What am I doing wrong?

Meg_CruzMeg_Cruz Posts: 1

I am on level 40 of Alphabetty, you need to come up with a predetermined amount of  4,6 and 7 letter words. Each time I come up with the words in the specified amount of letters the game doesn't seem to recognize it or give me the credit. The word is accepted by the game but if I come up with a 4 letter word, it says I still have to come up with 8, 4 letter words. Same thing is happening with the 6 and 7 letter words. If I come up with a 5 letter word or more, then it usually counts as a 4 letter word. I've been playing the game for a few days and so far has been fun, I just need to know what I'm missing here. BTW I understand in order for it to count as a 6 and 7 letter word, you need to use that many letters. Any help/advice is appreciated


  • TearianaTeariana Posts: 2

    The vines take up a letter so if three of the four+ letters have vines covering them you have to subtract three from the total letters.

  • StuckInATreeStuckInATree Posts: 4,900 Level 3

    Could be as Teariana says, also blank tiles don't count in the total either.

    On the other hand, if on the left you see one of the counters highlighted in green when you've highlighted a word, and once you make it doesn't award it, you could be having this issue with crowns not adding the extra 1 that people seem to be having recently. 

  • DebDeb2229DebDeb2229 Posts: 4 New Bee
    I’m having trouble with this too. Sometimes a 5 letter word counts as a 6 letter word. I just don’t understand I guess
  • PummyRajPummyRaj Posts: 12,096 Superstar
    Hello @DebDeb2229, Hearty Welcome to the Alpha Betty Saga section of our friendly King Community :) 

    By any chance, when you made the match, that 5 letter word had a "Line Blaster"?  If so, that line might have had a "Crowned" letter and because the "Line Blaster" clears up that whole line, and the Crowned letter was being counted,  And hence, the letter count for your word must be counting as 6 letter word instead of 5 letter word! 

    Did it make sense OR did I confuse you even more?  If you need more clarification, please let me know... I will try to assist you further OR I can call in for help by our Alpha Betty Community in-charge to pitch in :+1: 

    Talk to you soon!  Have a great rest of the day/evening!

  • DebDeb2229DebDeb2229 Posts: 4 New Bee
    Thank you so much for the explanation!! I think I understand now. Have a good day and Thanks!!
  • IsaviviIsavivi Posts: 26 Level 2
    edited September 2019
  • DebDeb2229DebDeb2229 Posts: 4 New Bee
    Hi. I’ve been on level 89 for 2 weeks and am ready to delete the app. Please give me some pointers how I can pass it. Thanks very much 
  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 691 Game Expert

    it is too early to abandon AB
    level 89 ... 9 words in 19 moves
    this level will prepare you for word lists in the future

    level 89 is not easy
    there are many ways to approach this level ... here are are 2 different ways

    1) early blaster approach
    do not worry about making words to make the objective early in the game
    make a blaster or two to break entanglers ... 8-way blasters are highly recommended
    make one horizontal blaster to hit the move stealers
    general approach
    when a 4-letter word is found ... look for a 5-letter word
    when a 5-letter word is found ... look for a 6-letter word
    when a 6-letter word is found ... look for a 7-letter word
    avoid 3-letter words

    2) the blast crowns approach ... a bit more advanced
    flood the board with crowns by making 4-letter words early in the game(using entanglers)
    crowns included in a word add to the word length
    however, it is better to blast crowns ... blasted crowns add to the word length and most are returned to the board
    this approach will be invaluable on many word-list levels past level 89

    with either approach ... it is best to start with an 8-way blaster on the first move
    be prepared to use the quit button if a fast start is not possible

    there is an example ... open in a new tab or a new window

    Alpha Betty Help: look for Albums with screenshots on FB ... click here for albums ---->  examples ... 
    screenshots are available for the following levels
    word list ... 89 453 478 484 561 578 669 755 812 835 885 889 895 905 919
    plates ... 472 485 508 513 530 600 622 659 680 870
    spread cheese ... 466 509 568 844 893
    bubbles ... 482 494 512 558 668 698 758 894
    find the letters(or hide the letters) ... 356 399 464
    drop cheese chunks 334 422 913

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