Introducing Our First Word Game - Word Triad

Word Triad
By Stephen Lunt 25 APR 2024

I am pleased to announce that our first-ever word game, Word Triad, is officially live to play. The objective of the game is to form three five-letter words using seven randomly selected letters. Each word is scored based on the letters used, and the game refreshes with new letters each day.


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Word Triad Gameplay

Let’s dive further into the gameplay of Word Triad. Firstly, it’s essential to know Word Triad is updated daily. Every day, a new set of letters is released, which forms the puzzle input.

The puzzle input is made up of seven letters selected at random. Letters may be repeated and will be a mixture of vowels and consonants, making some days more difficult than others.

The aim of the game is to create three words from the current day’s letters, each five characters in length. Each letter is worth a predefined number of points (more on scoring below). Try to maximise your score by using more difficult letters from the puzzle input.

Once you have three words, you can submit your answers. We’ll tell you if you’re answers contain any mistakes which go against the game rules. Some common mistakes include:

  • Not filling in all the letters
  • Using words not in our word list
  • Using letters more than once (this is only permitted if the letter is repeated in the puzzle input)

Finally, when all three words are valid, you’ll be rewarded a score for each word to make your word triad for the day. Challenge your friends and family to beat your score by sharing your triad on social media.

Letter Scoring In Word Triad

The way words are scored in Word Triad is simple. Each letter is assigned a predetermined number of points based on its difficulty to use. Common letters such as vowels are low scoring, whereas less frequent letters like Q and Z are high scoring.

When playing the game, the number of points each character is worth is shown next to the letter, so there is no need to remember each off by heart.

The full breakdown of points is available below:

  • 1 point: A, E, I, O, and U
  • 3 points: D, G, L, N, R, S, and T
  • 5 points: B, C, F, H, M, P, and Y
  • 8 points: J, K, V, W, and X
  • 12 points: Q and Z

Where To Play Word Triad

Word Triad is free to play online across mobile and desktop devices with access to the web. Play Word Triad today here.

Stephen Lunt is Word Checker's founder and primary content writer. He loves to share his experiences and knowledge of word games through writing and creating handy online tools for players to use.

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