4 Pics 1 Word: Tips & Tricks

May 3, 2013 | | Add a Comment

4 Pics 1 Word Tips & TricksOne of the most popular games these days is the Android game 4 Pics 1 Word. It is a game that can be played on your own or with family members and friends. It’s actually a great way to bond with them, have fun, exercise your brain, and improve your vocabulary all at the same time. With its constant updates, 4 Pics 1 Word has more than a thousand levels that can keep you occupied for a very long time (or otherwise if you’ve got a knack for guessing words).

Playing this game can be challenging, fulfilling, and even frustrating at some point, especially if you get stuck at one level after completing other levels easily. To avoid this, here are some tips and tricks you can do.

Save your coins

The basic goal of 4 Pics 1 Word is to guess the word that is summarized by 4 pictures. The pictures all have something in common, and 12 letters are available for you to guess the word depicted by the pictures. For every correct word, you get 3 coins and move on to the next set of pictures.

Since you are only rewarded with 3 coins, it takes a while for you to accumulate a good number of coins to “purchase” some help. For 60 coins, you will be given one correct letter. For 90 coins, two incorrect letters are removed. Using one of the two is pretty expensive, and does not completely guarantee that you’ll be able to guess the word. Hence, it is wiser to save your coins and use them only when you really, really need to.

Think outside the box

There are some pictures that don’t seem to have anything in common with each other. For example, the pictures given are that of a bank, a river, a teller, and money. You may think that the river doesn’t have anything in common with the other three, but then if you think about it more thoroughly, the word “bank” can also apply to “riverbank.”

Study your letters

As stated earlier, you are presented with 12 letters per set of pictures.  Studying them can make it easier for you to guess a word.

When there are more consonants than vowels, there’s a huge chance that the word you are guessing has a consonant blend or cluster. There are a lot of consonant blends, but with only twelve letters, it can be easy to narrow down the possible consonant combinations.

If there is only one vowel available, you can play around with the consonants by either placing the vowel in the beginning of the word or in the center. If more vowels are available than consonants, you can narrow down your choices by using diphthongs, which are two adjacent vowel sounds.

In addition, repeated letters among the given twelve are almost always part of the word.

Ask help from friends who also play 4 Pics 1 Word

I know a lot of people who ask for help from their friends by taking screenshots of levels they are stuck in and posting them on their various social media accounts. This is actually a good way to get the right answer, but don’t do this often. If you really want to test yourself, refrain from asking help from others.

An alternative way is to play 4 Pics 1 Word with your friends. A tablet is more advisable to use when doing so, as the screen is bigger and can be seen by more people. For more motivation, you can reward those who are able to guess words with something simple like a snack, a drink, or even money. You can even opt to take a picture of the guesser while he or she holds the tablet with the correct word, like you’re recognizing him or her for his or her achievement.

Find answers for 4 Pics 1 Word online

If you really want to move forward right away, you can use a 4 Pics 1 Word cheat. There are actually a lot available online! They are usually grouped depending on how many letters a word has and are described based on their pictures. Some sites allow you to leave comments in case you can’t find the word you’re searching for. Going online to search for answers for 4 Pics 1 Word is the easiest way out of any level, so if you want a real challenge, then keep trying to answer on your own.

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