Pentad is an original letter and word game based on Word Squares for up to 4 players - but also a great pastime for one person. It has three phases.

Positioning phase:
Randomly selected letters must be placed on a 5x5 grid until the grid is full, with the intention of making valid words from 2-5 letters long, and of maximizing the overall score.

Swapping phase:
The player then swaps two pairs of letters to optimize the words formed. The player should, of course, be planning for this in the positioning phase.

Scoring stage:
In the scoring stage, words are selected. There are bonuses for words covering the middle square and for 5-letter words. Selected words may be challenged, changed or removed.

Overall, a great way to pass the time for those who also like Scrabble and other word games - challenging and frustrating.

Full Help facility.

Always opens in Portrait orientation.

Versions for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nokia, Windows PCs and Macs also available from