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Words With Friends Cheats

Updated on April 23, 2015

Words With Friends Is A Great Resource

This is one of several articles devoted to Words With Friends and the art of playing the best possible word.

I can't tell you the number of times I've been completely stuck, trying to figure out a decent word to play. When you have 10-20 games going simultaneously, it happens more frequently than not.

I haven't been happy with how long my games take, so I've found a website that lets me plug in my tiles and see master lists of words to play. Some people will take their master list and just play the highest point value word that fits on their board. I prefer to see the master list, educate myself on some words I may not know and play a word on the list that I do use and understand.

(All images provided courtesy of Words With Friends Cheat)


Words With Friends Cheat
Words With Friends Cheat

When Is The Best Time To Play Words With Friends?

My Favorite Times To Play Words With Friends

My favorite time to play Words With Friends is when I'm on a layover at the airport, riding the subway across town or stuck in a long line (ie. camping out for concert tickets or the new iPhone). The game itself is a great way to pass the time and Words With Friends Cheat is an even better site to help you learn chess-like strategies to defeat your opponents . . . . .errr "Friends".

This lens is devoted to providing some basic strategy tips for Words With Friends, as well as show you some of the great features to the Words With Friends Cheat site. Maximize your points while productively using your free time is the main objective. So as you stare at your tiles and find yourself asking the classic question, "What Can I Spell?", remember that Words With Friends Cheat is just a few keystrokes away.

I've broken down some of the basic strategy concepts into two categories - "the hard way" and "the easy way". The purpose of these two categories is to separate the people who are in a hurry and are looking for the quick fix, versus those that have some free time, want to take things a bit slower and possibly pick up a solid technique or two, along the way. If you employ some of these suggestions, you should see your point totals increase over time.

Words With Friends Ultimate Bingo Builder - A Great Reference Tool For Android Devices

This is a great Word Finder app that will put together Bingo options for you to consider. A BINGO is the term used to describe you playing all of the letters in your rack. Not only do you get the point alottments from the word, you also get a point bonus for the BINGO itself. This app is really convenient.

Words With Friends Cheat Guide
Words With Friends Cheat Guide

Words With Friends Tip - Relax And Think

Don't Rush To Play Your Turn In Words With Friends


Don't be like me and always be in a rush to play the first word that pops into your brain. Take your time and mull over your options. Try to piece together a few words. Give yourself some options, it's worth taking a few extra minutes.


I can't tell you the number of times I have played a 7 tile word, but was only one tile away from a 'Bingo'. Unless you have some 3 to 5 point letters in the word and an opportunity to land them on a Triple Letter or Double Letter (not to mention a DW or TW), there's really no point. Short words can get you more points than a super long word. It all depends on where the placement occurs.


The 'S' is the most important letter in the game. You should decrease your focus on playing a regular word with an 'S' in it. Instead, use those 'S' tiles to play off of the root of another word, when putting down something fresh. You'll get the point values for 2 separate words, as a result, hence a higher point total. Two words are always better than one and the 'S' is the easiest way to make that happen. Sure, there are different ways to go about that, but the 'S' is the absolute easiest. Saving this strategy towards the later rounds can help you pull away in a tightly contested match.

Words With Friends Word Engineer - This App Helps Your Gameplay On The Go

Another affordable tool would be the Word Engineer App. This app is different than the Bingo series because it doesn't just focus on BINGO words and will give you choices that fit many more scenarios.

Words With Friends Cheat Guide
Words With Friends Cheat Guide

Be Smart About Your Word Placement

Smart Strategy To Win At Words With Friends


The first few rounds are usually the most opportune time to land a Bingo. I didn't get my first Bingo until a few months in the game. A Bingo is what they call it when you play all of the tiles in your hand to make a word. Not only do you get all of those points for the word, they give you a bonus 35 for maxing it out. Holding on to a few blank and 'S' tiles is also another strategy towards landing a BINGO.


I've lost tons of games by not following this simple rule. Learning to play short words with weird, seldom used, letters can reap you solid point totals. Knowing words that incorporate 'J', 'Q', 'K', 'Z' and 'V' could really help your numbers. This has helped me go from 10-15 points per round to 20-30. Every round is different and this might not work for everybody, but it can definitely help you to learn a few of these words.


