Asa's Blocks icon Asa's Blocks: Quick Intro

You roll and slide blocks with letters on them to form words.

The letter pool is composed of 98 letters. There are no blanks in this game. 96 randomly chosen letters are randomly distributed on the six faces of 16 blocks. One letter is placed on the 17th and 18th blocks. The blocks are then randomly rolled onto the board from the upper-left corner.

One or more sides of each block contains a letter.

You slide and roll the blocks to form horizontal and vertical words crossword-fashion on a 15 x 15 board.


Roll

When you roll a block, a different face comes to the top and may or may not be rotated 0, 90, 180 or 270 degrees. No points are added when you roll a block.

Slide

Sliding a block keeps the same face on top, but each time you slide a block your score is decreased by one point.


The first word may be a horizontal or vertical word composed of one to six letters. It may be located anywhere on the board. Cross-words are ignored on the first move.

After the first word all words must contain a letter previously used to form a word; these are crossed-out to make them easy to recognize. Above Red is about to check the word WRITE.

After you form a word you check it and if it's in the current word list you are awarded points.


= 8 points.

When Easy Game Mode is selected, a number appears on each block showing the letter point value of each block (A = 1, Q = 10, and so on). The score for a successfully checked word is the sum of the letter points of each letter in the primary word and all cross words.

= 4 points

When Hard Game Mode is selected, no numbers are shown and each block is worth one point. The score for a successfully checked word is the sum of one point for each letter in the primary word and all cross words.


After you form a word, if you choose the menu item "Help | Calculate Word's Points" the points for the play will be calculated for you.

Your goal is to use all of the letters on your blocks using the fewest number of slides as you can.

The player with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.

More information about Asa's Blocks


See also

About the Word Lists

Letter Counts and Points Table