Words With Friends, or WWG for short, is an online Scrabble-like game where two to four players compete against each other. The object of the game is simply to score as many points as possible by using words that are on a given dictionary.
WWG has been around since 2009 and has over 70 million users. It’s safe to say that it’s one of the most popular mobile games out there, which means you might be wondering how to play Words With Friends cheat board.
In this article we’ll look at some of the most common ways to start a turn in Words With Friends, along with some tips to help you get more points on your turns.
Start a Turn in Words With Friends
Once a player has made his/her own turn, they can choose to make any number of moves they want before playing a word on their turn. This is known as “playing a run”, meaning a word that is not on the board will be placed on there during the next turn.
The most basic way to play a run is to place the word that is being played on top of another existing word. For example, if you are playing the letter A and you have already used the letters B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, then you could use the word AARDVARK to create a new word on the board.
However, this method isn’t necessarily the best way to go about things. That’s because you’re going to be stuck with a bunch of dead space on your board. So what should you do instead?
There are several ways to play runs in Words With Friends and they all work differently from one another. Let’s take a closer look at them.
1. Play a Run Over Your Opponent’s Word
This strategy works like the previous method, except the run goes over your opponent’s word. If you were playing the letter A and had already used the letters B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, then you would place AARDVARK on top of your opponent’s BIRD.
To do this, just click on the word that you want to play (which will become the top word of your turn) and then click anywhere on the board that you want to use as the second word. You could also use CTRL + Click on the same word if you prefer.
For more information on how to play over your opponent’s word, check out our guide here.
2. Place a New Word Over Existing Letters
If you aren’t sure what type of run to play on your turn, this is the easiest way to go about it. Just click on the empty square on the board and select the word that you wish to place on the board.
3. Use a Single Letter to Create a New Word
In this case, you will need to play a run that includes only one letter. To do so, find the letter that you want to use to finish off your run and then click on the top left corner of the screen. From here, you will need to pick the word you want to play and then press the arrow keys to move down through the list. Selecting the word that you want will put your cursor on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Now, you can either press SHIFT + Right Arrow key to move to the end of the list and then click on the word you want to use to complete your run or you can press the Enter key after selecting the word to automatically place it on the board. Either way, you should see the word pop up on the board.
4. Swap Two Existing Letters
To do this, you will need to swap two letters that are on the board. To swap letters, click on the square that contains the two letters that you want to switch places. Once the selection box appears, just click on the box containing the letters that you want to swap.
5. Combine Two Different Runs Together
In order to combine two different runs together, you must first determine which two runs you want to combine. To do so, just click on the two squares that you want to join with a line.
For example, if you wanted to combine the runs LIVINE and ANTIQUES into a single run, you would first need to click on LIVINE and then click on the box representing ANTIQUE. Doing so will link these two runs together. Then, when you are ready to play, you can open up the menu bar at the top of the screen and click on NEW RUN.
6. Open Up the Menu Bar
If you don’t know what to play, you can always open up the menu bar at the top of the screen to browse through all of the options available to you. By clicking on OPEN MENU BAR, you will be taken directly to the menu bar.
7. Start a Run Using All Available Letters
If you’re looking to play a run that uses every single letter available to you, then you will need to scroll down the list until you see a run that contains all of the letters you’ve got available to use. When you see one, just click on it and then press ENTER to add it to your current turn.