Want a better score in Words with Friends? Stuck playing tiles and options that don't make sense? No worries, here are some tips to make your game a better experience. We have a technical option (our words with friends word generator) for immediate help and some strategy tips for your long term enjoyment.
If you're completely stuck finding a word to make with your letters and need ideas now, try the Words With Friends Helper on this page. This is a fast dictionary search which finds words you can make from your tiles. It also calculates how many points words with friends will award you for that word.
The words with friends word generator has a couple of options to help you. First, if you have a blank tile, enter ? or * into the words with friends word generator. Second, it has options to let you build words from letters already on the board. Enter the word you want to build off of using the "starts with" or "ends with" entry boxes. If you want to include a specific letter on the board (eg. building across an existing word), simply add it to your rack. The scoring calculator also includes the "Bingo" bonus which shows if you have the opportunity to use all seven letters on your rack.
To really maximize your score, look for opportunities to play short words and build off tiles which are already on the board. While it can be fun to unleash a 70 point rack-emptying smackdown on a double word score tile, you are far more likely to play 2 - 4 letters at a time. Look for opportunities to add prefixes and suffixes to existing words. This will earn you the points for the letters already on the board and can pad your score very nicely. The letter S is pure gold. Incidently, Words With Friends has a fairly liberal plural detector, so there's no shame in just dropping an S on the end of a word and seeing if the game accepts it.
Pay careful attention to what letters are left in your hand. Managing the space available on the board can also be important. If you see a good opening (double or triple word score next to an existing word), make sure to grab it or block it from the other player. This is another skill that can help you steadily add points to your score with each round (while controlling how much your opponent can score). On the same note, don't be reluctant to swap a bad rack of tiles. A single missed round can be better than playing 3 - 4 rounds with bad word options because your rack has too many vowels or consonants.
Looking for new puzzles and word games? We're regularly expanding our collection of puzzles and word games. Check out our Free Cryptogram puzzles if you are good at recognizing patterns. These are famous (or funny) quotes encryped with a scrambled alphabet code - if you can guess the code, you can decipher the message. Or check out our new word swapz game if you like unscrambling words. Flip letters back and forth until you manage to figure out all the words in the puzzle.
Stuck solving a puzzle? No worries, we can help with that too! We offer a wide variety of word games solvers and tools to help crack pen and paper ciphers! We have solvers for boggle, scrabble, and tools to help unscramble words. You can even use them to solve words with friends and the specialized versions of boggle (Scramble with Friends and large matrixes - 5 x 5 boggle and 6 x 6 boggle).
Finally, if you need to make a word scramble or crossword puzzle - for a class exercise, business icebreaker, party favor, or other special occaision - we've got tools for that too. You can even save you work for future events and classes. These are perfect for teachers, students, homeschoolers, coaches, sunday school teachers, and team mom / dads.