This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium’s Word Wipe Game. Use the list below to navigate specific topics about the game.
Word Wipe is a fast, fun, and feverish game with a simple concept — you join tiles of individual letters together into lines to create words.
What makes Word Wipe puzzles unique is that you compete against a clock. This means that the faster you can turn letter combinations into words the more points you get.
There are some straightforward tips you can use to play Word Wipe:
You need to create words that are at least three letters long.
You can make words horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or a combination of all three.
The longer the word, the more points you'll rack up.
The Word Wipe puzzle sets goals for how many lines you must clear and gives you a time allowance for you to achieve this.
If you complete the goals, you score points and move up levels in your Word Wipe game.
If you don't clear enough rows within the allocated time scale, then it's game over.
How do You Score High in Word Wipe?
Word Wipe gives you points for completing words on the letter tile board.
While it’s a great idea to get some quick wins to raise your confidence, if you want to score high during your Word Wipe game then you need to aim for words that are longer and more complicated.
So, a good strategy is to broaden your vocabulary before you play Word Wipe.
There are some great vocabulary apps that you can use to increase the number of words you can draw on when playing the game. This will give you the chance to find higher value words on the board.
Another brilliant tactic is to use bonus bombs.
Bonus bombs provide a massive boost to your score because they allow you to clear a 3x3 block of tiles in one go.
Using them at the early stages of your Word Wipe game can earn you thousands of points, putting you in a great position to finish with a high score.
How do You Get Bonus Bombs in Word Wipe?
Bonus bombs are one of the best features of the Word Wipe puzzle game. Why? Because they give you the chance to clear more words, earn more points, and achieve a higher score.
You get bonus bombs by completing goals set by the game.
As you might expect, your goals are to complete word lines in a specific time allowance — for example, you might get 120 seconds to complete three lines.
Once you’ve achieved these goals, you can charge your bonus bombs and ready them to clear letter squares on the Word Wipe board.
You do this by clicking onto the bonus bomb and dragging it onto the tile – it will remove any letters you’ve highlighted.
Click and drag along a line of at least 3 letters to form a word. Release the mouse to submit.
When you submit a word, you will get points. More complex words are worth more points.
You can also select letters by clicking them one at a time clicks the last letter again to submit the word.
Clear vertical or horizontal lines to complete the goal before the timer expires and the game ends.
Keep submitting words after you meet the goal to charge bonus bombs.
Click and drag a bomb onto the tiles to clear a square.
Word Wipe Tips and Tricks
About the Word Wipe Dictionary
The Word Wipe 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 Word Wipe players with more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms. Keeping that in mind, the Word Wipe dictionary can sometimes have its flaws.
Please note, offensive and profane words have been removed from Word Wipe.
If the word doesn't exist in the Collins Official Scrabble Words dictionary, it won't exist in the Word Wipe dictionary.
Here's an example of what you might find:
Word Wipe’s difficulty
At each new level, the difficulty increases.
For example, in Level 1, you have 120 seconds to clear one vertical or horizontal line of letters.
In level 2 you have 120 seconds to clear two vertical or horizontal lines of letters.
Additionally, after level 10, your time for each level is reduced by 10 seconds. For example, at level 11, you will need to clear 11 lines within 110 seconds, and, at level 12, you will need to clear 12 lines within 100 seconds.
At level 16, you would have 60 seconds to complete the level and this number would remain the same for the further levels in the game.
The number of levels is unlimited.
You can complete Level 1 by forming any word using letters in the grid. After you complete a word, any remaining letters will drop down the grid.
HINT: you can select and remove actual words or sequences of the same three letters in a row.
EXAMPLE: you can select "SSS“ to remove it, but it will only bring you a small number of points (keep reading for more information about this.
If you clear horizontal or vertical lines before time run out, it will be counted in the Goal for each level. However, after completing the Goal, you can continue selecting words. The longer and more complex the words are, the more points you will get. After you reach 500 bonus points, you will receive a bonus bomb.
Word Wipe Scoring
For each letter in the list below, a certain number of points are given. If the letter is not on the list below, then only 1 point is given.
The total number of points per word is calculated as the sum of the number of points for each letter multiplied by two, then multiplied by the length of the word.
score = (w + o + r + d) * 2 * Word Length;
For example, because the word "SUN" contains 3 letters: score = (s + u + n) * 2 * 3 = (2 + 4 + 1) * 2 * 3 = 42 points
The Word Length multiplier does not apply to words or letter combinations (like "sss") that only contain identical letters.
How to use Bombs
You can drag Bonus Bombs on the grid to any letter, and it will remove the letter it’s placed on. Any tiles above the removed tile will dropdown.
Here is a demonstration of how you can use a bonus bomb. For the biggest impact, save bombs for harder levels. Each new level requires an additional cleared line, so it makes sense to save your power-ups.