Words With Friends Cheat and Helper – Find the highest scoring word with you can make

Find words that start with these letters (e.g. T ⇒ Train, TH ⇒ THought)
Find words that end with these letters (e.g. T ⇒ carT, TH ⇒ paTH)
Find words that contain letters in this order (e.g. TH ⇒ THought, paTH, eTHos)
Only shows words of a specific length (e.g. 5 ⇒ 5 letter words, 3 ⇒ 3 letter words)

Our Words With Friends Cheat is a special tool to help you discover new words to play in both single or multiplayer matchups. The tool will give you the edge over your opponent by providing you with an array of playable words that will turn you into a walking dictionary!

The solution is easy to use and even includes advanced functions to allow players to specify the exact types of words they are looking for. 

How to use the Words With Friends Cheat

The Words With Friends cheat contains 6 different fields which can be used to filter our word database. When using the solver, users should enter as much known letter information as they can provide so that the best solutions can be provided.

  1. Letters: Input the letters available to you on your rack in addition to any letters you want to combine from the board in this field.
  2. Starts with: If you would like your search results to only include words that begin with a specific letter, enter it here.
  3. Ends with: In contrast, to find words that only end with a certain letter, type it into this field.
  4. Contains: For any other letters you wish to include within the solution words, enter them here.
  5. Length: Use this field to determine the word length of the solutions you wish to find.
  6. Exclude: For any letters you wish to exclude from the search, enter them here.
  7. Search: Finally, click on the search button, enabling the tool to find a list of solutions which will be displayed below the solver..

As WWF requires players to place many words during a game, the word finder tool can be used by the user as many times as needed to support each turn. To find out how to use the tool in more detail, take a look at our easy-to-follow video guide:

If you are looking to get better at Words With Friends and would like to increase your vocabulary for use in the game, take a look at WordsRated’s word lists. As the Words With Friends letter rack can only hold a maximum of 7 letters, we provide 7-letter words that start with, end with or contain each letter of the alphabet below:

How to play Words With Friends

Words With Friends is loved for being easy-to-play, enjoyable and for boasting a variety of game modes. Using our guide below you will be able to jump right in and begin crafting high point-scoring words without hesitation!

  1. Start game: To begin, select the type of game you would like to engage in. Users can select to play a variety of single-player and multiplayer games.
  2. Begin turn: Once a game type has been confirmed, one of the players will be selected to play their first turn. The first turn must be played on top of the cross square and words can only be played horizontally or vertically. Special tiles on the board will multiply the points value of specific letters or the total of the entire word.
  3. During game: Players will alternate turns unless they use the option to pass. Each additional word added by players must also be connected horizontally or vertically to previously played words.
  4. End of game: The game comes to an end when one player has used all of their tiles, one of the players has passed for 3 consecutive turns or a player resigns (which includes taking too long to make a move). 
  5. The game is won by scoring more total points than your opponent by the end of the game. If the game ends by a player using all of their tiles, they also will receive all of the points from their opponents rack at the time of finishing.

Bonus points: Players will receive 35 additional points for playing all 7 letters on their rack in one turn.

Words With Friends tips and tricks

Learning new game techniques and strategies can enable you to get better at Words With Friends. We have provided a list of 6 tips and tricks you can utilize to outsmart your opponents, complete challenges and earn new rewards!

  • Balanced rack: When your rack is unbalanced with too many consonants or too many vowels, it can be difficult to form new words. Try to maintain a fair balance from turn-to-turn. You can even try exchanging letters in tricky scenarios.
  • Bonus tiles: On the WWF board, words can be played on double letter, double word, triple letter and triple word tiles that can greatly boost your score. Make use of these tiles with consideration.  
  • Clever placement: Always consider the position of words that have already been played on the board. By doing so, you will be able to link words together more easily  and even re-use the point score of letters already played.
  • Use helpers: In-game helpers such as word radar (highlights playable area), swap (swap tiles losing turn), swap+ (swap without losing turn), word clue (highlights tiles and letters of a high scoring word) and shuffle (rearrange letters) are available to get you out of a sticky situation. 
  • Learn new vocabulary: As with all word games, taking time to actively learn new words can help you greatly in-game and prevent you from having to play low-scoring words or pass turns.
  • WWF cheat: In games against the computer or where your opponents have agreed to its use, make use of the Words With Friends Cheat. Simply add the letters you wish to use, add any advanced functions you require and hit “search”, our clever tool will do the rest!

