What is Entriviast?
Entriviast is a multi-player word placement game that allows you to play words from your favorite subject matter such as SciFi, Fantasy, TV, Movies, Supernatural, etc. When you play a lexicon word you may be asked a trivia question for bonus points. If the word is rare enough you may get a second trivia question asked if you are willing to put your bonus points on the line for double or nothing. Games can be played with friends or random opponents on the internet.
What Platforms can I play Entriviast on?
Currently we support Android Devices v2.3 (Gingerbread) or above and all Apple iOS phones and tablets. In the near future we will have Web and Facebook versions.
What is a lexicon?
A lexicon is a collection of words we have gathered from a multitude of sources. For instance, the SciFi lexicon has words in it from every Star Trek™ episode and Star Wars™ movie. Currently the sources for the lexicons are mostly teleivision shows and movies. However, we will be adding words from books and other media. Each lexicon has trivia questions associated with many of the unique words in that lexicon.
Examples of words you could play in the SciFi lexicon:
Can I play English words as well as Lexicon Words?
Yes. Our English dictionary is slightly smaller than other similar games to encourage the playing of lexicon words, but you should be able to play all common English words. Be aware, though, that you do not get bonus points for English words.
Sometimes words that are from the English dictionary overlap common words used in the lexicon. For example, Data is the name of a popular Star Trek character. In these cases we have “Whitelisted” the English word so that it gives you bonus points and may give you a bonus trivia question.
What are the # tiles?
The # tiles are wildcard tiles. They can be used as any letter in the alphabet for zero points or as a number or special character (period, forward slash, apostrophe, plus or hyphen) for 4 points. This allows you to play words such as “NX-01” or “T’Pol”.
Why do you have such obnoxious ads in your game?
Sorry, it costs a vast amount of money to create games like this. We need to pay the bills. If you find them distracting you can turn them off using Coins in the app.
Why don’t you have a lexicon for my favorite subject?
We are always working on additional lexicons. Here are some that are coming soon: Horror, Video Games, Technology, Music, Geography and Comics. If you are interested in a different lexicon let us know at www.entriviast.com.
Why is the word I tried to play not in the lexicon?
Putting these lexicons together has been a large task. Sometimes we don’t get all of the words from a source, the source has a lot of noise in it leading to incorrect parsing, or the word appears in the English dictionary. If you feel something should or shouldn't be in the lexicon please report it at on the lexicon curation page. We would like to improve each lexicon and need your help to do so.
Why did I not get bonus points for the word I played?
Some words appear in the English language as well as the sources for the lexicon. We can white list these words so that you get bonus points for them in the future, please let us know about words like these at www.entriviast.com on the lexicon curate page.
Why do I not get bonus questions for each Word I play?
We are continually adding bonus questions to the cloud database. However there are more then 80,000 words in some of the lexicons and we cannot get to them all right away. If you would like to help make the game better, please go to the lexicon curate page and add a question or two.
How can I add words or questions to the lexicon?
If you would like to help make the game better, please go to the lexicon curate page and add questions, words, or white list entries.
Where can I use Coins?
Coins can be used to provide special assistance during game play. Right now that assistance takes the form of:
How do I get Coins?
Coins can be earned through game play, or by purchasing them in the app. Currently you can earn coins by:
Why are Coins so Expensive/Cheap?
Depending on your perspective it might seem that the coins are too expensive or too cheap. We are striving to achieve a balance with the coins to encourage less use of purchased coins while at the same time making enough money to keep our developers fed and housed. We are inevitably not going to make everyone happy with this system, but we're doing our best.
My coin purchase did not work!
Please email email@example.com and we will ensure you are taken care of.
I am experiencing bugs/crashes.
We strive to make the app bug free. If you are experiencing a bug please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of it as soon as possible.