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Scramble with Friends Tips and Hints

Updated on October 30, 2012
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Move over Words with Friends, Scramble with Friends has arrived and it’s the best thing ever since scrambled eggs. Okay joking. This boggle-inspired social word game requires players to create words from jumbled letters in a rectangular grid.

The more words they make, the more they score. But they must be quick to rack their brains, because each turn lasts only two minutes. There are two rounds and each round lasts 4 minutes (2 minutes for you and another 2 minutes for your opponent). The player who forms the maximum number of words wins the game.

The latest word game from Zynga has a very simple interface. And since it has been released for iPhone, players will find it easy to form words, thanks to the touchscreen-based controls. The game’s addictive and helps players to expand their vocabulary. However, there are players looking for some cheats and tips for Scramble with Friends because of the time limit that restricts them to create few words. They want to form as many words as possible to defeat their opponents. Here are some hints that might help players make words quickly:

Tips and Hints

  • Zynga has come up with a novel idea – tokens. Much like the Arcade games, Scramble with Friends will require tokens to start the game. The good news is that tokens regenerate after twenty minutes.
  • When your turn comes, you’ve three power-ups to use. You can select two power-ups. Of any two power-ups you select, the first one is free, but the second one will cost you one token.
  • Use your extra powers carefully. I would recommend the Freeze and Inspiration power-up in any game you play. Freeze gives you twenty seconds extra, whereas inspiration provides one word hint. When you use the latter, a word will be highlighted in flames.
  • Any round after the first round has scoring modifiers. Much like Words with Friends, this social game has certain tiles that double or triple your scores. You can use the above Scramble with Friends cheat apps to form words automatically. This will help you score more points as it can quickly form words and double/triple your scores.
  • Make use of the letter “s” as much as possible to create plurals. Create a singular word and then form a plural of the same word if there’s any S on the grid.

Scramble Cheat iPhone App
Scramble Cheat iPhone App

Be a Scramble Champ: Apps and Word Solvers

iPhone App

If you are looking for the ultimate Scramble with Friends hint machine, then you must have this app installed on your iPhone. An anagram generator, this application shows every single word formed from the jumbled grid and can prove to be a perfect Scramble companion in situations where word making becomes extremely tough.

To use this application, all you have to do is take a screenshot while playing a game of Scramble and then quickly upload it via the app’s import feature. The application will automatically form words from the letters in the screenshot. What’s more, it will also sort them alphabetically or according to the points they carry. The best part of the app is that it does not require any Internet connection. It costs $0.99 and is available at iTunes store. But the price is worth for the results it gives.

Online Word Solver for Scramble with Scramble with Friends
Online Word Solver for Scramble with Scramble with Friends

Word Solver

This online Scramble with Friends helper allows players to get a list of words pretty quick. The only hard work they have to do is to type in the letters from the grid into the empty boxes of the website and click the Solve button. Within a few seconds you will find all words from the letters. This online edition is your perfect companion. You can type in the website’s name on your iPhone web browser. It can also be useful for other word games that follow the Boggle rules.

Of These Two Apps, Which One's More Useful?

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    sandra 4 years ago

    I have scramable with friends Free where is the home button? my game slowed down first but is now also frozen!

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    Pablo 5 years ago

    Stop using cheat apps people!

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    Ester 5 years ago

    What do you use if you don't have an iPhone?

    I do agree that what's the point if you're going to cheat? then it's not a game of skill—so unless you're gambling there's no point.

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    Marilyn 5 years ago

    Totally reboot your iPhone/iPad by holding down together the home button and on button. Might work.

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    Slowann 5 years ago

    Why sometimes do. Get 2 options for extra powers....then other times get 3? how do get to use all three extra powers? Or is this random with the game?- sometimes 2 choices or sometimes 3?

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    Crystal 5 years ago

    What am I doing wrong? When I click on play, a token drops and then the game turns off I've never been able to play more than one round because it keeps doing this

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    Steven 5 years ago

    I'd love to see 201 words a round considering theres only 120 seconds in a round......that equates to 1 word per 0.6 seconds

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    Sgttibs 5 years ago

    I just got this game Love it! Not sure why people cheat. It's supposed to be fun and cheating takes away from it.

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    NicoWo 5 years ago

    Screw cheaters but also looking for high scorers to play. Same username as above, would love a challenge!

