Don't Let The Name Fool You
Family game night has been a tradition in the United States that dates back to the 1950s. When Scrabble made its way to store shelves it steadily gained in popularity and is enjoyed now by a global audience.
As board games began to get more sophisticated (ie. Operation, Life, Risk), Scrabble still remained one of the most popular.
Upgrades to the tile and board components helped its notoriety, as many people sought after the deluxe versions of the game.
Eventually, the developers were able to incorporate a spinning device that allows the board to switch from player to player, allowing for ease, convenience and better gameplay.
Now the advent of the digital age has spawned a new mobile application, called Words With Friends, that is only a slight variation of the classic board game, Scrabble. The only subtle differences between the two are words allowed through their dictionary, slightly different placements of the premium squares on the board and slight adjustments on point values with the tiles.
The fact that Words With Friends is playable on your smartphone, combined with the ability to chat and share your results, makes it appealing to a new generation of fans. As a society, we are busy and on-the-go these days. Being able to play a quick round or two, while waiting in a long line can help keep stress levels low and make the day just a little bit better.
This article features tips, strategies and ways to improve the words you play on Words With Friends, as well as speed up your gameplay. Having the ability to play 20 games simultaneously can be a blessing or a curse. I hope that this article will give you some great ideas and improve your totals. Thanks for visiting.
(All Photos Provided Courtesy Of Words With Friends Cheat)
Words With Friends Features
Loads Of Fun And Functionality For Words With Friends Fans
Another great aspect of the game is that you can play 20 games simultaneously against either your friends and family or people you don't know, which are selected at random.
If you feel like playing the game for a long time, you can go through each of your games and play your best words. Having 20 games going on, you should always have a turn or two waiting for you in queue.
Thirdly, people are really enjoying the social media component that sits within the app. Having conversations with family members that live out-of-state or that you don't get to see very often is a snap with this game. You can have a great conversation between rounds and it's your "virtual kitchen table".
Words With Friends Luxe Edition - Premium Words With Friends
My favorite part of this version of Words With Friends is the rotating game board. This makes it easier to play in more confined areas or smaller kitchens. Ideal for college dorm rooms and single bachelor pads.
Scrabble Board Game - Classic Scrabble
Purists love this version of Scrabble the best because it's the original. Simple board with tiles. Nothing fancy. Pure, unadulterated competitive Scrabble.
Cheat Site vs. Educational Tool
If You Cheat, Be Discreet
Lastly, the cheating aspect of this game has taken on a life of its own. The ways that people are playing intricate words is amazing to watch. Cheating is really a harsh term to describe the different websites that serve as resources for the game. In actuality, they serve as great educational tools.
A site like Words With Friends Cheat is very popular with people who are learning English as a second language. The search engine provides a list of words you can play, based on the letters in your rack. Learning happens when you discover that you can play words you had not thought of previously. Some of the words are familiar to you, while others might not be.
This article is designed to show you how to use Words With Friends Cheat in a way that is educational and less obvious to your opponents. Purists complain about cheaters, but they really are complaining about the blatant cheaters who play words that are so abstract they could not possibly know the origin or what they mean. The site is a great resource and can be used educationally to enhance your learning curve and overall gameplay.
The moral of the story is that out of respect for your opponent, if you are going to "cheat", be discreet about it.
Suggestions For Staying Competitive
Words With Friends Tips For Better Gameplay
We all want to be competitive and bring the best out of each other. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of your Words With Friends experience :
Just be honest and tell any of your regular opponents that you use a Words With Friends Cheat site. Let them know the different scenarios that would prompt you to go to a cheat site, how often you visit them, etc. This lets your opponent know that it occurs and what to expect in future matches. They will either be offended and no longer want to play you, possibly want to check out the site themselves or maybe already use a cheat site, as well. If they don't currently use a cheat site, but want to get more competitive with you, they can start going to the same site you visit, which would bring the game back to a level playing field.
Words With Friends Tip - Be Smart
Definitely Easier Said Than Done
What's the point of cheating on every single turn? When you feel the need to cheat, don't use full game board sites, like Scrabble Cheat Board.
By sticking with a word generator site, you will still have to figure out which word to play and where to place it on the board.
There's still pride in knowing that you are picking the words and finding the perfect spot to play them on the board. Determining the location of your word placement is more crucial than the actual word you play.
The difference between a win and a loss lies in the art of landing on the colored tiles (ie. Triple Letter, Triple Word, Double Letter, Double Word scores).
Stick With What You Know
Words With Friends Tips To Help You Be A Better Player
If you want to have some sense of compassion, there's no reason to strictly play the word with the highest point value.
