New Words with Friends Tips and Tricks
Now that Words with Friends has received a very important update and tweaks to its core, it's time to get back on the horse and attack your opponents full-throttle. A new game means new tips and tricks, and with our help you'll be decimating opponents in no time.
Play to your advantage with words that may not work. In Words with Friends, you can keep playing over and over again when you place a word that doesn't work instead of losing your turn in Scrabble. This can be advantageous for you, especially if you're trying to buy time. Use it wisely and see if you can't benefit from placing a few words that you just know aren't going to fly.
Become an expert at two and three-letter words. The more you know, the easier it's going to be to play with the tiles you were dealt. There are several small words it takes nothing to learn, and you can have them on the ready for when you inevitably just need some points and a move to make. You'd be surprised what flies in the game, so create a running list of two-letter words that you identify as kosher during normal play.
Utilize the letters you already see on the board. Just like with Scrabble, there are already letters and bonuses on the board for you to use. Try and use them any time you possibly can, because you'll end up scoring higher.
Make your first move count. Don't waste it on a two or three-letter word if you can help it. If you've got to build a long word, then play it left of center. If you need to do a short word, play it to the right. Be careful with the words you use right off the bat, because it can and will set the tone for the remainder of the game.
Be smart about swapping out letters. Try not to waste valuable turns exchanging letters if you can absolutely help it. The best time to go ahead and swap is if you're consistently holding letters like Q, Z, or other hard-to-place letters. If you feel as though you're flooded with vowels or consonants then go ahead and take the plunge, but try and save it as your last resort.
What are some of your go-to strategies when it comes to Words with Friends? Let us know in the comments below!