A general overview of the game, including controls and some strategy tips.
Guide to Basics
- Type letters to fill in your word. Press space or enter to play it.
- Hold ctrl to see tooltips for hotkeys.
- Use the mouse to select squares. Click a square again to toggle the cursor direction.
- Hold the right button to scroll around.
- This has to be enabled in options, it will disable mouse clicking.
- Use the arrow keys to move around.
- Press shift to toggle the cursor direction.
- Hold alt to scroll around.
- Score points to level up.
- Join a word to an opponent to kill them.
- As the game moves on, the playable shrinks.
- Being outside the playable area slowly hurts you.
- Levelling up earns cash, there are also small survival bonuses.
- Cash only lasts for one game.
- Cash can be used to unlock inventory slots, tile slots, or speed-up earning new tiles.
- Powerups can be collected, and have to be played from inventory slots.
- Using up all of your tiles will refill you to full.
- If you get stuck there’s an overload button on the right that will blow away nearby grey tiles.
- You need to have a full rack for the overload button to appear.
This is just stuff I’ve found from a small amount of playing, hope it helps!
- Hit your overload just before a tile is due to drop, and you won’t be empty for long.
- If you can make a 2 letter word straight after an overload, you’ll be back to full right away.
- Upgrading the new tile speed generally works well.
- Unlocking too many tile slots means you’ll have to wait longer for overloads.
- The dictionary has quite a few unusual small words in it, so keep an eye out for them.
- If you’re building near to an opponent, try and make sure you have enough tiles or even an idea of a word to link up before placing the previous word which makes a link possible.
- Sometimes just hunking down near the middle behind a bunch of blocks is a good play.
- The hot zone burns quite slowly, and the health-kit heals 50% – this can open up some good navigation options.
- Small words keep you safer from attack but can get you stuck, longer words give you more options – but your opponents get those options too.