WordTactics is a single-player strategic word puzzle game. You place letter tiles in a grid, then select adjacent letters to form words and score points. WordTactics is more strategic than most word puzzle games because it requires players to think critically to obtain the highest scores.
## About This Game
WordTactics is a single-player strategic word puzzle game. You place letter
tiles in a grid, then select adjacent letters to form words and score points.
WordTactics is more strategic than most word puzzle games because it requires
players to think critically to obtain the highest scores. If you enjoy word
puzzles that are challenging and require more thought than simply hunting for
words, you should try WordTactics! Compete with your Steam friends to obtain
the highest score, or try to beat your own high score.
## How To Play
Up to six letters will appear in the input tray. The player must choose where
to drop the letters in a grid, which causes a new random letter to be added to
the input tray. Selecting adjacent letters in the grid that spell an English
word allows the player to score points based on the letters used and the
length of the word. After a certain number of letters have been successfully
used in words, the player advances to the next level. In each new level, a new
type of letter tile with special properties is introduced. These new tiles
increase the word score or create new challenges such as destroying other
tiles or filling the grid. When the grid is full, no more tiles may be placed,
and the game is over.
## Strategy Elements
WordTactics permits a wide variety of strategies to obtain higher scores.
Complete words can be kept in the grid rather than scored so that additional
letters can be used to construct longer words. Knowledge of letter and diagram
frequencies is important for anticipating possible future words and choosing
the optimal placement of letters in the grid when no words can be easily
spelled. Careful attention to letter point values and special tile bonuses can
determine the highest scoring words from several options. The use of
destructive letter tiles to destroy difficult or impossible to use tiles can
prolong gameplay during the later levels where word scores are often the
highest. These strategies and many others ensure will ensure that WordTactics
will continue to be challenging well after your first game.
## Competitive Repeatable Play
Even though a single WordTactics game can be completed in an hour or two,
there are many opportunities for repeatable play. WordTactics supports four
game lengths, ranging from as little as half-an-hour to several hours per
game. As with most strategic games, practice makes perfect, and your high
scores will probably improve as you play repeatedly. There are high score
leader boards for each game length, allowing you to compete with your friends
to see who can achieve the highest score. Or you can play against yourself,
trying to beat your prior best score. Dozens of achievements provide unique
challenges for completing the game under specific constraints, creating even
more reasons to play WordTactics many times, for many hours of enjoyable