HQ Words asks players to solve a word puzzle within 25 seconds. The host, Anna Roisman, provides an initial clue and then adds more hints as the clock ticks down (see image at the bottom of this article). If you pick three wrong letters, or the clock expires, you lose. Players will get to spin a wheel before each round to reveal one letter. Those who make it through ten rounds without losing will split the game’s jackpot amount. The three who solved the puzzles in the fastest time will earn a larger chunk of the cash.
Only time will tell whether Words will be able to save HQ from ending up as, well, the answer to a trivia question about failed apps.