By sticking to words you already know, there will be fewer arguments over vocabulary range and whether you are cheating or not. Repeatedly playing obscure words are a dead giveaway to your opponent that you are cheating.
If you see a word you might want to use in the future, look it up, understand the definition and use it in your vocabulary.
Finding ways to drop that word in everyday conversation not only helps you broaden your reading comprehension, it also makes it more likely and realistic that you would know the word, much less play it in a game of Words With Friends.
Avoid Social Media
Pitfalls Of Playing Words With Friends
One of the mistakes many people make, when not trying to get caught, is participating on different social media platforms. There is no need to like different Words With Friends posts or pages on Facebook.
What's the point in tweeting or blogging about different word plays? If you happen to live in a house where a computer is shared by one of your opponents, don't bookmark cheat sites and definitely don't leave sessions open on your browser. If you play on your smartphone or tablet, don't leave the items lying around for opponents to view.
Don't Be A Ball Hog
Words With Friends Player Etiquette
It's perfectly acceptable to not win a game, once in a while. If you don't take the occasional loss, your opponent will get fed up and not want to continue playing you in Words With Friends.
DO NOT WIN EVERY SINGLE GAME. Take a loss on occasion or you will eventually drive your opponents away and they won't play with your anymore.
You Do Have Choices
Decisions To Make About People Who Cheat At Words With Friends
I understand why the purists get so bent out of shape when they play against people who cheat. The sad fact of reality is that this game continues to grow and take on new fans and remains a steady go-to app in both the iTunes and Android Markets.
There will always be cheating in the game, it's inevitable. You can either resign the game after your opponent plays a blatant word you strongly feel was on a cheat site. Another option is to beat them at their own game. If those two options don't resonate and you feel strongly about cheating, not playing is an option. It seems a bit rash, but after all, it is just a game, right?
Words With Friends Bingo Builder - The Ultimate Tool
This mobile app is the most popular download for Words With Friends<. In the game, a 'Bingo' is when you play all of the tiles in your rack. This app helps you discern the right words to play and gives you a list of BINGO plays you can make, based on the letters you have in your rack. This is a slam dunk app and worth the investment, if you play Words With Friends on a consistent basis.
Game Sites Worth Their Salt - List Of Game Sites For Mobile App Fans
- FACTORY96 WALKTHROUGH
Site devoted to the new hit, Factory96. It's part of the 'room escape' genre (ie. think 100 Floors, Dooors, Doors & Rooms). Takes place in abandoned warehouses and features stellar graphics.
- WORDS WITH FRIENDS CHEAT
Search engine devoted to helping you find the great words to play from the tiles in your rack. Also features a dictionary for term lookup and a very robust facebook page. Play Of The Day (POD) and Draw Of The Day (DOD) are two new features that playe
- ANGRY BIRDS CHEATS
Every level, every episode, every version. 3-star walkthrough videos and suggestions for all things Angry Birds.
- DOORS AND ROOMS WALKTHROUGH
Doors And Rooms is the most popular room escape app, currently on the market. The graphics improve, as you move through each chapter. Offers inventory features that the other games do not possess, but is #2 in the graphics department.
- LOGO QUIZ ANSWERS
Popular advertising branding app that challenges your ability to recognize brands based on their icons. All 13 levels are included on the site.
- 100 FLOORS WALKTHROUGH
100 Floors is another mobile app in the room escape genre and has just put out a new update recently. Features 3 different buildings and interesting puzzles. The graphics are decent, but the puzzles are good.
- BADLY DRAWN FACES ANSWERS
Badly Drawn Faces is similar to Draw Something, except there is a Green Goblin looking monster that draws the clue. The drawings are average to poor and your objective is to guess the word, as fast as possible. There is a time clock involved.
Do You Play Words With Friends? - Do You Like Words With Friends or Scrabble?
Amy wender on June 24, 2016:
I usually win without a cheat sheet no wonder my friend is always number 1 on the leaderboard and hardly ever plays
carolyn sue on October 05, 2015:
enjoy this game very much and play frequently - how do I obtain the word strength icon on the board - friend has it on hers and it does give her some added benefit - thanks
Dave Shimoda on August 25, 2015:
Love these tips. If you want some quick access to putting in your words, just check out http://wordfind.com too.
othellos on September 10, 2013:
Very informative and 'useful' lens. I play the game with my nieces from NY and they beat me most of the times. Now I have a better chance to win sometimes... Thank you for publishing this lens:=)
viscri8 on April 03, 2013:
good to learn some tricks for cheating on Words.
