By Alan London
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Board – The board is made up of 180 triangles (90 right side up and 90 upside down).
Tiles – There are 88 tiles/letters.
Playing the Game
To begin the game, each player is given 2 random letters. The first player places one of the two letters/tiles anywhere on the board. After each turn, the next player places one of the two letters/tiles anywhere on the board, preferably creating a word to score points. At the end of each turn, a randomly selected letter/tile will be given for the next turn so each player always has 2 tiles.
Play continues until all the tiles are played. After all the letters/tiles are played, the player with the highest score wins!
Spelling Words and Scoring
The game is played by placing one tile at a time, alternating player-by-player, in a horizontal direction only, to spell words acceptable in the English language. Words that cannot be used are prefixes, suffixes, words that start with a capital letter, personal pronouns, abbreviations, acronyms, or words that are hyphenated.
Each tile is to be placed on an empty triangle facing the same direction. Letters that are ‘bi-directional’ (that can be played ‘right-side-up” or ‘upside down’) are: ‘H’, ‘I’, ‘N’, ‘O’, ‘S’, ‘X’, and ‘Z’.
To score, letters must form a complete word and be continuous in a horizontal direction without any spaces between the letters. Each tile has a value of one point once a complete word is formed.
There are two ways of scoring points during a turn when a player has formed a complete word. First, one point is awarded for each tile/letter in the newly formed word. Second, each word contained within the newly formed word is also scored using 1 point per letter. For example, the word ‘to’ would equal a score of 2 points. The word ‘ton’ would equal a score of 7 points (as it contains the words ‘ton’, ‘to’, and ‘on’, or 3+2+2=7). The word “tone” would equal a score of 14 points (as it contains the words ‘tone’, ‘ton’, ‘one’, ‘to’, and ‘on’, or 4+ 3+3+2+2=14).
If a player is unable to spell a complete word during the turn, the player places one of the two tiles anywhere on the board, even if it does not spell a complete word, and no points will be awarded for that turn.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
minor bug fixes
- Category: Games
- Updated: 17 April 2014
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 35.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Alan London
- © 2014 London Gamz
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimised for iPhone 5.