Bookworm game info
Click on the letters you want to use to create a word. You can only select adjacent letters. Once you have formed the word you had in mind, click on submit and Lex the bookworm will eat the letter tiles you selected. New letters will be provided so there are always new options to explore. Don’t find any words in the field? Click on Lex to scramble all the letter tiles and get a new field to work with! Be careful though, this costs points.
In the original version, bonus words were displayed beneath Lex the bookworm starting from round 2. Forming these bonus words boosted your score. This feature is unfortunately removed from the version we currently have on our website.
There are several special tiles that can appear throughout the game.
- Burning tiles: Beware of red burning tiles, if they reach the bottom of the field they will set the library on fire and you lose the game. Form a word using the burning tiles as soon as possible. You get fewer red tiles if you create longer words.
- Green tiles: These are bonus tiles that appear random throughout the game and increase the word score you can achieve.
- Gold tiles: These tiles can be earned if a word of 5 letters or more is created. These tiles are even worth more points than the green tiles.
- Diamond and Sapphire tiles: These are even more special tiles that can be earned if a word containing 2 or more gold or green tiles is formed. These result in a large score.
Your score is based on several elements. As mentioned before, the longer the words, the higher your score will be. In addition, the usage of scarce letters is beneficial for your score. The scarcity of the letter is indicated on the tile with the yellow dots in the right bottom. The more yellow dots indicated, the higher score you obtain when using this letter. Finally, special tiles increase your score enormously, so always look for words using these tiles if possible.
Bookworm is a word game developed by PopCap Games, released in 2003. The game was such a success that a follow-up game extension ‘Bookworm Adventures’ was released in 2006.
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