Displays this help section
If you need a little assistance click this icon to reveal the letter in the currently selected box.
If you are totally stuck, click this icon to reveal all the remaining letters and start a new game.
Settings - these include
- Language - English or French
- Game Format - There are 7 levels, with level 1 being the easisest and level 7 the hardest.
- Which list of words to use - Simple, Common or Challenging
- The number of words to be found
- Add extra clues (optional)
- Adjust layout to suit your device
How to Play
Classic Xanagrams - Level 1 - Game starts with the first and last letter of every word, the buttons show the letters you need to find. Select a box, then a letter by clicking the appropriate button. A correct guess will score points, get it wrong and you lose points.
If you are stuck and need some help click the
and the letter in the currently selected box will be revealed, however you will points will be deducted. If you are really stuck and want to reveal all the remaining letters so that you can start a new game press 🆕
Classic Xanagrams - Level 2 - As level 1 but a little harder as you start with just the first letter of every word.
Classic Xanagrams - Level 3 - As level 1 but a even harder as all the boxes are empty when you start.
Level 4 - Xangarams Easy Jumble - Similar to Xanagrams Level 3 but the letters appear in the boxes all jumpled up. There is a button for every letter in the word(s).
Level 5 - Xangarams Jumble - This is like the original Xanagrams Jumble, the letters are all jumpled and the buttons show the whole alphabet.
Levels 6 - Xanagrams Word Hunt - Starts with the first and last letter of each word and a button for every letter in the alphabet.
Levels 7 - Xanagrams Super Word Hunt - As Xanagrams Word Hunt but you just get the first letter! This level can be really hard.
Xanagrams uses a set of wordlists that are built form our library of over:
- 7,300 English words
- 2,900 French words
- 2,900 English words with French clues
- 3,000 English words with Chinese clues
The majority of the Chinese words are from CC-CEDICT and used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Note: CC-CEDICT database contains Pinyin with numeric tonation, we had to develop an application to help us create standard Hanyu Pinyin character tonation from the numeric tonation format.
The 2019 edition includes extra clues in the form of showing the words in a different language!
Great fun, especially if you are learning one of our featured languages.
Note: Many modern French words are similar to English words so you can choose to play without them.
You get 100 points when you start.
When you make a correct guess you get 50 points
You loose 15 points for an incorrect guess
You loose 50 points if you use the button to reveal the current letter
This is your current highest score for this combination of game, word list and number of words.
High scores are stored as cookies on the device (computer / tablet / phone) you are currently using and does not reflect a higher score you might have acheived on another device.
To see your HIGH scores for this Game and Word list combination click the button below.
Show HIGH Scores
If you wish to reset the HIGH score for the current game back to ZERO click the Reset Current HIGH Score button below:
Reset Current HIGH Score
If you would like to know about the background to Xanagrams click this link
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Original Version: Copyright © 1983 Peter J A Noblett (T/A Dean Software). All rights reserved.
Xanagrams First Played Here: 31/05/2023 20:26:26.631