Have you ever played Literati on Yahoo games? It is a fun mind challenging game in yahoo. All you have to do is register with yahoo to get a free user id and log onto the game room and start playing the word game.
Literati is similar to the popular scrabble board game. As the name alludes to it is a literary game that includes spelling out words in a dictionary. You place letters across the board to earn points. Whoever has the highest points in the end when all the letters all picked will win. There can be more than two players but you only need two players to play. The game is most popular with two players but there are some who enjoy playing the game with three people. You score bonus points when you use up all the letters at once. You also score more when you place a letter across the space on the board that says 2L or 3L which means that letter will be multiplied by 2 or 3. When you place a letter on a space that says 2W or 3W, the whole word will be multiplied by 2 or 3 depending on whether you placed it on the 2W or 3Wspace you placed it on. Each letter is color coded, making the ones with colors earning more points. There is a key on the screen that labels which color earns how many points. You can also set a time limit to the amount of time the game will take and how fast the time runs. You are given the option to set the initial time and the time increments. Be careful because when you set the timer you must create a word on the board before the time runs out or you will lose even though you have the higher score.
Other options are being able to invite other players to the table you create and boot unwanted guests. You can just join an available table and start playing right away. Another nice option is to simply watch other players play and wait for your turn if you are only playing a two player game instead of a three player game.
Literati is a fun game to play. You can play with people all over the world and learn new words as you use them to score points. You can chat with the other players as you play or invite your friends and relatives you join in on the fun online instead of with the traditional board game. You can gather on the internet when you are unable to physically meet up.
Strategy is to aim for the 2W or 3W spaces to quickly get more points for the game. 2L and 3L spaces are the second spaces to aim for. Of course it is good if you can use up all your letters because you will get bonus points for using up all your letters in one play. However, it may be difficult to use up all your letters so therefore, it may be quicker and a better strategy to aim for the special scoring boxes to get good points.
After each game you play, you will definitely learn new words even though you may not know what they mean but you can surely remember them so that you can score points in the next game against another opponent. Pay attention to words with q and x, because after awhile you will be able to use these letters with ease on the board game.
Tough letters to used but here are some starters
One Q word is QAT, X= XI and Z=ZOA
A good website that has a bunch of cool words to help one play literati similar to scramble is
Other helpful site maybe the online dictionary
Official yahoo game site for Literati is
“Scrabble Word Lists”homepage.ntlworld.com