In the single-player version of Covert Word, you play against the computer in an attempt to guess the secret word.
When you start the game, you select the word-length (from 2 letters to 6 letters) that you want to play. A random word of the chosen length is selected behind the scenes.
Once in the game, use the box at the bottom of the screen to type in a guess. A guessed word must be a real word of the chosen length. When you make a guess, it will display in the main area of the screen. The score displayed next to it means the number of correct letters in the correct positions
. For example, if the secret word is "GAME" and you guess the word "RATE", it would score 2, because the "A" and the "E" are correct.
If you think you know one of the letters, you can put that letter in one of the 'Identified letters' boxes at the top of the screen, to make it easier to remember. Also, if you want to 'rule out' a certain letter in the main area, simply tap the letter to cross it out. You can tap it again to un-cross it.
If you correctly guess the word, you have won the game! You will be given the option to view the definition of the word.
If you are fed up with trying and want to give up, just tap the 'Give Up' button, and the secret word will be revealed along with the option to view the word definition.
If you are still confused, don't worry - the app includes a 'Tutorial Mode', which helps you get to know how the game works.
A 3-letter game in progress on an iPhone:
A 5-letter game in progress on an iPhone: