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Facebook Scrabble vs. Words With Friends

Updated on February 16, 2013

Facebook Scrabble vs. Words With Friends

Words with Friends just came out big on Facebook - or rather, as a Droid app for Facebook - and I am suddenly deluged with friends starting games with me. I don't get the hype. What's wrong with the good ol' Scrabble game there on Facebook? It's not quite as colorful and pretty, I'll give you that; but it is FAR more functional - which makes it a lot more fun in my book!

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Why Scrabble Beats Words with Friends

Typing in Words

With Scrabble, I can click on the board where I want to play, then type in the letters with my keyboard. Quicker, easier, more accurate!

Potential Points

When I place a word, Scrabble automatically shows me what my points will be.

Word History

Scrabble shows a word history, showing which word was played in which turn, and for how many points. Rarely critical, but still nice.


Scrabble has a dictionary to check spelling. Now neither Scrabble nor Words with Friends will allow you to play a non-word, so it's not like Scrabble is changing the game here any more than WWF is. But since one is not allowed to play a non-word, the dictionary feature is exceedingly cool to check spellings that you think you remember might be a word, then check it on the board to see what the points would be. With no dictionary in WWF, you must actually play the word to find out if it is an allowed word or not, and then you can't check out other possibilities and potential points.


Every time I complete a move, an ad pops up in Words with Friends! Can you spell



The acronym ... WWF is already taken by the World Wildlife Federation. Get with the program!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If WWF won't allow non-words, how did I just lose big points to "logoi"????...can't find this word in multiple dictionaries... but WWF allowed it. Who says no cheating?

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      madoc 5 years ago

      Does anyone play W2 in Google Apps? Evil fun. That might be an alternative to Scrabble. But it is nice to be able to play Scrabble on-line AND off-line, especially in bookstores with good tea or coffee.

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      webcodez lm 6 years ago

      Interesting comparision, I'd go with words with friends, more fun!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Where does a person like you (and me) find time to play word games online, LOL?

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      The only word game I've played much on Facebook is Pathwords, but haven't played that in quite a while.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      I have not played word games on Facebook, but I think I will try Scrabble! sounds like fun to me!