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Developer(s) You vs. the Internet
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Platform(s) Windows Phone, Web, Windows 8, iOS, Android
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Word puzzle
Mode(s) download

Wordament is a word puzzle game published by Microsoft Studios, first released for Windows Phone in April 24, 2012.[1][2]

The game has the distinction that the game allows optional access to online leaderboard through Xbox Live service from all platforms, including iOS and Android.[3][4] Through the service, the game gives out achievements and the associated Gamerscore as reward, even if the user is using a non-Microsoft device.[5][6]

Rules and Gameplay[edit]

The English language version of the game consists of a 4 by 4 matrix of letters from the English alphabet. Players form meaningful English words by dragging a finger across the letters in the required order to score points. Each letter is assigned a certain score depending on its uncommonness in the possible words. Each game lasts two minutes. Wordament takes place round the clock and an internet (WiFi) connection is required to play the game.

The game consists of various rounds. In the Speed Round, every word has an associated score of 13 points regardless of its length or components. In the Either/Or Round, a particular tile out of the sixteen is treated as representing either of two different letters. The Digram Round contains a tile representing an ordered pair of letters, which is regarded as a single unit. In the Long Word Round, a player is awarded 200 points for finding a long word, usually more than 12 letters in length. In some rounds, a common prefix or suffix occupies a tile. Apart from these, there are various theme-based rounds in which words relating to a certain theme are awarded with more points.


  1. ^ Brier Dudley (March 19, 2012). "Boggling success of Microsoft's Wordament app". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wordament". Scrabble Word Finders. August 17, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Spence, Ewan. "Review: Wordament (Xbox Live)". www.allaboutwindowsphone.com. 
  4. ^ Gibson, Ellie. "Wordament Review". www.eurogamer.net. 
  5. ^ Acevedo, Paul (22 December 2012). "Wordament heads to iOS with Achievements - what that means for Windows Phone". WP Central. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Minor, Jordan (8 October 2013). "Wordament Brings Xbox Live Achievements to Android". PC World. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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