Big Update

Hello! Matt here. I’m proud to share this major update to Wordshake, inspired by your feedback.

**Updated June 10th**

Two New Puzzles

The Daily Puzzle has now been separated into two different games: the Daily Wordshake and the daily Puzzle Words.

The new DAILY WORDSHAKE retains the same competition for points as before, but ups the word-learning experience, helping more players reach “Word Master” status. Instead of guessing multiple words, each puzzle is built around one large word – the Wordshake – hinted at with the Theme and background image.

Puzzle Words keeps the same word associations (and idioms) as before, but ads clarity and brevity with a negative restraint keeping the focus on solving the puzzle, and not finding every word in the board.

In addition, by popular demand, I’ve thrown in the Daily Riddle – an interactive brain teaser that updates each day.

To feature all of these offerings at a glance, the homepage got a full redesign.

Lastly, I decided to remove the archive of Legacy Daily Puzzles, now that they have been given a new life! But rest assured, any points you’ve earned from these puzzles is securely saved in your account.

Everything Else is the Same

The Live Game has remain unchanged, apart from a refresh of the boards, as has the Quest and Boggle page. The Dictionary feature is also unchanged, and I appreciate all the helpful emails you’ve sent suggesting new words for the Standard word list.

Future Focus on Daily Puzzles

Moving forward, I’ll be streamlining Wordshake to focus on the Daily Puzzles. This means that the Live Game and the Quest will eventually migrate to their own platforms… and I’ll send an announcement before that begins. It’s necessary for the Live Game to be rebuilt on a different technology stack, which will make it more robust and performant for all users; and for the Quest to grow as its own unique experience.

I hope these updates have made Wordshake more enjoyable! Let me know what you think of the new daily puzzles in the comments below.

Yours in word games,


  1. Sammy Santiago says:

    Oh where are the legacy puzzles? I hadnโ€™t finished all of them?

    1. Wordshake says:

      Hi Sammy, the legacy daily puzzles have been removed for now to cohere with the new games. Though many will reappear in the future. I will build a feature to better highlight the completion of all puzzles. Wordshake will stay unchanged moving forward.

  2. Aloha says:

    Hi Matt. First of all, let me say how much I appreciate your work. I know many of us really enjoy the live game. I was happy to pay for the ad free option.

    That said, after the recent changes, the game does not advance to the next game, but freezes on the game that was just completed. I have to sign out and in after each game. I have cleared my history, Signed out and signed back in all to no avail. I would appreciate a fix so we can go back to the seamless experience weโ€™ve enjoyed before the recent updates. Thank you!

    1. Wordshake says:

      Thank you!
      You are correct, there was a bug in the Live Game that kept games from advancing. This is now fully fixed, and clearing your cache will fully resolve the issue.

  3. eekabear14 says:

    Have you taken out hints? And knowing how many words you’ve got left by the ring of color around the puzzle? Why can’t we find extra words in the puzzle of the day like we could before?

    1. Wordshake says:

      Ah, those features are still in Wordshake, in the Vocab Challenge. I’ll clarify this on the daily puzzles with some end-screen navigation. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

      1. Jandtheosh5150 says:

        So those items have left when playing straight boggle. And I also cannot challenge a friend to the same board now.

        1. Wordshake says:

          The challenge-a-friend feature and former Boggle buttons are now restored. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  4. Oil says:

    Hi Matt! I’ve been having some issues with just regular, single player boggle ever since the update, on both timed and untimed. For some reason, the words I find are no longer getting recorded, it will still become yellow when you find a word but it won’t count it. I’ve tried refreshing, shutting completely out of the website and reopening but I just cant get it to work. I really like this website so I hope this issue will be fixed.

    1. Wordshake says:

      Hi Oil,
      Are you still experiencing this issue? Also I’ve added back the former Boggle reveal and hint buttons, by request. Thanks for the feedback.

  5. Sharon says:

    Oh dear. Hope most people enjoy the new format and thank you for all your hard work. I really enjoyed the previous daily puzzle and am sad to see it go.

    1. Wordshake says:

      Thank you Sharon, have you played the new Daily Vocab Challenge? It is quite similar to the previous daily puzzle.

      The reason for the change was an overwhelming amount of feedback that the daily puzzle was confusing, overcomplicated, and lacking a clear goal. This is why I divided it into two separate puzzles, bringing clarity and simplicity.

      1. Frostvalour says:

        I, for one, much preferred the previous daily puzzle format and am disappointed to see the archive disappear…

        1. Wordshake says:

          Check out the new “Daily Wordshake”.

  6. Heather says:

    The daily puzzle was so much more satisfying than the new puzzles. It was a Boggle with SO MANY words which is what made it greater than the specific word guessing element. I probably wonโ€™t stick around now even though I had been playing daily. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Wordshake says:

      Hi Heather, I appreciate the feedback. Check out the new “Daily Wordshake”.

  7. House of dargon says:

    I’d like to have more tries on the daily puzzles. Hate not being able to retry when I fail 7 guesses.

    1. Wordshake says:

      Check out the new “Daily Wordshake”.

      1. House of dargon says:

        Nice thanks!!

  8. Jandtheosh5150 says:

    Hey Matt! Thank you for working out the challenge and friend and hint button. I love this game and play it every day. I did notice today that when I challenge a friend (my wife), the puzzles are not the same. I had her do one and send it to me as a challenge and the first 2 lines are the same but the last 2 lines are different. So we are not playing the same board. Not sure what happened. Thank you again for all you do!

  9. shrekfan_1000 says:

    Chicken wing

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