Words With Friends Strategy & Tips

So you already know how to play Words With Friends and are interested in the strategy of the game. There are many keys to success in Words With Friends and similar word games. Yes, a 60k word vocabulary would be useful but here are a few tips to win your next game, no SAT vocabulary necessary.

2 & 3 Letter Words

One of the simplest ways to build your strategy is to familiarize yourself with the common 2 letter and¬†3 letter words. A well placed “ZA” can get you out of a jam and a decent score.

Balance Vowels and Consonants

Maintain an even mix of vowels and consonants, of the 104 tiles in the game there are 44 vowels and 58 consonants. A balance of letters will provide more opportunity in choosing words to play. And avoid holding onto uncommon duplicate consonants. .

S’s and Multi-Word Combinations

Each turn allows one word to be placed on the board. The word can intersect with other words on the board to create other valid words. Each word created is added up separately. Make multi-word combinations to build higher scores. The letter S can be a great tool for multi-word combinations. Add an S to the end of some words to make it plural, while using the S to start, end, or be part of a new word on the board.

Play Defense

Did you just leave a vowel right next to a triple or double word score? Don’t give anything easy away! Make sure to use every triple or double word score to your advantage. With the right letters those opportunities can decide a game. Taking a few less points to avoid setting up your opponent can sometimes be a wise strategy.

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One Response to “Words With Friends Strategy & Tips”

  1. David Gibbons March 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Why are words made up in the game? They are not considered “coined.” Not doing much to enrich one’s vocabulary of the English language.

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