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HotBlonde
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May 16th, 2013 at 11:40:23 AM permalink
Quote: konceptum

I think the problem is that the Words With Friends word list is.... well, not entirely stable?

According to this:


If you use any of the cheat or helper programs that utilizes a standardized dictionary, like TWL06, you will find the above to be true. It will recommend words to you that are not acceptable to Words With Friends. It will also not recommend words that ARE acceptable to Words With Friends.

Furthering Googling found this link, which claims to contain the full word list for Words With Friends. However, I noticed that the word 'Nazi' is on the list, and I happen to know that Words With Friends does NOT accept this word in game play. Thus, I would not accept the word list as being completely valid.

This website, which I believe may be a cheater/helper program site, also states that the Words With Friends acceptable word list is being updated fairly frequently.

Further, for anybody interested in all the differences between Scrabble and Words With Friends, I think this is a comprehensive list.

wow, very informative.
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May 16th, 2013 at 12:35:49 PM permalink
"Players can take turns building words crossword-puzzle style with an opponent in a manner similar to the classic board game Scrabble (the rules of the two games are similar, but Words with Friends is not officially associated with the Scrabble brand)..."

"The rules of the game are mostly the same as those of two-player Scrabble, with a few differences such as the arrangement of bonus tiles and some of the letters' point values."

And that's why I hate WWF. Scrabble is a contest of intelligence and command of the English language. WWF is "who's better at reading lists and using search engines". I prefer the former.
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konceptum
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May 17th, 2013 at 12:03:16 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Scrabble is a contest of intelligence and command of the English language. WWF is "who's better at reading lists and using search engines".


It really depends on who you're playing with. The people I play Words With Friends with don't utilize search engines or cheat programs. On the other hand, I had a nice game of (face-to-face) Scrabble with a 9 year old who I allowed to use a dictionary. It's no different than making a bet with someone in person or a bet with someone online. Whether or not the person welches on the bet isn't directly indicative of the medium in which the bet was made, but rather of the person with whom the bet was made.

That being said, if you're experience with Words With Friends is that everyone you've played against has cheated, then you definitely should not be playing Words With Friends. This is similar to people's arguments on this forum regarding Indian casinos. If you believe you are being cheated by a particular medium, then definitely avoid that medium.

For the same reason, I avoid playing Words With Friends with random people that I don't know. I play against people that I know.
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May 17th, 2013 at 12:33:01 PM permalink
As an aside, here's a daft game : say the same thing, a word association game :http://www.saythesamething.com/
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May 17th, 2013 at 1:16:09 PM permalink
Quote: konceptum

It really depends on who you're playing with. The people I play Words With Friends with don't utilize search engines or cheat programs. On the other hand, I had a nice game of (face-to-face) Scrabble with a 9 year old who I allowed to use a dictionary. It's no different than making a bet with someone in person or a bet with someone online. Whether or not the person welches on the bet isn't directly indicative of the medium in which the bet was made, but rather of the person with whom the bet was made.

That being said, if you're experience with Words With Friends is that everyone you've played against has cheated, then you definitely should not be playing Words With Friends. This is similar to people's arguments on this forum regarding Indian casinos. If you believe you are being cheated by a particular medium, then definitely avoid that medium.

For the same reason, I avoid playing Words With Friends with random people that I don't know. I play against people that I know.

At first I thought that I would be upset if I were playing against someone who is cheating. But then I realized that it kind of didn't matter because even if I didn't win I still did my best in strategizing and stretching my brain in the process. Plus I get to feel good knowing that I did it on my own, and the person using the cheat system has to live with themselves.
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October 12th, 2019 at 11:44:11 AM permalink
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Quote: Face

Bah, I hate that game. It was fun for a second, and would be fun if there were a limit on tries or something. But the asshats I play with will just repeatedly throw letters around for half an hour until something sticks, and make a word they had no idea existed and have no idea what it means or how it's used.

There is zero fun in that; it's like playing against idiot monkeys. No, it is playing against idiot monkeys =p



Not to mention that anyone can google Scrabble Cheat or Scrabble Word Finder.



Hello,
I can't find a good scrabble word finder, I found this topic...
StevieRayShine
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December 20th, 2020 at 6:40:06 PM permalink
Not necessarily true :) More and more people are now playing Scrabble online. So there are a ton of Scrabble cheats online now.

The vast majority of cheaters you’ll encounter though just choose the top-scoring word from a cheat site. The problem with this type of “pure cheater” though is that they have forgotten that Scrabble is a game of skill and that there are multiple paths to victory. The goal is not necessarily to play the highest-scoring word every time. Different tiles have more utility than others. That's why the more advanced cheats such as Scrabble Word Finder go beyond your everyday dictionary website and allow you to theorycraft plays well into the future.
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April 11th, 2021 at 8:56:23 AM permalink
Actually I've recently discovered this Words With Friends Cheat from Word Grabber and it's much more reliable than the word finder I mentioned previously. It can be used for Words With Friends, Scrabble, or any similar style word game. Cheers!

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