It’s time to get to work on your spelling and vocabulary! Word Smash is a fun and fast-paced educational game for kids and teens where you have to spell out valid words from a grid of jumbled-up letters. Each time you spell a correct word, the letters that make up that word disappear from the grid (Good!). If you take too long, the grid keeps filling up with letters – which is not what you want! You must try to keep creating new words in order to prevent the letters from reaching the top of the board to succeed.
As well as exercising your spelling and vocabulary, this challenging word creation game will really test your quick reactions. Letters are being added to the grid every few seconds, so you have to be on your toes if you want to become the Wordplay Master! Think you’ve got enough words in your lexicon to conquer this tricky brain teaser? It’s time to think outside of the box!
How to Play: The game grid consists of jumbled-up letters that are encased in bubbles. Your goal is to burst as many of these bubbles as possible by creating words with the letters. To create a valid word, click on letters (using your computer mouse or touchpad) that are adjacent to each other – one after the other. If the word is valid (correct), the line connecting them turns from red to green. You can then click ‘Submit’, or hit the Return Key. Each time you create a valid word of 3 letters or more and submit it, the bubbles disappear, and the bubbles above them fall down into their place.
There are two types of letter bubbles – Purple and Green. Clicking on a Purple Letter limits your selection to adjacent Letters, or ‘wild’ Green Letters anywhere on the grid. The Green Letters are like wild cards, and can be selected from anywhere on the grid to help form a word. Continue creating words to ensure the grid is kept as clear as possible. This gets more and more difficult, as letters are added to the grid more quickly as the game progresses. If you get stuck, you can use the Letter Bank at the bottom of the grid. These letters can be used at any time – as long as they are included in a valid word. You need to ensure that the letter bubbles don’t pile up, and reach the red line at the top of the grid. Once the letters cross the red line – it’s game over, and you have to begin again.