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Crosswords Arena is a word game in which two players score points by placing letters on the game board. The letters must form words when read from left to right or from top to bottom. Each formed word must be connected to existing letters on the board and be present in the dictionary.
At the beginning of the game, 100 random letters are generated and placed in a bag. Each player draws seven letters from this bag. The starting player is determined randomly.
On each turn, the player has two options:
A play consists of a string of contiguous letters, horizontal or vertical. The first word played must cover the center square. Subsequent words must be connected to existing letters on the board. The player's rack is refilled with letters from the bag.
The game ends when a player has no letters remaining on his rack or when both players passed for two turns. The player with the highest score wins the game.
The value of all new words formed in a play is added to the player's score. The value of a word is the sum of the letter values which are indicated by dots on the letter.
Placing letters on bonus squares increases the value of the word:
At the end of the game, the value of all remaining letters on the rack is substracted from the player's score.
Crosswords Arena is a game by Matthias Klein. Use the feedback form in the game menu to get in contact with me.
This game is free-to-play, but I accept donations via PayPal. Donations will be used to pay the server rent and to fund the development of Crosswords Arena. Be the first to donate. :-)
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