Both German and Swedish are complex languages with a more challenging lexicon than English. This makes it harder for us to make the same, high-quality puzzles that player’s have come to expect from English Edition. For fun, we added a special puzzle type called “Digram” to English Edition a long time ago. In that puzzle there is exactly one two-letter character that can be used to make words. Finding words with it unlocks achievements: CH-A-CH-I-NG and Digram Master.
As we moved into new language editions, we discovered that in order to handle the length and complexity of words, we needed to use digrams and trigrams all the time. This use of digrams was distinct to these languages; our others had digrams only used in a special puzzle type. While we were able to make standard games fun to play, we deprived these languages a fun, specialized type of puzzle.
So, today we are introducing a special puzzle type for German and Swedish Editions. We have changed the structure of puzzles such that our “normal” puzzles now use only single-character letters and digrams. We have reserved the trigrams for a specific Trigram puzzle type. This new puzzle type is actually exactly the same as the Digram type in other languages: you can even now get the “CH-A-CH-I-NG” and “Digram Master” achievement in German and Swedish by finding a word using the Trigram, or by getting all the Trigram words in a Trigram puzzle.
The new Trigram puzzle is in the rotation now. Swedish puzzles have a five-puzzle rotation with Trigrams on the third and fifth puzzle. The German puzzles have a 10 puzzle rotation with Trigrams on the third, fifth, and eighth puzzle with a themed puzzle in the 10th position. As a treat, the trigram puzzles also have the possibility of getting a word using only the trigram tile, so don’t forget that case when going for the Digram Master achievement in these languages!
Tim / Rogosh Wot