Rules of playing
The purpose of the game is to win as many points as possible through the placing of letters. Rhe letters can be placed horizontally and vertically, but must always be attached to a standing word. The letters represent the value that is given by the letter. If you put a letter on a bonus space then you get the following points:
DL: Doubled Letter (2x the value of the letter)
TL: Tripled Letter (3x the value of the letter)
DW: Doubled Word (2x the value of the word)
TW: Triple Word (3x the value of the word)
You can get a combination of bonus points if you use all these letters in the same word. They count both horizontally as vertically. Spaces with values that have been used in another word that was already on the board do not give this value any more. The blank letter can be used for any other letter, but has no point value. If a player adds a 7 (or more) letter word to another word, he gets 40 bonud points. If a player can play all the 100 letters, he gets also 40 bonus points. By the MINI version 3x10 and 3x20 you get 20 bonuspoints if you have used 30 or 60 letters. You do not lose points for letters that have not been used on the playing board. Thus you get no bonus points at the end of the game.
The Board The board has 15 rows each with 15 spaces. The bonus spaces are distributed over the whole board.
Rules for playing 5×20 The game has 5 rounds with 20 letters. Every player always gets the same letters.
1st round You get 20 letters per round. You must try to get as many points as possible by using the letters in words. The letters must always connect to a word that is on the playing board. The new word(s) you have created must be in our dictionary. If you place a word of 7 or more letters you get 40 bonus points. Tou can place the words horizontally or vertically. Every time you make a word, press "play". You can always change this during the same round. If a word is wrong, you get a notification. Press: clear and all the extra letters go to the letterbox. Press: recover, and the last played word goes back to the letterbox. When all the words are finished you press: send. Now the words can not be changed. The letters that have not been placed cannot be used anymore. After playing a round you can see the score on the playing board of the opponent(s).
2nd t/m 5th round If your opponent is also finished with the 1st round, you get 20 new letters. If you are playing against more than one opponent, the new letters are issued when everyone is finished. You cannot swap tiles in this game. If you have used all 100 letters after 5 rounds of play you get 40 bonus points.
Game 10×10 The same rules are used as in the 5x20game but now you play 10 rounds with 10 letters.
Game 5×20+ and 10×10+ This is playes the same as indicated above except that you play on the board wuth the highest score.
Game X+ You are allowed to set only ONE word, either horizontally or vertically. You continue to play on the board with the highest score. If you have used all the letters, you get 10 bonus points.
Solo game You can play all the types of game alone, by pressing the + (plus sign) and do not invite someone to play with you.
Mini 5×20
Rules for:
Game 3×20 and 3×10 This is the simple version of the 5x20game. It is played in the same way. There are 3 rounds played with 10 or 20 letters. The difficult letters are removed. This makes an easier game which can also be played by younger childeren. There is a good division between vowels and consonants. A word of 7 letters or more gives 40 bonus points. If all letters are used 20 bonus points are given.
Game 5×20 and 10×10 These games are played with the same rules as above, but now there are 5 or 10 rounds, with 40 bonus points if all the 100 letters are used.
Game X+ You may play only ONE word. This may be placed horizontally or vertically. You continue to play on the board with the highest score. If you have used all the letters, you get 10 bonus points.
Solo game In all types of game you can play alone by pressing the + (plus sign) and do not invite someone to play with you.
Time Limit A player has 15 days to complete a round and send it in. If no round has been played within this time limit, then the player's score is cancelled and the opposition has won the game. By a groupsgame the player is removed from the group. A player can stop during the playing of a game, but then he has lost the game. When one is invited to play in a group's game, he has 24 hours in which to accept the invitation. After 24 hours the invitation is cancelled and the other players can continue to play.
End of the game The game is ended when all the rounds have been played. The person with the highest score wins the game.
Numbers and value of the letters
5X20 and 10X10 Number of letters 100
A 
7X 
1 
N 
8X 
1 

B 
2X 
4 
O 
7X 
1 

C 
1X 
5 
P 
3X 
3 

D 
5x 
2 
Q 
1X 
10 

E 
16X 
1 

R 
5X 
2 
F 
2X 
4 
S 
5X 
2 

G 
3X 
3 
T 
5X 
2 

H 
2X 
4 
U 
3X 
3 

I 
5X 
2 
V 
1X 
4 

J 
2X 
4 
W 
2X 
4 

K 
3X 
3 
X 
1X 
8 

L 
3X 
3 
Y 
1X 
8 

M 
3X 
3 
Z 
2X 
4 

Blank 
2x 
0 
X+ has 2 blank for bonus
Mini 5×20
3×10 and 3×20 Number of letters 60
A 
4X 
1 
N 
6X 
1 

B 
1X 
4 
O 
4X 
1 

D 
3X 
2 
P 
2X 
3 

E 
9x 
1 
R 
3X 
2 

F 
1X 
4 

S 
4X 
2 
G 
3X 
3 
T 
3X 
2 

H 
1X 
4 
U 
1X 
3 

I 
2X 
2 
V 
1X 
4 

J 
1X 
4 
W 
1X 
4 

K 
2X 
3 
Z 
1X 
4 

L 
3X 
3 
Blank 
1x 
0 

M 
3X 
3 
5x20, 10x10, X+ Number of letters 100
A 
7X 
1 
N 
9X 
1 

B 
2X 
4 
O 
7X 
1 

D 
5X 
2 
P 
3X 
3 

E 
16x 
1 
R 
5X 
2 

F 
2X 
4 

S 
6X 
2 
G 
3X 
3 
T 
6X 
2 

H 
2X 
4 
U 
3X 
3 

I 
5X 
2 
V 
2X 
4 

J 
2X 
4 
W 
2X 
4 

K 
3X 
3 
Z 
2X 
4 

L 
3X 
3 
Blank 
2x 
0 

M 
3X 
3 
GUIDE FOR PLAYING
Add new words: You can add new words to the site www.game5x20.com. It is possible to add these words while you are playing a game. For questions or remarks you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To log in To make a new account give your email address with your users name and password.
A password is made the first time you login in the 5x20 game. You can always change your password. If you are not succesful in changing your password, you can ask for a new one. Follow the instructions you receive by email to renew your password.
You can add a pass photo to your personal information. This can be done via your own photo or with a photo made with your ipad or iphone.
When you log in, you accept the fact that nothing out of this game can be copied and/or given to a third party without written permission from the makers of the game.
This applies to all variants of this game.
The main menu After you have logged in, you see the main menu where all the games are listed.
Press the + button on the right top and make a choice of which game you will play.
New game Push the game you want to play. Choose the free version or choose the game by paying € 0,89 for every game. Make friends by searching them by email or via contacts. There is a regular board with bonus points on the same place, or a random board with the bonus points located on all places.
Number of players You can play with one or more opponents at the same time. You can invite individual players or a whole group to play. You can make a list of friends and choose an opponent out of this group. Via an users name you can choose one or more opponents. You can choose at random one or more opponents.
Upgrade to paid version: If you do not want to receive the advertising, you can buy the premium version on the profile page. This has no effect on the running games. You can also buy each game separately at the game.
A random opponent: on the profile page you can select if you want to play against a random player.