It’s important when playing Words with Friends or any word game to understand the basics of the game before you dive in and there are several things to know about Words with Friends including the value of the tiles, the number of tiles in each game, and the dictionary Words with Friends uses. Learning important facts like these will help you win every game and improve your Words with Friends score as well as using Scrabble Professor’s Words with Friends Helper during your practice games.
















Words with Friends uses the Enhanced North American Benchmark Lexicon (ENABLE) dictionary to check each and every word you try to enter on the board. The ENABLE dictionary holds over 173 thousand words. Words with Friends has added a few extra words to the dictionary as well and even lets you suggest words that they will consider adding to their modified ENABLE dictionary so that they can be played in the future.

Here are the score values of each tile in Words with Friends which varies slightly from Scrabble:

  • 0 points – Blanks
  • 1 point – A, E, I, O, R, S, T
  • 2 points – D, L, N, U
  • 3 points – G, H, Y
  • 4 points – B, C, F, M, P, W
  • 5 points – K, V
  • 8 points – X
  • 10 points – J, Q, Z

Now that you know how the Words with Friends tile value system works, we can go over the tile distribution in the game. Words with Friends uses 104 tiles in each and every game. The number of tiles for each letter are the same in every game so knowing how many tiles are in each game can give you a great advantage over your opponents. In Words with Friends, the tile distribution is as follows:

  • 13 tiles – E
  • 9 tiles – A
  • 8 tiles – I, O
  • 7 tiles – T
  • 6 tiles – R
  • 5 tiles – D, N, S
  • 4 tiles – H, L, U
  • 3 tiles – G
  • 2 tiles – B, C, F, M, P, V, W, Y, Blanks
  • 1 tile – J, K, Q, X, Z

You can maximize your Words with Friends score by using the best possible combination of letters from your rack while attaching to existing works to pick up their point values as well. If you cannot find a way to use your tiles, instead of getting frustrated try out Scrabble Professor’s Words with Friends Helper.  The Words with Friends Solver will give you all the possible words you can use and even provide you with all the ways you can attach to or cross an existing word.  You can even see what words you can place your word next to creating multiple 2 letter word scores for each letter in your word which can drastically raise your score.

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