9 Letters... How many words can you make with 9 Letters? How’s your vocabulary? Why not play 9 Letters and find out!
9 Letters presents you with a single 9 Letter word with the letters randomized. It’s up to you to find the 9 Letter word, and any other 3 to 8 letter words.
There are different modes of play, so you can play which ever way you enjoy the most.
• With normal mode, use all of those 9 Letters to make as many words as you can find.
• With target mode, one of those 9 Letters becomes the target letter and every word you find must include that letter. This reduces the overall word count, but it is harder.
With both normal and target modes, you can also add a 30 second per-word limit to the game. You get 30 seconds to find each word. Keep finding words, or the game is over.
9 Letters has a comprehensive database of over 100,000, 3 to 9 letter words. There are words in there that we don’t even know!
9 Letters is easy to play. Simply tap on letter tiles to add them to your word. Tap again to remove them. Drag to reorder them, or swipe left to remove them all. It can’t get much easier!
9 Letters also lists all of your words where you can see them. Not sure if you’ve already found a word? Just scroll through and take a look! Alternatively, just try that word again and 9 Letters will let you know.
Turn on the “highlight” feature to ask 9 Letters to let you know when you have a valid word. It makes it much faster to play and is a great way to discover words you didn’t even know before.
Turn on the ’s’ ending detection, and 9 Letters will automatically check if that word you just found also has a friend with an ’s’ on the end. If it finds one, that friendly word will be added to your list automatically. Yay!
Exclude plurals and 9 Letters will ignore any words that appear to be plurals, making your game a little more interesting.
If you want a bit more of a challenge, use the 4 Letter minimum feature to eliminate 3 letter words from the game.
For people needing a different background color, you can change this in the options screen using the handy color picker.
9 Letters has great sound cues throughout the play so you can speed up your play by listening as well as watching.
CONTINUITY and HANDOFF
If you have devices running iOS 8, you can use the fantastic new Handoff feature to hand-off your game from one device to another. Playing a game on commute home from work? You want to continue, and you have an iPad charged and ready? Just Handoff and off you go!
Scoring is basically all about how many words you can find. For every 9 Letter word presented to you, 9 Letters will calculate a percentage that you have to meet to be able to move on to the next word (unless you have enabled an option to defeat this).
For every word up to that percentage, you get a minimum of 1 point. For every word beyond that, you get much more. If you also manage to find the 9 Letter word, you get an extra bonus.
You can keep playing 9 Letters for as long as you want if you have disabled the 30 second per-word time limit. The only way the game will end is if you choose to end it. We just love having a puzzle to work away at, little bit by little bit.
Every ten words found can earn a hint to the 9 Letter word. You can also buy hints at special times, but not until you’ve progressed far enough into a game.
Please note that hints that are purchased are used immediately and cannot be stored for a later time. They can only be purchased during an actual game.
Fixes a few display issues that crept in with version 1.7.
Ratings and Reviews
I love the game. However, since the newest version came out there is a glitch where when and you click yes when asked if you want a hint the boxes for the word and the hint letter no longer show up. Therefore, there are no more hints available technically. If they can get that fixed in the next update then it will be back to five stars again.
Hi there. All of those issues I believe were addressed in v1.4. Thank you for your feedback; it was very helpful.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.