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    Kbkb 5 years ago

    Sometimes I can get a letter to double itself and sometimes I can't. I don't know what I do that makes it double, but sometimes it would affect the words I could make. Anyone else experience this?

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    cooperbsmith 5 years ago

    cheating app is NO fun! I was playing w some1 who started using it, so I decided 2 try it, too. it's no fun & I do better on my own anyway. plus, it made me feel like a stupid cheater.

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    Joyce 5 years ago

    The tips you're essentially providing is to CHEAT! Where's the fun and challenge in that?! Why bother playing when you're not really doing any of the thinking? I'm new at this game and getting better by the day. I resign when I smell cheaters!

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    Tg7 5 years ago

    I used to be able to use 3 tokens in a game and now I'm limited to two. How did that happen

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    Moohgoo 5 years ago

    I just played someone who went from playing mid-level words in our last game to getting the first 10 listed big letter words. Geez REALLY? I hate cheaters and will resign asap! AND regarding players who stay in you queue for days, random players are s'pose to fall off on 6th day and invitees on 12th day of no play... after 3 days tho, I kindly msg. stagnant players asking for their resignation and it works 60% of the time. If you have players after those times frames, customer service is prompt to remove them for you.

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    zakaman 5 years ago

    challenge me if consistently score over 100 words or over 3000 pts. username: zakaman

    also i believe the limit of games u can start is 20 just like the other zynga games but u can have more active games if people challenge you so if u want to play more ask someone to challenge u! as for more challenging players, my friend ixsc is pretty even with me. jonorrhea is really good even though his word ct is low hes a veteran boggle player who finds an inordinate amount of longer words. _fire is also a very good player. there is one guy who is amazingly good, like in another league--has scored 201 words and 3800 in one rd before. whats crazier is he only uses 1 powerup--he is the only guy i cant beat and dont have a winning record against but he gets so many challengers that im not gnna give his username. if u challenge and pwn me, ill give it you--lets get some games going!

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    Chaosskierchic 5 years ago

    Cheater app? Seriously... Ugh just when I thought I found a game unlike words with friends where players can't cheat. You only have two minutes anyway, and I don't think it can compete with an experienced players skill and strategy. I'm online searching for the high scorers because I rarely find good competition on random matches. Chaosskierchic is my name. Invite me please if you are also bored of beating everyone without even needing the assistance of power ups lol. I love a challenge :-)

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    Bklyncullie 5 years ago

    I just started playing and am confused by the inspiration power-up. How many words is it giving me? And then when I get a word, why doesn't it go away?


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    Lori 5 years ago

    I have no more inspiration power ups, why and where can I get more please?

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    Maureen 5 years ago

    Could you be a bit more specific about where you find settings manage applications, I'm a bit thick I am on an iPad thanks

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    jb_maz332004 5 years ago

    The comment made by EdnaQistina works.... do the clear data thing, then exit out of the game and sign back in.... all of my old games are gone, but my current ones are still there!! Thankyou Edna!!

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    EdnaQistina 5 years ago

    I was like u guys whom also wld like to delete those users who are idle or leave the game un-played for days... What I did was, I did not uninstall the app but instead, I clear the data...go to settings,manage applications... Then u need to re-login bck to ur FB acct. Hooe this helps. Cheers!

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    Papaya 5 years ago

    Challenge me teambaba

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    natalienancy1 5 years ago

    Tried the last suggestion and it does not work. HOW do we DELETE games with players who won't complete the game!??? Somebody MUST know! Very frustating. Does anyone else get weary of "More than 7 days ago"???

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    me 5 years ago

    to delete games that are not finished that is in waiting for "their turn" Select and hold the big square with the initial on it on the one you wish to terminate. After a couple seconds release and you should have an option to delete placed over the initial. Then just select delete. If it starts a new game, hit your "back" button on your phone and try again.

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    Kylie 5 years ago

    I would like to get rid of games in play, i have to many in finished games and cant start a new one but my oppnents have stop playing so i cant play it now :( is there a way to get rid of them all?

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    Luis 6 years ago

    It counts twice because it lets u input a word that doesn't contain a DL TW DW tile and one with one of those tiles. But u have to first do the one without the extra point tiles first Then do one with. What I'm still trying to figure out is why sometimes I get different times for freezes.

