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?


JoEditor's picture

Hi Starlette Lady,
Congratulations! We always like to hear from our users so please continue to tell us your scores. Thanks for all your comments in the other sections of the site too. It's great to have you here on LETeens! :)
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

184 users have voted.
Jonathan - Coordinator's picture

Well done to all of you! :-) Thanks for playing and enjoying the game. Keep on trying to beat your score and get a new personal best! I wonder what the world record for this game is...

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

217 users have voted.
Jonathan - Coordinator's picture

That's a good score, Starlette Lady! So, what were your longest words? Next time, aim for 50 points. Just a few more points - you can do it!

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

231 users have voted.