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?


Ofelia's picture

I can't play... Is it because I visit this from a smartphone? Can I do something to fix it? Or just view it from a computer?

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Jo - Coordinator's picture

Hi Ofelia! Thanks for your message. Sorry, but this game is not supported for smartphone. You can play it on a computer, no problem. We are working to make all of our site mobile friendly but it is not finished yet. There are lots of other LearnEnglish teens pages that will work on your phone though!
Best wishes, Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

50 users have voted.