welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! I'm replying for Simon because I think he's a bit busy. The trophy shows how many people have voted for your comments. They do that by clicking on the red heart in the top-right-hand corner of the message. You can also show other users that you like their comments by voting for them. And the symbol underneath the trophy shows how many comments you've written in total. Good luck!
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

113 users have voted.