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Facebook Scrabble

Updated on August 14, 2014
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

Yes! You Consult the Dictionary Before Playing

Don't let the heading fool you, the Dictionary feature in Facebook Scrabble Worldwide does not form the words for you. You suggest a word, and the Dictionary tells you if its valid.

And its completely legal too.

You get started by simply clicking the red 'S' at the bottom of your Facebook screen and the application will load. This takes about three minutes depending on your connection speed. You select the level of game, from beginner to expert; and the duration, from 2 minutes to days really.

But the most amazing feature is that you get to consult the dictionary before playing. It will not form words for you, but you get to verify the words you have formed.

Do you remember real world Scrabble, you used to prefer a neutral scorer who would check the dictionary to prevent involuntary cheating? Meaning you would not want a player to check the dictionary and involuntarily glance at other words.


My wife and I used to play a lot of scrabble games in the early years. It was great for friends and church fellowship.

Career pressure and all, the board gathered dust.

Then came online Scrabble and Literati. I thought I was good but some experts are out there. Of course there are the hordes of online cheats who are using anagram programmes while you and I are struggling away with our honest lives forming words as we know best.

Well Scrabble Worldwide on Facebook does not make you immune to the cheats using anagram, but it sure helps the honest clean gamers who want to validate words.

Unfortunately for facebook members in North America, Scrabble Worldwide is not available in USA and Canada. I am curious to find out what is available to them.

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    • glendoncaba profile imageAUTHOR

      glendoncaba 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Cesar I would want to suggest that this would only be fair if your opponent agrees. Which is why I find Facebook Scrabble so unusual because it offers you a dictionary check. I am used to playing offline with the rule that you only go the dictionary when there is a challenge; the loser of a challenge would forfeit his or her turn.

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      Cesar Bielich 

      8 years ago

      An easier way to know if a word is a valid word before you even submit it is sites that offer dictionary lookups and will tell you if the words even exists to begin with the all the legal word lists. I know that http://www.freescrabbledictionary.com does this for you.

    • glendoncaba profile imageAUTHOR

      glendoncaba 

      9 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      @ James Reed: You are too kind. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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      James Reed 

      9 years ago

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    • glendoncaba profile imageAUTHOR

      glendoncaba 

      10 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

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      emee dee 

      10 years ago

      please what does rating mean under the personal states?

      Also, do what do the various categories of games mean? expert, etc

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      Play Free Scrabble on PC 

      11 years ago

      If you can't play Scrabble online, you can always play it on your PC.

    • glendoncaba profile imageAUTHOR

      glendoncaba 

      11 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Thanks for dropping by RNMSN. Look out for the players of Literati who cheat with anagram software.

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      Barbara Bethard 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh man glendoncaba! what a let down!!! I do so want to play scrabble and hubby won't play :( guess I will go find literati then...hope its here in USA

      enjoying your hubs, by the way!

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