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- Ages 13+
Took me a while to beat hard mode. Repeatedly trying over and over again to fill up a word bank worked out nicely in many instances. I mean, wtf is an "abaci" anyways? I might come back to it later just for grins, but in the meantime, here's what I was thrown before I won.
The first word of each line is the starting word, and the last word is the finish word. Keep in mind that I highly doubt that you'll get a specific case in there (cause I only tried so many times), but it doesn't hurt to ctrl+f for something anyways and hope you get a couple suggestions.
-- If all the letters in the beginning and ending words are different, it's the most straightforward puzzle, and doesn't require detour words. Imo, these are the easiest.
-- If you press enter prematurely, words in white mean it complies with the rules of the game, meaning the word above, below, and itself, are actual words (according to the game anyways) and can be obtained by changing one letter between them all. This does not mean it is the solution!
-- Work backwards as well as forwards! And if you just need one more word to bridge the gap, just try whatever and hope for the best.