|Word Imp: TITLE||Play: 000 Errors: 00 Score: 0|
⊳ Reveal hidden word. (3 error penalty)
⊳ Reset game. (reset to play 1, score 0)
⊳ Exit Game.⇅ (go back to home page)
⊳ Print this page.
⊳ Mark a Waypoint.⇅ This inserts your current play number and score into the page's URL (web address) so that you can return to it after a computer crash, or after your phone wakes up (which can be just as bad).
Since a Waypoint is in the URL, you could send it to someone, and even continue playing on a different device. Waypoints can be made into bookmarks, too, and they even get saved in your browsing history.
⇅An active internet connection is required to jump to a different page, mark a waypoint, or to recover a game using a previously-marked waypoint. Other than these actions, once a game is loaded it requires no further internet access.
≡ reveals this stuff. Click again to hide.
Next Word is the button you will use most often. You can even use it partway through a word (your play number will not increase, however).
Click letters on the keyboard to reveal the hidden word (initially represented by a row of dots). Every error will be counted. The main objective is to complete each word with as few errors as possible. A secondary objective might be to try to maintain as low a score as possible for as many plays as possible.
The score is just the average number of errors per played word, rounded down to a whole number. Lower scores are better, just like in golf. There is no winning or losing other than any goals you may set for yourself. The more plays you take, the less effect errors will have on your score, so changing your score in either direction becomes more difficult the more plays you take.
When the game loads, you get a pack of 108 words picked randomly from the master list of words for the game. Once you have either skipped or played that many words, they will start repeating. You will get a fresh pack of words if you either reload the web page manually or if the page reloads as a consequence of your saving or recalling a Waypoint, or closing and re-opening your browser. (See the explanation of Waypoints in the Options section.)