How to Play
NOTE: the Expert mode is only available for signed up players on our main website Arkadium.com
General rules. When beginning a turn, you'll want to create a word using the letter tiles available. Make sure that at one of the tiles touches the center of the board. The computer opponent will then use their turn to create a word using his letter tiles and one of yours.
You must then continue building new words using both the tiles on the board and those available to you, until there are no more tiles left.
Always make sure that the tiles you place are connected to the tiles already in play. You will not be able to set a new word that's not connected to the already present tiles.
If you attempt to do this, you'll receive the following warning:
Simply continue playing the game and connecting each word to a previous one. The game ends when one player runs out of tiles. There's a counter that tells you how many tiles are still in the bag.
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.
If you'd like to access the settings menu, simply click on the Menu icon on the top left.
You will then see the available options.
There is a built-in dictionary in the game. Our game dictionary is based on the Collins Official Scrabble Words book.
The game dictionary consists of more than 279,000 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 players with more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms. Keeping that in mind, the dictionary can sometimes have its flaws.
NOTE: offensive and profane words have been removed from Outspell
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.
Here's an example of what you might find:
To improve your Outspell gameplay and score higher, consider these tips and tricks:
1. Learn two-letter words: Familiarize yourself with valid two-letter words, as they can help you create multiple words in a single turn, maximizing your points.
2. Focus on high-value letters: Utilize letters with higher point values, such as Q, Z, X, and J, to maximize your score. Try to place these high-value letters on double or triple letter score tiles when possible.
3. Utilize bonus tiles: Double letter, double word, triple letter, and triple word score tiles can significantly increase your score. Place longer words or high-value letters on these tiles to get the most out of them.
4. Balance your tiles: Aim to maintain a mix of vowels and consonants on your tile rack. This balance will increase the chances of creating high-scoring words in future turns.
5. Create parallel words: Place new words parallel to existing words on the board to score points for multiple words at once. This strategy can significantly increase your points.
6. Block your opponent: When playing against others, keep an eye on their possible moves and try to block their access to high-scoring tiles or limit their options for word placement.
7. Plan ahead: Always think a few moves ahead and consider how your current move will impact future turns. Be strategic and consider how your word placement might open up or block opportunities for both you and your opponent.
8. Use an S wisely: The letter 'S' can be used to pluralize many words, allowing you to create multiple new words in a single turn. However, be cautious not to use your 'S' tiles too quickly, as they can be beneficial later in the game.
9. Improve your vocabulary: Expanding your vocabulary will help you create higher-scoring words and identify more opportunities on the board. Practice by using word puzzles, crossword puzzles, and anagram games to increase your word knowledge.
10. Practice often: The more you play Outspell, the better you'll become at spotting high-scoring words and opportunities on the board. Regular practice will help you develop a better understanding of strategies and improve your overall gameplay.
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.
General scoring. Here is how 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
E, A, I, O, N, R, T, L,
B, C, M, P
F, H, V, W, Y
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.
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.
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.