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License: Donorware |
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Wordster is a game. Similar to Boggle, but much better. You play it on your computer after downloading and installing it.. You can play solitaire or against the computer.
How To Play Wordster
Wordster is played on a square grid consisting of letters of the alphabet. The dimensions can range from 3 x 3 up to 12 x 12. The size can change with each round (you can choose for the size to be random, progressively bigger, or set it manually each round).
A full game consists of ten rounds. You can play single player or against one or more computer opponents of varying difficulty. Internet play is also possible.
Each round lasts between 90 seconds to five minutes (depending on the grid size).
During the round, each player submits words found in the grid. Words must be at least three letters in length. Minimum and maximum word length can be modified, however, when game options are set. The maximum length can also be reduced from the default value of 18.
In the Wordster dictionary, proper names are allowed only where they are otherwise words (e.g. "rose" is valid, "ken" is not -- unless of course you are using the custom dictionary, in which case any additional words you allow are valid); and made up of consecutive letters adjoining in the grid. The letters need not be in a straight line and the same letter on the same square may be used more than once in a word, as long as it isn't used twice in a row (i.e. you cannot "sit" on a letter).
Players score points for each word according to the length of the word.
Excessive invalid words can result in penalty points.
For human players only, if all words submitted during a round (over a small minimum) are valid English words, then a bonus of 25 points is awarded. Invalid words that are invalid because they are not actually in the grid do not negate this bonus (but such words can cause the penalty referred to above).
Varying amounts of points can also be achieved by finding the bonus word. A clue as to the bonus word will appear on the screen after the round starts. The bonus word feature can be disabled in the game options screen.
The player having the most points after ten rounds is the winner.
Wordster is free to download and use to your heart's content. It is donorware. That means if you feel it is worth it, and want to encourage future enhancements, you can make a donation of any amount you like.