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


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 against 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.


How many points did you score in three minutes?

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Submitted by Legend123 on Mon, 02/20/2023 - 06:48

Unfortunately, mine is 23.
It was my first time playing this game!

Submitted by flowersourish on Sun, 11/20/2022 - 01:49

My record is 112!!! So excited

Submitted by flowersourish on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 23:15

My record is 96

Submitted by 019281093813 on Wed, 11/02/2022 - 13:08

My best score points is : 82 points
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Submitted by Gunay on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:20

My score:70
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Submitted by Gunay on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:00

We broke the record at Scholl in this game

Submitted by iLikeTea on Fri, 05/06/2022 - 10:21

Hey! I’ve played this game now and then over the last 3 years, my record is 186 and I’m trying to beat it

Submitted by Digital on Tue, 04/19/2022 - 08:16

My record is 100 points now.
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Submitted by suldreen2010 on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 16:38

First I got 45 then 57

Submitted by thikthichs on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 14:15

Oh my god! My best score is 79

Submitted by SGatomic on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 10:53

I like it verry much!!!
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Submitted by AshleyBass110 on Sat, 10/16/2021 - 12:23

There were only 35 points on my highest point chart

Submitted by Chit on Sun, 08/29/2021 - 12:47

This time, i got 23 points.

Submitted by Chit on Sun, 08/29/2021 - 12:46

I got 17 points.

Submitted by Chit on Tue, 08/24/2021 - 12:20

I got 27 points.
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Submitted by fanny on Mon, 08/16/2021 - 01:51

I got 22 points
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Submitted by Jess1003 on Tue, 06/29/2021 - 02:18

I got 62 as my highest point
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Submitted by Bluetreasure09Cats on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 06:55

I got 23 points
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Submitted by Mach1neGrl on Sun, 03/14/2021 - 14:41

My largest amount of points is 23. I’m quite impressed since i cant think of more than 10 words in that period of time.

Submitted by hermione123 on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 13:40

Well, I guess it's kinda hard to think when there's a stopwatch.

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Submitted by hermione123 on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:16

my best score is 66:)
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Submitted by fanny on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:46

I got 14 points

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Submitted by jasoncornelius on Sun, 09/06/2020 - 12:18

I got 61 points.

Submitted by Akahana on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 02:39

I scored 60!✌
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Submitted by Sakura_1211 on Sat, 07/25/2020 - 07:48

My record is 46. Thank you

Submitted by chandler on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 01:37

I got 23 points. find for me!
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Submitted by IGYOON on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 18:23

I got 50 . ..
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Submitted by Napolinelcuore on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 20:03

113 points!! Congrats to me!!

Submitted by Nandini on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:39

I got 65 at best

Submitted by Nandini on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:40

Finally I got 69 points, congrats to me, Yay

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Submitted by ttgadgetfr on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:35

my score: 26

Submitted by lalalamiao on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:08

I got 40 points :)
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 17:19

only 6
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Submitted by Than20 on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 08:04

It is very interesting game. My best score until now is 20!!!
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Submitted by Than20 on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 08:47

only 5
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Submitted by Than20 on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:00

now I have done 16!

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Submitted by pancha on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 22:49

Hi i'm Dana, and sincerelly congratulations for the higher points that you said that getted For other part my higher puntuation it's of sevent or six points , yes it's so bad hahaha

Submitted by Girish_12 on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:50

very exiting game!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Girish_12 on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:47


Submitted by Emilin0204 on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 14:27

My highest point is 46

Submitted by Emilin0204 on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 14:04

My highest points is only 96...

Submitted by skyutomo on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 01:26

my highest score currently is 25
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Submitted by Andrii on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 21:08

My best score was 21. I think it's enough for my level.

Submitted by glossydonut11 on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 06:44

i got 16 point poor me

Submitted by nicosori on Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:57

This game is very interesting I like it because I like so much spell .
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Submitted by bts_amii1306 on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:19

I have just 27 points:(( I will try again :)

Submitted by HappyCat on Sun, 07/21/2019 - 11:37

I've got 21 first but then my score was 30 I don't know how :)
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Submitted by Asu on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:26

I like this game! Because it is help to me learn new words and everbody know you need to study English. Some time later you can be bored. So you need to do fun study things you will not bored! This is good game for studying! I know it is for studybreak but it can be lesson you to learn new words. By the way my best is 42! :3
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