Word Ruffle Online Help

The object of this game is to find as many words as possible in the allotted three minutes for each of the three level. Each word scores points - the longer the word, the more points are scored (see table below). A large bonus score is on offer if you can find all the words in a level.

The first level has six letter tiles to choose from, the second - seven letters and the third - eight letters. After each of the first two levels, you need to score at least 60% of the total points for that level or find a word that uses all letters in order to qualify for the next level.

If you prefer a longer (or shorter) time for each level, you can set the number of minutes in the initial splash screen. A setting of 0 minutes will play untimed - you will need to click the "End" button or press the "End" key to end a level.

Note: There are only three levels in this version of the game.

The top of the screen shows you the number of possible words of each length for that level.

How To Play

  • Click the letter tiles to make words of 3 or more letters then press the "Submit" button. Only words in this Word Ruffle dictionary are acceptable (obscure words and proper nouns are omitted).
  • To clear a partial word, press the "Clear" button. To clear just one letter, click that letter.
  • Click the "Last" button to fill in the last word submitted. This is useful when you want to submit the same word by adding a "S" for plural form.
  • Click the "Ruffle" button to shuffle/ruffle the letters. This can aid in spotting more words.
  • Click the "End" button to end the current level.
  • If you are a "keyboard person", you will find it quicker just to enter the letters via the keyboard and then the "Enter" key to submit. Other special keys are listed below.

Keyboard Special Keys

  • "Space bar" or "Delete" key will clear current word.
  • "Backspace" will remove last letter entered.
  • "Left arrow" will fill in last submitted word.
  • "Right arrow" will "Ruffle" the letters.
  • "End" will end current level.



If you find all the words in the level, you score a bonus equal to the number of points on offer for that level.

Note: Scoring may change in future based on empirical data collected over time. Check back periodically to see if scoring has changed.