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Welcome to
ThatGreatWordGame.com

Do you like Scrabble, Words with
Friends, Lexulous and others?
That Great Word Game (TGWG) is a
game-changer, Literally.

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Play alone or with a friend, TGWG not only
allows players to enjoy the social word play we
have all come to love, it also gives you the
opportunity to create custom boards! We took
everything we wished other word games offer
and added it here.

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With TGWG you can do
great things that other word
games simply can not do.

What is TGWG?

  • The option to UNDO your last play when you realize you could have done better!
  • Ever felt like designing your own board and where the tiles went? TGWG offers extra scoring tiles and even blocking ones to make it as fast, fun or as challenging as you like!
  • Tired of the same board size each and every time? Create custom boards! Make them larger, smaller or a shape other than a square! TGWG’s flexibility allows you to create the perfect board for anyone’s skill level!
  • Tired of limited word dictionaries? With TGWG you can use full size international standard dictionaries for the full play experience, or stick with something you’re used to, like the cut down dictionary as used in Words With Friends and move up when you’re ready!
Some functions and abilities are available to you for a limited time for free so you can try before you buy! To keep them just make an in-app purchase. Take advantage of introductory pricing and get them now!
  • You can make this a 2 player game. Select a friend anywhere on the internet (if they are a registered TGWG player) or request a random opponent. Make it a Pass’N’Play game.

Any way you want to play, we have you covered!

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Want to know more? Join our online community! Visit these places for more information and be kept up to date!

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FAQ


Rules
Scoring
How do I start?
Ok I’ve signed in.. how do I start a game with someone?
How do I use Pass’n’Play?
How do I use 2 Player?
Selecting an opponent
Making your move
Finding my games to play
Game defaults
Customising game components

Rules

Score points by creating words from the tiles on the rack and placing them on the board.
Words can run from left to right or top to bottom, but not diagonally.
The first word played must cover the centre of the board. Other words must use at least one tile already on the board. The tile rack is refilled after each play as long as there are enough tiles left in the bag.

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Scoring

The number on each tile shows the point value for that tile.
When placed on the board the total points of all new words formed by the tiles are added to the player’s score.
Bonus squares are used to boost scores. Tiles marked QW are quad word score, TW is triple word score, DW is double word score, QL is quad letter score, TL is triple letter score, DL is double letter score.
A blank tile can be used as any letter but has no point value.
Black tiles are blocking tiles that stop that position on the board from being played.

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How do I start?

You can login conveniently using your existing Facebook or Twitter profiles, or simply make up a name and password and use that!
You need to register just once, from then on it will stay logged in and other players can find you by name.
If making up a player name then you can optionally supply an email address to make lost password recovery possible.
You can log in and out from any number of registered accounts on the same iPhone or iPad.

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Ok I’ve signed in.. how do I start a game with someone?

You can make a “Pass’n’Play” game, in which case you share the same device and pass back and forth to each other to play, or you can make a 2 Player game and play with any other registered TGWG player anywhere in the world!

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How do I use Pass’n’Play?

When you start the app you will be at the “Home” screen which has all the main options. Tap “Pass’n’Play” to start a game.

You can accept the game defaults to start with and go straight to the bottom and then tap “Let’s Play” to start, it’s that simple!

From there you will have the board and tiles for Player 1, make your move and TGWG will then hide your tiles and prompt to pass to Player 2 who has their turn and so on till the end of the game!

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How do I use 2 Player?

When you start the app you will be at the “Home” screen which has all the main options. Tap “2 Players” to start a game.
You can accept the game defaults to start with, select an opponent, and then tap “Let’s Play” to start, it’s that simple!

From there you will have the board and tiles to start, make your move and then wait for the other player to make theirs until all the tiles have been played.

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Selecting an opponent

If you’ve played someone before their name will appear in the “Played before” list, just tap to select!
If you know the name of someone to play for the first time start entering their name in the search field and tap the match you want.
You can also tap “Random Opponent” and TGWG will find someone for you!

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Making your move

When no new tiles are on the board then the bottom right icon is a “Pass”.
Drag your tiles to a valid place to play then “Pass” becomes “Play” icon to make your move, the icon will then change to a flashing “Undo” state,

where you can change your mind if you want to, and if no further action is taken within the standard 3 seconds your move is committed and TGWG
will let your opponent know it’s their turn!

Here’s a quick video showing the change
in the icon as tiles are being played

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Finding my games to play

From the “Home” screen tap “Games” to show the games waiting for your move. Also from the top left of any board tap the games icon to show a list.
Be patient, it may take up to 10 seconds to refresh the list, you may also try opening and closing the list by tapping outside of the list and opening the list again.

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Game Defaults

A game is made using current board, current tile bag and current dictionary. To change all or any of them just tap to change and select from the list of options.
As well as selecting from TGWG defaults, you can use what others have made, and you can create and share your own too.

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Customising the game

Extensive facilities exist to change the board and tiles to suit your game tastes. You can browse what others have done or you can make your own!
To use other custom boards tap the Board or Tile Bag options and select from the various sorting options such as My Boards, Recent, System (default), Popular and All.
To make your own go to the “Home” screen, tap “Customise” and select Board or Tile Bag. Tap New then create then save as a named board which you can select later!

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Download TGWG for your iPhone and iPad