IAmANonnieMouseWelcome to *Letter Tycoon*!
Build your alphabet empire by forming words to earn money, stocks, and patents!1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment000
IAmANonnieMouseYour goal is to have the highest *combined value* of money, stocks, and patents when the game ends.
The last round is triggered when the total value of one player's *patents* reach or surpass the value on the *goal card*. This goal value depends on the number of players.
But before we can buy patents, we need to earn some money! Let's skip to your first turn.2lettertycoon_goal_card000
IAmANonnieMouseOn your turn, you can make a word using any of the letters in [green]*your hand*[/green] and the [blue]*community pool*[/blue]. At least 1 letter must come from [green]your hand[/green].
[tip] You can also choose to [red]*skip playing words*[/red] instead, which lets you discard any letters in your hand and draw letters to refill your hand.1lettertycoon_main_word61e063b5708da01lettertycoon_current_player_hand 3 lettertycoon_community_pool 2
IAmANonnieMouseWords must be *at least 3 letters long*. To help you come up with words, the top bar has the following functions:
- *reorder hand*: manually rearrange cards in your hand
- *sort hand*: sort cards in your hand alphabetically
- *shuffle hand*: randomly rearrange cards in your hand2maintitlebar_content61e063b5708da00lettertycoon_reorderHand_button 1
IAmANonnieMouseGo ahead and play the word *'VAULTER'* by clicking the highlighted letters in order.
Then click [blue]*Play word(s)*[/blue] on the top bar.
[tip] If you make a mistake, you can click *Undo last letter* or *Reset word area* on the top bar!3lettertycoon_main_word61e063b5708da11generalactions 16 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_60 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_46 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_21 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_74 1 lettertycoon_community_pool_item_44 1 lettertycoon_community_pool_item_47 1 lettertycoon_community_pool_item_17 1
IAmANonnieMouseAfter a word is played, opponents have the chance to *challenge* the word. Make sure you play valid words to avoid any penalties! We'll talk about this more later.2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment61e063d9c033500
IAmANonnieMouseExcellent! Your word was accepted. For each successful word, you earn money and stocks according to the chart on the *scoring card*. You can check the tooltip for more word lengths!
*Longer words earn more.* Stocks are only useful when calculating your final score at the end, but you can use any money earned to buy patents!1lettertycoon_scoring_card61e063e2f06f200
IAmANonnieMouseAfter playing a word, you can use your money to buy a *patent*. If you own a patent for a given letter, you earn money whenever an opponent uses that letter!
!!! You can only buy one patent per turn, and you can only buy patents that match a letter in the word you just played.
Scroll down to see the patents. You can afford the *R patent*! Click it, then [blue]*Buy selected patent*[/blue]!2lettertycoon_available_patents61e063e2f06f210generalactions 18 lettertycoon_available_patents_item_17 17
IAmANonnieMouseFinally, at the end of your turn, you can choose to discard any letters left in your hand. Your hand will then be replenished.
For now, [red]*Skip discarding cards*[/red].1lettertycoon_current_player_hand_area61e063f54a78910lettertycoon_skipDiscardCards_button 16
IAmANonnieMouseYour opponent just played a word so you can choose if you want to *accept* or *challenge* it.
'DODGES' is a common word though, so just [blue]*Accept word*[/blue]!1lettertycoon_main_word61e0643ce7d7610lettertycoon_acceptWord_button 16
IAmANonnieMouseGo ahead and play the word *'SCALD'* now using the highlighted tiles. Make sure to click [blue]*Play word(s)*[/blue] when you're done!1lettertycoon_main_word61e06494e89c811generalactions 16 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_102 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_72 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_26 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_23 1 lettertycoon_community_pool_item_41 1
IAmANonnieMouseYour opponent challenged your word! During a challenge, the word is automatically checked against the dictionary chosen during the initial game configuration. *The result of any challenge is displayed on the right.*
Fortunately, the challenge failed: 'SCALD' is a valid word! The accuser must pay you 1 dollar as a penalty.1logs61e0654e9f30f00
IAmANonnieMouseLet's [blue]*buy*[/blue] the *L patent* this time. Remember that the available patents and purchased patents are at the bottom of the game field. You may need to *scroll down* to see them!2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment61e0654ea051810lettertycoon_skipBuyPatent_button 18 lettertycoon_available_patents_item_11 17
IAmANonnieMouseIn your player's field, you can always check your values of money, stocks, and patents (from left to right). You can also see your current overall total.
[red]*Skip discarding cards*[/red] to end your turn.1overall_player_board_8855922261e065710aba210lettertycoon_skipDiscardCards_button 16
IAmANonnieMouseLook, your opponent used one R! Since you own the R patent, the bank pays you 1 dollar in royalties.
You earn 1 dollar for each use of a letter whose patent you own. Cha-ching!
!!! You cannot earn royalties on your own words.1logs_wrap61e0658abfda400
IAmANonnieMouseYou've got the hang of this now. [blue]*Play*[/blue] the word *'WENT'*.1lettertycoon_main_word61e065b053ece11generalactions 16 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_86 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_80 1 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_27 1 lettertycoon_community_pool_item_55 1
IAmANonnieMouseLet's save our money to buy a more expensive patent next turn.
Click [red]*Skip buying a patent*[/red].1lettertycoon_skipBuyPatent_button61e065f5bba5510
IAmANonnieMouseHm... you've got a lot of vowels in your hand. [blue]*Discard*[/blue] the *U* to end your turn.1lettertycoon_current_player_hand_area61e065f93ec0e10lettertycoon_skipDiscardCards_button 18 lettertycoon_current_player_hand_item_33 17
IAmANonnieMouseYour opponent just played 'HOITY', but it doesn't seem like a real word. Click [red]*Challenge word*[/red]!1lettertycoon_challengeWord_button61e0663a4011c10
IAmANonnieMouseGreat work! Your challenge was successful. The letters your opponent played are returned and they must discard a letter as a penalty.
Now let's skip forward a couple turns.1logs61e0664ab8da000
IAmANonnieMouseYou've just played the word 'AWAKEN'. (Great word!)
Look at the *K patent*. Notice that it grants you a special effect. If you buy it, you earn *double* for any word you play with only one vowel.
The B, J, K, Q, V, X, and Z patents all grant special abilities if you own them.
[blue]*Buy*[/blue] the *K patent*!1lettertycoon_available_patents61e067bca0cf910generalactions 18 lettertycoon_available_patents_item_10 1
IAmANonnieMouseGreat work! From now on, if you create a word with only one vowel, you'll notice the K ability is automatically applied.
[tip] The letter Y can count as a vowel OR a consonant in this game! This can help you match any conditions of your patent abilities.1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment61e067c69bb7800
IAmANonnieMouseSome other patent abilities allow you to take a special action when you're creating your words. You will be able to access those actions using the *top bar*!2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment61e067c69bb7800generalactions 1
IAmANonnieMouseThat's all! Continue making words to earn money and stocks, and to buy more patents. Remember, the end of the game is triggered when the value of one player's *patents* meets or surpasses the goal value.
After the final round, the winner is based on the *combined values* of money, stocks, and patents.
Have fun building your empire! :)3archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment61e067c69bb7800
... και τώρα είσαι έτοιμος/η για το πρώτο σου παιχνίδι!