You should be looking to drop a word on a Triple Word, Triple Letter, Double Word or Double Letter spot on every single turn, if possible. This is a pretty simple concept and not always achievable. I feel like I've missed an opportunity when I can't play on a colored tile.


Four or five words, worth 3-4 points each, can really add up. Especially, if they happen to get placed on the doubles and triples.

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Knowing Is Really Half The Battle

Words With Friends Cheats Will Increase Your Knowledge


If you're playing against your friends, it's probably a good thing to establish whether you can use generators or not. If you both agree, it could be a free-for-all of crazy words that improve your skills. There are a growing number of purists who loathe sites like Words With Friends Cheat, but if you choose to look at it from a different vantage point, you can see that it could be a useful tool. Some people aren't rabid about the game, like I am and I can totally appreciate that this might not be their cup of tea. All I can say is that I'm learning 5 - 10 new words weekly and I actually do learn a lot when using the generator.


By using one of these, you can quickly make up lost ground. (ie. The word already in play is 'TENSE' and you decide to play 'PRE' in front of it, therefore playing 'PRETENSE')


If the generator gives you a list of words to choose from, play the most obvious choice that makes sense. Playing some of the crazy combinations it generates might be legal, but it could get you into hot water with your friends. No need for that.


Consider learning the definition of the word before you play it. If you don't already know what that word means, educate yourself and look it up. If you have several words you can play for the same point value, consider playing the word you know, instead of one of the crazier words. I played a crazy word the other day, 'NGWEE' and the opponent went berserk. LOL.

Words With Friends Cheat
Words With Friends Cheat

Defense Can Win Games

Its Not Necessarily What You Play, Its Where You Play It


Don't leave an easy triple word score opportunity for your opponent or an easy "S" play. If you can't play a word and take advantage of the points, then consider placing a word that prevents the opponent from easily taking advantage. They see the same openings you do.


You might get obliterated in every game, but if you are paying attention to the gameplay, not only will you learn new words, you'll see their strategy techniques and learn some helpful tips.


If you don't have the patience to really learn the game, this site provides a word generator and dictionary to see if the word you want to play is valid.

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Was This Article Useful?

Have You Tried One Of These Tips In Your Game?

I hope that this article has been helpful and given you some new ideas about Words With Friends. My objective for this was to give you some basic guidelines and strategies on how to play the game.

As I continue to learn new strategies and tips, i hope to share them here. Feel free to share, bookmark, +1, retweet or save this link for future reference.

This article, as well as the Words With Friends Cheat website are here to share ideas and help, everyone who wants to, be a better player. Good luck with your Words With Friends gameplay.

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Words With Friends Bingo Builder - This App Helps You Build A Better Bingo For Words With Friends

This is the original Word Builder app for Words With Friends addicts, like myself. If you don't feel like spending the money for the Ultimate version, this is a close second. BINGO's are an important part of the game and this handy tool lets you find them quickly and easily.

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I used to play a game called Wordox online aaaaaages ago, all the silly 2 and 3 letter words I picked up there have let me hold my own on WWF too. I win more than I lose anyway ;)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Excellent lens! I don't play the game, but you have tons of great tips here. Blessed!

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I have not played this game yet, but I want to thank you for pointing out what I do wrong in Scrabble so often. Now I think I can kick some butt thanks to your tips. Thanks Joe!


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      rainbowbutterfl1 5 years ago

      Yes I do and my regular opponent eeeerrrr friend is my best friend :) . And I play WWF Facebook ...

      Great lens !

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      Squidpress 5 years ago

      Thanks I'm finally beating the crap out of my friends. Hehe. Not sure they should call it words with friends still when I'm done with them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the new look with the bigger pictures on here, Joe! :)

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      MayBe8 5 years ago

      Very nice game! Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      I don't play yet, but after reading this cool page I may start soon. :)

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      stevel58 5 years ago

      Got my interest excellent info

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      tfsherman lm 5 years ago

      Looks like a great game. Thanks for the intro.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I'm a words with friends addict. Thanks for sharing some great tips. Blessed

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Love the game, thanks for sharing

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      barbiefashionistas 5 years ago

      Some great advice, thanks for sharing them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's a great game for people like me who suffers from early dementia. Keeps my brains working :)

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      JuserTM 5 years ago

      Nice and useful lens, great job!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've never heard of 'Words With Friend' before. Looks like Scrabble - my favorite word game. Is it a variation on Scrabble? Looks like fun. I love word games.