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    Tracy 6 years ago

    Why does it appear that they take some words twice? If you use a dl or tl, can you have a word counted twice if you spell it coming from different avenues? ie: the dl and tl are e and a. I have a t and l from both sides. If I spell teal coming from the left, can I also spell it coming from the right? Is that what is happening, or an I just getting credit for it twice? Sometimes you play so fast you can't tell why but you know you did that word already.

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    Debbi 6 years ago

    Why does my screen freeze when a new player invites me on Words with friends? I have to turn it off and on again to play the other opponents. Any way to avoid this?

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    Heather 6 years ago

    To cancel a game u are playing u can pause it and from the menu and click resign. If u want to opt out of a game click on it and at the bottom there is a flag (I think) click on it and it will let u resign.

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    6 years ago

    All 2 letter words are worth one point regardless of the letters used. In other words, dont bother with them.

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    Joan 6 years ago

    No one answered the cancel stale games question... Is that because it can't be done?

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    Kimberly 6 years ago

    I am looking for good competition as well. My scramble user name is Tatertotsmommie2. Brian, I want to play you, invite me

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    Lou 6 years ago

    I can't figure it out.....sometimes it takes my words other times it doesn't. Sometimes the letter that I have touched don't show up so my word is not spelled correctly. Also do you have to tap the check ark when your done your word to start a new one

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    Jenn 6 years ago

    I keep having trouble with scoring. Some words that I found do not show up as having been found in the end, and frequently my words are not scored correctly. How can a 2 letter word only be worth one point when each letter is worth at least one point? Screwy math.

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    Nesh 6 years ago

    Love this game! I'm not that great yet tho. But cheating is not an option!

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    Laura 6 years ago

    The Inspiration button - sometimes it give two-letter hints, sometimes 6- or 7-letter hints. What's tells it what kind of words to show? Does it have to do with the kind of words you've already made from playing?

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    Criquet 6 years ago

    DeWayne, the TL/TW mean triple letter or word points. DL/DW is double. Use these to get more points per word.

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    Ed 6 years ago

    Very good players:





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    DeWayne 6 years ago

    What do the little boxes on top of the letters mean? Like the "tl" and such... how do they effect your score or can you use the letters in the little box to add to your word?

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    Raven 6 years ago

    I love this game, but hate how some players quit after one round and I end up with stale games where the players go idle for days as opposed to just resigning! Wish there was a cancel function or a time limit in between turns...

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    Coco 6 years ago

    How do you clear or delete unfinished games that are open?

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    Brian 6 years ago

    How do you find the real competitive players? I came here looking for competition. I didn't know there was a cheat app, but I don't even care. Tell me where to find someone that can compete with me.

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    To sharon 6 years ago

    Ive had it freeze several times, best thing is to delete the ap and then reinstall. also i found out it was always against the same person so instead of pressing the play again, find them using the find friends and create a game that way. Hope it works!

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    Stephanie 6 years ago

    I also want to know how to get rid of unfinished games?

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    Ava 6 years ago

    Cus you wan people to think ou are smart.. Haha

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    sf354sf 6 years ago

    If my game freezes, I've found that turning my iPad off, then on again, corrects the problem. Also, I am at a loss as to scoring in Scramble With Friends. Sometimes I feel I have made many words and get a very low score. Other times, my score is much higher than I expected. Any ideas?

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    Kerrie 6 years ago

    I totally agree with JJ about cheating. Why even play if you can't do it with JUST your ability and wits?

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    Steph G 6 years ago

    I also want to know how to cancel if I have waited days for them to play??

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    Lyn 6 years ago

    SOme times people do not finish their game. How do i get rid of this so I can play more games. I have 18 unfinished games????

    Example: waiting for players to finish round 3

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    Sharon 6 years ago

    I have the free version of scramble with friends and it has frozen. I tried to hold the home button down for 5-6 seconds but it didn't work. Any other ideas?

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    JJ 6 years ago

    Really? Cheaters app? Why even play if all you're going to do is use a cheater's app.

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    Brian 6 years ago

    How do you check your all-time score?

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    Anurag Ghosh 6 years ago

    @Steph When the game freezes, press and hold the Home button for 5-6 seconds. This way, the app will quit. Restart the app. (source: Geeker's magazine)

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    Steph 6 years ago

    My game is frozen. I bought the ad free version and now it's frozen. Any ideas?