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edit: uploaded newer version with different letter distribution, and some other tweaks. Hm.


  1. gryfft wrote:

    After a while it’s tough to keep track of what you’ve typed. I panicked, finally, my last letters ‘j’ and ‘o,’ and frantically typed ‘juror,’ and after losing with just ‘juro’ typed, realized ‘jury’ would have been just a little bit faster.

    Anyway, fun game.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:22 am | Permalink
  2. agj wrote:

    I misinterpreted the instructions, but it was pretty amazing once I figured it out!

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:36 am | Permalink
  3. There are other games along these lines – clockwords , for instance.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 6:12 am | Permalink
  4. Weeble wrote:

    Very elegant. Do you apply any weighting to the letters? I think it might be a bit more fun if the incidence of J, Z and Q were slightly reduced.

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Permalink
  5. heheheh – there’s no weighting, no. But I can see your point. mm.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 5:04 am | Permalink
  6. Dock wrote:

    Really nice job. I often found myself aiming to nail several letters simultaneously, and trying to pre-think X words. Seems like people handy with 2 letter scrabble words would be at an advantage, as always.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  7. an advantage, but generic words are more likely to be forgotten about, so there’s a big risk in using them frequently.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink
  8. mcc wrote:

    This is really neat. Got to 130 points/wave 10 then tried to input “QUINE” as a word; the time lost for me to react to the “NOT RECOGNIZED!” message (quine actually probably is not a word) was enough for me to die. Note: I consider this an awesome way to get a game over.

    It seems like this game would be much easier if one just tapes a list of X and Q words onto a piece of paper next to the monitor, since the X and Q words are the source of much of the difficulty.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Permalink
  9. Alex A wrote:

    Good one this. Learned that I should have started with big words, then get them down to small words. Cocked up trying to put ‘ignominious’ really fast. And for some reason it didn’t take ‘draught’.

    And… this game isn’t really disturbing!

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  10. Bennett wrote:

    1896/25 was my ultimate limit once I worked out what was happening. Enjoyed myself.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  11. Bennett wrote:

    Also, might be a nice way to see what words are near the top of someone’s consciousness. “What do you mean trousersnake isn’t a word! What do you mean polevaulter isn’t a word!”

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
  12. Fishorbit wrote:

    In the end I just started putting random words and hoping the letters were in them. I hardly even looked at the letters going round!

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  13. Alex wrote:

    I need to say: Its crap. Man. There are more then one bloody Layout on this planet! There is not only qwerty!

    Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink
  14. WardenRockwell wrote:

    I just turn dumb under pressure. I tried the word “vorp” with a v and a few seconds left. Vorp is not a word at all…fun game, guy.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink
  15. Nathan wrote:

    Great game, however… Vulva IS a word

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  16. Hunter wrote:

    hahaha, Nathan. I used Vulva when I saw two V’s too, but it worked for me. Excellent game.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink