Did you know that the English language actually has 39 letters? It turns out that if you consider all of the 26 single letters plus the top two-letter pairs (also called Digraphs), such as QU, ES, DE, ER, and so on, you end up with a language with 39 common letters.
If you couldn’t already tell, we are total word geeks. And, as such, we really dig on the statistics and analytics of letters and words. So, we are now building a set of puzzles that choose from up to 39 letters. To be clear: Not every puzzle will have this feature. In fact, only a maximum of 33% of our puzzles will contain a digraph. And, when one does appear, it will be the only one. This means you will not see a “QU” and an “ES” in the same puzzle, ever.
We think this addition makes our game even more challenging and fun. In fact, we’ve added a little announcement (and taunt) when a Digraph appears: We will specifically tell you how many words can use that tile. See how many you can find!
As further incentive, we’ve included a special “star color” for Digraph words, so you get rewarded for finding them, and it’s easier to see them in the Found / Not found lists in the end game.
Let us know what you think? Does this make the game more or less fun? As always, we love hearing your feedback and we are actively listening! Thanks for playing,
— Black Snapper