Word Wiz (Windows)

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The game is played on a 12 x 12 grid around which are a twenty blue tiles, these tiles serve no purpose other than to give the player problems when building words. The game provides the player with one letter at a time and the player's task is to place them onto the grid and make words of three letters or more by lining up the tiles either vertically or horizontally.

The player is allowed fifteen seconds to place each letter and has just three minutes to make as many words as possible, once a word has been formed the letters disappear and the cells they occupied are available to be used again. The longer the word the more points are scored. Words of four letters or more also give the player a time bonus enabling them to play longer than the minimum three minutes.

The game has a high score table and when it was released it was possible for players to compete with other players by uploading their scores to an on-line Hall of Fame. In 2015 the site which supported this feature is no longer active.

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Word Wiz Windows This screen is used to create and to confirm a players identity. Once created the identity is available to all games accessed via eBrainyGames' Super Menu
Word Wiz Windows The high score table<br>When the game was released scores could be uploaded to an on-line Hall of Fame. Sadly this website is no longer active
Word Wiz Windows The game area. The blue blocks are randomly placed at the start of each game
Word Wiz Windows A game in progress.<br>Once the player collects a letter tile from the left of the screen it becomes the cursor until they place it in the grid. Once placed it cannot be moved.

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piltdown_man (140116) added Word Wiz (Windows) on Aug 15, 2015