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Here are some tips and tricks that will help you build a good strategy and enhance your Word Game skills in Words With Friends!
Location, Location, Location
Try playing a word on the two DW bonuses within five spots of each other near the board edge. It means big points!
The Best Offense...
Is a good defense! Playing a small word over a TW tile is better than ceding it to your opponent.
Hook prefixes to build existing words - PACK becomes PREPACK and JUMPS becomes OUTJUMPS.
PFFT, BRRR and PSST are all valid four letter words with no vowels.
Last Tile Standing
Tiles left on your rack at the end of the game count against you - make sure you get rid of them before you finish.
The Words 2-Step
There are 101 two letter words in our dictionary! Learn as many as you can to stay nimble on the gameboard.
The C Stands Alone
There are no 2 letter words with a C in them - beware!
Tile Rack Maintenance
Try keeping your rack balanced with 3 vowels and 4 consonants to keep your options open on the gameboard.
Pass it Along
Feeling stumped? Sometimes passing or swapping your tiles is better than playing a poor word.
A BLANKet Observation
Lucky enough to have some S and blank tiles? Use them strategically for a big move later!
Do the Shuffle
Lost on a tile rack? The pros like to shuffle their tile regularly to find hidden gems.
Have a Q that misses its U? QAT, QANAT and SHEQEL are all valid words with no U in them.
C and H, C and K - some consonants just go well together. Keep them together in your rack and watch your options grow.
7 Letter Throwdown
Play all seven tiles in a single word to hit the J-A-C-K-P-O-T of 35 bonus points!
Look to play words that build on top of others on the board - it means more words per move.
Did you Know?
You can keep track of all the 2 letter, 3 letter and JQZX words you've ever played on your profile stats screen.
Word strength is our clever tool that analyzes your word's effectiveness. It is available on all gameboards, and can be accessed by tapping on the top left of the top/leftmost letter of the word you are making. Give it a shot on the gameboard menu!
The tile bag, located on your gameboard menu, is a helpful tool to check the odds of drawing a specific tile.
The most played words on WWF are QI, TO, RE, IT and HE.