Each word search puzzle in Black Star Word Search features 8 words to locate. To win the game, the player must locate all 8 words before time expires. The time allotted for each game varies based on the game mode the player has selected and the progress the player has made within the mode.
The player’s device (iPhone, iPad) must be connected to the internet to play any of the solo play modes (Classic Mode, Chill Mode or Challenge Mode) or to play the Family & Friends Mode. In the absence of an internet connection the app will not be able to download any of the game's trivia questions or word search puzzles. However, there is one exception. If the internet is unavailable, players can play a limited number of word search puzzles via the app’s Airplane Mode.