What Type of Word Game Is Literati?

Literati is a word-making game very similar to Scrabble. Those wishing to play an online version of Literati must have both a Java-enabled browser and a Yahoo ID. Like Scrabble, players work with seven letter tiles to create words and link them together on a board.

The primary differences between Scrabble and Literati are tile values and board configuration. Scrabble has letter tiles valued at up to 10 points, whereas Literati's tile values top out at five points. Players also find the bonus squares in different locations than those on a Scrabble board. The sizes of both Scrabble and Literati boards measure 15 by 15 squares. Literati players can choose from several levels of difficulty and total number of players in a game.