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      games_rush 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this lens...:)

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      Aileen1 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great information.. I learned a lot!

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      I am a little bit addicted to this game. I have 3 games going on at the moment. Great lens.

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      whats4dinner 6 years ago

      Great tips! thanks for sharing :)

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      ChrisShaefer 6 years ago


      You have out done yourself on this lens. It is very informative and I love the layout of it.

      Great work, I appreciate a well done lens. Please stop by my new "Multivitamins for Psoriasis"

      lens it really needs some love. Thanks and please keep up with such great content.


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      Cold0911 6 years ago

      If you have to cheat at the game, then why even bother playing?

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      I love word games. Nice info.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I just played w w f!! I just found a glitch. I was able to place a tile on top of another tile and I spelt a word! I didn't think it would work but it did

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      gatornic15 6 years ago

      I knew my brother-in-law was cheating. I am pretty good at this and Scrabble and couldn't beat him to save my life. Great lens!

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      Excellent lens! I'll have to try out Words With Friends...never played! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      TTMall 6 years ago

      Thank you for such an informative lens.

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      MGuberti 6 years ago

      Wow, those are some good ideas to learn more!

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      Kimberly 6 years ago from California

      Great lens! I've become totally obsessed with Words With Friends lately. I try not to cheat, but one of my regular opponents is pretty obvious that she is. I cheat right back, but at least we're both learning a lot of new words =)

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      brando87 6 years ago

      I've never actually played words with friends, but I'm a huge scrabble fan.

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      Lauriej1 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips!

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      jballs6 6 years ago

      Great lens and thanks for the tips my friend always beat me by over a 100 points! Hopefully the tables will turn in my favour

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and give a fresh Blessing to your awesome lens!!!

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      Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      English is not my native language, but I have to learn it to make a living, so this lens is VERY useful. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Lots of great strategy here... thanks for compiling this. One tool I don't see mentioned, but I use on a daily basis is Cheats & Words --

      Free download, great tool.

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      CherryTriggerCola 6 years ago

      I just started playing that game and won my first 2 games against a more seasoned player. It's also luck too and trying to to spend a turn getting new tiles.

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      I've never played this, but I heard it can be addicting! Nice lens! :)

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      Words With Friends sounds like something I'd enjoy. I've seen my friends playing it on Facebook, but I've tried to avoid getting involved in yet another addicting game. Your insight makes it difficult. We'll see.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I'm just about to go catch up with the several people I'm playing with now...thanks for the tips. Games like this are great exercise for the brain:-)

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      pattywatty8 6 years ago

      Loved this, Thanks.

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      Im not a games type but it sounds like a cool game to give a try.. :) blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @gamecheathub: I think at times it's ok....I get brain freeze and just can't think or get all vowels etc. and it helps...But I don't like anyone to use it on a regular every move. May as well play against a computer if that's the case! Thanks Joe!! I do enjoy this game and it does relax me and give me a break from other things on my mind...

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      BusyMOM LM 6 years ago

      There's something relaxing about Words with Friends for me. When I need a break, I'll go see if I have any moves waiting for me to play. It's fun and I feel like I'm not totally wasting my time since I usually learn new stuff each time. Great lens.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @KarenCookieJar: The differences are in the positioning of the bonus squares, the fact that you can play 20 at once and that there is a big interactive social network component. I enjoy the ability to drop messages within the app. Plus, you can play at your own pace.

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      I was confused why this game was such a big deal since it just seems like Scrabble to me?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      how do I remove word I put on the board?

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      kerryhrabstock 6 years ago

      Just stopped by to look for a comment by Alec Baldwin. Nope. Note to self: send him a link to Joe's lens. Other note to self: look up meaning of "wootgeek."

