Wordy Weekend was introduced in the Arabia 2015 edition (Week 45). It is 48 hours long and is held on Saturdays and Sundays.
At this weekend event you must find the letters of a character's name in the game. The letters are gold/yellow to not be confused with Daily Challenges.
Completing a name gives you a Super Mystery Box, after which you can move onto the next character. If you don't have a character you're given the opportunity to buy them using coins at regular price, or you can skip the character by watching an advertisement. However, you can only watch the advertisement if you have a secure internet connection, or else you will have to use keys to skip to the next character. To check that your internet is working, you can go to the "Earn Coins" menu and see if the sponsored video comes up. If it does, check the Wordy Weekend tab again and it should show a video icon under "Skip" instead of Keys. If it doesn't show this, try watching the sponsored video and then going back to the tab. The Wordy Weekend event is the first time you can buy limited characters with coins after the edition where the characters originally appeared (see pictures on the end of this article).
Character Order Edit
The character order for Name Hunting seems to be based on a eight week cycle of the core 16 characters appearing in a predetermined order, and 18 characters in Christmas Core (Elf Tricky and Buddy included).
From Arabia Week 45 to Tokyo Week 76 only Core 1-4 were used, but in Tokyo Week 77, the Christmas Core was introduced. It was used every weekend from Tokyo Week 77 to North Pole Week 81. After Hawaii 2016 edition arrived, Core 5-8 were introduced. The rotation of Core lists from Hawaii Week 82 to present goes in order 5,6,7,8,1,2,3,4...
These are the Core lists:
|Core 1||Core 2||Core 3||Core 4||Core 5||Core 6||Core 7||Core 8||Christmas Core1||Christmas Core2|
The empty spots were filled in using a fixed rotation of 21 limited characters. Since there were only 20 empty spots one character wasn't used each weekend. In this rotation Zombie Jake, Elf Tricky, Jamie and characters released after Arabia edition didn't appear.
However this has been changed in Sydney edition. Marco, Nikos, Zuri, Mike, Jenny, Jaro and Aina were added to the rotation in Sydney Week 96. As the rotation of Core lists goes 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, there are only 21 empty spots in Core lists 5-8 and 20 empty spots in Core lists 1-4, but there are 28 characters in the rotation, so 7 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 5-8 are on and 8 of them are not used each weekend when Core lists 1-4 are on. Zombie Jake, Elf Tricky, Jamie and limited characters released after Sydney edition still do not appear in the rotation.
This is the order of limited character rotation: