How to Play

how to play wordshake

The goal of Wordshake is to discover words in a grid of 16 letters. Swipe across the letters in any direction – up, down, left, right or diagonal.

Letters can only be used once per word, and words must be 3 letters or longer.

To get 3 STARS on any level, find a word 6 letters in length or longer!


Brainpower is determined by length of word and the value of each letter:
1 brainpower – A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
2 brainpower – D, G
3 brainpower – B, C, M, P
4 brainpower – F, H, V, W, Y
5 brainpower – K
8 brainpower – J, X
10 brainpower – Q, Z

The longer the word the more brainpower you earn:
5 letters: 2x the brainpower
6 letters: 3x the brainpower
7 letters: 4x the brainpower
8 letters: 5x the brainpower

For example QUIZZES is worth (10 + 1 + 1 + 10 + 10 + 1 + 1) x 4 = 136 brainpower!


The standard OSPD which includes all English words except proper nouns, abbreviations, and words requiring apostrophes or hyphens.


Once you collect 10 stars, you will unlock the REVEAL booster, which gives you the longest word on the board.