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How To Secretly Cheat At Words With Friends

Updated on March 7, 2014

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 Cheat
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.

Toy / Game Supreme Words With Friends Luxe With A Rotating Gameboard, Tile Grip Grid And Special Racks
Toy / Game Supreme Words With Friends Luxe With A Rotating Gameboard, Tile Grip Grid And Special Racks

There's several versions of the board game available. This is the monster combo spinning game board and kung fu tile grip.


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.

Scrabble Deluxe Edition
Scrabble Deluxe Edition

Best part about this version is the easy-to-carry travel case!

Scrabble Crossword Game
Scrabble Crossword Game

A traditional classic version.

Scrabble Junior
Scrabble Junior

Fun for the kiddos!

Words With Friends Cheat
Words With Friends Cheat

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.


Words With Friends Cheat
Words With Friends Cheat

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 Cheat
Words With Friends Cheat

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.


Words With Friends Android Facebook Page
Words With Friends Android Facebook Page

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.

Do You Play Words With Friends? - Do You Like Words With Friends or Scrabble?

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      Amy wender 17 months ago

      I usually win without a cheat sheet no wonder my friend is always number 1 on the leaderboard and hardly ever plays

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      carolyn sue 2 years ago

      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

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      Dave Shimoda 2 years ago

      Love these tips. If you want some quick access to putting in your words, just check out too.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      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:=)

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      viscri8 4 years ago

      good to learn some tricks for cheating on Words.

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Can you believe that I've never played this game? Looks so much fun! Thanks for sharing :).

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      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.

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      TonyGaylord 4 years ago

      Great lens thanks for sharing :)

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      Oh yes, I husband and I play with one another and agreed we weren't going to you are providing me with some great temptation Lots of good information!

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      ChillyHotDog 4 years ago

      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.

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      gradientcat 4 years ago

      I have played a few times.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Cheating was always a part of the game. And it will always be:)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

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      Cavedweller 4 years ago

      I don't like either because i'm almost positive that all my friends are cheating when they play me.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      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.


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      rainbowbutterfl1 4 years ago

      My best friend and I loved to play scrabble when we were both in the Philippines , then when she moved to Maryland &amp; 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 !

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      I don't play it but I know someone who does and who likes to cheat too! ~ Blessed

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      MissJumpingCastle 4 years ago

      We love playing games a lot especially in the afternoon when everyone is around. Beautiful lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just love this lens, pure quality, squidliked, G+1 and pinned

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      We love games. Interesting ideas and info here for word games. Blessed.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What fun - we always play when family visits and my son-in-law always wins----maybe someday we will come out on top! :&gt;)

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      aha! Now, maybe I can finally beat my husband at words with friends! He always always beats me and my daughter both. Grrr... :)

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      Interesting and unique. Nice work.

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      OnlineSuccessor 5 years ago

      Great lens, I might use a few of the cheats..I mean tips to win. Great lens and thumbs up to a great lensmaster.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these tips on Playing Words, very interesting! Who would've thought!?

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Interesting tips. Thanks.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Some great reading here, thanks for the tips

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      maxidef 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

      Great Lens!

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Good tips - love the game!

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      games_rush 5 years ago

      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!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Interesting stuff - I'm not so fond of cheating, myself - I like losing the old fashioned way. Nice lens! :)

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      Karen Kay 5 years ago from Jackson, MS

      I quit playing for the very reason you mentioned! I couldn't win! Great info.... thanks!

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      Timsmansmall 5 years ago

      Fun and interesting lens.

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      tonyplaysthemambo 5 years ago

      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.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I just started playing this and I'm addicted.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Great tips!

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      GreatGazoo 5 years ago

      Nice :) I need to go and buy the game now :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      never knew the game existed. huhu

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      sammyaddams lm 5 years ago

      Some excellent tips, I am a huge fan of the words with friends game, just not that good a winning.

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Love the lens and great tips but I think I'll stick to the usual tactics on playing the game and keep it clean.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      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. :)

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      hossbyh 5 years ago

      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!

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      Stinkerbelle 5 years ago

      It's not as fun to cheat but I love the lens