How To Play

New Device

It's as easy as A, B, C!

1. Create a Game!

Create a Game

Search for a random opponent, connect to Facebook, or ask a friend for their username!

2. Take Your Turn


Create a word on the board by placing tiles vertically or horizontally. First word in the game goes on the plus tile.

Additional words must connect to previously played words.

Connect Words

Shuffle the tiles in your rack by shaking your device.

Swap Letter Tiles

If you don’t like your tiles, you can use a turn to exchange them.


When you’ve got a word ready, tap play and we’ll send it to your friend.


While you’re waiting for your friend to play, you can send them a message.

Create a Game

Or start a game with another friend.

Your Move

We’ll tell you when it’s your turn by moving the game to the "Your Move" tab.

We'll also send you a Push notification.

3. Scoring Points & Winning

You win the game by scoring more points than your friend!

You get points for each word you create based on the value of the tiles used in the word.


You get 35 extra points if you play all 7 tiles in one move!

Play words on the colored squares on the board to get bonus points.

Double Letter

Doubles the value of the tile

Triple Letter

Triples the value of the tile

Double Word

Doubles the value of the word

Triple Word

Triples the value of the word

Try combining more than one bonus to get a lot of points.

Triple Letter


Triple Word




The game ends when you play all your tiles or when you or your friend use "pass" 3 times in a row.

If you use your tiles first, you get the points from the tiles in your friend's rack added to your final score.

4. Final Tips

Tiles can be placed so that multiple new words are formed simultaneously using neighboring letters. You’ll score points for each new word created during a turn!

Stack Words

These words aren’t accepted in the game:

  1. Proper nouns (words always capitalized)

  2. Abbreviations

  3. Prefixes and suffixes standing alone

  4. Words requiring a hyphen or an apostrophe

  5. Derogatory words and racial slurs


To delete a finished game from the menu, (iPhone / iPad) swipe across it or (Android) press and hold it and tap "Delete."


You can end a game early if it’s your turn. Tap "Resign"

If it’s not your turn and your friend stops playing the game will be resigned automatically after a reasonable amount of time.

Account Settings

Use Settings to change your Games With Friends username, log in with Facebook, set a password (required if you log in on a new device) or add a phone number (required creating for Contact List games).