9 Epic Scrabble Games to Play Online With Friends
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Internet Scrabble Club
If you’re after a more traditional Scrabble game online, the appropriately named Internet Scrabble Club is a sound option. There are no bells and whistles here, and the site design boasts a decidedly retro vibe. This is a community of purists who simply want to play Scrabble. Player ratings help you find opponents of similar skill and the chat function adds a social element. Read up on our guide to the Internet Scrabble Club for more information.
Previously called Scrabulous, Lexulous is a well-known Scrabble clone with a robust web experience. You will need to sign up for a free account, either using an email address or logging in with Facebook. Once you do, you’ll be able to play Scrabble online with friends and other players from all around the world.
Choose between playing a “live” game in real-time or enjoying the turn-based email version for asynchronous play. There’s also the option to play against a computer-controlled opponent. While Lexulous uses a standard Scrabble board, each player has eight letters in their rack instead of the usual seven. You also have the option to play SUPER Lexulous on a bigger 21 x 21 board, just like Super Scrabble.
The Pixie Pit
The good news is that you can play not only 2-player online Scrabble, but The Pixie Pit also supports 3-player and 4-player Scrabble games too. The site boasts separate “rooms” for these different configurations. The bad news is that you need to pay a $15 annual subscription to play. If you want to try the site before committing, The Pixie Pit also offers free trial game rooms. The online Scrabble here is designed for asynchronous play, so you’ll get email notifications when it’s your turn.
You can play Scrabble on Pogo for free; you just need to sign up for a free Pogo account, which is the same as an EA account. Free play is ad-supported. You can remove ads with a Club Pogo paid subscription, which runs $6.99 per month, $14.99 for three months or $39.99 per year. The paid subscription also unlocks ranked matches sanctioned by the National Scrabble Association (NSA).
Another option for live Scrabble with friends online is Rackword. While it is easiest if you sign up for an account, you can use a guest account if you’d like. What’s great is that you can invite friends via email (and they can use a free guest account too). Set the time per turn for as short as 30 seconds or as long as 2 minutes.
The Rackword game board is slightly larger than the standard Scrabble layout at 17 x 17 squares. You also earn additional points when playing four or more tiles, not just when you use seven tiles for a bingo bonus. Play in English or French, and choose between nine color schemes.
Scrabble (PS4 and Xbox One)
Prefer to get away from the computer for your gaming action? No problem. Pick up the official Scrabble game for about $14.99 on two of the most popular home consoles: Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Play with friends in person (your opponents will need to avert their gaze on your turn) or play Scrabble online via PSN or Xbox Live. Track your stats and enjoy up to 4-player Scrabble from the comfort of your couch.
Scrabble GO (Facebook)
The official Scrabble app on mobile devices is Scrabble GO. You can also play Scrabble GO on Facebook. The experience is practically identical, including layout and design. If you’ve read our ultimate overview of Scrabble GO, you’ll already know about the colorful graphics, flashy animations and potential sensory overload. If that’s your jam, then playing Scrabble GO on Facebook is quick, convenient and free. It’s easy to find friends to challenge too!
Word Chums (Facebook)
Just as the Scrabble GO mobile app is also available as a Facebook app, the same is true with Word Chums on Facebook too. The core gameplay here is the same as a traditional Scrabble game, but you get cute cartoon characters and more of a “fun” art style. Since it’s on Facebook, you’ll be able to find and challenge your Facebook friends with ease. And don’t forget to leverage our Word Chums cheat to get a leg up on the competition too.
Words With Friends (Facebook)
Last but most certainly not least is the best known “Scrabble clone” of them all: Words With Friends. Again, while you can definitely play on your mobile device of choice, many people choose to play Words With Friends on a computer instead. The easiest way to do that is via the WWF Facebook app. It plays just like the mobile game, including features like the Solo Challenge, rewards, and leaderboards.
Play Single Player Scrabble Online Too
When you can’t or don’t want to play in person, you’ve still got lots of options for online Scrabble with friends. Better still, these games will typically verify every word to ensure they’re playable. That way, no one can play an unplayable word! Want to practice on your own? Take a look at where you can play single-player Scrabble online for free. Build up those Scrabble skills and word lists!
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