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Words with Friends: Winning Strategy [Kindle Edition]

William Spaniel

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Book Description

Pop quiz!

It's the opening move. You've narrowed your choices down to CREEP or CREPE. Which is the better play?

Your rack consists of AEEIKOO. Are you doomed to swap tiles, or can you still salvage some points this turn while eliminating three of your vowels?

What is the prime real estate of the Words with Friends board?

High level Words with Friends players know the answers to these questions. But, more importantly, they know why those answers are correct. Delving into the literature on game theory, Words with Friends: Winning Strategies investigates ten simple strategies to maximize your in-game performance. Rather than emphasize rote memorization techniques, this book teaches the underlying mechanics of the game to make you a more competitive player.

In particular, you will learn about ten important topics:

  1. Why is Words with Friends a "zero sum" game?

  2. On which spaces is the game won or lost?

  3. How do you defend that prime real estate?

  4. What is the most underrated letter in the game? (Hint: It is X.)

  5. Why are the two letter words so important?

  6. What separates a good opening from a great opening?

  7. Why should you care more about the score differential than your personal score?

  8. When are "risky" plays not so risky after all?

  9. When is it okay to take risks anyway?

  10. How can you avoid having to swapping tiles?

Words with Friends: Winning Strategies also offers vital word lists, including all of the two letter words and all words consisting of one consonant and the rest vowels. All of these lists come pre-sorted for your viewing ease.

Buy Words with Friends: Winning Strategies today, and let the winning begin!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1214 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006S165CC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #736,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

William Spaniel is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Rochester, creator of the popular YouTube series Game Theory 101, and founder of You can email him at or follow him on Twitter @gametheory101.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, but good points 24 Jan. 2013
By Cabushka - Published on
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I've been playing WWF for quite some time and this book has helped me tweak my game a little. Though some tips are pretty obvious if you've been playing for awhile, there are some strategies that I never thought of. The review of two letter words was excellent and worth bookmarking on my Kindle. The little hint of stopping to check your opponents possible moves before pressing send is often overlooked in the heat of the moment. Worth the $.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help! 27 Feb. 2013
By Joanne Haney - Published on
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I Love this book, it helped so much. Two letter words were very helpful, plus using the double and triple letter/word squares.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words with Friends Winning Strategy 8 Feb. 2013
By Grace B. Wise - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is excellent for the beginner as it contains an extensive list of two letter words that should become part of the player's strategy. The author reminds the reader that what is good for him or her is bad for the opponent and that plays that one might regard great because of their size are often not as smart as a play with fewer tiles. I have been playing for three weeks and feel that I am improving because of studying strategy in this book. I recommend it highly.I give this book 5 stars. Grace Wise
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As advertised 18 Nov. 2012
By David Snowden - Published on
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I can recommend this to anyone wanting to play a better game of WWF, or scrabble or the just curious.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 6 Oct. 2013
By V. Hibshman - Published on
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I would definitely recommend this book, especially to a new WWF player, like myself. It gave me "how to" ideas I never would have come up with on my own and showed me words that I never knew existed. It helped me improve my moves even as I was reading it. I feel more confident in my play since reading this book.
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