Word construction games are probably the best all-rounder games you can find on the market (Apple store or Google Play). Now, most people have this stereotypical image of such word games as being simply boring and unexciting. Of course, word games do not present you with the most exciting graphics or gameplay offered by their MOBA counterparts or just any other types of strategic games, but they offer something much more valuable and priceless – knowledge.
Word tower games are not just about arranging a random set of words and combining them together to proceed to the next level. Incorporating the words together help you sharpen your mind and also enhances your English vocabulary skill as well.
However, there are certain things you should keep in mind if you want to harness the optimum fun out of it in addition to stacking up the arsenal in your English vocabulary bag. Here are some of the simple tips that can help you enhance your word tower cracking skills.
- Look for some specific prefix or suffix letters that usually exist in pairs
Searching out a word from the random arrangement of letters can be quite a frustrating and time-consuming process (well, at least, if you don’t follow the proper technique). If you try to imagine every letter at once and keep changing their places to come up with a suitable word, you will most likely end up investing a copious amount of duration just to come up with a simple answer. Instead of employing such a time-consuming and inefficient method, you can look for some specific letters that usually exist in pairs.
For instance, if the letters P-E-D-E-U-N are given, you can start by taking some of the letters that usually exist in pairs; for example – ED, UN, UP, etc. and use that as prefix or suffix and try constructing word around that. In this case, by taking UP in prefix, we can obtain the word “UPENDED.”
- Work on your vocabulary skills
There is no better way to put this – if you want to improve your word tower game skills, you have to familiarize yourself with at least the basic cluster of vocabularies. This will greatly enhance your word searching skills, as you longer have to make up random words just to proceed to the next level. Of course, flipping through the thick pages of a dictionary is also not the most convenient method of learning a new word. Instead, you can download vocabulary learning apps to help you achieve suitable results.
- Solve Anagrams
You might just as well have already found the word you are trying to squeeze out from the lot, but maybe looking in the wrong place, and this where the concept of recognizing Anagram words come to your rescue.
Anagram refers to those words whose letters can be rearranged to form a completely new word without adding any additional letters. The classic example of an Anagram word is “LISTEN.” The letters in the word “LISTEN” can be rearranged to form a new word “SILENT” without using any additional letters. This is one of the most effective and simple tips that can help you solve multiple word puzzles without having to waste your time trying to incorporate new letters every time. There are online unscramble solvers like scrabblewordfinderguide.com that can help further in case you are stuck with complex words.
- Separate out the Vowels
There are only a handful of English words that do not use vowels (A, E, I, O, U), and all these words are only 3-4 letters long. This means there is a high chance that the word you’re searching for probably contains a vowel or two. It is, therefore, helpful to keep the vowels aside and try constructing words from the remaining letters (excluding the vowels) and see if you have the required vowels to insert in between the consonants. If the vowels are present, voila! Your word search is successful; if not, well, look try constructing alternate words.
- Identity the simple prefixes and suffixes
Sometimes, the word you’re trying to churn out from the jumbled cluster of letters maybe just a letter away from the words you have already succeeded in finding out. These cases are rare, but, none the less, they do exist. Instead of trying to push the limit if your brain trying to make some sense out of the jumbled letters, you can simply try adding some common suffixes such as “ED” or simply an “S.” The equivalent method applies to add prefix letters such as adding the letters “RE” in front of “ACT” to obtain a new word “REACT.”