Rules of Lexulous

  • Object of the Game

    Players must use letter tiles to make words with on the board. The player with the highest score once all 89 tiles are exhausted, wins the game! All words are permitted with the exception of the following: words that are always capitalised, prefixes and suffixes alone, abbreviations, and words requiring an apostrophe / hyphen.

    Game Play

    • The player who goes first is randomly chosen. They must use at least 2 or more tiles from their rack to form a word on the board. Any one tile must fall on the centre square. Diagonal words are not allowed.

    • Once you've played a word, your rack will be replenished with new tiles, up to a maximum of 8 tiles, and turn passes to your opponent. Remember, the entire pool consists of 89 tiles.

    • Players may form new words on the board in the following ways:

    - Placing a complete word parallel to a word already played so that adjacent letters also form complete words.

    - Adding one or more letters to a word or letters already on the board.

    - Placing a word at right angles to a word already on the board. The new word must use one of the letters already on the board or must add a letter to it.

    - Blanks: The two blank tiles may be used as any letters. When playing a blank, you must choose which letter it represents. It remains that letter for the rest of the game.

    • You may use a turn to exchange all, some, or none of the letters. To do this, click on the SWAP button. This ends your turn.

    • The game ends when all letters have been drawn and one player uses his or her last letter; or when all possible plays have been made; or when players pass their turn 3 times in succession.


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