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How many letters in Words with Friends?

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Facebook users and proud owners of smart phones came across with Words with Friends at least once in their digital life. This Scrabble-like game is one of the most famous word games on the internet since played by millions of people around the world. Here are two questions that provide a short insight into the rules of this fantastic game: How many letter tiles are in Words with Friends? And How does the point system work?

 

How many letter tiles are available in Words with Friends?

All in all there are 104 letters available in Words with Friends. 102 tiles display the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Additionally, there are two tiles, called blanks, that can each replace one of the letters from the alphabet. But how many letter tiles are available in Words with Friends in detail? Below you will find the distribution of letters:

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

How does the Words with Friends point system work?

Placing your seven provided tiles on the board will gain you points. First of all you have to make a word from letters. Since every letter has a certain value (e.g. Z earns you 10 points or A earns you 1 point) a shorter word may sometimes add up to a higher value than a longer word. The word LEARN has a total value of 7 points. If you make a word with the letters Z or J, for example JEEZ, you will receive more than twice the points you would for LEARN. This occurs because even though JEEZ is shorter, it is more valuable. See the letter to point relation below:

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

Knowing more about the game doesn’t end at the question about how many letters are in Words with Friends. There are also premium squares on the board you should consider while playing:

DL=Double Letter,
TL=Triple Letter,
DW=Double Word, and
TW=Triple Word.

This feature can boost your score and will bring you closer to win Words with Friends.
Another opportunity to earn points in Words with Friends occurs whenever a player uses all 7 tiles on their rack in a single turn. In that case, 35 points will be rewarded.

If there is this frustrating moment in a game where you ask yourself How the hell do I make a word with these letters? – you will find a Words with Friends Cheat on our site. To find words for the popular word game Words with Friends you must simply type in the letters. You can optimize the results of the Words With Friends cheat using a pattern the results will fit into or choosing one of the options like the number of blank tiles. For detailed information you can also visit the Scrabble Helper instructions describing the same functionalities.

Have fun making words with letters in Words with Friends!

Have a look at these topics to find more related articles: Words With Friends

image sources

  • scrabble-tile-finger: Thomas Maier
  • Words-with-friends-logo: Zynga Inc. / Screenshot www.wordswithfriends.com

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  1. Just played game and opponent played a word with “e” tile, but all 13 were already out?? That means there were 14. What’s with that???

    • Hi Jane,
      there is no bug we know about in Words With Friends that might cause this. Did you count the letter E afterwards on the Words With Friends board? Maybe you counted a blank tile that was placed as an E. They look like “normal tiles” on the board, just without points. Please report back if this didn’t solve your problem.
      Thomas

    • Hi there, what do you consider to be the best letters? We are currently preparing an overview about hacks for WwF, but I can’t tell you now if there is an app to choose your letters.

  2. There are two words that I could swear have been played on me but I’m unable to use them at this time. Have or do you change which words are playable?

    Those words were ‘lez’ and ‘iz’

    • Hi Kanaka,

      I did some research and found the site http://www.recordsetter.com they claim the highscore on a WwF game to be 1,674 points. The maximum amount of points should be around that figure. If you ask me it is quite unrealistic. See it as a challenge and tell us your highscore next time ;)
      Have fun!
      Philipp

  3. I accepted a WWDC update and now I can’t chat with my partner because his messages don’t print out on the chat page. Neither do my messages to him but he seems to be getting them as he responds on the board. What can be wrong. We have been “chatting” fine for several weeks.

    • Hey Donna,
      please tell us your WWF version and the device resp. the operating system you are using, so we can try to find a solution for your messaging problem.

    • Hi $€@Π,
      quite astonishing! I checked all words and the letter distribution and it seems to be compliant to the WWF rules, but I can’t belief that someone did this in a real game. Nearly all 104 letters are used!

  4. “Words” is a cheap knockoff of Scrabble, a far superior game.

    In words, “Di” is considered a word, but in a dictionary, it’s called a prefix, not a word. “Di” is not accepted in Scabble. Plus, Scabble has the teacher function, and allows you to see point totals before play.

    Words should be sued for copyright infringement.

    • Hi Stan,
      “di” is also a word in Scrabble. You can find it in the official SOWPODS word list. It is not only a prefix, but also the plural of deus.
      With “Scrabble” you don’t seem to refer to the board game, but some other variation for digital devices. So I am not able to compare them. But there are probably better and worse word games than Words With Friends out there. Still, we consider it a great game.
      Thomas

  5. It happens frequently that when I play a word, it takes a very long time to go through. The wheel just keeps spinning. This is annoying. Can I do anything to change this?

    • Hi Allilini,
      on which device are you playing? Might be connected with a slow internet connection on smartphones or on a high server load.
      Thomas

    • Hi Allilini,
      it is probably what I expected. It sometimes takes a while to check the word. I am not totally sure why, because as I noticed, the word list is hosted locally on your device.
      Thomas

  6. For some reason I am only playing with 5 tiles with one friend but 7 with all the other friends. How do I remedy this? Thanks.

