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Many Star Wars words have become a part of everyday vocabulary. Even people who’ve never watched Star Wars -- surprisingly, they do exist! -- have at least heard of Jedis and lightsabers. In fact, several Star Wars names and Star Wars words are so commonplace, they’re totally valid in word games like Scrabble and Words With Friends. These are the droids you’re looking for!

Droid

WWF Score: 7 points
Scrabble Score: 7 points

The first characters to appear on-screen in a Star Wars movie were not Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa or Han Solo. They were R2-D2 and C-3PO. Droids are as important to the Star Wars saga as their humanoid and alien counterparts. The word DROID is short for “android,” referring to robots typically with artificial intelligence. Other notable droids include IG-11 from The Mandalorian, BB-8 from the sequel trilogy, and the B1 battle droids from the prequel trilogy. 

For more related lingo and jargon, check out our list of popular gaming terms that are now in the dictionary too. 

Parsec

WWF Score: 12 points
Scrabble Score: 10 points

Much like a light-year, a PARSEC is not a measurement of time. That’s a common misunderstanding. Instead, a PARSEC is a measure of distance. When Han Solo said he “made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs,” he wasn’t boasting about his speed. He was boasting about taking the shortest route. And “parsec” doesn’t belong only on a list of Star Wars words. It’s a real scientific term. One “parsec” is equal to about 3.26 light-years, 19.2 trillion miles, or 30.9 trillion kilometers. 

Coruscant

WWF Score: 17 points
Scrabble Score: 13 points

As it turns out, it’s not just certain Star Wars words you can play in Scrabble and Words With Friends. You can play some Star Wars planet names too. Well, at least one of them. In the context of Star Wars, CORUSCANT may have been the original homeworld of humanity. The Imperial City served as the capital of the Galactic Empire. In a literal sense, the word “coruscant” is an adjective, describing something as glittering or sparkling

The swampy planet of Dagobah, where Yoda trained Luke in the original trilogy, is almost another playable Star Wars planet name. DAGOBAH is not a valid play. But, DAGOBA without the H is fair game in both Words With Friends (12 points) and Scrabble (10 points).

Lightsaber

WWF Score: 18 points
Scrabble Score: not valid

The iconic weapon of Jedi and Sith alike, the mighty LIGHTSABER says a lot about the person who wields it. The kyber crystal is what gives the lightsaber its color, but the crystal is colorless until it is chosen by a Jedi (or Sith). Jedi defenders, like Anakin Skywalker, have blue lightsabers. Ambassadors, like Qui-Gon Jinn, have green lightsabers. The Sith, like Darth Sidious, almost exclusively have red lightsabers. Other notable colors include purple (Mace Windu), yellow (Rey), and white (Ahsoka Tano).

Stormtrooper

WWF Score: 18 points
Scrabble Score: not valid

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It’s a bit of a running joke that a STORMTROOPER has both exceptional skill and a terrible sense of aim. It’s perhaps appropriate, then, that the word is valid in Words With Friends but not in Scrabble. If you’re playing Scrabble, the individual words of STORM and TROOPER are valid on their own. There are also clone troopers, death troopers,  and shock troopers, among others.

Force

WWF Score: 11 points
Scrabble Score: 10 points

Central to the mythology of Star Wars is the FORCE, a metaphysical energy field that connects everything in the universe. The “good guys” align themselves with the Light side. By contrast, the “bad guys” align themselves with the Dark side of the Force. This all-encompassing energy is intrinsically tied to morality. It can also grant great power to Force-sensitive individuals. Legendary Force powers include push/pull, mind control, lightning, and superhuman speed. Star Wars words can imbue users with great power too. 

Sith

WWF Score: 6 points
Scrabble Score: 7 points

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Decisions like this almost make you wonder whether the makers of word games align themselves with the Dark side of the Force. In both Words With Friends and Scrabble, JEDI is not a playable word. And yet, the word SITH is totally acceptable. Does this mean that game makers agree with characters like Darth Maul and Darth Vader? Not exactly. As it turns out, SITH is an archaic form of the word “since.” 

Razor Crest

WWF Score: 14+8 points
Scrabble Score: 14+7 points

In The Mandalorian TV series, the Razor Crest is piloted by Din Djarin. Played by Pedro Pascal, he is the main character of the show. The Razor Crest follows in a long tradition of legendary Star Wars ship names. As far as playing the ship’s name in your favorite word game, the bad news is you can’t play RAZORCREST as a single word. The individual words -- RAZOR and CREST -- are perfectly valid plays on their own, though. This is the way.

TIE Fighter

WWF Score: 3+14 points
Scrabble Score: 3+14 points

Similar to the Razor Crest, the individual words in TIE FIGHTER are both playable too. In both Words With Friends and Scrabble, TIE is worth 3 points and FIGHTER is worth 14 points. Related Star Wars vehicles -- like the TIE DEFENDER, TIE INTERCEPTOR and TIE BOMBER -- are equally fair game as individual words. The same is true of the Star Destroyer and Millennium Falcon. A-wing, X-wing and Y-wing are not playable.

Dreadnought

WWF Score: 19 points
Scrabble Score: 17 points

Continuing with the theme of Star Wars ship names, there is the DREADNOUGHT. Among this class of extra large cruisers is the Executor-class Star Dreadnought, Darth Vader’s personal flagship. It measured approximately 19,000 meters (nearly 12 miles) in length. During the Clone Wars, Count Dooku commanded the Providence-class Dreadnought. It was much smaller at about 2,200 meters (7,200 feet). Outside of Star Wars, a dreadnought was a historical battleship from the early 20th century. 

Boba

WWF Score: 10 points
Scrabble Score: not valid

Most Star Wars names aren’t valid in word games. You can’t play Chewbacca, Greedo, Vader or Finn. Proper nouns are usually not allowed in word games, after all. But, you can deploy at least a half of the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter’s name into action. BOBA is worth 10 points in Words With Friends, but Fett is not valid. And you can’t play either half of his name in Scrabble, unfortunately. Outside of bounty hunting, BOBA is another term for bubble tea. 

Do or Do Not, There Is No Try

Yes, people have been playing word games since a long time ago. But, these games didn’t come from a galaxy far, far away. Continue working on your Jedi training and heed the words of wise Master Yoda. “Do or do not. There is no try.” The words are valid or they’re not… except there are lots of made-up words that have become real too, including lightsaber! That sure beats a laser sword!


Michael Kwan is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience. Fueled by caffeine and WiFi, he's no stranger to word games and dad jokes.

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