playing letters of alphabets

main page of word game rules for word games on a chess board gaming design of scrabble

Playing letters on a chess board.
Word game with alphabets.

Images for printing playing cards with letters in format A4 can be downloaded in PDF file at the end of this page.
This word forming chessboard game has patent of invention RU 2243799 and has differences in comparison with gaming design of scrabble.

The table of factors or coefficients of frequency in language for letters of the English alphabet.
table of frequency factors of Latin letters in English words


The first complete set of
playing cards with letters.

complete sets of letters as chessmen or draughts men

The second deck of
playing cards with alphabet signs.
alphabetic playing cards for studying of foreign languages

Playing board for word games.
chess board for linguistic lexical tournaments

Initial game positions for letters
of the first complete set:

game positions of alphabetic signs on a chess board

Initial game positions for letters
of the second complete set:

sign systems of alpfabet for linguistic games and puzzles

The description of gaming construction.

This word forming game is arranged so that players could have letters of alphabet or playing cards with alphabetic signs on squares of a chess board, and could manipulate as gaming figures, namely as chessmen or tokens of draughts men in checkers. Therefore letters of alphabet are put on a surface of tiles or playing cards in two positions that players do not read letters "head over heels" in the event that participants of game process are opposite each other as in a chess or checkers.
The composition of gaming construction contains two complete sets or decks of 32 playing cards on which consonant letters are printed once, and vowels are presented twice. Total each complete set of playing cards represents 20 consonant letters and 6+6=12 vowels of the Latin alphabet.
Playing cards of two complete sets differ by means of presence or absence of dark rhombuses on backs of sheets and by different colors on front-face areas.
Playing cards of the first complete set have red and yellow colors, and the second deck have green and blue color palettes that corresponds to proportional groups. Namely letters of red and yellow, and also green and blue playing cards in complete sets are proportional according to numerical factors of frequency in language that provides equal odds of a prize to players if everyone plays by own proportional group.
It is possible to count mathematical sums of numerical factors for alphabetic frequency in words of English language at the left in figures where initial game positions of proportional groups on a chess board are shown.
The belonging of letters to proportional groups in structure of complete sets is specified not only by different colors on front-face areas but also by presence and absence of daggers on backs of playing cards.
Proportional distribution consists that letters have factors or coefficients of using or frequency of occurrence in language according to which mathematical sums of coefficients in each group are equal. But it is necessary to consider that composition of this word game represents complete sets of letters which are distributed on proportional groups according to frequency factors in the English language.
Letters of the Latin alphabet are common or general for different languages, but in this case alphabetic signs are organized as a board game for English words, but also can be organized as gaming designs for different foreign language systems.
Factors of frequency using for Latin letters in words of English language are shown above in the table, and also specified on playing cards by means of Arabian ciphers.
Also proportional groups have equal quantity of vowel letters which are syllabic and have paramount value at word formation.
If two players participate in game then each can play by letters of own proportional group from structure of any one complete set, or each can play by playing cards of own deck. And thus equal odds of a prize will be observed due to proportional distribution of letters.
Besides on playing cards there are drawings of focusing arrows which can be directed on opponents if participants of game are located on different parties of a chess board, that allows to distinguish own letters.
The game board has 64 squares that is similar to a chessboard and corresponds for 32+32=64 playing cards in two complete sets. Namely construction of the chess board for this word forming gaming consists of eight vertical and horizontal lines of squares which have rectangular forms similar to shapes of playing cards.
Squares are dark and light in staggered rows as on a chess-board, that allows to see diagonals.
Verticals and horizontals are designated by numerical notations.
According to the listed design features this word forming game allows to have playing cards with letters on squares and to play as by chess figures. Arrangements of proportional groups of the first and second complete sets on chessboard squares in initial game positions are shown in figures 1 and 2 where letters are shown in cells of schematic table with indications of frequency factors in words of the English language.
Brief rules and instructions of some playing interactions look on the appropriate page of this website or look PDF files wgru1.pdf and wgru2.pdf under blue button below where the complete manual of 33 games and 6 puzzles are written in Russian.
Rules of games with use of Latin letters in a context of English language are similar to instructions of playing interactions with Russian words, but knowledge of different languages is necessary for players or gamers.

