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This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium's Outspell game. 


Use the list below to navigate specific topics about Outspell. 


How to Play  


Difficulty level. First, you'll need to choose your desired difficulty. We offer Outspell for beginners, medium Outspell, hard and Outspell for experts:



NOTE: the Expert mode is only available for signed up players

General rules.  On initial turn spell your first word on the board, making sure that it touches the center space. 

Next, the computer will spell a word based upon yours. Continue building words until there are no more tiles available! 


Bonus space. During the spelling game, try to take advantage of the bonus spaces. Blue spaces multiply the value of the letter, while red spaces multiply the value of the whole word. As a fun twist, letters multiplied by bonus spaces hold that value the entire game! 


Exchange. You can always exchange some of your letter tiles for new ones from the bag at the cost of your turn. There is also a dictionary tool that you can use to look up and validate potential word spellings. 



Dictionary   

 

There is a built-in dictionary in the Outspell game. Our game dictionary is based on the Collins Official Scrabble Words book.  

 

The Outspell game dictionary consists of more than 278,000 words and is based on the Collins Official Scrabble Words book. This book is the most comprehensive Scrabble wordlist ever, including English words from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and the USA. This is the most comprehensive resource for Outspell players with more than 278,000 permissible words, including inflected forms. Keeping that in mind, the Outspell dictionary can sometimes have its flaws. 

 

NOTE: offensive and profane words have been removed from Outspell


Validity of a word. You can check the validity of a word by selecting the "Dictionary" button located on the bottom right side of your game. Type the word in the search back to see if it's valid or not.

 


NOTE: if the word doesn't exist in the Collins Official Scrabble Words dictionary, it won't exist in the Outspell dictionary


Word finder. If you are interested in learning the meaning of a word, please consult the Scrabble Word Finder.


Open this link: https://blog.collinsdictionary.com/scrabble/scrabble-word-finder/


Here's an example of what you might find: 


 

Boosts


Word clue. Highlights the cells and tiles that will spell a higher value word.


    

Cell radar. Reveals all cells that could be filled based on your tiles. 



Wild card. Allows the player to transform one tile into a tile with any letter.



Free swap. Allows the player to exchange tiles without losing a turn.




Scoring 

 

General scoring. Here is how Outspell’s scoring works: 

You score points when you submit valid words to the board. 


Each letter has a different point value displayed in the bottom right of the tile. Common letters provide lower points, while uncommon letters like Q provide 10 points. 


NOTE: if a player is able to play all 7 tiles in a single turn, in addition to the score for that word, that player is awarded 50 points


 

        

Points 

Symbols 

1 

E, A, I, O, N, R, T, L, S, U 

2 

D, G 

3 

B, C, M, P 

4 

F, H, V, W, Y 

5 

K 

8 

J, X 

10 

Q, Z 

0 

* 

  

Blue bonus space. If a tile is placed on top of a blue cell, its points would be multiplied by the number in the cell. 


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Red bonus space. If any tile of a word is placed on a red cell, the entire word would be multiplied by the number in the cell.


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Adding a letter to the word. If you add new letters to an existing word, you gain points for every letter in that word. In the following example, only the S was added to the word TAG, but the points gained include the 4 points from the letters TAG. 


 


Two words. If adding new letters creates more than one word (through horizontal and vertical cross-sections), you gain points for every new word made. In the following example, adding the letters GAN formed 2 new words (LAG and GRAN), which scores points for both words.