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @Deadicated LM: Yeah. He's a self professed addict. Katie Couric and Big Boi from Outkast play pretty regularly, as well.

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      Deadicated LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for adding me to Google+, I'm making a Circle for Lensmasters called 23 Squidoo; love this Lens, it's very timely right now with the whole Alec thingy (wasn't this the game he was playing when he got thrown off the plane lol?).

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'm not a fan of word generators. I use the dictionary on these games and that's it. Good tips though.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @toldyaso lm: Thanks for stating your opinion. This lens and site are probably not for you then. Regardless of that, I do appreciate your feedback.

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      toldyaso lm 6 years ago

      Cheaters are the reason Words With Friends is no longer fun. I'm not playing someone who isn't going to play fair. It ruins the game.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Nice tips lens and makes me want to go play this game now.

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      spiritualll 6 years ago

      I saw your lenses now! They are really nice.

      I didn't hesitate to squidlike some of them!

      I have been thinking to show them to my friends.

      Good luck on Squidoo & may you earn much


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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      I always have something good to say, but I don't think of it until I'm in the car and going home, thanks for the tips Joe!!!blessed

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      jmjdnd 6 years ago

      What a unique lens you have here. I haven't seen anything like this so far.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Don't let the name fool you. It can be a cheat tool, if one wants to perceive it that way. OR it could be a great tool for learning. I've learned a ton of new vocabulary words through it and am better off for it. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      I love words with friends. thanks for the tips.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I've come across about three clear cheaters in my time and now I know where they are getting their info from. This info is good for beating them at their own game.

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      Susan300 6 years ago

      I hadn't heard of this. Thanks for introducing me to something new. :) (P.S.: I'm your 100th "Like" on this lens, Yay!)

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      Bill 6 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I got into this game on my phone a few months back after a friend introduced me to it, I then got my wife into it and we would lay in bed with our phones playing each other. Pathetic isn't it! Now she is addicted, but I have lost interest...too time consuming and I am already addicted to enough things online!

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      nexusx2 lm 6 years ago

      hehe, i thought i was the only one who cheated. I just check for a scrabble cheat on google. this helps. Thanks for the share. Thumbs up!

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      jinggaberseri 6 years ago

      informative lens. thanks

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      Very fun page! Thanks!

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      Atomika07 6 years ago

      so helpful! thanks for sharing :D

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      kjbranch77 6 years ago

      My friends will hate you now

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      Odille Rault 6 years ago from Gloucester

      Great lens! Very good idea, and excellent information, thanks for introducing me to WWF :)

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      iWriteaLot 6 years ago

      I keep seeing this game pop up in my Facebook sidebar but haven't checked it out yet. Looks like fun. Thanks for the info.

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @Mermaiden: Qats on a Triple word = The Bomb!

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      Mermaiden 6 years ago

      these are some really great tips! i love this game and have been playing for about a year. sometimes me and my hubby battle it out our phones even though we're sitting right next to each other! my favorite word is 'qat'!

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      brando87 6 years ago

      I've never played this game, but I do play scrabble quite a bit.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 6 years ago from Ozun

      you obviously a very young generation, i enjoy your beautiful lenses ( aesthetics are age-less) thanks for sharing, and bringing me in this...Words with Friends to be.!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      My sister plays Words with Friends but I've never played it. Will share this with her!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Interesting lens, have not heard of this game, but I have a brother that plays Scrabble, he is good at it. Maybe he should try this.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      squidoolover76 6 years ago

      Great Tips and a wonderful lens .Never thought of such

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      i keep hearing how fun this app is - maybe i should try it out.

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Never heard of this, but looks like Scrabble. Same rules or suggestions would apply to Scrabble.

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      GuyB LM 6 years ago

      My wife always beats me. Now I can beat her at words-with-friends. This has been helpful-you are the man!

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I've been playing lots of people on Facebook.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Words With Friends is new to me since I don't have a Droid, iPad or iPhone. Sounds a bit like Scrabble which I do love to play. Well done!

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      spiritualll 6 years ago

      Your lens is really nice! I appreciate your tips!

      Keep creating them and may you become a Giant Squid.

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      NightMagic 6 years ago

      Good tips. I'll have to remember them the next time I play.


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