Text Twist

Penguin Word Twist

Test your English word vocabulary in this Text Twist game. Create all valid English words with the given letters. Click or type letters. Hint: The words are shown grouped on word size and within the same size on alphabetical order.


Text twist is game of words where letters are given out to the participating player and the instructions are to formulate as many words using specifically and explicitly the given words. This game is highly addictive and equally educative, since it broadens the mind of the player as well as introduces and formulation of new words.

It challenges the mind and the mind’s expansive dictionary, forcing the player to go through all those words learned since infancy. Based on the popular “Jumble” puzzle found in several daily newspapers, text twist presents six or seven letters in a randomized order. The task is to find the ‘hidden’ word by re-arranging those letters. The player earns some points for making words at least three letters in length, but the player is not allowed to move on to the next round without forming a word that makes use of all the letters. Below are some of the few tips on how best to play this game;

Focus on Using All the Letters.

The goal of Text Twist is to use all of the letters. As such, the player should spend the majority of time trying to find the word that uses all six or seven letters, rather than finding as many three- or four-letter words as possible. Without forming the ‘target’ word, the player will not go on to the next round and the game will end.

Utilize the ‘Twist’ aspect.

Finding the objective six-or-seven letter word may be quite a test, but that’s what makes Text Twist a fun game. By making good use of the “twist” feature, the player can use as many times over the course of the word game, the player may see certain combinations of letters that may have otherwise evaded ones’ word-finding vision.

 Use the Keyboard.

Most players are quite comfortable using a standard QWERTY keyboard these days, even if they don’t have a receptionist’s 100+ wpm typing speed. As mentioned above, the player can usually make use of the ‘twist’ letter scrambling attribute by tapping the space bar.

Look at Previous Submissions.

It may not be the most useful when it comes to getting the target word, but looking at the previous submissions can give ideas for what words are possible with the current spread of letters. So if a player entered the word ‘dot’, then are there any other words that can build on that base? Maybe ‘dote’, ‘dots’, or even ‘idiot’? Some versions of Text Twist even put previous submissions in alphabetical order (grouping them by length first).

The use of S to Pluralize

If a player happens  to get a bit of six letters that includes an ‘S’, the player can easily get away by creating a large number of ‘extra’ words by utilizing it to pluralize the existing submissions. The player can successfully (almost) double the three-and-four letter words, adding ‘dots’, ‘bots’, and ‘bits’ to their singular renditions. This is one of the easiest ways to rack up the points and propel into the highest Text Twist scores on the web.