Each time you click a letter tile, the tile is removed and its letter is places in the answer. This also reveals a portion of the picture.
One letter position in the mystery answer has a blinking question mark (?). You score points when you successfully guess (click) a correct letter for this position. If you guess every letter correctly, first to last, your perfect solution will earn exactly 100,000 points!
Don't worry about guessing incorrectly at the beginning of the game as you uncover a portion of the picture. You'll usually need to see a bit of the picture before you have an inkling of its solution. Good Luck!
The answers first available letter position (unanswered) has a blinking question mark "?". You score points when you guess (click) the correct letter for this position. Guessing the letter with the question mark is ALWAYS your goal.
The earlier you identify the answer while playing the puzzle, and you begin guessing correctly each and every time, the higher your score will be. At this point, you won't really be guessing at all.
Since Picturiffic(tm) has no clock, identifying the answer early means in the fewest clicks. In fact, you'll score higher by looking at the layout of the answer letters and pondering a bit before every "early" guess.
When you play with the mouse and click the letter tiles one-by-one, you control which individual letter tile will be removed, and which section of the picture will be uncovered.
When you use the keyboard, you will NOT control which of the several tiles will be removed from on top of the picture when there are several tiles with the same letter. It is random.
Use the mouse early in the game. Once you know the answer, switch to the keyboard.