  7. I accidentally clicked a pop-up for a random game request and immediately hit resign…now the pop-up want go away and stays as a pull down , pops down over & over!! How do I get rid of this for good? Thank you

    • Hi Helen,
      that´s an annoying problem for sure. In cases like this, try to restart the whole game, software or the system. To help you properly, we would like to know which version of WWF you are playing.
      Cheers Sascha

  8. This information is not accurate. I’m playing a game right now with 6 s on the board already and you claim there are only 5 in the game.

    • Hi Ebon,
      thanks for your message. I am going to check the numbers again. It might also be, that you counted the blank tiles that are transformed into letters after being placed on the board. One of the blanks might represent an S.
      Thomas

  9. OK I have a question I played the word slim and it also spelled coins on a triple word score and only received 33 points; however, when I add them I get a total 16. Multiply that times three and its 48 it has also happened before it is not on any other points tile so where am I adding wrong. I play Scrabble quite often and therefore know how to count my score. Please clear up any confusion

    • Hi Irene, which letter tile did you place on the triple word score? In your case it seems that only SLIM was counted three times.

  10. I play Scrabble on a regular basis and know how to count my score so tell me why my double and triple word scores are anywhere from 10-15 points less than what I should be getting. For example I played the word slim on a triple word score also making the word coins. C=4 O=1 I=1 N=2 S=1 S=1 L=2 I=1 and M=4 for a total of 17 and multiplied by 3 for a grand total of 51 NOT 33

  11. The triple word score only counts for the word that is lying on it. If one of the letters L I M is placed on the triple word score, only SLIM is counted three times and you get 33 points in total. As far as I know, if the S is placed on the bonus, both words should count three times and you should get 51 points.

  12. I was playing with a friend who got the word jesters with the last s played on the end of shift making it shifts and she got 153 points for it. What is the highest one word score that you can get and what is the word?

  13. Hi Lisa. 153 points in Words with Friends is already impressive. We are planing an article on high score words and will cover this more deeply there. Theoretically, you can play words with up to 15 letters. The score is also depending on bonus fields, so possibilities to get a high score are limited by the available bonus. Playing a word over multiple bonus fields would boost the score as well as creating multiple words at ones. So even with a great tool like ours it needs a lot of fantasy to think about the best word to play.

  14. Just wanted to drop you a positive note onWfF. I’ve been playing for sometime now and have several friends I am geographically separated from; this game helps to keep us connected. We really love it!

    Thank,

    Ken

  15. Thomas,
    I had an opponent play the word DOUGH off of the word SPUR creating the hook DR. I didn’t think that was acceptable, so I promptly went to a different game of mine and tried to play DR. Like I expected it didn’t allow it. Have you heard of glitches like this?
    Nate

    • Hi Nate, thanks for your comment. This really seems to be a glitch, since DR is not in the WwF word list. I haven’t heard of this problem before and would appreciate a screenshot for later reference.
      Thanks
      Thomas

  16. I would like to know if a player wins WWF when he has used his last tile or when his opponent will not have enuff points to win?

    Also I purchased the WWF Cheat App for my Ipad game and never have been able to use on my IPad. I do not have an IPhone or IPod. Can you tell me why? Thank you.

    • Hi Barbara,
      Words With Friends doesn’t end a game when there is no chance for one opponent to win the game. He might still play nice words and have fun ;) I personally don’t mind losing.
      I am not sure which version of Words With Friends you purchased. How much did you actually pay?
      Thanks
      Thomas

  17. I didnt purchase “the count” but i have it now. How did this happen? Did i accidently purchase it? Is it a one time fee? How much does it cost? How did it get billed? Can i get rid of it?

    • Hi lucas,
      you probably got one of those free trails of the Words with Friends count. As long as you haven’t entered your iTunes password you won’t get billed for it. From time to time they give away some pay-to-play-features for advertising purpose, so no worries!

  18. Words with friends are very wonderful word games this will give you the challenge for best in word and show who is on top. Challenge new gamer and beat them all.

  19. One day while I was playing I was stuck so jokingly I put in the word its not a very nice word but join it in just for fun the word was shit and it worked but I put in the word bitch it would not take now I can see the not taking shit but bitch is a word it means a female dog why is that

  20. I purchased the app that showed what letters were left. It kept me from manually counting the letters. The app worked great But it disappeared. what happened to it that I no longer have it?

    • Hej Allilini,
      maybe you used the Tile Pile more then ten times? That’s the regular amount of Tile Pile actions by one purchase.
      Best Regards, Tobias

  21. I am playing a game and my opponent played bits beside sage the I in bits and s in sage form is I get that but the t(bits) and the a(sage) I don’t how is that possible?

    • Sorry for my late reply. I am helping out other word enthusiasts in my spare time here and since today is Saturday, I am even less responsive than normal.
      Thomas

    • Hi Geoff, you might try reloading the page in your browser using F5 or your browser specific option. If that doesn’t work, maybe the WwF app has some connection issue. No one but they can do anything about that.
      Thomas

  22. I’m playin’ with an opponent and there are 5 “S” letters on the board, and I just picked up a sixth letter. There are supposed to be a max of five, according to this site. (Yes, I counted three times.)

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