A Way With Words is an online word game on Pogo, where you place letter chips on the board with the aim of spelling words that are 3-letters or longer.
To win, spell enough words to reach the goal before you run out of letters. You don’t have to spell a word every turn, so you can plan ahead and set up larger words. Words can be backwards, forwards, diagonal or even inside another word. If you spell STOP, you’ll get credit for STOP, TOP, and POTS.
If you’re a Club Pogo member, you will get access to Challenge Mode. In this expert game mode, you work your way through a series of increasingly difficult goals to help hone your word skills. You don’t have to spell a word every turn, but keep an eye on how many turns you have left to make sure you meet the goal.
How to Play
In A Way With Words using Game Mode, you try to get the most points you can by spelling any 12 words on the board. Each game begins with a pristine board, randomly populated with four instances of each vowel (A, E, I, O, U) in several different chip colors (red, green, blue and yellow).
Each turn, you select one of the three letter chips from your tray and place it on the board. Once you place a chip on the board, you can choose to SUBMIT to finish the turn, or CLEAR to pick and place a different letter from your tray.
Once you submit a move, the game will check to see how many words you created. Only words that are three or more letters are counted. You won’t get any extra points for submitting letters that don’t create words, but doing so can help you set up future words. Don’t be surprised if you get credit for words you didn’t even know you made.
Words can be made vertically, horizontally, diagonally, backwards and even overlapping with other words.
You also get points for spelling multiple words at once. For example, the word “are” also doubles as “era” backwards. You can earn double the points when you make words where all the chips have the same color.
There are a total of 5 power-ups to help you out :
Word Hint: suggests a word that can be created with your current chips
Change Letter: exchanges one of your chips for a letter of your choice
Swap Letters: replaces all three of your chips with new ones
Swap Color: changes the color of any one chip to a different color
Multi-color Chip: lets you make multiple color matches with the same chip
Try to make words using the same-colored chips. You get double points for matching colors. The color bonus is great if you can get it, but don’t let that stop you from playing a good word.
Placing a letter chip without creating a word is a valid move, so think about setting up future words. Creating words that are palindromes (“bob” or “wow”) is another way to earn extra points.
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Play the game here : https://www.pogo.com/games/a-way-with-words