Word Challenge is a word game on Facebook made available by Playfish Games. A six letter word is scrambled up. The goal is to figure out what the six letter words is and find all the other three, four and five letter words that can be made from those letters in two minutes. You don’t even have to have a big vocabulary to get all the words if you have the right strategy. It can be highly addictive! Here are a few Word Challenge tips. I’ll also share my favorite Word Challenge strategy!
Word Challenge Tips:
1. Don’t use your mouse to click on the letters to build words. Type the letters on your keyboard instead. It saves valuable time.
2. Start by typing in the first words you can think of as fast as you can. Then, if there is an “S,” go through your list and start typing in all the plural forms of the words. This will give you a nice head start.
3. Press the spacebar to mix the letters up. You may find it’s easier to see a word when they’re rearranged diffently.
4. Focus more on the bigger words. You get a time bonus if you spell a word that’s four letters or longer. So, you actually do have more than two minutes to come up with as many words as you can.
5. Glance up at the words you’ve already entered every so often. Sometimes, it’s easier to make a word out of the shorter ones you’ve already made.
6. If you take more than a second or two to think of a word press the CTRL key on your keyboard. This will give you a new set of letters to make words from.
Word Challenge Strategy:
One of my favorite things to do while playing word challenge is to challenge myself to find all the words in one puzzle without pressing CTRL to get a new set. Here’s how to do it:
You’ll notice the blank spaces up at the top where the words belong. They go in order from the three letter words, to the four, five and six. They also go in alphabetical order.
Enter everything you can and look up at that list. You’ll be able to fill in what’s missing by seeing what comes next alphabetically using the words that are available to you and fill them in.
For example, if your letters are E-N-O-C-I-T and you have already found “tin” and “ton,” there will be a blank between those two words. So, you know there has to be something between there using the letters. You come up with “toe.”
There is no penalty for entering an incorrect word, so you can just keep going guessing until you get the right one. You’ll even find words you didn’t even know were words.
And by the way, if you want to know the definition of a word you find, just click on it and you will be taken to an online dictionary showing you the meaning. Good luck and have fun!