Literati is a word game where up to four players compete by creating words from various letter tiles. The game is played on a 15x15 grid on which players create words by placing tiles at intersections on the grid. Certain intersections have special values and can increase a player's score. Scores are totaled off the point values of each letter tile plus any bonuses. The first player creates a word using the center intersection and everyone, in turn, must play off of the tiles on the board to create new words. The game is over when all the letter tiles are played or no player can spell a valid word with the tiles they have left. The player with the highest score wins the game.