Do you enjoy playing card and word games? If you do, then you’ll probably love playing Word Ace! It is basically described as a combination of Scrabble and Texas Hold ‘Em. It’s like betting while you play Scrabble. Since both games are quite well-known, it will be easy enough to know how to play it, and later on, ace it.
The Basics of Playing Word Ace:
Starting a game of Word Ace
You are dealt two private cards (your hole cards that only you can see), but instead of what you normally find on traditional playing cards, these cards have a letter on each of them. In addition, every letter has a corresponding point value, just like the tiles used when you play Scrabble with friends. The more common a letter is, the fewer points it has. You are also given 400 chips, worth a total of $4, 000, which you will use for betting.
Betting and raising
A round of betting is done, during which three “community” cards are dealt. These cards can be used by any of the players to create words. If you think you can form higher-scoring words than your opponents, put some of your chips on the line. You can bet during every round. Eventually, there will be seven cards that you can choose to form words from: five community cards and two hole cards. Even when the cards aren’t complete yet, you can already mix the current letters around to check if you can form an acceptable word.
Once a bet has been placed, you can opt to either match it or raise the stakes higher, especially if you feel that your letters are good enough to win the pot.
To form words, simply click the letters you’ll need, and click them again if you decide not to use them. You can also use your keypad for this. Just type the word you wish to form and use the backspace key to delete letters if needed.
The higher point values that the letters of your word have, the higher your score will be, so make sure to play a word that can yield a higher score. The player with the highest scoring word is the winner and will get all the chips in the pot.
Calling and Checking
A call is made when a bet or a raise is matched. It’s like agreeing to a bet or a raise that a previous opponent has made. Checking, on the other hand, means a player does not make a bet or a raise.
Like in a game of Poker, you can also bluff your way to win in Word Ace. If you feel like you don’t really have the best letters or word, you can try your hand at bluffing – make your opponents believe that you actually have the upper hand. The goal of a bluff is to make your opponents fold or basically to lose interest in the pot. Therefore, bluffing may give you a higher chance at winning the game. It is a risky move, but if done well, you’ll get your reward.
When all your opponents fold, that is like a Word Ace heaven! Further bets or raises cannot be done by a player who folds, and therefore, he or she cannot win the game. You can also opt to fold if you feel that you really don’t have the best letters to play with. However, think this over carefully because once you fold, you’ll have to wait for the next game to play again. Instead of folding, try your hand at bluffing or just keep playing and enjoy the experience.
You only get to see the cards of your opponents at the end of the game, so there’s really no clear way to say that you have the best or worst letters. Again, don’t give up too easily!
Winning the pot
As mentioned earlier, the player who plays a word with the most point values wins. Word Ace is an online game; hence, you don’t really win actual money as compared with real life gambling. However, it is still fulfilling to win at a game that challenges both your vocabulary and gambling skills.
If you wish to level up from playing Scrabble with friends, Word Ace is definitely your game. You can opt to do real life bets with your friends or family members to make it more exciting! Whichever way you play it, you’ll surely find Word Ace a fun and rewarding game.