Adding proper nouns to the scrabble database

In 2010 the rules of the word game Scrabble where being changed for the first time in its history to allow the use of propoer nouns. Place names, people’s names and company names or brands are now counting. Until 2010 a few proper nouns had been allowed which were determined by a word list based on the Collins dictionary.

In Scrabble, players try to gain the highest points by making words with individual letter tiles on a grid board. Each letter tile has a points value between one and 10, based on the letter’s frequency in standard English. Various coloured squares on the board can double or triple a player’s points.

New Dimension

Games company Mattel said there was no hard and fast rule over whether a proper noun was correct or not.

A spokeswoman for the company said the use of proper nouns would “add a new dimension” to Scrabble and “introduce an element of popular culture into the game”.

She said: “This is one of a number of twists and challenges included that we believe existing fans will enjoy and will also enable younger fans and families to get involved.”

However, Mattel said it would not be doing away with the old rules altogether. It will continue to sell a board with the original rules.

Scrabble was invented in 1938 by American-born architect Alfred Butts. He later sold the rights and it was trademarked in 1948.

Now searchable in Wordhelp

After some complaints from our users we have now decided to add propoer nouns to our database and they are now searchable in the scrabble database. We added 245 countries and 7300 prominent cities like large cities and captials etc.

February 10, 2018

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Wordhelp is saying hello to the world!

Its the 17th of April 2014 and Wordhelp wants to use the opportunity to say hello to the world. The site is up and running and you are now able to get help with the following games; Scrabble, Crossword, Words With Friends and Wordfued. Choose your game in the drowpdown menu and start searching. The results will not only give you the answers you need fast and accurate, but it will help you beat your friends and make you a winner!


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Another website is born

The idea with wordhelp was to create a site that will help you find the words you need in games such as Wordfeud, Words With Friends, Crosswords and Scrabble. Wordhelp makes it easy to find the words you are looking for and will help you beat your friends in exactly such games. At the moment this website is only supporting word games, but we hope to be able to add other word based tools like verb conjugation, thesaurus, quotes, acronyms, synonyms, antonyms, definitions and much more in the near future. Basically any tool that will help you solve your everyday problems.

Why wordhelp?

Word games are exciting and fun and you can learn while having fun. Many people will probably call this site a Scrabble helper or a Wordfeud cheater, but this site will help you find the words you need to beat your friends in exactly such games. Choose your game on the front page of this site and write in the letters you have in the search box, our search engine will do the job for you. It will scan the whole word list and serve you the results alphabetically and fast so you can choose the word that give you the highest point to beat your competitor.

Did you know…

…that Scrabble was invented in 1938 by the American architect Alfred Mosher Butts? The game is sold in 121 countries and is available in 29 languages; approximately 150 million sets have been sold worldwide and roughly one-third of American homes have a Scrabble set?

or that since Words With Friends was launch, the random opponent and chat features of the game have led to a number of romantic relationships? In 2009, Megan Lawless, of Chicago, began a game with a random opponent, Jasper Jasperse, who lived in the Netherlands. The two got to know one another via the game’s chat function and married in July 2011.

or that Wordfeud was created by the Håkon Bertheussen who grew up in a small town called Ålesund, in Norway? The game was made as an iphone application in 2010, and became so popular that by the end of 2011 he had earned over 3.000.000 dollars on this game. That’s 8046 dollars a day!

and last that probably more than 50 million people play crosswords just in America? Or that the world’s first crossword puzzle was written in 1862 and that the first “cross word” was “dream”?

April 17, 2014

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