How To Play Letterpress

THE BASICS

Players take turns marking words from a 5x5 board of letter tiles. Tap letters from anywhere on the board to assemble a word, then tap "SUBMIT" to turn those tiles your color.

WORD RULES

- Words must have at least two letters.

- Words may only be played once.

- Words may not be a prefix of a previously played word. For example, if Player 1 plays the word "QUILTS", Player 2 cannot play "QUILT" (but "QUILTED" and "QUIT" would both be fine).

DEFENDING TILES

You can protect a tile from being stolen by surrounding it with other tiles of the same color. Players may use defended tiles to make a word, but they won't change color. In the example below, both E and W are defended:

Defending Tiles Example

ENDING THE GAME

The game ends when every tile on the board has a color - or - when both players pass their turn in a round. Then the tiles are tallied, and the player with the highest score wins!