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Wordfeud Cheat

August 2, 2013 | | Add a Comment

Wordfeud CheatTired of getting beaten to the pulp again and again in Wordfeud? Have you been scratching your head in disbelief with the high-scoring big words that your opponents come up with? If your answer to both questions is a resounding “yes,” then it’s high time for you to employ the help of a Wordfeud cheat.

Wordfeud Cheat Sites for the Win

Use any of the following Wordfeud help sites to dominate boards and win games.

Wordfeudcheat.co.uk

This Wordfeud cheat site is easy to use. Its page opens with a search bar where you are supposed to key in the letters in your rack. An important thing to remember when keying in your letters, and before hitting the “submit” button, is that you need to type in a question mark (?) to represent your blank tiles. Just a few seconds after you hit “submit,” you will be presented with a comprehensive list of playable word combinations for the tiles in your rack.

 

Wordfeud-cheat.com

Similar to the previous site, Wordfeud-cheat.com provides a simple interface much like a search engine solely dedicated to the app. Users simply need to type in the letters in their rack in the search bar, then click on the magnifying glass icon which activates the search. Type in an asterisk (*) to represent blank tiles. The results are showcased in a matter of a few seconds.

Playable words are organized according to the category that the user prompted them to be organized. To the right of the search bar are three buttons: “Points”, “Alphabet”, and “Length”. Click on any of the category buttons to display the results according to such category.

 

Wordfeudcheat.com

This simple to use Wordfeud cheat site, like the previously mentioned sites, has a search bar where users are to key in the letters in their rack. This search bar is labeled “Letters”. Like Wordfeudcheat.co.uk, blank tiles are to be represented by “?”.

This Wordfeud cheat site has features which the previous two do not. These are the “Prefix”, “Suffix” and “Dictionary” options. “Prefix” and “Suffix” features provide users with the option to incorporate a string of prefixes and/or suffixes in their search, given that the letters are part of the current rack of tiles.

With the “Dictionary” bar, users can specify which dictionary they would like their words to come from; whether it is with the Wordfeud dictionary or with the SOWPODS (the official word reference of international Scrabble tournaments). Wordfeud dictionary displays valid words, their length, their points and their definition – giving users the chance to improve their vocabulary for future plays. SOWPODS dictionary only displays valid words and their word length.

 

Word-grabber.com

Developers of this word generator prefer it to be called a Wordfeud helper rather than a Wordfeud Cheat site. They point out that their site has numerous satisfied users whose vocabulary and language have improved – thanks to this word generator.

The page contains two fields. The first is labeled “letters” is where users type in the letters present in their rack. The second is labeled “pattern” is optional. This optional feature allows you to match your search with what you have on your board. This is a handy feature as it allows you to think over your next move.

 

Wordplays.com

This Wordfeud Cheat offers its users more than just a word generator. Apart from its adequate database of word combinations for your rack’s letters, it also displays a model of the standard Wordfeud board. The resulting word combinations will then be shown in a field on the right side, along with its corresponding points.

The unique feature of this site is that each word combination of your choice will be displayed on the board to show you the position where it will yield the most points. The board also allows you to key in your opponent’s tiles to create more realistic results. Type in “space” or click the arrow on each box on the board to change direction, and hold SHIFT for vertical letters. Blanks are typed in as periods (.).

 

Although having a wide vocabulary is an advantage, it does not assure a player a win. Wordfeud is about strategy. The way you position your words on the board will greatly affect the points you earn.  The above Wordfeud cheat sites can immensely improve your chances of winning any Wordfeud match.

Scrabble Dictionary

July 28, 2013 | | Add a Comment

Scrabble DictionaryOnline and downloadable word games aren’t complete without in-game dictionaries that check the veracity of submitted words. When playing a physical word game, on the other hand, it is recommended for the players to agree beforehand as to what dictionary to use in case the legality of words need to be checked. One of the most trusted and most used dictionaries is the Scrabble dictionary, which is the OSPD – Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. It is developed and managed by speakers of American and Canadian English.

 

The Birth of the Scrabble Dictionary

Although Scrabble was invented in 1938, it took 40 years before an official Scrabble dictionary was published. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary came out in 1978 thanks to the joint effort of the National Scrabble Association or NSA and Merriam-Webster. The need for a dictionary came about because of NSA-approved clubs and tournaments. Before it was published, various other dictionaries were used including the Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford Dictionary, and the Chambers Dictionary. However, due to the inclusion of some foreign words, the exclusion of some common words, and an incomplete guide as to the formation of comparative terms, using those dictionaries progressively became problematic.

 

OSW and OSPD

The OSW or Official Scrabble Words and the OSPD are the two original dictionaries employed in tournaments around the world.

The Chambers Dictionary became known as the OSW and was an expanded version of the 1867 Chambers’ Etymological Dictionary. Its lexicon of words and inflections were used in Scrabble tournaments especially in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. The OSW does not have the uncertainty of using plurals, conjugations, and inflections (numeric and gender-wise). Although it is no longer the official dictionary, Scrabble players do still use it from time to time. Also, it is still used mostly by British crossword players.

Competitive Scrabble in the US and Canada, on the other hand, preferred the OSPD. The OSPD consists of words from five dictionaries: the 8th edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, the Random House College Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Funk and Wagnall’s Dictionary of the English Language, and Webster’s New World Dictionary. As long as a word is found in one of the five and fits under Scrabble rules, then it is an acceptable word to play in Scrabble. The compilation was first done by hand, resulting in several errors and emissions and 3 more editions have been released, the current being OSPD 4 published in 2005. The NSA recommends the OSPD for Scrabble games played in schools and at home.

 

SOWPODS

The acronym SOWPODS is the resulting easy-to-pronounce anagram of combining OSW and OSPD. SOWPODS is a Scrabble word list that is a combination of the two original sources and is used in tournaments in most countries with the exception of Canada, Thailand, and the United States.

British and American words currently make up the SOWPODS. The British words come from two sources: the Collins Corpus and the Collins English Dictionary. On the other hand, the American words are derived from the TWL or the Official Tournament and Club Word List, whose basis is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary along with 4 other dictionaries.

Australia began using the SOWPODS in 1994, while the UK followed suit after 7 years in 2001. In the same year, the first official book containing all the OSW and OSPD words was published as the Chambers’ Official Scrabble Words: International Edition. The Collins Scrabble Words or CSW can also be considered a published copy of the SOWPODS under a different name.

The SOWPODS has over 260,000 words that have word lengths that range from 2 to 15 letters. Two-letter words have the least amount at 124, while eight- and nine-letter words have over 40 thousand each.

 

Inclusion of new words

As time goes by and as technology progresses, there is a constant need to keep the Scrabble dictionary updated and new words are included in the list from time to time. The changes began in the early 90s, which was also considered the Information Age. Computer-related terms were coined and included in the second edition of the OSPD.

The third edition came about after Judith Grad found some offensive words in the second edition. Initially, Merriam-Webster disregarded the request for the removal of such words, but through Jewish media publicity and the negative feedback from Scrabble players, a compromised third edition was published. The compromised edition did not include any word definitions.

The fourth and current edition of the official Scrabble dictionary came out in 2005. It has 4000 more words than the previous edition and includes more 2-letter words that are popular nowadays, “qi” and “za.”

Whether you’re a hard-core or casual Scrabble player, it is recommended to have a Scrabble dictionary at hand to make game play smoother and more official.