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Pat Sajak's Lucky Letters Guide
At the start
of the game you noticed three player podiums in the studio. Each represents a
different game you may play. Click a podium to begin a game. Briefly, these
Lucky 10 — A "lite" version of Lucky Letters. Solve an entire puzzle by correctly guessing 10 Lucky Letters. You decide which clues you want to answer. Get all 10 letters right for a Perfect 10, and you’ll win a $50,000 bonus!
Lucky Players — Gather some friends (up to 4 players) around your computer and prepare for fast-thinking fun! Players "buzz in" as they would on a TV game show. Lucky Chances give players opportunities to come from behind, or dominate the friendly competition.
This is Pat's new "classic" game show.
Lucky LettersTM is easy to play. Simply:
– spin the slot machine and check out the clueTo begin a game, click the Lucky LettersTM podium in the studio. Then, sign in with your player name and choose which day's game you wish to play. Monday games are the easiest. Friday games are the hardest. You'll get an invitation to play in a Championship game only after you have won five daily games in a row!
As you play Lucky LettersTM, these are some of the game's stages and opportunities to win big:
STARTER LETTERS -
At the beginning of each game, you'll have an opportunity to pick several starter letters. Choose letters most commonly found in answers. Starter letters spread through the puzzle just like a Lucky Letter and make it easier to solve clues in the Puzzle Round.PUZZLE ROUND -
The Puzzle Round is the heart of the game. You get ten slot machine spins in this round. With every spin, you get a new pair of clues and answers. Each clue is presented separately along with a selection of letters for the answer. Use the Change Clue Button to select which of the clues you want to answer.LUCKY CHANCES -
During the Puzzle Round you may be presented with a Lucky Chance opportunity. Here, you are presented with a single clue, a single answer, and a selection of letters for that answer. You get to decide what portion of your winnings you are willing to wager on solving the clue. Of course, you can pass on the clue and not wager at all, but you can also double your money if you are bold (and smart)!LIGHTNING ROUND -
The Lightning Round is where you will win or lose the game. If you have guessed well in the Puzzle Round, the Lightning Round may be a snap. If not, the pressure will be on.Here are a few other things that are helpful to know about the game, and some tips to help you succeed and win millions!
USE THE MOUSE OR KEYBOARD -
It's your choice. You can use your mouse to choose letters, click the Spin button, click the Change Clue button, etc. Or, you may use your keyboard to type letters and press the SPACEBAR to "Spin," "Change Clue," or trigger a "Next" in the Lightning Round. For skilled typists, the keyboard will probably be the best choice.HIGHER SCORES FOR THE TOUGHER DAYS -
It is more difficult to complete a Thursday or Friday puzzle than it is to complete a puzzle from Monday or Tuesday. The average clue difficulty is harder, the number of free "Starter Letters" is fewer and the time available in the Lightning Round is shorter.LOOK AT BOTH CLUES -
In the Puzzle Round, use the Change Clue button or press the SPACEBAR to see both clues for each spin of the slot machine. The answers to each of the two clues share the Lucky Letter and the arrangement of letters in one answer may yield hints to help you solve the other answer.THINK "JUMBLE" -
You are presented with choices from a relatively small set of letters for every answer. You aren't working with the whole alphabet. Sometimes you can puzzle out an answer just by playing with the letters in your mind. Then, if you brainstorm a possible answer, always check to make sure that all of your answer's letters are available in the set of letters presented!DON'T BE AFRAID TO GUESS -
You know that certain letters appear more frequently in words than others. There are far more of the letters "S," "E," "A" and "T" in an average sentence than the letters "Q," "J," "X" or "G". Use this knowledge when you are at a loss for a complete answer. Then, if the letter you guessed is in the answer, consider that clue and answer again -- just having one new correct letter in an answer can really narrow down the possibilities.GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN PLAYING LUCKY LETTERS!
An invitation to play the Championship Game of Lucky LettersTM is offered after the player has won five daily games in a row.
The Championship Game plays just like a daily game of Lucky LettersTM, but it has the toughest clues and trickiest answers. The Championship Game also has a larger puzzle with 40% more letters to be filled in.
Your reward for winning a Championship Game is substantial! The values on the slot machine wheels are maximum -- so the value of each Lucky Letter will be extremely high. When the Lucky Letter spreads through the puzzle, many more letters will be found, simply because the puzzle itself is larger.
Championship winners who wager intelligently in their Lucky Chances have been known to win a million dollars in a Championship Game!
This is Pat's game for those who enjoy a quick mental challenge. It's also a great warm-up for Lucky Letters!
time pressure in Lucky Ten. Each player controls their pace of play. Smart
players apply different strategies to win the most money. Here's how to play:
– a portion of the puzzle will be filled in before you beginYou'll complete a "Perfect Game" of Lucky Ten if you solve the entire puzzle in 10 correct guesses. Game End Bonuses are awarded for sterling play and a "Perfect 10" earns a bonus of $50,000!
At the beginning of each game, roll your mouse over all of the Lucky Letters and find the answers (and Lucky Letters) you are confident you know. Begin with these, because as the Lucky Letters spread throughout the board it becomes easier to solve the clues you may not have felt confident in solving.=================================================
Playing alone is great fun, but playing together with friends and family can be a riot. Lucky Players is Pat's game for those who enjoy good spirited competition.
This is what
you need to know to play Lucky Players:
– the game may be played with 2, 3 or 4 contestantsGAME SETUP -
Keyboard keys are used for "buzzing in". These are the "A", "C", "N", and "L" keys (when four players are competing). Each player needs to be able to reach the keyboard and be ready to buzz in when the clue appears. We suggest that a single player (the most accurate typist) be designated to do all of the typing of answers during the game.PLAY TIMER -
Once a clue appears, all players have ten seconds to buzz in. The order of play is determined by the order of when each player buzzes in. Once the player order has been determined, the first player will have 30 seconds to guess the answer. If a player doesn't solve the clue, it will be the next player's turn.INCORRECT ANSWERS -
When a player guesses an incorrect letter, it immediately becomes the next player's turn. All players should remain alert and ready to jump in when it is their turn.LUCKY CHANCES -
There are several Lucky Chances in each game. The contestant that buzzes in first (First Player) will get to set the value of the Lucky Chance wager. The minimum wager is 1/4 of that player's winnings.