Ruzzle tips are always welcome if you want to achieve high scores in the world’s fastest word game! Read the following tips carefully, and maybe you will end up with a spot in our Ruzzle rankings. We will first explain how the Ruzzle scoring system works, and finish with a number of Ruzzle tips that will surely help you improve your Ruzzle skill level.
Ruzzle scoring system
This is one of our most valuable Ruzzle tips: know how the scoring works! The reason for the following explanation of the Ruzzle scoring system is a question by Yvonne on our Dutch fansite. The word games of the past were limited to three times the letter value or three times the word value. In Ruzzle, however, extremely high word scores are possible, as the category ‘Best Ruzzle Word’ in our Ruzzle rankings shows.
The first of our Ruzzle tips is about gaining extra bonuspoints for the Ruzzle words. Pay close attention to letters with double letter points (DL), triple letter points (TL), double word points (DW) and triple word points (TW). With the use of these you can improve your scores significantly. Click the picture for an enlarged version.
Ruzzle length points
Our second tip is that besides collecting bonus points, you should also take into account the length points that can be earned. A longer word means more length points. The image below shows that there are not only word points, but also 5 different length points.
- 9 letters – 25 Ruzzle length points
- 8 letters – 20 Ruzzle length points
- 7 letters – 15 Ruzzle length points
- 6 letters – 10 Ruzzle length points
- 5 letters – 5 Ruzzle length points
- 4 letters or less – 0 Ruzzle length points
Here ends our explanation of the Ruzzle scoring. There is really only one way to collect a great amount of points! You will find out what this is with the help of the examples below.
Ruzzle scoring examples
Ruzzle tips | Example 1
In this example we limit ourselves to the double and triple letter points. The word ‘Tierden’ (a Dutch word) is worth 30 points.
Word points: The ‘T’ gives [latex]2 * 2 = 4[/latex] points. The ‘E’ gives [latex]1 * 3 = 3[/latex] points. This brings the total amount of word points to [latex]4 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 15[/latex].
Length points: The word consists of 7 letters. This is worth 15 Ruzzle length points.
Total word value: [latex]15 + 15 = 30[/latex] points.
Ruzzle tips | Example 2
In this example we deal with double word points, since the letter ‘R’ is marked with the yellow DL letters. The first step is to calculate the amount of word points as was done in the first example. The second step is to double these points. Is there a letter in your word that is marked red (triple word points)? If so, step two is to triple the amount of word points.
The word ‘Raast’ (a Dutch word) is worth 27 points.
Word points: [latex]2 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 11[/latex] These 11 points still have to be multiplied with two because of the double word points, [latex]2 * 11 = 22[/latex] points.
Length points: the word consists of 5 letters, which gives us 5 Ruzzle length points.
Total word value: [latex]22 + 5 = 27[/latex] points.
Ruzzle tips | Example 3
Things really get interesting when you create a word that contains two letters with double and/or triple word points. In this example, the word ‘Reiden’ (a Dutch word) contains both a letter with double word points and a letter with triple word points.
Here, just as in the previous example, the first step is to calculate the amount of word points.
Word points: [latex]2 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 9[/latex] points.
Do you now multiply the word points by five ([latex]2 + 3 = 5[/latex])? The answer is no. Ruzzle rewards you! When words contain several letters with double or triple word points, the multiplication rule applies. In this case you multiply the 9 word points by 6 ([latex]2 * 3 = 6[/latex]). The total amount of word points resulting is [latex]9 * 6 = 54[/latex].
Length points: the word contains 6 letters, resulting in 10 Ruzzle length points.
Total word value: [latex]54 + 10 = 64[/latex] points.
Ruzzle tips | Example 4
Now that you understand the scoring, you will also understand that a super high score is possible if you make a word that contains three letters with double and triple word points. In this example, the word ‘Celen’ (a Dutch word) contains both two letters with double word points, as well as a letter with triple word points. Again, step one is to calculate the amount of word points.
Word points: [latex]5+ 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 11[/latex] points.
Ruzzle now rewards you even more generously! In this case you can multiply the 11 word points by 12 ([latex]2 * 2 * 3 = 12[/latex]). The amount of word points resulting is [latex]11 * 12 = 132[/latex].
Length points: The word contains 5 letters, resulting in 5 Ruzzle length points.
Total word value: [latex]132 + 5 = 137[/latex] points.
Good luck with creating great Ruzzle words!
Become a better Ruzzle player by adhering to a good structure
Try and stick to a good routine in the game, for example by starting in the upper right corner. By doing so you will miss fewer words and avoid getting confused. As soon as you are done with the upper right corner, you move on to the other corners. Maybe you will do so well that you will earn a place in our list for highest Ruzzle word count.
Extend Ruzzle words
The image on the left is a classic example of increasing your Ruzzle score: simply extend the words! The words in the example are Dutch.
Put Ruzzle in reverse
A great and easily applied way to earn more points is to play words in reverse. Did you find ‘dog’? Reverse the letters and enter ‘god’. And don’t forget ‘do’ and ‘go’! Other possibilities: raw/war, lap/pal, mad/dam, pot/top.
We are not yet through with our Ruzzle tips. By now you know how the Ruzzle scoring works. Also, we gave you a number of tips to improve your playing. We think it is time for you to put all this knowledge into practice! Practicing Ruzzle is actually applying the Ruzzle tips that we discussed before, giving you high scores. If you really want to become better at this great word game, than practicing Ruzzle is simply the best way.
You can practice Ruzzle without embarrassment until you feel ready to invite an opponent. As closely as you might follow the Ruzzle tips, this really is the best way to improve! In the main screen, click on ‘Start new game’. Next, you can choose for the ‘Practice mode’. In this mode you can play single rounds offline. This is only possible in the paid version of Ruzzle.
Watch the Ruzzle tutorial
You can watch the tutorial by going to ‘Settings & Help’, under ‘Help’. You can find the page ‘Settings & Help’ by clicking in the upper right corner of the app’s main screen.
Find your Ruzzle opponents on Twitter
If you search Twitter for Ruzzle or #Ruzzle, you’ll see that there are often people looking for an opponent. This is yet another way to practice Ruzzle! Of course you can also send a tweet yourself. This is possible from the app! Click on ‘Start new game’ and then on ‘Twitter followers – challenge your followers’. Tip: mention your playing level (See the FAQ for an explanation). And don’t forget to mention us in your tweet: @RuzzleOnline. Our followers, all fans of this fun word game, will then also notice your tweet.