In Wordsnake, the aim of the game is to build words of 3-8 letters from the random selection on the tile rack, and reach a target score before the time runs out.
Each new word is placed on the board from an existing letter tile, forming snake like structures, which means the words must begin or end with the existing letter. Subsequent tiles will disappear after a set time, which means the player must form new words to keep the snake alive and invalid words will reduce the players score.
New features include the ability to randomly shuffle letters and move letters to a second tile rack to help with word construction. Special tiles let the player gain extra lives, decrease/increase remaining level time.
As the player progresses to each new level, they will have less time to complete the level, the target score will increase, and extra walls will appear that restrict the playable area.