LiliLove on March 03, 2013:
Can you believe that I've never played this game? Looks so much fun! Thanks for sharing :).
lionmom100 on March 02, 2013:
I don't play Words With Friends but my daughter in law does with her mother and family in Holland. I am thinking of joining in.
TonyGaylord on February 28, 2013:
Great lens thanks for sharing :)
happynutritionist on February 15, 2013:
Oh yes, I play...my husband and I play with one another and agreed we weren't going to cheat...so you are providing me with some great temptation here...lol. Lots of good information!
ChillyHotDog on February 01, 2013:
I played this game for about a week after finding out about it. Then stumbled across a site that would enable you to find all the possible words you could make from a given set of letters. You just had to type it in and hit go, and it would do it all for you.
That's when I just stopped playing and moved on to to other flash games.
gradientcat on January 31, 2013:
I have played a few times.
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on January 30, 2013:
Cheating was always a part of the game. And it will always be:)
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on December 31, 2012:
Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!
Cavedweller on December 31, 2012:
I don't like either because i'm almost positive that all my friends are cheating when they play me.
Tony Bonura from Tickfaw, Louisiana on December 29, 2012:
I have always liked playing Scrabble even though I get the most awful letters imaginable. It is still a lot of fun. And this game looks like fun too. I will have to check it out.
rainbowbutterfl1 on December 27, 2012:
My best friend and I loved to play scrabble when we were both in the Philippines , then when she moved to Maryland & myself in Hongkong , Words with Friends reconnects us :). We play daily and we always have fun both in chatting and playing :) but we don't use any cheats .. Yet lol !
darciefrench lm on December 23, 2012:
I don't play it but I know someone who does and who likes to cheat too! ~ Blessed
MissJumpingCastle on December 22, 2012:
We love playing games a lot especially in the afternoon when everyone is around. Beautiful lens.
anonymous on December 21, 2012:
I just love this lens, pure quality, squidliked, G+1 and pinned
Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on December 13, 2012:
We love games. Interesting ideas and info here for word games. Blessed.
MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on December 07, 2012:
What fun - we always play when family visits and my son-in-law always wins----maybe someday we will come out on top! :>)
Vikki from US on November 24, 2012:
aha! Now, maybe I can finally beat my husband at words with friends! He always always beats me and my daughter both. Grrr... :)
David Stone from New York City on November 20, 2012:
Interesting and unique. Nice work.
OnlineSuccessor on November 19, 2012:
Great lens, I might use a few of the cheats..I mean tips to win. Great lens and thumbs up to a great lensmaster.
dellgirl on October 31, 2012:
Thanks for sharing these tips on Playing Words, very interesting! Who would've thought!?
mumsgather on September 24, 2012:
Interesting tips. Thanks.
Bill Armstrong from Valencia, California on September 15, 2012:
Some great reading here, thanks for the tips
maxidef on August 21, 2012:
Thanks for sharing!
Angela F from Seattle, WA on August 18, 2012:
Good tips - love the game!
games_rush on August 15, 2012:
Thanks for the great information, I will write a lens about Words with Friends, and I will link your article with it.. great post! Thanks a lot!
JoshK47 on August 15, 2012:
Interesting stuff - I'm not so fond of cheating, myself - I like losing the old fashioned way. Nice lens! :)
Karen Kay from Jackson, MS on July 19, 2012:
I quit playing for the very reason you mentioned! I couldn't win! Great info.... thanks!
Timsmansmall on July 17, 2012:
Fun and interesting lens.
tonyplaysthemambo on July 12, 2012:
I use Scrabulizer but only when I'm in one of those jams where I have all constants, all vowels, or like five vowels, a z and a q.
KarenCookieJar on July 04, 2012:
I just started playing this and I'm addicted.
Millionairemomma on May 07, 2012:
GreatGazoo on April 18, 2012:
Nice :) I need to go and buy the game now :)
anonymous on April 05, 2012:
never knew the game existed. huhu
sammyaddams lm on April 02, 2012:
Some excellent tips, I am a huge fan of the words with friends game, just not that good a winning.
whats4dinner on April 01, 2012:
Love the lens and great tips but I think I'll stick to the usual tactics on playing the game and keep it clean.
mumsgather on March 21, 2012:
After Words with Friends, everyone is crazy about draw something now. I guess age old games like Scrabble and Pictionary are still tops in fun factor. :)
hossbyh on March 15, 2012:
I've honestly never played Words With Friends before but I've heard nothing but great stuff about it. Looks just like Scrabble which is one of my favorite board games, I should definitely check this out one day!
Stinkerbelle on March 13, 2012:
It's not as fun to cheat but I love the lens