Letters of the Latin alphabet can be used in word games for different languages, but distributions of letters to proportional groups are necessary for different lexical or vocabulary systems according to frequency factors of alphabetic signs in national linguistic constructions for which this gaming will be intended.
Or playing cards with letters of Latin alphabet can be used for word games in which rules allow formation of any conditional alphabetic combinations or transcriptions of lexical compositions.
Besides playing cards with Latin letters can be actual for the Chinese, Korean or Japanese languages, and also other national linguistic constructions in which there are no alphabetic signs. Namely Chinese or Korean or Japanese words can be written by Latin letters, and gamers can apply transcriptions of oriental hieroglyphs, either Arabian or Indian or Jewish linguistic symbols for word games and puzzles. Provided that distributions of letters in complete sets of playing cards on proportional groups according to frequency of using in corresponding languages are necessary.
And also gamers need special dictionaries where Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Arabian, Indian, Jewish words are written by Latin letters, that participants of games could identify combinations of alphabetic signs which are admissible for word-formation.
Or playing cards with letters of Latin alphabet can be used for international tournaments and competitions in which the Esperanto language is establishing for word-formation. Or it is possible to make special dictionaries for international word games in which carriers of different languages participate.
International dictionaries for linguistic tournaments should have equal quantities of words of all languages, and also letters in complete sets of playing cards should be distributed on proportional groups according to average arithmetic factors or mathematical coefficients of frequency in all used lexical systems.
Or gamers can organize logic charts and tables, or otherwise to tell mathematical sign systems and geometrical matrixes in which letters form conditional words comprehensible to perception for carriers of different foreign languages, and admissible for word-formation in a context of global linguistic games or puzzles at international tournaments and contests.
In any case Latin letters for word games and puzzles can be interesting in different languages even if lexical system of this or that country of the world is constructed according to other alphabetic signs.
Or playing cards for word forming chessboard games can be organized according to linguistic signs of the international phonetic alphabet of human speech, or according to alphabetic designs of nation languages of the world, if it will be interesting for gamers.
Images of two complete sets of playing cards with letters of the Latin alphabet and pictures of the playing chess board can be downloaded in the PDF file suitable for home printing in format A4.

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The address for conversations about rules of game interactions with words on a chessboard, and also different themes for discussions about board logic games, about numerology of alphabets and numbers of letters in names of people.

I hope that this word forming game on a chess board will be interesting and entertaining!
Will be more interesting rather than prototypes such as scrabble or erudite.


Complete sets of alphabetic playing cards can be applied as a chess or checkers. Namely logic games with letters and words can be considered as sports meets equivalent to checkers tournaments or chess championships. As letters in the shown gaming versions are similar to chessmen or draughts men, and also gamers can use in rules special dictionaries which permit form only certain words, that allows to have equal odds of a prize and accordingly allows to consider alphabetic signs on a chess board as a linguistic lexical game for sports tournaments and competitions.
And also gamers can settle letters on board squares in initial playing positions which are similar to arrangements of chessmen, that allows to classify various game combinations similarly as chess problems or checkerboard patterns which are published in popular magazines.
Or similarly as various conundrums with letters and crossword puzzles which are published in newspapers and popular magazines.

Also the shown complete sets of alphabetic cards for word games with letters on a chess board can be applied as teaching manuals to vocabulary training in the educational centers and clubs where people study foreign languages not only in the form of school classes or courses, but teachers organize dialogues and conversation contacts of people in groups. Namely this word forming chess-board game can be used as a studying manual which is necessary for association of learners in groups of discussion forums in the educational centers and teaching clubs of foreign languages.
Complete sets of playing cards with letters can be organized not only for English language, but also for French or German alphabets, or other alphabetic systems of human speech, if educational centers and linguistic clubs organize discussion forums for studying of different foreign languages.