Words With Friends letter frequency and points distribution

  • The most common letter in Words With Friends is the letter “E”.
  • The least common letters are “J”, “K”, “Q”, “X” and “Z” which each have one tile.
  • “J”, “Q” and “Z” have the highest points totals per tile at 10 points each.
  • Blank tiles are the only tiles which have no score.
LetterNumber of tilesPoint value
Blank tile20

How many tiles are in Words With Friends?

  • There are 104 playable tiles that can be used in Words with Friends. 
  • At the start of the game, each player is given seven random letter tiles.
  • These are replenished throughout the game until all 104 tiles have been allocated.
  • The games board is split out into a 15 x 15 grid, which allows 225 squares for tiles to be placed.
  • The maximum board coverage of all tiles is 46.22%.

Words With Friends game modes

When creating a new game, Words With Friends players have the option to choose between different game modes, which include:

  • Friends: In this mode, you can challenge a friend to a game by searching for their name or username.
  • Solo Challenge: Allows you to compete against fictional computer characters of varying difficulty levels, to earn special prizes.
  • Username: Players can also search for players not yet added as a friend and ask them to compete.
  • Smart Match: This allows the computer to randomly match you against another human opponent. 
  • Practice Mode: Finally, practice mode is best for those who wish to practice their skills offline to get better at the game.

In addition to these game modes, WWF also offers quick play events, solo challenges and themed events to earn unique rewards.

Benefits of playing Words With Friends

As with other word games, playing Words With Friends can provide players with a range of benefits.

  • Social: One of the clearest benefits of playing WWF is the social experience it can provide. Many players look to pit their wits against both known and unknown players and they can even make use of a chat function during the game. 
  • New vocabulary: Playing word games such as WWF can encourage players to learn a range of new words. Naturally, those who play word games aspire to win and by learning vocabulary, their chance of winning will increase.
  • Relaxing: The nature of the game can be a relaxing challenge to players. Invite games have a time limit of 11 days to play each move and for random games this decreases to 5 days, meaning players can take plenty of time to decide on their next move without pressure.
  • Fun: Arguably the most important factor when it comes to playing games is that they should provide some level of excitement and enjoyment to the player. Words With Friends is no exception, especially through its social elements and reward system.   

Where to play Words With Friends

Words With Friends can be played across a range of devices and it was even adapted into a board game in 2012.


Players who prefer to use phones and tablets to play games can download Words With Friends from the app store of their device. After the app has successfully downloaded, simply open it, create an account and begin playing.


Alternatively, if you are word fanatic who likes to play word games on a desktop or laptop, you can also play through your browser. Simply navigate to Zynga’s Words With Friends website, register an account and start your first game.

Board game

In addition to the game’s digital versions, Zynga collaborated with Hasbro in 2012 to release several board game versions of WWF. A major difference between this version is that it is designed for 2 – 4 players instead of 1 – 2 in the digital version.

Words With Friends popularity

Words With Friends was created in July 2009, and it gained immense popularity within a couple of years. The absolute peak of the game’s popularity came towards the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, with the maximum reached in January 2012, according to Google Trends data.

While still widely played, the popularity of the game declined compared to the mentioned peak, and today it presents only 6% of the peak from 2012. Still, Words With Friends has kept a stable fanbase for over a decade.

YearAverage popularity (Google Trends data)

Similar games to Words With Friends

Words With Friends is often compared to Scrabble, albeit digitized, adding social elements and operating with slightly different rules. However, there are also other games that are similar in nature to WWF.

Words With Friends 2

  • Words With Friends 2 is the follow-up to WWF, released in 2017.
  • The updated title adds additional game modes and challenges that were not present in the original game, such as Word Wheel and Lightning Round.
  • It also places a larger emphasis on social gaming, with players able to create and join clubs with other gamers.

Scrabble GO

  • Although there have been many variations of Scrabble, Scrabble GO was released in December 2017 and remains a popular digital version of the game. 
  • The rules of the game are similar to WWF, but games can also be played with up to 4 people.
  • Scrabble GO also includes daily puzzles, themed events and rewards.

Who owns Words With Friends?

  • Words With Friends is owned by Zynga, who purchased the game for $53.3 million plus an undisclosed amount of stock in November 2010 from Newtoy.
  • However, Newtoy was rebranded to Zynga With Friends in December 2010.
  • The game’s original developers, Newtoy, consisted of the brothers Paul and David Bettner plus their cousin, Michael Chow.

Updates to Words With Friends Cheat

The Words With Friends Cheat was released during October 2023. As each subsequent update is made, any updated or additional features will be listed here:

December 2023: User interface updates.

Suggest an update

If there is an update that you would like to see implemented on our WWF Cheat, reach out to us at info@wordsrated.com.